Apple isn't letting Samsung's acquisition of Viv go unanswered. The Cupertino crew has hired Russ Salakhutdinov, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University, as a director of artificial intelligence research. Interestingly, he isn't giving up his school work -- he may well be publishing research at the same time as he's upgrading your iPhone or Mac. It's not certain what he'll be working on, although Recode observes that his recent studies have involved understanding the context behind questions.
Carnegie Mellon professor Ruslan Salakhutdinov has been chasing one of the holy grails of machine learning.
A well-known AI researcher, Russ Salakhutdinov of Carnegie Melon University, is joining Apple to direct some of the company's own efforts in the field.
Siri is about to get a lot smarter thank to Carnegie Mellon researcher Russ Salakhutdinov, who announced today that he is joining Apple to lead the company’s artificial intelligence efforts. Salakhutdinov said that he will also stay...
Apple is making a visible push in the direction of AI today by hiring Carnegie Mellon University professor Russ Salakhutdinov for what appears to be a newly minted position: director of AI research. Read More