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Apple hires employees from Google to build its AI and machine learning team

Otto Williams

Apr 30, 2024

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Apple’s strategic maneuvers to solidify its standing in the artificial intelligence sector have taken a significant leap forward. According to a report from the Financial Times, Apple has recruited no fewer than 36 AI specialists from Google since 2018, marking a concerted effort to enhance its AI capabilities. The tech giant’s secretive 'Vision Lab' in Zurich, originally established after acquiring two local AI startups, has become a hive of innovation, focusing on cutting-edge AI models that integrate text and visual inputs.

While Apple's main AI team is based in the United States, with significant presence in California and Seattle, its Zurich lab is pivotal in its global strategy. Unlike its competitors—Microsoft, Google, and Amazon—who openly discuss their multibillion-dollar AI investments, Apple traditionally maintains a veil of secrecy around its developments. However, the pressure is mounting for Apple to showcase significant advancements, especially with its shares facing a downward trend.

The tech community is abuzz with anticipation that Apple might reveal new AI-enhanced features at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this June. There is particular excitement about potential upgrades to Siri, transforming the iPhone into an even more intuitive voice-activated personal assistant that can seamlessly interact with a wide range of applications.

However, as Apple advances, it faces considerable challenges. The sophisticated AI models being developed require substantial memory resources, which current smartphones might not support, and the reliability of these AI systems remains a concern with instances of erroneous responses. Despite these hurdles, Apple’s strategic recruitment and research efforts underscore a steadfast commitment to maintaining its competitive edge.

In conjunction with these technological advances, Apple is set to host the "Let Loose" event on May 7, anticipated to unveil new iterations of the iPad Pro and iPad Air with state-of-the-art M3 and M2 chips. This event promises to showcase innovations such as OLED displays, a thinner design, and a landscape-oriented front camera, alongside potentially new functionalities for the Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard.

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(Source: [India Today](

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