Apple is enlarging its Seattle engineering center to focus on machine learning and AI


Apple, usually famous for being a very secretive corporation, has made a rather interesting revelation this Thursday. Carlos Guestrin, a University of Washington professor, former Turi CEO, and now director of machine learning at Apple, announced that the company will be expanding its offices in Seattle:


If you don't happen to know that Tim Cook & Co. have an office in Seattle, then you're not alone. The Two Union Square skyscraper that hosts the office doesn't even have Apple's name listed on its main directory. However, a big portion of Cupertino's R&D in the fields of machine learning and AI is done at the two floors that the tech giant currently leases. Soon, the company will acquire more space in order to accommodate staff from Turi - an AI and machine learning startup, which Apple bought last year for about $200 million.

Guestrin went on to describe Seattle as a place with great potential for AI. The city is home to the headquarters of Microsoft and Amazon, the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence and the University of Washington. When asked about Apple's approach for the technology, Guestrin was a bit vague, but said that his team will be doing a combination of short- and long-term AI research, developing features for upcoming gadgets across “the whole spectrum.”

source: GeekWire

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15 Comments

1. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

And the equipment are probably made by Samsung.

2. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Your syntax gave me diarrhea....

6. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

Well this is not a grammar class idiot

7. Unordinary unregistered

Before insulting someone or some group, try not to make yourself look like a completely incompetent clown.

10. lyndon420

Posts: 6737; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

This is a big reason why I cancelled all my social media accounts...I get all the petty drama I can handle right here. :)

3. applelovr

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

liberalsnowflake is just salty because they don't have the qualifications to get a job there.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30968; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apples got something big planned.

5. Subie

Posts: 2354; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I think you're right. As long as they don't code name it Skynet... I'm good ;)

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30968; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol, agreed.

13. trublackrose

Posts: 45; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

I heard it was codenamed iMatrix

9. kumar1234 unregistered

Awesome. This is great news.

11. mikehunta727 unregistered

AI is the next like groundbreaking technology that is going to disrupt so much...we don't even know what it will look like in 20-30 years but our world is going to be so transformed by it..

12. AlikMalix unregistered

I don't know about it, but yeah maybe up there... In my opinion it will real wireless charging technology. It wont just change our mobile devices - it will transform the world of all electronics, cars, public transportation, and so on...... Tim Cooks is wrong to putting efforts into AR and VR... I think the efforts should be concentrated on battery and alternative charging - ahem, over the air charging...

14. mikehunta727 unregistered

AI will literally be able to solve every problem of ours, when we hit the singularity, it will be the very last invention we need to make. At that point, AI will be so fast and smart (much more then humans) that it can just constantly improve itself every second to get smarter and better and expontentially take off on us humans, AI can literally solve anything and will run so much differrnt things, It is going to be incredibly disruptive Ali, far far greater then just "Siri and Google Assistant" We are literally making artifical intelligence, another form of intelligence, and its just a matter of time Think Cortana from the Halo series, but even smarter and better; etc

15. AlikMalix unregistered

Eagle Eye! Skynet! The Matrix!

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