Apple allows publicity, transparency for in-house researchers with new Machine Learning Jo...

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in General Discussion edited July 2017
Apple has launched a new machine learning sub-site written by Apple engineers discussing techniques in use for better results and to assist burgeoning developers in the field.




The site went live on Wednesday morning, with the first post, "Improving the Realism of Synthetic Images" discussing neural net training with collated images. The first piece uses the example of eyes and gazes as an example of a data set where a large array of training information is needed, but the difficulty of collecting said data could stand in the way of efficient machine learning.

Apple is inviting machine learning researchers, students, engineers and developers to contact Apple with questions and feedback on the program.

The site appears to be part of Apple's promise to allow researchers to publish what they discover and discuss what they are working on with academia at-large. The sea change in Apple's policies was announced in December by Apple Director of Artificial Intelligence Research Russ Salakhutdinov.

Apple has found it historically difficult to recruit top minds in Artificial Intelligence, as the company's stance on preventing researchers from sharing findings, as well as the company's consumer privacy policies hindering product development has caused problems for researchers.

Beyond Siri, Apple appears to be branching out into other avenues of artificial intelligence and machine learning. In an interview in August, Apple CEO Tim Cook called AI one of Apple's core technologies for the future.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 30,985member
    This is the second new thread (the other being about Apple's new hire to work in their China-based offices) to questionably use the word "burgeoning" in context.
  • Reply 2 of 4
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 4,561member
    This is the second new thread (the other being about Apple's new hire to work in their China-based offices) to questionably use the word "burgeoning" in context.
     Yes, The writer seems to be implying that ML developers are getting fatter. 
  • Reply 3 of 4
    mattinozmattinoz Posts: 1,036member
    Rayz2016 said:
    This is the second new thread (the other being about Apple's new hire to work in their China-based offices) to questionably use the word "burgeoning" in context.
     Yes, The writer seems to be implying that ML developers are getting fatter. 
    Well they should be after OS11 drops!
  • Reply 4 of 4
    quote: “The site appears to be part of Apple's promise to allow researchers to publish what they discover and discuss what they are working on with academia at-large.” Although this ‘publishing problem’ is a real thing for Apple, John Gruber pointed out that the articles are ‘un-bilined,’ a.k.a. without citing the author. So I personally think that the ‘motive’ behind this blog is more in the sense of ‘helping developers to learn how to use machine learning’ after releasing the MLkit. If this is not the main objetive… why they asking developers to send questions?
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