Apple Launches Residency Programme for AI, ML Experts
Apple has introduced a residency program in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to see STEM (Science, Technolgy, Engineering, and Mathematics) graduates and industry professionals building new “high-
impact” Machine Learning and AI-based products.
The residency program invites experts in various fields to apply their expertise to build a revolutionary machine learning and AI-empowered products and experiences.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are now deeply connected with everything the company does, Apple has launched this one-year residency program for experts in the field. The program is designed to bring those experts from across many backgrounds, and get them to become involved in the company’s key AI/ML projects.
The motive is to invest in the resident’s technical and theoretical machine learning development, which would help advance their professional careers and will gain hands-on experience working on high-impact projects with their learning teams.
The software products like Siri are Apple’s most evident use of AI and ML. However, the technology is increasingly being organized across everything apple does, from handwriting and speech recognition to analyzing images and parsing natural language text.
“As these intelligent experiences solve our users”; problems across disciplines, the need for domain experts to understand machine learning grows. This is why the AI/ML residency program aims to immerse these experts in the ML space".
The residents will have the opportunity to attend "personalized machine learning and AI courses, learn from an Apple mentor closely involved in their program, collaborate with fellow multi-talented residents, and gain hands-on experience working on high-impact projects with our machine learning teams", the
Cupertino, California-based company informed.
Apple is distant from the only technology company with an AI residency program but has insulated behind rivals like Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Nvidia in contributing one. Facebook has canceled its 2020-21 AI residency program in May, blaming the COVID-19 pandemic while noting the experience wouldn’t be successful in a remote format.