Apple hires its first director of AI: Expert comes from same university that taught a computer to kill humans in a video game



Apple has made a firm commitment to futuristic machine learning by appointing its first director of AI research.
Ruslan Salakhutdinov comes from the same US university that developed an AI bot programmed to kill humans in a computer game. 
Mr Salakhutdinov announced his new appointment with the Cupertino tech firm on Twitter this week and stated that he is looking to recruit more experts for his team.
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As well as heading up Apple's AI team, he will also carry on his work at the Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science.
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19 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 41
Source: Daily Mail
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