Apple makes the case that even its most banal features require a proficiency in machine learning

Apple makes the case that even its most banal features require a proficiency in machine learning

 A detailed blog posting in the company’s machine learning journal makes public the technical effort that went into its “Hey Siri” feature — a capability so banal that I’d almost believe Apple was trying to make a point with highbrow mockery. Even so, it’s worth...
Dow Jones said that Google was buying Apple, the algos bought it

Dow Jones said that Google was buying Apple, the algos bought it

 There you have it. Steve Jobs’ will + Dow Jones + Apple Park = Google’s buying Apple. I think we finally have algorithmic transparency. This morning Dow Jones shot some fake news out over the wires announcing that Google was acquiring Apple for $9 billion. For a...
Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro get routine processor and SSD boost

Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro get routine processor and SSD boost

 Apple gave its MacBook and MacBook Pro lineup a small boost today at WWDC  — the machines are getting new Kaby Lake processors and faster solid-state drives across the board. Apple’s 15 inch Pro is getting faster standard graphics and an upgraded entry-level 13-inch...
Apple is shoring up Siri for its next generation of intelligent devices

Apple is shoring up Siri for its next generation of intelligent devices

 Siri is a critical component of Apple’s vision for the future, so integral that it was willing to spend $200 million to acquire Lattice Data over the weekend. The startup was working to transform the way businesses deal with paragraphs of text and other information...
Daniel Gross of Apple leaves to become Y Combinator’s newest partner

Daniel Gross of Apple leaves to become Y Combinator’s newest partner

 Daniel Gross, the founder of YC-backed Cue, a search engine for personal content, is joining Y Combinator as a partner. Coming hot off a stint as a Director at Apple focusing on machine learning, Gross will be bringing some fresh AI flare to to YC’s existing team....