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Apple opens job positions for Turi 'machine learning division'

Not long after confirming its takeover of artificial intelligence and machine learning firm Turi, Apple is already beginning to make related hirings, referring to the company as its "new machine learning division" in official listings.




Apple is currently seeking data scientists and "advanced applications" developers to be based out of Turi's Seattle home. Specifically, the division is said to be building tools that "enable teams across Apple to develop machine learning solutions to power amazingly intelligent user experiences."

That description fits with what senior VP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi said in a recent interview, pointing out that there's no "single centralized organization" responsible for machine learning technology. Instead, the company is trying to "keep it close" to the teams that need it.

Apple's uses of machine learning are often subtle, for instance reminding people of appointments they didn't enter into the Calendar app. In iOS 10, new advancements will do things like smooth out Siri's speech to make it sound more natural.

The company has allegedly been eyeing more Seattle real estate, even though it should already have plenty of office space. That could suggest that it has major plans in store, or wants to reorganize its local workforce.