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Artificial Intelligence Just Broke Steve Jobs’ Wall of Secrecy



Secrecy doesn’t play in AI research. And as it happens, AI is more important to the future of tech giants like Apple than any other.

Salakhutdinov made headlines today when he said was going to start publishing journal articles and spending time talking to academics.

That wouldn’t be news, except Salakhutdinov works for Apple—a company famous for an extreme breed of corporate secrecy. Over the past two decades, people who work at Apple haven’t talked to much of anyone about the far-reaching research (or anything else) happening inside the company. And that certainly includes academics.