Apple has joined the Partnership on AI as a founding member. The company has been involved and collaborating with the Partnership since before it was first announced and is thrilled to formalize its membership alongside Amazon, Facebook, Google/DeepMind, IBM, and Microsoft.
Tom Gruber, a Siri co-foudner, has a spot on the organization’s inaugural Board of Trustees. Gruber leads the advanced development of the virtual assistant at Apple.
Apple’s culture is built around secrecy, however, the company recently let its AI group release their first ever research paper to the public, and this move seems to be a step in that direction. Most artificial intelligence researchers refuse to work if they’re not able to publish their work.