Apple has announced plans to expand its engineering offices in Seattle. In addition to working on projects related to Maps, iCloud and iTunes, the team will tackle artificial intelligence and machine learning for a new generation of apps and services for its devices.
The company also announced a $1 million endowed professorship at the University of Washington in artificial intelligence and machine learning to increase its growing partnership with the area’s research community.
The expansion is the latest indication that Washington State is fast becoming a leader in artificial intelligence and machine learning, leveraging the area’s expertise in software, hardware, cloud computing and big data. Companies at the forefront of AI and machine learning include Amazon and Microsoft, supported by researchers at the UW and organizations such as the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.
Read more about Apple’s expansion plans in Washington and the state’s leadership role in artificial intelligence.