Apple hiring engineers to make Siri experience better

San Francisco, April 1: To augment the experience between a user and its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered virtual assistant Siri, Apple has posted several job openings for engineers at its different offices globally. According to the data accumulated by Thinknum, the number of open positions that contain the term “Siri” has accelerated in recent weeks, with a current all-time high of 161 job listings posted on Saturday alone.
“This marks a jump in hiring for the keyword of 24 per cent in just over a month,” Thinknum, a web platform that allows investors to get data driven investment ideas by monitoring companies’ websites, said late on Saturday.
The job openings are largely based at Apple’s new headquarters in the Santa Clara Valley. Of the 161 openings, 125 are based there, the data showed.
When it came to the patterns in the job titles, the most common title is “Siri — Software Engineer”, of which there are five positions. Three positions, “Siri — iOS Engineer” has three replicated openings.
“The rest is a smattering of engineering skillsets, from Infrastructure Engineers, to Machine Learning Engineers, to tural Language Processing (NLP) Engineers,” the web portal said. (IANS)