Apple's emphasis on the Chinese market is not limited to the sale of products and services. In fact, the focus of research and development has also been shifting to China. Until now, Apple has owned four research and development centers in Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Suzhou. Today, this news is related to the Shenzhen R&D center. According to headhunters, Apple’s Shenzhen R&D center has plucked away the Glory AI R&D team with a total of 53 people.
Apple's expansion in the Chinese market has been rapid in recent years, especially the R&D team. It is reported that as of now, the number of employees in Apple China has increased by 9 times compared to 2010, and came to more than 10,000 people. In addition to more than 40 Apple Stores across the country, most of them work in four R&D centers in Beijing and other places.
As for the specific work contents of the four R&D centers, it is not very clear. According to reports, most of them are related to Apple's service localization, renewable energy projects, supply chain management, and retail sales. In comparison, R&D projects in other areas of Apple are very clear: UK R&D is responsible for Siri, Israel's R&D department is responsible for semiconductor chips, and India R&D center is dedicated to systems and maps...
This time, if we dig out the glory AI team, it may prove that Apple does plan to move the focus of artificial intelligence and machine learning projects closer to the Chinese market. When referring to AI and ML, the first thing I think of is Siri and Face ID. Huawei's glorious AI team has also made good achievements in AI photography and AI systems. From the hot point of the recent mobile phone market, AI does have a good application potential.
Industry insiders said: “Glory has certain innovations, AI scene recognition, image semantic segmentation and other functions will make a breakthrough in the construction of the underlying technology to the application experience. This is Apple's main measure in AI hardware and software development.”
Finally, we might as well review the words Cooke had said in an interview before: “In the long run, China will be an incredible market. It means not only market demand and revenue potential, but more of this region. Huge talent resources."