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Apple’s team of AI researchers published their first paper on Artificial Intelligence.

Tim Cook has been working on artificial intelligence at Apple for a while. In October during a trip to Japan, Cook explained that the company is researching and developing programs surrounding “deep engineering” – a type of artificial intelligence that allows for a computer program to teach itself.

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Apple broke the news during the NIPS conference that the company is focusing on Artificial Intelligence. Apple revealed that the company will recruit Artificial Intelligence researchers and publish the results of their studies to the public.  (Marco Prati / Shutterstock.com)

Then in December, the company revealed that they will begin testing their artificial intelligence technology and publishing their findings.

Now, just in time for the holidays, Apple’s team of researchers have published their first study. Published on Cornell University Library’s website the paper is titled “Learning from Simulated and Unsupervised Images through Adversarial Training”.

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Researchers tested a program that would allow for artificial intelligence to learn and recognize the context of picture, such as the different items in a photograph but, more technologically advanced. Ultimately, researchers explain the mixture of real images and computer generated images can be used to help create a functional image Artificial Intelligence program.

The research paper on artificial intelligence and images is similar to an announcement made by Mark Zuckerberg during the Facebook F8 conference. At the conference, Zuckerberg shared recent advancements in Facebook’s artificial intelligence programming. Zuckerberg explained that Facebook created an artificial intelligent program that allowed for “image segmentation”. In turn, this new type of artificial intelligence programming allowed for a computer to recognize objects inside an image and how they relate to the entire picture as a whole.

Meanwhile, Artificial Intelligence is becoming a staple of Silicon Valley’s tech industry titans. IBM has invested heavily into their Watson supercomputer, which is currently being used to help doctors to make better decisions. In addition, Google has their DeepMind project and the company partnered with Blizzard’s StarCraft II. The partnership will provide AI technology to research and develop programming that allows for a computer to play video games the same way humans do.