Bloomberg has an interesting piece out arguing that Apple's penchant for secrecy is inhibiting the company's efforts to develop artificial intelligence. While Apple has invested heavily in AI technologies and AI acquisitions, it has published no papers, doesn't let its employees announce their positions at Apple, and participates as a lurker at AI conferences. Its competitors, in the meanwhile, have fully embraced the academic culture of AI development and does all of the things Apple doesn't. Secrecy is Apple's modus operandi. The question is whether that approach will affect the company's ability to recruit and the work those people are doing once they get to Apple. As Bloomberg's Jack Clark wrote, "Apple is ramping up AI efforts, but the company’s reticence to publish its research is limiting its effectiveness and hiring." It's a very interesting read.