“In a recent Businessweek article Jack Clark explains how Apple’s famously secret culture is inhibiting its ability to compete in artificial intelligence,” Greg Satell writes for Forbes. “Simply put, top scientists want to be able to publish openly and be recognized by their peers. At Apple though, they can’t even disclose their positions on social media.”
“Apple is a very special company that has mastered the art of crystallizing imagination in its products in such a way that they are more desirable—and hence more valuable—than anything anyone else can produce,” Satell writes. “The problem for Apple, however, is that there is a lot more imagination in the world than Apple can control by itself.”
“As Leonard Read aptly pointed out in his 1966 essay, I, Pencil, the manufacture of even the simplest modern products is beyond the reach of a single person. Today though, the world has become far more complex and the need to collaborate effectively is even greater,” Satell writes. “Creating an iPhone is largely a problem of engineering and design. A more complex problem like artificial intelligence, however, pushes the boundaries of what’s possible. Not only do you have to attract really smart people, but those people have to work with a wide and diverse group in order for them to be really smart… Nobody, not even a company as special as Apple, can succeed alone.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s modus operandi seems rather sound since, you know, they are the most profitable and most valuable company on the planet.
If anything, instead of merely trying to knockoff Apple’s products and services like automatons, Apple’s outmoded so-called competitors might want to give innovating internally a shot sometime.
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