Apple might be about to dive deeper into generative AI. The Cupertino-based tech big has posted job listings for no less than a dozen positions that target machine studying. TechCrunch stories the job postings first appeared on April 27.

“AI represents an enormous alternative to raise Apple’s merchandise and experiences for billions of individuals globally,” reads one job itemizing. “You’ll be leveraging progressive Generative fashions to construct basic purposes on prime of Apple’s most superior applied sciences, whereas creating your experience in Augmented and Digital Actuality (AR/VR).”

Apple has been slower than its tech friends to hurry in direction of an AI future. (And simply days in the past, it clamped down on staff utilizing ChatGPT for concern of company secrets and techniques by chance leaking out.)

Tim Prepare dinner, within the firm’s most up-to-date earnings name, deflected direct touch upon how Apple may use generative AI, saying, “we don’t touch upon product roadmaps. I do suppose it’s crucial to be deliberate and considerate in the way you method these items. And there’s quite a few points that must be sorted, as is being talked about in quite a few totally different locations. However the potential is definitely very attention-grabbing. … We view AI as big and we’ll proceed weaving it in our merchandise on a really considerate foundation.”

Whereas generative AI hasn’t proven up in Apple merchandise, the corporate does at the moment use machine studying in its merchandise, particularly for options reminiscent of fall detection, crash detection and coronary heart monitoring.

In its job listings, Apple says it’s searching for people who find themselves “enthusiastic about how newest advances on this subject may remodel the way in which individuals talk, create, join and eat media.”