对于现阶段的人工智能来说,必须通过大规模的数据才能训练出优质的算法,从而在软硬件层面为用户提供更好的服务,但很遗憾,作为全球最赚钱的科技公司,苹果并不具备这样的能力,原因就在于苹果价值观里有对用户隐私最最最偏执的保护——可以简单地说,苹果是硅谷所有公司里收集用户数据最少的公司。

这也是Siri 越来越傻的「罪魁祸首」,Wired 注意到,在今天凌晨的 2016 WWDC 大会上,苹果试图打破这样的困境1

…the company’s senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi gave his familiar nod to privacy, emphasizing that Apple doesn’t assemble user profiles, does end-to-end encrypt iMessage and Facetime and tries to keep as much computation as possible that involves your private information on your personal device rather than on an Apple server. But Federighi also acknowledged the growing reality that collecting user information is crucial to making good software, especially in an age of big data analysis and machine learning. The answer, he suggested rather cryptically, is “differential privacy.”

这也意味着,从今秋开始,苹果对于用户设备(包括 iPhone、iPad、MacBook、Apple TV、Apple Watch 等等)数据的收集会越来越多,这些数据也将成为训练 Siri 的新材料。除了基于硬件的数据之外,随着苹果将 Siri 开放给更多第三方开发者,Siri 的新「老师」也越来越多。

某种意义上说,苹果的人工智能其实才刚刚起步。