Apple is hiring hundreds of engineers to make Siri smarter

Apple hiring trend data suggests that the company is hiring hundreds of engineers to make Siri, its personal digital assistant, smarter. 

According to hiring data that tracked by Thinknum — a site that tells you the “stories behind the numbers” — the number of open positions that contain the term "Siri" has accelerated in recent weeks, with a current all-time high of 161 job listings posted March 30 alone. This marks a jump in hiring for the keyword of 24% in just over a month.

Hiring for Siri-focused positions accelerated in mid-February. The hiring trend has been on an upward trajectory since summer 2016, but only recently did the openings spike so acutely, according to Thinknum