“Apple takes machine learning specialist Turi about 180 million euros

Aug

7

2016

Apple may Turi, a Seattle company that specializes acquired in artificial intelligence and machine learning. According to anonymous sources, an amount equivalent to around 180 million euro would be there at stake.

The news comes out through anonymous sources Geek Wire. Requests for comments from both Turi and Apple were denied by the two companies, so the news is not officially confirmed. The sources of the site state that the intention is that the company just keeps located in Seattle, where Apple already longer working on a settlement. Seattle and Cupertino, where Apple is headquartered, are about 1,300 kilometers apart. What exactly are the plans for the company, is currently unclear. Apple uses in all probability the company’s specialisms include to improve his personal assistant Siri.

Turi logo The company was founded around 2012 by Carlos Guestrin, a professor at the University of Washington who specializes in computer sciences. According to Turi site the company specializes in machine learning to include commercial enterprises, government agencies, medical institutions. Their technology helps estimate of interests of customers, when they stop their patronage, under what headings they are, how they think about a company and more. Last month, organized Turi still a large data-science conference including speakers from the University of Washington, Google, UC Berkeley, Stanford and Intel.

It is not the first acquisition that Apple does in the field of artificial intelligence. In 2015 took the technology giant example perceptio and VocallQ about, that specialize in photo and voice recognition. Since 2015, Apple has acquired approximately 15 companies.

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