Facebook
Twitter
Google+
LinkedIn
Pinterest
+
Apple Buys Machine Learning Startup Turi To Make Siri Better
Taking another foray into the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning as well as to make its digital assistant Siri better, Apple has acquired Seattle-based machine learning startup Turi for nearly $200 million.

Taking another foray into the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning as well as to make its digital assistant Siri better, Apple has acquired Seattle-based machine learning startup Turi for nearly $200 million.

According to a GeekWire report, the move is set to increase Apple’s presence in the Seattle region where the tech giant has been building an engineering outpost for the past two years.

“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” said Apple in a statement given to GeekWire.

ALSO READ: Apple Unveils First-Ever Bug Bounty Programme

Turi offers tools that are meant to let developers easily scale machine learning applications.

The startup is expected to remain in the Seattle region and continue to grow as Apple builds out further expertise in data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning, the report added.

The Cupertino-based company has recently bought some machine learning and AI startups like VocalIQ and Perception and facial recognition startup Emotient, among others.

Apple has recently been making a push into artificial intelligence through Siri personal assistant and related technologies.

For all the latest news and updates from India and across the globe, follow us on @NewsWorldIN on Twitter and News World India on Facebook