Apple Adds To Its AI Acquisitions With Machine Learning Start-up
Apple has just added another firm to its list of AI acquisitions, purchasing Canada-based Inductiv – a machine-learning start-up. Inductiv has developed AI technology that can identify and correct data errors, an important aspect of machine learning.
According to Bloomberg, just a few weeks ago Inductiv was working with Apple on Siri, the virtual assistant that appears across Apple’s operating systems.
d not elaborate on its plans for the start-up. However, it is likely they will continue to work on Siri, and various other machine learning and data science projects.
Earlier this year Apple acquired Xnor.ai, which had been listed in the Forbes AI 50: America’s Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies’ list, for $200 million. Other AI start-ups that have been acquired by Apple in recent years include Tuplejump, Laserlike, Turi, and Perceptio.
This month Apple also bought the start-up NextVR, which specialises in virtual reality broadcasting.