After Turi acquisition, Apple hints at ambitions for new Seattle-based machine learning division

Apple’s new Seattle-based machine learning division, created through its $200 million acquisition of startup Turi earlier this month, will “build tools that enable teams across Apple to develop machine learning solutions to power amazingly intelligent user experiences.” That’s the description used in a pair of job posts published Tuesday, providing the best hint yet about Apple’s plans for the new division. The posts, first spotted by Apple news site 9to5Mac, have since been removed from Apple’s site but are still available on some third-party jobs sites. GeekWire broke the news of Apple’s Turi acquisition on Aug. 5. The new job posts confirm what sources said at the time — that Turi will remain in the Seattle region and continue to grow as Apple builds out further expertise in data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning.…


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