Apple Acquires Deep Learning Perceptio Startup to Boost iOS’ Image Processing

The terms of the deal were not disclosed. With the acquisition, Apple not only gets Perceptio’s technology but also acqui-hires co-founders and intelligence researchers Nicolas Pinto and Zak Stone. Apple, of course, has always been big proponent of protection user data and the less data they collect, the more successful they can be at standing by the philosophy. Prior to being acquired, the company was working on software that would allow smartphones to classify images without relying on large swaths of reference data. This purchase comes only a few days after Apple made another acquisition in the same space, purchasing U.K.-based artificial intelligence startup VocalIQ, whose software helps computers and people speak to each other in a more natural way. Bloomberg reports that it has received Apple’s usual canned response…


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