Apple acquires machine learning and AI startup Turi

In a move first reported by Geekwire, tech giant Apple has acquired Turi Inc., a machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) startup based in Seattle. Apple has reportedly paid an amount of $200 million for the acquisition of Turi, which was originally named GraphLab in its open-source project days and was earlier called Dato. The reported acquisition of Turi — a startup which basically helps developers in creating AI solutions — by Apple underscores an apparent effort by the tech giant to compete with Google, Amazon, and Facebook in the AI arena. However, the Turi acquisition deal has not been officially confirmed by Apple. In response to the reports about the acquisition, Apple has released the characteristic statement which it provides when it makes acquisitions. The statement goes thus: “Apple…


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