Apple acquires machine learning startup Turi: report

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 03: The Apple logo is displayed on the back of an iPhone on August 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 659228091 ORIG FILE ID: 586113570(Photo: Carl Court, Getty Images) Apple is continuing to make inroads into artificial intelligence. The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech behemoth bought Turi, a machine learning platform, for $200 million, according to sources at GeekWire. Apple would not confirm the move to USA TODAY, but said the company buys smaller technology companies “from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” The Cupertino-based tech behomouth appears to be coming to terms with slumping demand for the iPhone by expanding into other markets, including artificial intelligence. CEO Tim Cook has said Apple will continue…


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