Apple Acquires Perceptio, A Deep Learning, AI Specialist

In the quest to create an ever-smarter iPhone, Apple has acquired Perceptio, which could make Siri faster and more effective. Apple, Microsoft, IBM: 7 Big Analytics Buys You Need to Know (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Apple is bolstering the artificial intelligence (AI) component of the iPhone’s digital assistant Siri with the acquisition of startup Perceptio, the company confirmed to Bloomberg. “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” Colin Johnson, a company spokesman, told the news service on Oct. 5 in what has become a familiar mantra for Apple when there’s an acquisition. Perceptio focuses on image-based recognition and deep learning, concepts based on a set of algorithms that attempt to model high-level abstractions in data.…


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