Apple acquires Perceptio to expand its presence in artificial intelligence

Apple has acquired Perceptio, a startup that focuses on developing artificial intelligence (AI) systems for smartphones. The takeover comes close on the heels of Apple’s acquisition of UK-based AI company VocalIQ. Bloomberg reports that Apple has confirmed the acquisition, though the terms of the deal have not been disclosed. In a statement to the news agency, spokesman Colin Johnson said: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” San Francisco, California-based Perceptio is a small-scale startup that develops technology to enable incorporation of advanced AI systems on smartphones without requiring “much user data” in cloud storage. It uses a deep learning approach that lets systems “learn to identify and classify sensory input”. Co-founded by AI researchers Nicolas Pinto and…


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