Apple acquires smartphone AI firm Perceptio

Apple has bought artificial intelligence startup Perceptio, which may allow Apple to introduce artificial intelligence systems on smartphones, without having to share as much user data with the source. Earlier this week, Apple announced it had acquired UK speech processing AI company VocalIQ, which will reportedly be based at its new Cambridge R&D facility to help boost the powers of Siri. Perceptio doesn’t deal with speech like its previous acquisition, but its founders Nicolas Pinto and Zak Stone are known in the image recognition AI space, using machine deep learning. The company wanted to create a system that would run image classification processes on devices using AI learning, without having to use the data on the device or from other places. For example, it can analyse photos on a person’s…


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