Apple acquires Turi, an AI and machine learning startup

Apple has acquired Seattle-based AI and machine learning startup Turi, according to sources, for around $200 million. Apple has not confirmed details about the acquisition, instead proffering its blanket statement that, on occasion, it buys small tech companies and generally doesn’t talk about why. Sources say the Turi team will probably remain in Seattle, but it isn’t known what exactly Apple has planned for the company. The information comes from GeekWire, which says it has received word from multiple sources, though neither Apple nor Turi would confirm any details. The acquisition highlights Apple’s latest push into the realm of artificial intelligence, and may have a place in helping shape Siri’s future. The move also shows a growing presence for the company in Seattle, where it has been operating since a…


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