Apple AI: Buys VocalIQ for Voice, Perceptio for Smartphones

Apple (AAPL) has purchased an artificial intelligence (AI) developer that wants to change the way people talk to machines. The iPhone maker gobbled up VocalIQ, a U.K.-based startup whose AI technology helps computers understand human language in a more intelligible way, according to multiple reports. The Wall Street Journal reported that an Apple spokesperson confirmed the deal but the vendor declined to volunteer the terms of the transaction. “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” the spokesperson said. VocalIQ’s team is expected to remain at its Cambridge, U.K. headquarters with no plans to move to Apple’s campus in Cupertino, CA. VocalIQ’s artificial intelligence technology helps computers to better recognize human voice, record conversations and keep a log of…


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