Apple bought its second artificial intelligence-focused startup in less than a week

Ian Hardy October 6, 2015 8:30am Apple confirmed on Monday evening that it has acquired artificial intelligence startup Perceptio. While the terms of the deal were not disclosed, the company did issue a statement to Bloomberg, saying, “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” Perceptio, which does not have a website, was founded by Nicolas Pinto and Zak Stone, two researchers with backgrounds in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Prior to being acquired, the company was working on software that would allow smartphones to classify images without relying on large swaths of reference data. According to Bloomberg, Perceptio’s software relied on a technique called deep learning, an approach to artificial intelligence that allows computer to teach itself a concept. Deep learning has…


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