Apple buys artificial intelligence and machine learning startup Turi

Apple is said to have acquired Turi, a machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) startup, based in Seattle, US. The news was confirmed by various unnamed sources who pegged the deal value at around $200m (£153m; € 180.39m). Upon contacting Apple on the same, the California, US headquartered technology giant said, “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” according to GeekWire, an American technology news website. GeekWire said this was a standard comment Apple was known to give after making such acquisitions. Apple has since 2015 made 15 acquisitionsGetty Images It added that the deal reflected Apple’s efforts to increase its presence in the Seattle region, where it has been building an engineering presence for the past two…


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