Apple dives deeper into Artificial Intelligence with Tuplejump purchase

While iPhone purchases have increased in India, globally Apple is struggling with slowing sales.Apple quietly acquired a little-known Hyderabad-based startup a few months ago for an undisclosed amount and while little is known about what Tuplejump does, the word is that this is part of the Cupertino-based giant’s exploration into artificial intelligence.Known in the trade as an acqui-hire, nearly all of Tuplejump’s 16 employees are in the process of becoming Apple staffers. A back-of-the-envelope calculation by an expert put the valuation at about $20 million (Rs 27 crore).”When there is a talent hire, the cost of hiring is usually calculated based on the last few years’ salary,” the expert said. “So, for a 16-member team, I think it would probably come up to around $4 million a year – making…


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