Apple Inc. Bets Big on Artificial Intelligence (AAPL)

Popular Posts: Recent Posts: Apple Inc. (AAPL) gets a lot of guff for the troublesome nature of its Siri virtual assistant, but users may find some hope in a recent Apple acquisition of artificial intelligence firm Perceptio. According to reports, the startup aims to streamline AI applications on smartphones so they aren’t as reliant on external data. As several AAPL customers have noted, when there’s an unreliable Internet connection and Siri can’t access “the cloud” to perform searches … well, you sometimes wind up dialing your cousin instead of getting directions to local Italian restaurants. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but it’s the second artificial acquisition in recent weeks for Apple Inc., with the other being a U.K.-based software startup called VocalIQ that works on digital assistants much like Siri, but capable of carrying on longer…


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