Apple is buying a Seattle-area startup to get smarter about artificial intelligence

With artificial intelligence clearly the next big thing for the giants of tech, Apple is buying a Seattle machine learning startup. The company confirmed to Recode it is buying Turi, which earlier in life was known as both GraphLab and Dato, It grew out of the GraphLab open-source project, which companies such as Pandora used to power recommendations. Carlos Guestrin Carlos Guestrin “Apple buys smaller companies from time to time and we generally do not discuss our purposes or plans,” Apple said, repeating the statement it gives whenever it buys a company. The team, which is expected to remain in Seattle, is led by Carlos Guestrin, the Amazon professor of machine learning at the University of Washington. According to GeekWire, a Seattle-area tech news site which broke news of the…


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