Apple makes huge move toward Artificial Intelligence

Apple just bought Turi for $200 million — showing an urgent push into the AI realm. Apple just plunked down $200 million on a startup — and the decision provides an interesting glimpse on just what the tech giant is thinking about when it comes to the future of the company. Artificial intelligence is clearly a focus of companies like Apple, which bought the Seattle machine learning startup Turi, according to a Record report. Previously, Turi had been known as both GraphLab and Dato, and it grew out of an open-source project that Pandora used to power recommendations, according to Recode. Apple as tight-lipped about the acquisition, saying only that it buys companies from time to time and doesn’t discuss their purpose or plans witha nyone else. The purchases comes…


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