Apple targets AI abilities with Turi deal

©Bloomberg Apple has bought a Seattle-based artificial intelligence company to boost its capabilities in machine learning as the world’s biggest tech companies jostling for talent in the growing sector. The purchase of Turi comes as the iPhone maker pours more resources into AI, seen as a cornerstone for the software of the future. More On this topic IN Technology Analysts say the capabilities of Siri, the iPhone’s voice-based digital assistant, appear to have fallen behind the latest efforts from Google, Amazon and Facebook. Apple is embarking on a major push to improve Siri by opening it up to outside software developers. AI already powers Apple services such as Apple Maps and facial recognition in photos. Apple’s purchase of Turi, which was previously known as Dato and GraphLab, follows other acquisitions…


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