Report: Apple Acquires AI Start-up Perceptio

The company can run image-classification tech on a phone without offloading a lot of personal data. Apple has reportedly acquired Perceptio, a start-up focused on advanced artificial intelligence systems for smartphones. Led by AI researchers Nicolas Pinto and Zak Stone, the company can run AI-based image-classification technology on a phone without offloading a lot of personal data to Apple’s network. For Apple, that could mean a better Photos app. Stone and Pinto—who were profiled by Re/code last fall—also created the photo-sharing app Smoothie. Cupertino declined to specifically address whether it purchased Perceptio, and instead issued its usual acquisition statement: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” Last week, it was revealed that Apple also acquired U.K.-based software start-up…


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