Report: Apple Acquires AI Startup Turi

Cupertino’s purchase is its latest in a continued push into artificial intelligence. Apple has acquired Seattle-based machine learning startup Turi in its continued push into artificial intelligence, according to GeekWire. Citing multiple unnamed sources with knowledge of the deal, GeekWire on Friday said the deal will set Apple back $200 million. Formerly known as both GraphLab and Dato, Turi boasts a handful of toolkits, meant to “simplify development of machine learning models,” according to the company’s website. Its products—GraphLab Create, Turi Distributed, Turi Predictive Services—help customers better understand data, for use with recommendation engines, fraud detection, sentiment analysis, and more. The Turi team is expected to remain in Seattle. Neither company immediately responded to PCMag’s request for comment. Cupertino did, however, share its usual acquisition statement with GeekWire: “Apple buys…


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