Apple is on an AI buying spree

From Bloomberg’s “Apple Buys Machine-Learning Startup to Improve Data Used in Siri” posted Wednesday:

Apple bought machine-learning startup Inductiv Inc., adding to more than a dozen AI-related acquisitions by the technology giant in the past few years…

Inductiv developed technology that uses artificial intelligence to automate the task of identifying and correcting errors in data. Having clean data is important for machine learning, a popular and powerful type of AI that helps software improve with less human intervention.

The work falls under the category of data science, a key element of Apple’s broader machine-learning strategy. In 2018, the company brought on several engineers from Silicon Valley Data Science, a consulting firm that focuses on this field…

Apple has bought several other AI and data companies in recent years, including, Tuplejump, Laserlike, Turi and Perceptio.

My take: Google, founded in 1998, was an AI company from the start. Apple, founded when the state of the art was ELIZA, has had to play catch-up.

One Comment

  1. Jerry Doyle said:
    I think it is myopic if not a mistake to believe that Apple isn’t as committed to AI as it is committed to AR.

    May 28, 2020

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