Apple has reportedly acquired Xnor.ai, a Seattle-based startup specialized in low-power, edge-based artificial intelligence equipment for $ 200 million (about Rs 1,419 crore).
“Apple buys small technology companies from time to time and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” Apple said in a statement to GeekWire.
Xnor.ai’s work is expected to be included in future iPhones, improving Siri and other AI and learning machine-based functions.
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Recently, Apple acquired another Seattle-based machine learning startup Turi for about the same amount.
The move is scheduled to increase Apple’s presence in the Seattle area, where tech giants are building an engineering outpost
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Turi provides tools that allow developers to easily perform machine learning applications.
The Cupertino-based company recently purchased some machine learning and AI startups such as VocaliQ and Perceptio and Facial Recognition Startup Emonetient etc.
Apple has recently been making a push into artificial intelligence through Siri personal assistants and related technologies.