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Apple buys machine learning startup Inductiv to improve Siri data

By Cookie Monster - on 28 May 2020, 10:09am

Apple buys machine learning startup Inductiv to improve Siri data

Apple has acquired another AI company to boost Siri. 

Bloomberg reports that Apple has bought machine learning startup Inductiv Inc. The engineering team from Inductiv joined Apple in the past few weeks to work on Siri, machine learning and data science.

Inductiv was co-founded by professors from Standord University, the University of Waterloo and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. It had technology that uses AI to automate the task of identifying and correcting errors in data. Clean data is critical for machine learning as it helps software improve with minimal human intervention.

Apple has been making a number of acquisitions in the past two years in the AI field. It bought AI startup Silk Labs in 2018, voice app startup Pullstring and machine learning firm Laserlike in 2019, and Xnor.AI earlier this year.

Source: Bloomberg