Apple Has Acquired Machine Learning Startup Turi

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According to a new report, Apple has made another acquisition, with the latest grab a startup that works on machine learning and artificial intelligence.

GeekWire reports that Apple has acquired the startup Turi, which is based in Seattle, Washington. The report states that the acquisition has set Apple back upwards of $200 million, which is seen as a major push into the company’s efforts into AI and machine learning. As is par for the course, when the publication reached out to Apple to get a confirmation of the acquisition, Apple returned with its standard response:

“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”

Apple has been growing its presence in the Seattle area for quite awhile now, and it turns out the employees formerly under Turi’s umbrella will remain in Seattle, even after the acquisition is finalized. Unfortunately it’s not known when that deal will be completed, or just what Apple will unveil in the future based on the work put together from Turi.

[via GeekWire]