Apple Acquires Machine Learning Company Tuplejump

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Machine learning is a big focus for Apple at this point, with it being a core feature within iOS 10 and Siri.

So it is not surprising that the company is acquiring other companies that have a similar focus. According to a report from TechCrunch, Apple has acquired yet another. The company this time around is called Tuplejump, and it is a startup based out of India. The company has been working on machine learning since its inception. An old version of the company’s website, pre-acquisition by Apple, describes the company:

“A few years ago people realised that the volume of data that businesses generate was becoming unwieldy. A new set of technologies to handle this huge amounts of data cropped up. We were one of the early adopters of these ‘big-data’ technologies. Having helped Fortune 500 companies adopt these technologies we quickly realised how complicated they were and how much simpler they could get.

Thus started our quest to simplify data management technologies and make them extremely simple to use. We are building technology that is simple to use, scalable and will allow people to ask difficult questions on huge datasets.”

According to the report, Apple provided the typical response when questioned if they had acquired Tuplejump:

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

The terms regarding the acquisition are not known at the time of publication. It’s not known what will happen with the startup moving forward, regarding assets and talent, but it stands to reason that Apple has some plans moving forward.

Apple has acquired other machine learning companies recently, including Perceptio back in October of last year, and Turi in August of this year.

[via TechCrunch]