Apple Buys a Machine-Learning Startup For a Reported $200 Million
Turi provides a machine-learning platform with the tools to use it. #Apple has bought a machine-learning startup called #Turi in a deal reported to be worth around $200 million. According to Geekwire, which first reported the quiet acquisition, Apple AAPL -0.74% is promising to boost Turi’s presence in Seattle. Machine learning is the red hot field where computers are trained to be able to learn new things from data and make predictions—it’s integral to everything from spam filtering to helping autonomous vehicles recognize the world around them. If true artificial intelligence develops, machine learning will be its foundation.