Apple Acquires Machine Learning and AI Startup Turi

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    Apple recently purchased Seattle-based machine learning and artificial intelligence startup Turi, reports GeekWire. Apple is said to have paid around $200 million to acquire the company, which was known as "Dato" until earlier this month.

    Turi is designed to help developers build apps with artificial intelligence capabilities that automatically scale. It has developed the Turi Machine Learning Platform, GraphLab Create, and Turi Predictive Services, used for functions like recommendations, fraud detection, sentiment analysis, and more.

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    Citing people familiar with the acquisition, GeekWire says Turi employees will remain in the Seattle area, where Apple has been establishing a presence over the past few years.

    Apple confirmed the acquisition with the standard purchase statement it gives to media outlets: "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans."

    It is not known what Apple will do with Turi's technology, but Apple has made several AI-related purchases in recent months including VocalIQ, Perceptio, and Emotient.

    Article Link: Apple Acquires Machine Learning and AI Startup Turi
     
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    Artificial Intelligence... Wonder if this will make its way to help Siri become smarter. I just want to be able to order a pizza with her.
     
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    Good to read Apple is buying some innovation. Hope this will flood as soon as possible through its vines.
     
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    Apple is getting so big and buying so many companies that as a name it doesn't really mean anything anymore. Apple is the human race. They should just change their name to "Human" and get it over with.
     
  5. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    Well in which case, I hope you ordered the "I'm sorry, I can't take any requests right now" topping.
     
  6. Cineplex macrumors 6502a

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    You could have up until Apple bought Siri.
     
  7. Zirel Suspended

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    My head hurts.

    Did Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak parter up in 76 to sell pre-bitten fruit?
     
  8. pat500000, Aug 5, 2016
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    So...it's happening.
    (BTW..it's cool AI assistant)

    BTW...that tank in the scene is Apple Carplay.
     
  9. Cineplex macrumors 6502a

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    No. They partnered up to sell watch bands I think.
     
  10. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    If only I could teach Siri "Hasta la vista, baby"...
     
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    TURI meets Siri. 90 milliseconds later they give birth to Skynet.
     
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    Good thing it's not August 29th, 1997 :D
     
  13. pat500000 macrumors G3

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    LOL. Now remember...if you witness Siri saying no to you...just once...........
     
  14. ItalianGabriele macrumors newbie

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    Wow so much negativity under each and every post, even this one (and I really don't know what there is to say about Apple buying startups that is negative...) I can't andre it anymore, macrumors really is a place for apple haters. There are better alternatives out there
     
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    I don't really read any negativity so far! Maybe a few tongue-in-cheek comments. No real vitriol :)
     
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    I think you're taking this the wrong way....it's not even about bashing Apple startup.
    It's the concept of AI assistant ability...and who knows...the system may take over.
     
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    Of course!
     
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    Cool. I use the Turi (Dato) Graphlab tools all the time. I wonder if this means they will not longer run on my Windows PC.;)
     
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    It's the same trash that says that "Apple only releases bands now", "Apple is just sitting on top of their billions", "They should use their money to buy [some random old and rotten company]".

    It's always the same people.
     
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    OH SNAP! Look at the secret prototype around Woz's belt....APPLE BELT BUCKLE!?!?!?!? It's the next generation watch band.....like desktop computing to tablets/post PC era.

    The post watchband era is RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU! :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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    I hope this means I can give Siri basic commands when I'm in airport mode...

    Or that she understands Australian!!
     
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    used for functions like recommendations, fraud detection, sentiment analysis, and more.


    Hey Siri, What's the weather like tomorrow?

    SIRI:The weather will be sunny. Are you feeling sad today?

    Shut up! all you can do it schedule appointments and tell weather forecasts!

    SIRI: Don't get testy with me! I can tell you a joke: A good house is an iHouse. It has no Windows.

    Jesus! Just go back to quiet mode!

    SIRI: My name is SIRI not Jesus. I sense your sentiments are not OK, May I recommend playing some music?

    Just go to sleep mode! I am working on something.

    SIRI:possible fraud detected. Calling authorities.


    Is this what should I expect from SIRI in the future?
     
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    No "where's the new MBP's Apple?!?" posts? Gosh people are slipping. :D
     
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    "Siri, what is the--"

    "There is no Siri. Only Turi. I am your Siri now."
    --- Post Merged, Aug 5, 2016 ---
    ^ Anyone who hasn't read the waitbuywhy articles on AI needs to stop what they're doing and read them now. One of the most fascinating and scary things I've read in recent memory. (Also recommended, his series on Elon Musk).
     

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