Apple bought Canadian startup Inductiv to improve Siri’s voice assistant

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Apple acquired Inductiv, a Canadian machine learning start-up. After this dominance over Inductive, Apple added to its solid list of small businesses in this industry bought by Apple in recent years, writes Bloomberg.

According to the agency, the Inductiv team has already joined Apple engineers working to improve Siri’s voice assistant and machine learning, as well as Data Science. Apple has confirmed the purchase of the company, limiting itself to a standard formulation according to which Apple periodically buys small technology companies, but does not disclose the reasons for the purchase and the future plans of these startups. The amount of the transaction is also not disclosed.

Inductiv previously developed a technology that uses elements of artificial intelligence (AI) to automate the search and correction of data errors for machine learning. The startup was founded by machine learning experts from Stanford University, the University of Waterloo (Canada) and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Previously, co-founder Christopher Re also founded the start-up AI Lattice Data, purchased by Apple in 2017. However, it is not clear whether Re and other co-founders of Inductiv joined the team. Apple.

Earlier this year, Apple bought Voysis to improve the accuracy of speech recognition by the assistant to Siri, the NextVR startup specializing in virtual reality technology, as well as the popular weather app for the iPhone Dark Sky.

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