Apple Inc. Buys Perceptio, Probably To Better Imaging On iOS

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Apple Inc. Buys Perceptio, Probably To Better Imaging On iOS
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Apple has acquired Perceptio, a start-up specializing in deep learning, according to Bloomberg. With the acquisition, Apple not only gets Perceptio’s technology but also acqui-hires co-founders and intelligence researchers Nicolas Pinto and Zak Stone.

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Pinto and Stone earned their Ph.Ds from Harvard and MIT, respectively, and are working on developing AI software with the ability to recognize and classify images without the need to tap into monolithic stores of data. They want to create something different from the current image recognition engines which rely too much on cloud computing, offsite servers and the Internet. Citing unnamed sources, Apple Insider says that Stone currently holds a position at Apple’s California office.

Confirming the acquisition, Apple spokesman Colin Johnson said, “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” The terms of the deal are not known.

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