machine learning

Apple to Expand its Seattle Engineering Center for AI Development

Following its $200 million acquisition of Seattle-based startup Turi last year, Apple has been looking to expand its footprint in Seattle with latest report by GeekWire claiming that the iPhone maker is now planning to "significantly expand its engineering operations in Seattle" by establishing the satellite office as a hub for developing future artificial intelligence...

Microsoft Acquires Montreal-Based Deep Learning Startup Maluuba

Today, Microsoft has announced that it has acquired Montreal-based deep learning startup Maluuba. The startup uses natural language processing and machine learning in an attempt to achieve artificial general intelligence (AGI). For those who are not familiar, AGI is an attempted to create an AI agent that can successfully perform any task that a human being...

Google Translate Begins Using Neural Machine Translation For 8 Languages

Starting today, Google Translate will begin offering users more accurate text translations in a total of eight languages. The company revealed that its new Neural Machine Translation efforts, which were first revealed in September, have been extending to support translations to and from the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Turkish. These...

Apple Acquires Machine Learning Company Tuplejump

Apple has acquired another machine learning company, this time the US/India-based Tuplejump, reports TechCrunch. Although Apple didn't confirm it with a firm yes, when contacted by TechCrunch this morning regarding Tuplejump, the company replied with the statement they use when acquiring a company: Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally...