Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and nearly every one of the world’s largest technology companies is trying to figure out how to let computers understand human speech. Voice assistants have gained a lot of focus from these companies and not without reasons but a Santa Clara-based startup may have just cut its way to the top of the field.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are clearly the next big thing, and Apple has recently been making a push in this space with a host of acquisitions. Adding to this list is Seattle-based machine learning startup Turi, which Apple is said to have acquired for around $200 million. The idea behind the acquisition is not only to make a push in the AI space, but also to improve Siri.