“Apple Inc. acquired Perceptio, a startup developing technology to let companies run advanced artificial intelligence systems on smartphones without needing to share as much user data,” Jack Clark and Adam Satariano report for Bloomberg.

“The company’s leaders, Nicolas Pinto and Zak Stone, are both established AI researchers who specialize in developing image-recognition systems using deep learning,” Clark and Satariano report. “Deep learning is an approach to artificial intelligence that lets computers learn to identify and classify sensory input.”

“Apple confirmed the acquisition,” Clark and Satariano report. “Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.”

More info in the full article here.

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz,” “Dan K.,” and “Judge Bork” for the heads up.]