Apple Acquires Silk Labs To Focus On AI-Based Personal Assistants And IoT Devices

In a move to improve their artificial intelligence- based personal assistants and another internet of things projects, Apple Inc has acquired a San Francisco-based startup. Silk Labs is doing some cutting-edge work on next-generation visual and audio intelligence to connected products using deep neural networks.

Reports have suggested that Apple completed the takeover relatively quietly and has not disclosed the sum publicly yet. Silk Labs has been founded by noted personalities like Andreas Gal, the former CTO of Mozilla and Michael Vines from Qualcomm.

Silk Labs’ AI platform is heavy on privacy, which is very important for all Apple devices. It works as follows:

Sends Only Key Learning Moments: Instead of sending a constant stream of video to the cloud for training, Silk’s advanced algorithms only capture key learning moments.

Sends Only Anonymised Data: Protecting user privacy and data becomes even more critical when a continuous camera stream is involved. Rather than uploading raw data for training, Silk’s innovative learning service improves models using anonymized data that is not reversible back to the original content. ..Read More..

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