Apple supposedly gets privacy-focused AI start-up

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Apple silently purchased expert system start-up Silk Labs, according to a report.

The acquisition took place previously this year, The Information reported Tuesday, mentioning an unnamed source.

Silk Labs focuses on establishing on-device AI software application, indicating it does not need to interact with the cloud, where business possibly would have access to substantial quantities of individual information.

The San Mateo, California, business was established in 2015 by Andreas Gal, Chris Jones and Michael Vines, who had actually formerly dealt with Mozilla’s Firefox OS mobile phone software application task. The business ditched a Kickstarter push to bring wise hardware to houses in 2016, selecting to focus rather on getting its software application on other business’ gadgets.

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The deal was most likely a modest one by Apple’s standards, since Silk Labs only had about 12 employees and raised around $4 million in funding, The Information noted.

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke passionately about data privacy at the European Parliament last month, noting that he supports a “comprehensive federal data privacy law” in the US.

Neither Apple nor Silk Labs immediately responded to requests for comment.

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