Apple bought a machine learning startup called Inductive to improve Siri. The company has reportedly developed technology that automates the detection and correction of data errors using AI so that the clean data can be used to train machine learning models.
According to a Bloomberg report, Inductiv's team recently joined Apple to "work on Siri, machine learning, and data science." And although Apple has confirmed the deal, the company has not released any financial details or how the acquisition is consistent with the company's ongoing work to improve Siri's capabilities.
Interestingly, one of Inductiv's co-founders is Christopher Ré, who also co-founded a company called Lattice Data, which Apple acquired in 2017. Inductiv recently joined an ever-growing list of Apple acquisitions, with some of the popular names Dark Sky, NextVR, and Xnor.ai to name a few.