Apple Buys Machine-Learning Startup to Improve Data Used in Siri

Apple Inc. bought machine-learning startup Inductiv Inc., adding to more than a dozen AI-related acquisitions by the technology giant in the past few years.

The engineering team from Waterloo, Ontario-based Inductiv joined Apple in recent weeks to work on Siri, machine learning and data science. Apple confirmed the deal, saying it β€œbuys smaller technology companies from time to time and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”