Apple buys Waterloo-based AI startup in effort to improve Siri

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Apple's voice-activated assistant Siri, lags behind its competitors, Alexa and Google Assistant. In efforts to close the gap between Apple's two competitors, the corporation bought Inductiv Inc., a recent AI startup in Waterloo. 

Inductiv Inc., co-founded by Ihab F. Ilyas, a professor from the University of Waterloo, has developed technology that utilizes artificial intelligence by automating the task of recognizing and correcting errors in data. Clean data is crucial when it comes to machine learning, as it is a powerful type of AI that aids the improvement of software with little need for human involvement.

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