What you need to know

  • Apple has apparently acquired Ontario-based startup DarwinAI, indicating its entry into the generative AI race.
  • DarwinAI specializes in AI for visual inspection of manufacturing components and has developed technology for making AI systems smaller and faster.
  • The purpose behind Apple’s acquisition of DarwinAI remains unclear, but it could lead to enhancements in AI features for iOS 18.

Apple has reportedly scooped up another startup, and this time it’s Ontario-based DarwinAI, as per Bloomberg.

Needless to say, Apple is a bit late to the generative AI race, what with ChatGPT and rivals from Microsoft and Google already dominating the market. But now that Apple is apparently jumping into the scene, it might mean the competition for on-device AI dominance is getting intense, especially with Google dropping its Gemini Nano model not too long ago.

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