Apple shows off its strength in artificial intelligence by buying Canadian startup
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Apple shows off its strength in artificial intelligence by buying Canadian startup

A few months before the presentation of iOS 18, Apple acquired a startup specializing in artificial intelligence.

The subject of all the rumors for weeks is iOS 18, a new version of the operating system for the iPhone and iPad that should see Apple properly embrace the artificial intelligence trend.

While Apple has been tight-lipped about its intentions in this area, numerous rumors suggest that AI is clearly planned to become an integral part of the brand’s smartphones and tablets in the relatively near future. Proof of this is the acquisition of Canadian startup DarwinAI, which is now in the hands of the manufacturer.

On the road to iOS 18, smarter than ever

Bloomberg revealed the information, explaining that Apple had to “strengthen” itself, in particular, to cope with innovations related to generative artificial intelligence, driven in particular by ChatGPT. The takeover should have been completed at the very beginning of the year.

DarwinAI is not known to the general public, but the company nevertheless develops solutions used today to analyze and control components in manufacturing processes. In a clear sign, Alexander Wang, the founder of DarwinAI, will now serve as director of artificial intelligence at Apple.

In a Bloomberg report, Apple representatives did not want to comment on this news, but clarified that acquiring startups is a common occurrence for the company.

However, we should hope that the firm will reveal more about its projects during the traditional WWDC, which will take place in June, where we should, in particular, see iOS 18.

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