Apple acquires AI startup

Q.  Apple has acquired which start up on 20th Feb 2017?
- Published on 22 Feb 17

a. RealFace
b. RealTime
c. RealTech
d. None of the above

ANSWER: RealFace
Apple acquires AI startupApple has acquired Israel-based start-up RealFace that develops deep-learning-based face authentication technology.

The terms of the deal are not public, but it is estimated at ‘several million dollars’.

Apple would mainly be interested in the promise of the technology than pure resources.

Set up in 2014 by Adi Eckhouse Barzilai and Aviv Mader, RealFace has developed a facial recognition software that offers users a smart biometric login.

This is aiming to make passwords redundant when accessing mobile devices or PCs, the Times of Israel reported.

Apple came out in the open publishing its first AI research paper that focuses on advanced image recognition.

Titled ‘Learning from Simulated and Unsupervised Images through Adversarial Training’, the paper describes techniques of training computer vision algorithms to recognise objects using synthetic, or computer generated, images.

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