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To improve its voice assistant Siri, Apple bought the start-up of IA Inductiv

While Apple has already repurchased more than a dozen of companies specialized in artificial intelligence in recent years, a new start-up of the sector joined the team of the american giant: Inductiv. This canadian company, based in Ontario and co-founded by professors of the universities of Stanford, Waterloo, and Wisconsin, has designed a tool that uses artificial intelligence to automate the identification and correction of errors in the data sets. These errors can distort the learning algorithm.

According to the media, Bloomberg, employees of Inductiv have integrated teams of Apple a few weeks ago to work on its voice assistant Siri, the machine learning and data science. A cooperation that is familiar to Christopher Ré, one of the founders of the start-up, since her previous company, Lattice Data, had already been bought by Apple in 2017.

in Accordance with its policy, Apple has not disclosed the amount of the acquisition or its motivations. Inductiv will play a role in the domain of the wizards voice, where the competition with other GAFA is very strong, and Apple is not ahead. In recent months, Apple has already materialized several redemptions in this sense, as the start-up Voysis, which specializes in voice recognition. The company seeks to improve its score in terms of commands Siri met, without having to appeal to humans.

A violation of the private life

last year, Apple had resorted to contract to listen to via the voice assistant of the private conversations of users, they do not are aware of it. The case had been revealed by a Frenchman, Thomas Le Bonniec, who worked for Apple in a firm sub-contracting in Ireland. The company had recognised his wrongs and promised that it would cease this practice. A few days ago, Thomas le Bonniec has sent an open letter to the european authorities for personal data protection to be surprised by the lack of action in the face of Apple, Amazon and Google that have had recourse to the same practices. The CNIL in ireland has sent a new letter asking for clarification from Apple and expects answers.

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