Apple’s AI push into on-device machine learning continues, with news of its acquisition of Silk Labs breaking just as the U.S. heads into its annual holiday season.

The edge case for AI

The Information states Apple quietly acquired Silk Labs earlier this year.

Apple’s new purchase seems a good one.

The acquisition closely matches Apple’s feelings about the need to put AI/machine intelligence at the edge. Devices must be smart enough to function when they are offline and secure enough not to damage the privacy of customers.

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