Apple Grabs Machine Learning Startup Tuplejump

Apple Grabs Machine Learning Startup Tuplejump

tupplejump_logoApple’s machine learning company buying binge continues, as it has grabbed up its third such company since 2015, acquiring Tuplejump. The India-based company focuses on making it easier to deal with huge amounts of data, via simplified data tools and data management techniques.


We’d been hearing rumors of another acquisition in this space by Apple for some time. While Apple won’t outright confirm it, when asked about Tuplejump this morning, a representative from Apple gave us the company’s standard we’re-not-saying-yes-but-well-yes response that they only give when they have, in fact, bought the company in question:

Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.

TechCrunch says Apple grabbed Tuplejump for its “FiloDB” open source project, that the company was working on to “efficiently apply machine learning concepts and analytics to massive amounts of complex data right as it streamed in.”

As mentioned above, Tuplejump is the third machine language acquisition Apple has made in the last year or so, which includes companies Perceptio and Turi. Apple appears to be making good use of the technology it has gained from the acquired firms, as it has applied the acquired tech to features such as object and facial recognition in its Photos apps, Siri enhancements, and more.