Qualcomm bets on AI, acquires machine learning startup

From CNET: Qualcomm is aiming to stake a bigger claim in the artificial intelligence world.

The chipmaker announced Wednesday that it's acquiring Scyfer, a Netherlands-based machine learning startup. Scyfer has been working on AI for companies in industries such as manufacturing, health care and finance.

"We started fundamental research a decade ago, and our current products now support many AI use cases from computer vision and natural language processing to malware detection on a variety of devices," Matt Grob, Qualcomm's executive vice president of technology, said in a statement. "We are researching broader topics, such as AI for wireless connectivity, power management and photography."

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