Anki, the San Francisco-based robotics and artificial intelligence startup, has announced that it will be closing its doors. Despite being featured on-stage at Apple events and raising more than $200 million in funding, the company says it has run out of money and options, forcing the company to shut down.
Facebook is working on a voice assistant to compete with Alexa and Siri, according to a new report from CNBC. Citing sources familiar with the project, the outlet says a special devision within the social media giant has been working on the initiative for more than a year.
Apple has acquired Laserlike, a small machine learning startup based in Silicon Valley. The Information reports that the buyout happened late last year, and the team has joined Apple’s new artificial intelligence group.