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Apple Buys Startup That Makes Music With Artificial Intelligence

  • AI Music will be used to bulk up Apple’s audio technology
  • It’s increasingly rare for the tech giant to make acquisitions
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Apple Inc. acquired a startup called AI Music that uses artificial intelligence to generate tailor-made music, according to a person with knowledge of the matter, adding technology that could be used across its slate of audio offerings.

The purchase of AI Music, a London-based business founded in 2016, was completed in recent weeks. The company had about two dozen employees before the deal.