Diffbot Aims To Build The Intel Of Data For Artificial Intelligence

Advertisement With a new $10 million commitment led by Tencent, one of China’s largest Internet companies, Diffbot chief executive Mike Tung has come a long way from his days of eating beans and rice in the dark and solving the math problems that would form the core of his groundbreaking artificial intelligence software. Diffbot, which raised its first seed money in 2012, has set itself the lofty goal of being the “Intel of data” for independent artificial intelligence application developers. Companies like Google, Facebook, and Baidu — which are all working on artificial intelligence — have the benefit of massive amounts of data at their fingertips that they and their data entry employees can use to categorize and define the web in a language that AI software can later feed into…


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