eBay will buy a visual search company

October 10, 2016, 10:24 AM By Katie Evans Chief Technology Editor The purchase of Corrigon is eBay’s third acquisition in 2016 related to artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science. EBay Inc. is spending more money to better organize its product data and make items easier for consumers to find. The online marketplace said last week it will buy Corrigon Ltd., a visual search technology company. The purchase price was not disclosed. Corrigon can identify objects within an image and match both visual and text-based elements to ensure that an image is recognized, correctly classified and best-matched to a product, eBay says. “With more than one billion live listings on eBay’s platform, Corrigon’s expertise and technology will help match the best images to their products so that shoppers can be confident that what they…


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