Etsy buys machine learning and AI startup Blackbird to beef up search

Another day, another machine learning acquisition. Today Etsy announced it’s buying Blackbird Technologies, a company that developed search and recommendation tech using machine learning and artificial intelligence, according to Etsy’s press release. This Blackbird Technologies is not related to the surveillance company of the same name, which was U.S. defense contractor Raytheon acquired in 2014. Etsy says Blackbird’s team will join the company to “accelerate our efforts to further optimize the search experience,” and added that “there may be opportunities to deploy Blackbird’s Artificial Intelligence technology in areas beyond search that will help strengthen our markets and seller services platform.” We’ve reached out to Etsy for more information on the deal. Get more stories like this on Twitter & Facebook


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