Following Twitter and Facebook, Google too buys a machine learning startup

Google has acquired France based machine learning startup Moodstocks for an undisclosed amount, the company said in a blog post. Post acquisition, the entire team of Moodstocks will join Google’s R&D facility at Paris, and they will help strengthen visual recognition capability in Google’s image or video based products. Although Google doesn’t exactly hint on products that Moodstocks will be working on, it said that the team will join researchers and engineers who had earlier contributed to development of YouTube, Chrome, and Cultural Institute at Google’s R&D centre in Paris. Moodstocks mentioned on its website that it launched an “on-device image recognition” software in 2012, which “turns cameras into smart sensors able to make sense of their surroundings”. Currently, the company works with visual recognition algorithms, machine learning, and an…


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