Google acquires French machine learning startup Moodstocks in image-recognition push

Moodstocks’ team will work on image and item recognition features for Google. (Credit: goodluz / Shutterstock) Google announced today it has acquired Paris-based machine learning startup Moodstocks to work on smartphone image and item recognition. Moodstocks says on its website that the deal should close in the next few weeks. Terms were not disclosed.Vincent Simonet, head of Google’s France research and development center, wrote in a blog post that many Google programs, such as Smart Reply and Google Translate, use machine learning. But there is still more work to be done in that area. Moodstocks introduced image recognition in 2012, and it has spent the last two-and-a-half years extending that technology to object recognition. “Our dream has been to give eyes to machines by turning cameras into smart sensors able to make…


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