Google Acquires French Startup for Image-Recognition IP

Moodstocks’ software uses machine learning to make searchable various images in video from smartphones and tablets. Google is known for plenty of innovation emanating from within its own walls, but sometimes it’s simpler and more direct to buy specific types of intellectual property in order to get a project up and running.Barely a month after launching a machine-learning research center in Zurich, Google July 6 decided to expand its artificial intelligence operation with the acquisition of Paris-based startup Moodstocks. The young company, itself pretty innovative, developed an image-recognition tool optimized for video captured in smartphones and tablets.The software makes searchable various images in video. Details of the acquisition were not released.Founded in 2008, Moodstocks has a small development group that will join Google’s R&D team in Paris, where they will…


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