Google buys French startup that helps machines see

San Francisco (AFP) – Google on Wednesday announced a deal to buy Moodstocks, a French startup behind technology that helps smartphones recognize whatever they are aimed at. Moodstocks caught the US technology giant’s eye for its work in computer vision and machine learning, as well for accomplishments in enabling smartphones or other mobile devices to recognize images and objects. Google is among Silicon Valley titans investing in ways to get computers to see and understand the world around them the way people do. Machine learning has been woven into an array of Google offerings, such as its free language translation and photo services. “There’s a lot more to be done to improve machine vision,” Google France tech site lead Vincent Simonet said in a blog post. “That’s where Moodstocks comes…


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