Google Buys Object-Recognition Start-Up

Google acquires Moodstocks, which wants to “give eyes to machines by turning cameras into smart sensors.” Google is elevating its object-recognition efforts. The Web giant has acquired French machine-learning start-up Moodstocks, which has been working to “give eyes to machines by turning cameras into smart sensors able to make sense of their surroundings.” The acquisition is expected to be completed in the next few weeks; financial terms were not disclosed. Google has already integrated machine learning into many of its services, including the Smart Reply feature in Inbox that basically writes emails for you. And, the company has made progress when it comes to visual recognition. You can, for instance, search in Google Photos for things like “party” or “beach” and the app will find corresponding images without requiring that…


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