Google buys startup that helps your phone identify objects

“There is still a long way to go [with machine learning], and that’s where Moodstocks comes in,” the company said in a blog post (translated). The deal seems to fall in to the “aqui-hire” category, as Moodstocks will cease its own recognition services, and its team of engineers will join Google at its R&D center in Paris. Google is rumored to be working on a feature that allows Android users to search directly from their photos (below), though the company didn’t say if the acquisition is related. Google isn’t the only company pursuing deep learning and image recognition. Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Amazon and basically most of Silicon Valley are enamored of the tech. It’s already being used in voice recognition apps like Alexa, Cortana and Siri, and image recognition products…


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