Google Goes to Paris to Snap Up This AI Startup

Google continues to bulk up its artificial intelligence war chest—this time buying Moodstocks, a machine intelligence specialist based in Paris. The startup has crafted technology to convert mobile devices into “smart scanners” that can recognize objects visually. According to its LinkedIn profile, Moodstocks claims that 2,200 developers worldwide use its service, which pairs a data cache on the client device with Moodstocks’s own software services. Existing customers can keep using Moodstocks technology until subscriptions expire, according to the French company’s website. Terms were not disclosed in the Google France blog post announcing the deal by Vincent Simonet, head of Google’s Paris-based research and development center. For more, read: Through Machine Leaning, IBM Brain Trust Sees Better Days Ahead Machine learning is a subset of artificial intelligence that focuses on pattern…


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