Google just upped the ante in the machine-learning game by purchasing Moodstocks

Your smartphone is about to get even smarter. As artificial intelligence and machine learning become all the more influential across the tech industry, tech giant Google has just made moves to improve its own AI capabilities by purchasing Moodstocks, a French startup that is particularly adept at helping phones recognize objects. Soon, you may be able to simply point your mobile device at whatever strikes your fancy, and have your phone tell you what it is (and perhaps tell you a bit about it). In a blog post announcement on Wednesday morning, Vincent Simonet, the head of Google France’s R&D Center noted that a number of Google services already employ machine learning “to make them simpler and more useful in everyday life,” including Smart Reply Inbox and Google Translate. And…


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