Here’s Why Twitter Just Bought This Artificial Intelligence Startup

Twitter is buying Magic Pony Technology, a British company specializing in machine learning, a hot category of artificial intelligence. The social media company’s co-founder and chief executive Jack Dorsey announced the news in a company blog post on Monday. Terms were not disclosed. Going forward, London-based Magic Pony will serve as the base for Twitter’s twtr European machine learning efforts, Dorsey wrote. Machine learning is a term for technology that allows computers to take in a lot of data, process it, and teach themselves new skills using that input. Basically, it’s a “learn by doing” process that helps computers do more with less human intervention. Get Data Sheet, Fortune’s technology newsletter. Machine learning can, for example, enable computers to recognize objects or people based on images, so it helps machines…


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