Salesforce acquires AI startup MetaMind

Salesforce has acquired artificial intelligence startup MetaMind. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. What’s Hot on ZDNet Based in Palo Alto, MetaMind — which was backed by Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff — touts its technology as being enterprise-grade AI. Its work has revolved mainly around deep learning in language and vision-based applications. Salesforce plans to integrate MetaMind’s technology into various Salesforce services. “With MetaMind and Salesforce coming together, we’ll be able to offer customers real AI solutions with breakthrough capabilities that further automate and personalize customer support, marketing automation, and many other business processes,” MetaMind cofounder and chief executive Richard Socher wrote in a blog post. “We’ll extend Salesforce’s data science capabilities by embedding deep learning within the Salesforce platform.” Socher said MetaMind’s products will be discontinued on May…


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