Salesforce deepens dive into machine learning with MetaMind acquisition

Property Spotlight: Industrial Building & Vacant Land in Progressive San Benito County, CA Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Spencer A Brown Salesforce has acquired “deep learning” startup MetaMind for an undisclosed sum. The startup was backed Salesforce CEO and co-founder Marc Benioff and investors including Khosla Ventures. Its technology uses deep learning, a type of artificial intelligence, to sort through and make inferences about large sets of data. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Spencer A Brown “Salesforce plans to integrate MetaMind’s technology into Salesforce services,” MetaMind cofounder and CEO Richard Socher wrote in a blog post announcing the deal. Tech companies including Facebook have been investing heavily in promising AI and machine learning companies. San Francisco-based Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) has already snapped up machine learning startup PredictionUI and Tempo AI, VentureBeat noted.…


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