Salesforce has acquired AI deep learning startup MetaMind

Salesforce.com, Inc. has acquired deep learning startup MetaMind, Inc. for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 2014, MetaMind built an automated image recognition platform founded on deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI) that aimed to “simplify the complexity of our daily lives.” The company was also building language based applications which it describes as “enterprise-grade AI.” Of note, the company was in part funded by Salesforce founder Chief Executive Officer Marc Benioff. “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 Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Richard Socher said in a blog post announcing the deal. “We’ll extend Salesforce’s data science capabilities by embedding deep learning within…


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