Salesforce Investing In AI, Deep Learning

Salesforce’s recent acquisitions of AI startups including MetaMind will enable it to keep pace with the functions that consumer-focused companies such as Facebook and Google have offered. 7 Reasons To Convert To A Private Cloud (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Salesforce has quietly been amassing talent in the artificial intelligence domain, most recently with the acquisition of MetaMind this week, a company working on deep learning for automated image recognition. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has backed the Palo Alto, California-based startup almost from the beginning, participating in an $8 million venture round in December 2014 along with Kholsa Ventures. The deal follows a number of other buys by Salesforce of companies including machine learning startup PredictionIO, data science for enterprises company MinHash, and a “smart” iPhone calendar app…


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