Salesforce just bought a machine learning startup that was backed by its CEO Marc Benioff

REUTERS/Mike Blake Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Salesforce just bought another startup in the machine learning space, an area the cloud software maker has been doubling down on recently. The startup is called MetaMind, a startup that specializes in artificial intelligence using natural language and image recognition technology. It’s raised $8 million so far from Khosla Ventures and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. The announcement was made through a blog post on MetaMind’s website. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Salesforce’s rep confirmed the deal but declined to comment further. Salesforce has been on a buying spree in the machine learning and data analysis space lately, scooping up startups like PredictionIO, MinHash, and Tempo AI. Just two years ago, it spent $390 million to buy RelateIQ, a software that…


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