The biggest AI and machine learning acquisitions 2016

The big tech firms are battling it out over artificial intelligence, with a raft of high profile, and expensive, startup acquisitions coming in 2016 Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google Plus Since Google purchased Deep Mind, a little known deep learning startup from Cambridge in 2014 for a reported £400 million, technology companies have been keen to buy into artificial intelligence (AI) expertise. What do they hope to achieve from these AI acquisitions? Enterprise software makers want to bring predictive capabilities into their suites of products, to help customers work smarter and more efficiently. Social media and internet companies are interested in image and voice recognition technology to improve engagement, and the biggest tech companies in the world want to build an intelligent personal assistant to rule them all. Whether the…


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