Twitter acquires London based machine learning startup Magic Pony

Twitter has acquired 18 months old machine learning startup Magic Pony in a bid to beef up its media and image processing capabilities. The announcement comes at a time when every other major tech company is acquiring startups left and right for the sake of building more robust, machine learning powered tech for their platforms. Jack Dorsey, CEO of the social networking website, made the announcement through a blog post. Today, we’re very excited to announce that we’re expanding our capabilities in machine learning by acquiring Magic Pony Technology, a London-based technology company that has developed novel machine learning techniques for visual processing. Magic Pony is an 18 month old, London based startup that has quietly been developing advanced, machine learning based systems that enable advanced visual processing on the…


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