Twitter Buys London Video Company Magic Pony to Improve Its Live Video

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced this morning that the company bought a machine-learning outfit called Magic Pony Technology based in London. Why? The acquisition will help Twitter deliver better images and clearer video, Dorsey explains. Magic Pony’s technology based on research by the team to create algorithms that can understand the features of imagery — will be used to enhance our strength in live and video,” Dorsey writes. Magic Pony works on video technology that upscales, compresses, and enhances video through machine learning. The company also builds artificial intelligence that understands the content of an image through seeing an object multiple times. Most importantly for Twitter, however, is Magic Pony’s advancements in sharpening compressed video files through deep learning. Magic Pony’s technology recognizes patterns in both high- and low-resolution images,…


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