Twitter buys machine learning firm Magic Pony

Twitter said Monday it plans to acquire Magic Pony Technology, a London-based company that makes machine learning and image processing tools. The acquisition will add new cognitive muscle to Twitter’s video capabilities, especially in the high-value area of live video. What’s Hot on ZDNet In a blog post, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said the deal reflects the micro-blogging site’s focus on deep learning technology, which he said is “increasingly at the core of everything we build at Twitter”. “It’s powering much of the work we’re doing to make it easier to create, share, and discover the very best content so that every time you open Twitter you’re immersed in the most relevant news, stories, and events,” Dorsey said. Twitter has bought multiple machine learning startups over the last two years,…


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