Twitter buys machine learning startup Magic Pony Technology

Monday 20 June 2016 Credit Magic Pony Technology Twitter has bought London-based machine learning startup Magic Pony Technology for $150 million (£102 million). ADVERTISEMENT In a blog post announcing the acquisition, Jack Dorsey said it “builds on other investments we’ve made in machine learning”. “Magic Pony’s team will be joining Twitter Cortex, a team of engineers, data scientists, and machine learning researchers dedicated to building a product in which people can easily find new experiences to share and participate in,” he wrote. Magic Pony use neural networks to examine images and understand the “features of imagery”, and Twitter is likely to use it to enhance its live video offerings. “Machine learning is increasingly at the core of everything we build at Twitter,” added Dorsey. “We are continuing to build strength…


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