Twitter buys Magic Pony for artificial intelligence tech and talent

Giddy up, tweeps! Twitter users may soon notice a great improvement in the visual content of their apps, if their latest acquisition is any indicator. Twitter recently acquired a new-ish startup based in London specializing in artificial intelligence (AI). The company, Magic Pony, uses machine learning to build improved systems for visual processing. More specifically, according to Twitter’s blog post, Magic Pony’s technology is, “based on research by the team to create algorithms that can understand the features of imagery and will be used to enhance Twitter’s strength in live and video.” Why Magic Pony? Twitter plans to add this technology to other recent acquisitions including Madbits and Whetlab. Magic Pony’s team, including 11 PhDs, will be added to the Twitter Cortex team. This team is comprised of engineers, data…


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