Twitter gallops in to buy machine learning ‘unicorn’ Magic Pony

Twitter has lassoed London-based machine learning start-up Magic Pony in a bid to acquire both technology and expertise. The news was announced this afternoon by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. It isn’t the first machine learning or artificial intelligence company that Twitter has acquired in the past two years – Magic Pony will join Madbits and Whetlab in Dorsey’s Twitter Cortex AI paddock.  “Our acquisition of Magic Pony builds on other investments we’ve made in machine learning, beginning with the acquisitions of Madbits in July 2014 and Whetlab in June 2015. 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,” wrote Dorsey. Magic Pony’s…


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