Twitter has bought a machine learning startup that can sharpen real-time video

Tweet Share Twitter has bought a machine learning startup that can automatically sharpen low-resolution and blurred video in realtime. The social network announced this morning that it had acquired London-based Magic Pony Technology for an undisclosed sum, with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeting that the move will help the the company reach its goal of “making Twitter the first and best place to see what’s happening in the world.” The benefits of Magic Pony’s tech are clear for Twitter. Earlier this year, the company unveiled some of its machine learning research, showing how its algorithms can essentially upgrade the resolution of low-res videos using ordinary graphics cards. The Magic Pony team includes 11 PhDs, with their expertise ranging across computer vision, computational neuroscience, and deep learning. Before (left) and after (right) Magic Pony’s algorithms have…


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