Twitter Invests in Machine Learning, SAP Embraces Diversity, More

Twitter is investing in machine learning with the $150 million acquisition of Magic Pony Technology, a London-based firm that developed machine learning techniques for visual processing. Calling machine learning “the core of everything we build at Twitter,” CEO Jack Dorsey blogged that the buy builds on other investments his company has made: an acquisition of Madbits in July 2014 and Whetlab in June 2015.  Machine learning makes it easier for Twitter users to create, share and discover “so that every time you open Twitter you’re immersed in the most relevant news, stories, and events for you,” he said. Magic Pony’s team will join 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.”…


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