Twitter just acquired very cool London-based AI startup Magic Pony

Twitter has acquired a London-based startup, Magic Pony, in a bid to ramp up its artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities, in a deal reportedly worth $150m (£102m). “Machine learning is increasingly at the core of everything we build at Twitter,” said Twitter boss Jack Dorsey in a blog post today. “It’s powering much of the work we’re doing to make it easier to create, share, and discover the very best content so that every time you open Twitter you’re immersed in the most relevant news, stories, and events for you.” Read more: Twitter has invested $70m in music streaming service SoundCloud In a note on Magic Pony’s website, the company said: “Together with Twitter, we’re looking forward to vastly accelerating our rate of research; growing our team, which…


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