Twitter pushes further into machine learning with Magic Pony purchase

Social networking company Twitter is to beef up its machine learning capabilities with the acquisition of London-based company Magic Pony. Terms have not been disclosed.  The news was announced this afternoon by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Magic Pont is not the first machine learning or artificial intelligence company that Twitter has acquired in the past two years. “Our acquisition of Magic Pony builds on other investments we’ve made in machine learning, beginning with Madbits in July 2014 and Whetlab in June 2015,” wrote Dorsey. “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.” Magic Pony’s niche is image recognition, and Dorsey explained that…


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