Twitter strengthens AI offering with 0m Magic Pony Technology acquisition

Twitter has demonstrated its commitment to artificial intelligence and machine learning by splashing a reported $150m on London-based Magic Pony Technology. The aim is to use the company’s advanced technology to improve Twitter’s live and video experiences. Jack Dorsey describes Magic Pony Technology as a ‘company that has developed novel machine learning techniques for visual processing’. Thus far this has been used to sharpen blurry images, create computer-generated images from scratch, and to learn to recognise objects. While Magic Pony Technology’s AI is not exactly unique, where it stands apart from the competition is in terms of raw speed. With Twitter eager to focus on live video moving forward, it makes sense to be investing in technology that can handle video and image processing as quickly as possible. In a…


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