Twitter to expand capabilities in machine learning, artificial intelligence with new acquisition

IANS |   Jun 21,2016 , 03:07 PM IST New York: In a significant announcement, micro-blogging website Twitter has acquired an 18-month-old London-based startup Magic Pony Technology to expand its capabilities in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). “Our acquisition of Magic Pony builds on other investments we have made in machine learning, beginning with the acquisitions of image search startup Madbits in July 2014 and machine learning startup Whetlab in June 2015,” Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wrote in a blog post on Monday.  Magic Pony’s team would be joining 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. Although Dorsey did not mention how much Twitter paid for…


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