What will Magic Pony Technology do for Twitter?

On Monday, Twitter announced the acquisition of an 18-month-old, machine-learning startup with a name befitting its youth: Magic Pony Technology.The British-based startup has developed technology to boost video and photo quality through machine learning – the science of getting computers to act by responding to new data, without being explicitly programmed.Twitter co-founder and chief executive officer Jack Dorsey billed the move to acquire Magic Pony as an investment to support Twitter’s efforts to expand its live and streaming video services. Right now, Twitter uses machine learning to curate content in order to expose users to information that would most interest them.”Machine learning is increasingly at the core of everything we build at Twitter,” said Mr. Dorsey in a press release. “Magic Pony’s machine learning technology will help us build strength into our…


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