Google buys image recognition startup Moodstocks

Machine learning is creating some pretty cool technology, including speech recognitiion, improved health benefits and the self-driving car. It’s also allowed for image and object recognition, where a computer will be able to scan a photo, or even objects in the real world, and immediately identify them.  There’s all sorts of uses for this. For Google, it means the ability to categorize data, leading to smarter, better search results. That’s why the company has acquired Moodstocks, a  provider of an API and cross-platform SDK, which allows developers to integrate scanning into their apps.  Founded in 2008, the Paris-based Moodstocks initially focused on on-device image recognition, the company has been working on extending its reach to object recognition for the past two and a half years. No financial terms of the deal were disclosed,…

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