Twitter buys UK AI startup to boost Vine and Periscope

Twitter has acquired Magic Pony, a UK-based AI start-up, in order to develop its image recognition capabilities. Magic Pony specialises in machine learning techniques that improve a computer’s ability to identify features of an image, and process those features in new ways. Twitter is hoping the firm will help improve its integrated videos. Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO and co-founder, said: “Machine learning is increasingly at the core of everything we build at Twitter. Magic Pony’s machine learning technology will help us build strength into our deep learning teams with world-class talent, so Twitter can continue to be the best place to see what’s happening and why it matters, first. “We value deep learning research to help make our world better, and we will keep doing our part to share our…

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