Google acquires Bangalore-based artificial intelligence firm Halli Labs

NEW DELHI: American technology giant Google has acquired Bangalore-based artificial intelligence (AI) firm Halli Labs for an undisclosed sum.The firm which was co-founded by former chief technology officer of now defunct Stayzilla, Pankaj Gupta, announced the acquisition in a blogpost on Tuesday.The firm becomes the latest AI start up to be snapped by a technology giant after a spate of similar acquisitions by firms such as Microsoft, Facebook, Apple among others.“Halli Labs was founded with the goal of applying modern AI and ML (Machine Learning) techniques to old problems and domains?—?in order to help technology enable people to do whatever it is that they want to do, easier and better. Well, what better place than Google to help us achieve this goal,” the company said in a blog.“We will be joining Google’s Next Billion Users team to help get more technology and information into more people’s hands around the world. We couldn’t be more excited!” it added.Before Stayzilla, Gupta was incharge of running recommendation and personalization at Twitter. He could not be reached immediately for a comment.A Google spokesperson said, “We are excited that the Halli Labs team is joining Google. They’ll be joining our team that is focused on…

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