Google acquires India’s Halli Labs, which was building AI tools to fix ‘old problems’

Some more M&A news in the world of artificial intelligence. Today it was made public that Google has acquired Halli Labs, a very young (its first public appearance was on May 22 of this year) startup based out of Bengaluru, India, that was focused on building deep learning and machine learning systems to address what it describes as “old problems.”The company says it will be joining Google’s Next Billion Users team “to help get more technology and information into more people’s hands around the world.” Halli announced the news itself earlier today in a short post on Medium, and Caesar Sengupta, a product management VP at Google, also confirmed the acquisition with a Tweet. Welcome @Pankaj and the team at @halli_labs to Google. Looking forward to building some cool stuff together. https://t.co/wiBP1aQxE9 — Caesar Sengupta (@caesars) July 12, 2017 Google has now also confirmed the acquisition with a short statement it provided to TechCrunch. “We are excited that the Halli Labs team is joining Google,” said spokesperson Taj Meadows. “They’ll be joining our team that is focused on building products that are designed for the next billion users coming online, particularly in India.” It’s not clear whether or not Halli…


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