Google snaps up startup in push to master computer vision

The visionaries at Google have set their sights on teaching their computers to see.In an effort to bolster its already-impressive image and item recognition efforts, the search giant has acquired Moodstocks, a French startup that specializes in machine learning-based image recognition technology for smartphones. “Our dream has been to give eyes to machines by turning cameras into smart sensors able to make sense of their surroundings,” Moodstocks wrote in a statement. Google’s purchase of Moodstocks is the latest in a string of “acqui-hires” — or talent acquisitions — involving machine learning-based image recognition, a core component of the computer vision field. It follows Amazon’s purchase of Orbeus earlier this year and Twitter’s purchase of Magic Pony Technology just a few weeks ago, signaling what industry watchers describe as the race…

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