Google strengthening its artifical intelligence power by buying machine vision startup


One of the ways it's planning for the future is be betting on artificial intelligence, and now Google have taken a step to set it even further in stone.

They've bought French startup Moodstock, a company that works on machine learning and vision.

They make image recognition software for smartphones that can tell you exactly what an object is just by pointing the camera at it.

Moodstock's work is going to be discontinued as the acquisition is purely for the talent in the company to come aboard Google's research offices in Paris.

Google wants the work that comes from the startup to feed directly into their own apps.

It's likely this could become a huge part of the Google Photos app, which could start deep recognition of what's in your photos and really define and refine image searches.

Kevin Kelly, 

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