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gigaom.com - 7 readers, 549 Tweets - Twitter has acquired Madbits, a deep-learning-based computer vision startup founded by proteges of Facebook AI director Yann LeCun. It’s the latest in a spate of deep learning and computer vision acquisitions that also includes Google, Yahoo, Dropbox and Pinterest.
gigaom.com - 3 readers, 1 Tweets - There has been a spate of acquisitions lately targeting companies and founders with expertise in using machine learning to analyze images and text. Although buyers such as Pinterest and Yahoo are usually pretty quiet about their plans, the writing on the wall is clear.