Image Search Startup Madbits Acquired by Twitter

by Jennifer Slegg
Twitter has acquired Madbits, an image search deep learning startup based out of New York. Over this past year, we’ve built visual intelligence technology that automatically understands, organizes and extracts relevant information from raw media. Understanding the content of an image, whether or not there are tags associated with that image, is a complex challenge.Read the full article

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