Twitter buys Whetlab to fast track machine learning efforts

June 18, 2015

Google and Yahoo have also endeavored to harness deep learning to enhance their services. Futurist and AI expert Ray Kurzweil joined Google in 2013 after Larry Page convinced him to explore concepts in his book How To Create A Mind.

Twitter has just scooped up machine learning start-up Whetlab. Potential applications include object recognition in images and speech processing.

Facebook opened a new AI research lab in Paris tackling long term research projects in image recognition, natural language processing, speech recognition and the kinds of physical and logical infrastructure required to run these systems.

Yann LeCun is head of Facebook AI Research. […]

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