Sunday, July 10, 2016

Google has acquired Paris-based startup Moodstocks

Google has acquired Paris-based startup Moodstocks

The search engine giant, Google has acquired Moodstocks, a Paris-based startup that specializes in smartphone image recognition as part of its continued efforts to boost its own artificial intelligence (AI) research, development, and capabilities. With this acquisition, Moodstocks’ API and SDK will be discontinued soon. However, the terms of the deal were not disclosed. After this acquisition, the Moodstocks' team will also move over to Google's R&D center in Paris where they will continue to "build great image recognition tools within Google".

Moodstocks was co-founded by Denis Brule and Cedric Deltheil in 2008 with an aim to "give eyes to machines by turning cameras into smart sensors to be able to make sense of their surroundings". Known as the "Shazam for Images", the firm introduced its on-device image recognition technology in 2012 and has since been working on object recognition "using deep learning based approaches".

So let's discuss some questions related to this post :
1. Name the startup company which has acquired by the Google recently?
2. The startup company Moodstocks is belong to which country?

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