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Image recognition startup joins Google in France

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Google has continued its charge on the artificial intelligence market through purchasing French image recognition startup Moodstocks.

Twitter acquires machine learning start-up Magic Pony

Twitter has stepped up its efforts in the machine learning arena after announcing the acquisition of visual processing technology company Magic Pony.

Machine learning front and centre of R&D for Microsoft and Google

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Microsoft and Google have announced plans to expand their machine learning capabilities, through acquisition and new research offices respectively.

IBM launches weather predictor Deep Thunder for The Weather Company

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cloud storm rainIBM’s Weather Company has announced the launch of Deep Thunder to help companies predict the actual impact of various weather conditions.

Microsoft launches VC to drive inorganic growth

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Microsoft has announced the launch of Microsoft Ventures, a new capitalist venture arm to engage start-ups and entrepreneurs in areas which the business does not currently operate.

Intel continues IoT innovation through Itseez acquisition


Intel has continued its strides into the IoT market through the acquisition of Itseez, a computer vision and machine learning company.

Pfizer utilizes IBM Watson for Parkinson’s research

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IBM and Pfizer have announced a research collaboration with the intention of improving how clinicians deliver care to Parkinson’s patients.

Google plays catch-up with Cloud Machine Learning


Google has entered into the machine learning market with the alpha release of Cloud Machine Learning.

HPE launches ‘machine-learning-as-a-service’ on Microsoft Azure

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HPE has upgraded its Haven OnDemand proposition to deliver it as ‘machine learning as a service’ via Microsoft Azure.

Salesforce bolsters machine learning business with PredictionIO acquisition


Open source machine learning software vendor PredictionIO has announced it is to become part of Salesforce. The Palo Alto start up has stressed that the software will continue to be available under an open source Apache license.