Google has acquired Moodstocks

Google has acquired Moodstocks

Today, Google has acquired Moodstocks. It’s a startup based out of Paris that develops smartphone technology for image recognition.

So far, terms and the deal amount was not disclosed by either company.

There’s a lot more to be done to improve machine vision,” Google France tech site lead Vincent Simonet said in a blog post.

“That’s where Moodstocks comes in.”

The Moodstocks team will join a Google research and development center in Paris, according to Simonet.

 

Google has acquired Moodstocks

The Moodstocks team will join a Google research and development center in Paris, according to Simonet.

Here are few words from their official blog post.

“Today, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve reached an agreement to join forces with Google in order to deploy our work at scale. We expect the acquisition to be completed in the next few weeks.”

“This also means that we will be discontinuing our image recognition services soon. But we look forward to bringing you even better tools as part of Google.”

Google has acquired Moodstocks just after the announcement by Twitter acquisition Magic Pony. Twitter acquired Magic Pony to advance its machine learning smarts in image recognition.

Like Magic Pony, Moodstocks uses machine learning algorithms to help Google’s searches “learn” more about how to find images that are similar and/or related to verbal search terms.

Also, on smartphones, this is more essential. The challenges include the fact that users are less inclined to enter text. And may be using their own (poor quality) images to find similar ones.