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Twitter quietly buying artificial intelligence sta
Published:1/20/2015 10:03:35 PMViews: 721
According to the latest news of foreign science and technology media was informed that, Twitter has just bought a company called "Madbits" deep learning technology start-ups. It is reported, Madbits is composed of Facebook Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, New York University professor and director of deep learning a pioneer in the field of Yang Le Kang (Yann LeCun) two favourite pupil of the joint venture.
In the company's Web site, Madbits, in an article published Monday in detail the main techniques used by the company, but also contains the main scope of business on your own and agreed to accept the offer of the motives behind Twitter.
The company wrote on the official website: "in the past one year, we developed an automatic understanding, organization and extraction of cutting-edge media related information of the virtual intelligent technology. It should be said, that is a very complex technical challenges in understanding the real meaning of a picture, and we are the statistical machine learning based on '' (statistical machine learning, is on the computer based on the data to build statistical model and the forecast and Analysis on the data model of the subject) theory to modeling for this technology the. Moreover, we have created a prototype version of this technology, and the approximately ten different applications were tested. Because if Twitter wanted to launch such as image search, according to the image content to improve search ranking, or through a better understanding of the users to post pictures to increase trend of their cognitive abilities of words, Twitter obviously need to hire more in this respect a person with breadth of vision to help improve their service level.
And before this, including Yahoo!, Dropbox and Pinterest in fact also launched a few up the motive of merger based on. Be honest, deep learning a technique belongs to the research field of artificial intelligence, although the technology has appeared in many years ago, but only until recent years, ushered in a development. Be honest, deep learning a technique belongs to the research field of artificial intelligence, although the technology has appeared in many years ago, but only until recent years, ushered in a development.
Moreover, this field of many successful studies have been Google (such as micro-blog), Facebook, Microsoft and Baidu these Internet giant incurred under. So far, Twitter and Madbits both sides still have not been announced more details of the acquisition.
So far, Twitter and Madbits both sides still have not been announced more details of the acquisition. But to be sure, Twitter acquired Madbits's cash expenditure must be a hefty amount, because the depth of learning technology is a popular research areas at present, and excellent technical personnel in this field is less and less.
In this regard, Peter director of Research Department of Microsoft Li (Peter Lee) was in American media "business week" (Businessweek) interview, said: "last year, a top global depth study of experts in the field of compensation about equivalent to USA Football League (National Football League, NFL) an all-star quarterback salary. And earlier this year, Google was the $400000000 purchase of a company called DeepMind artificial intelligence enterprise."
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