Google buys machine vision startup focusing on'instant object recognition' It's a good time to be a machine learning startup. Two weeks after Twitter bought, has purchased . The acquisition was made for an unknown sum, and seems primarily a grab for talent. Moodstocks' engineers and researchers will move to Google's Paris R&D site, and the startup's primary commercial product -- an image recognition API for smartphones -- will be phased out. "Ever since we started Moodstocks, our Read More ... Tags: Computer systems Artificial intelligence Machine intelligence Machine learning Places: Americas North America United States Google today announced it has acquired French machine learning startup Moodstocks for an undisclosed sum.
We surveyed 835 executives in companies (average revenue of $20 billion and median of $2.8 billion) from 13 industries across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. North America Firms in the region spent most on AI in 2015: $80 million on average. Europe European firms are catching up: they plan to invest $80 million on average (26% more than North America) in 2016. Latin America Companies here achieved the biggest revenue gains and the highest cost reduction through AI, while investing less than other regions. Asia-Pacific Companies invested $55 million, on average, in AI in 2015.
President to pay his respects at 100th anniversary events and meet one-on-one with President Macron; Greg Palkot reports on the details of the trip. President Trump was right to tweet an outraged response Saturday to remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron after Macron said in a radio interview that France and Europe need an army to defend against America, Russia and China. By saying that "we have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America," Macron naively paints America as a potential enemy. In so doing, he ignores the hundreds of thousands of American lives sacrificed on French and European soil to save the free world during World War I and World War II. Landing in France Saturday to join leaders of other nations in ceremonies commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, President Trump tweeted: "President Macron of France has just suggested that Europe build its own military in order to protect itself from the U.S., China and Russia. Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of NATO, which the U.S. subsidizes greatly!" Macron could not have levied a greater insult at America and its veterans on this 100th anniversary of the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 to end World War I and, ironically, save Europe.
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Asia saw its hottest July ever Europe had its second-warmest July on record, with several parts of southern Europe reaching temperatures of above 40C (104F). Since then, Italy may have registered the hottest temperature ever recorded in Europe, with 48.8C (119.8F) reported in Sicily - although the reading needs to be verified North America had its sixth-hottest July on record. In late June, Canada recorded its highest-ever temperature, with Lytton in British Columbia reaching 46.6C (116F) July was also Australia's fourth warmest on record and New Zealand's sixth warmest Africa experienced its seventh-hottest July South America recorded its 10th-warmest July Europe had its second-warmest July on record, with several parts of southern Europe reaching temperatures of above 40C (104F). Since then, Italy may have registered the hottest temperature ever recorded in Europe, with 48.8C (119.8F) reported in Sicily - although the reading needs to be verified North America had its sixth-hottest July on record. In late June, Canada recorded its highest-ever temperature, with Lytton in British Columbia reaching 46.6C (116F) July was also Australia's fourth warmest on record and New Zealand's sixth warmest