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Sources: Apple is acquiring music recognition app Shazam

Update: this story has now been confirmed. As Spotify continues to inch towards a public listing, Apple is making a move of its own to step up its game in music services. Sources tell us that the comp

AWS ramps up in AI with new consultancy services and Rekognition features

Ahead of Amazon's big AWS division Re:invent conference next week, the company has announced two developments in the area of artificial intelligence. AWS is opening a machine learning lab, ML Solution

Google Lens will finally make its debut on Pixel phones later this year

Google first demoed Lens, its smart Google Assistant-connected image recognition app, at its I/O developer conference earlier this year. At the time, it was one of the highlights of the show, but like

Pinterest users can now pinch-to-zoom on photos in the app

Pinterest is adding a new feature today that allows users to pinch a photo to zoom in and out on various Pins, matching a feature that's available on a lot of other services. As the company becomes in

Salesforce AI helps brands track images on social media

Brands have long been able to search for company mentions on social media, but they’ve lacked the ability to search for pictures of their logos or products in an easy way. That’s where Sal

Amazon Rekognition can now recognize celebrities

Amazon Rekognition, Amazon's deep learning-powered image detection and recognition service, is getting a little bit smarter today. The service can now recognize thousands of celebrities across a numbe

How deep learning allowed computers to see

One of the biggest challenges of the 21st century is to make computers more similar to the human brain. We want them to speak, understand and solve problems -- and now we want them to see and recogniz

Google open sources image captioning model in TensorFlow

Pretty much 100 percent of my generation is obsessed with Instagram . Unfortunately, I left the platform (sorry all) back in 2015. Simple reason, I am way too indecisive about which photos to post an

Etsy buys Blackbird Technologies to bring AI to its search

It’s not just gigantic search engines that are looking to acquire tech and talent around emerging areas like speech recognition. Even design and craft marketplaces can use a little machine le

PepperPay’s robot photographer replaces cashiers

Machine vision technology will let any smartphone or tablet recognize objects so we don’t have to rely on humans or barcode scanners. TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon project PepperPay brings mac

Google buys French image recognition startup Moodstocks

Two weeks after Twitter acquired Magic Pony to advance its machine learning smarts for improving users’ experience of photos and videos on its platform, Google is following suit. Today, the mak

Why image recognition is about to transform business

From programs that help the visually impaired and safety features in cars that detect large animals to auto-organizing untagged photo collections and extracting business insights from socially shared

Image Recognition Invades Shopping As Curalate Raises $27.5M

Pinterest. Instagram. Tumblr. The future of the web is visual, but how does anyone make money on that? By understanding what's in the images people post and connecting them to where you can buy what y

New Google Research Project Can Auto-Caption Complex Images

Image recognition has come a long way over the last few years and maybe more so than anybody else, Google has brought some of those advances to end users. To see how far we’ve come, just try sea

Passage Replaces Your Passwords With Images

Passage, from the Edinburgh-based team behind Peekabu, replaces your passwords with images. So instead of typing in a password, you simply hold a previously registered image up to your screen —

Visual Search Company Slyce Buys Pounce For $5M To Build “Amazon Firefly” For The Rest Of Retail

Tel Aviv-based Pounce, a mobile shopping app that surfaces deals from retailers, as well as a way to shop print ads and catalogs from your smartphone, has been acquired by visual search company Slyce

Qualcomm Quietly Acquires AI-Based Image Recognition Startup Euvision

Another acquisition in the area of image recognition technology, and another exit for a European startup to a U.S. giant. Qualcomm has acquired Euvision Technologies, a specialist in image recognition

Dropbox Acqui-Hires KBVT’s Computer Vision Geniuses To Mine Its Photos

Dropbox doesn’t just want to store your photos. It wants to organize and make them more useful too. That’s why today it acqhired the two computer vision and machine learning professors who fou

Image Recognition Startup Slyce Raises $10.75M To Be The Amazon Flow For Everyone Else

Toronto-based startup Slyce has raised a new round of $10.75 million in funding, led by Beacon Securities, and including PI Financial, Salman Partners, Harrington Global and more. The company builds i

Backed By $10 Million, Flyby Messenger Is The First Consumer App To Use Image Recognition Tech From Google’s “Project Tango”

Flyby, a new messaging application that lets you share text and recorded videos attached to objects in the real world, is the first consumer-facing app to use the image recognition capabilities found
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