- Yahoo (YHOO -2.2%) has acquired LookFlow, developer of artificial intelligence algorithms that analyze and automatically group images. LookFlow says its technology will be applied to Flickr, and that its team will help Yahoo "build a new deep learning group" within the company.
- Facebook and Google have also shown an interest in using deep learning to help organize content, and decide what material should be shown to users.
- Yahoo's acquisition comes two months after it bought IQ Engines, a developer of online photo APIs that detect faces enable interaction with product/brand images. IQ Engines' products are also being integrated with Flickr.
Yahoo buys another image recognition startup for Flickr
Oct 23 2013, 14:36 ET