Yahoo Acquires Startup LookFlow To Work On Flickr And ‘Deep Learning’

LookFlow, a startup that describes itself as “an entirely new way to explore images you love,” just announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo and will be joining the Flickr team[1,2,3]. The company is cofounded by Bobby Jaros and Simon Osindero. Their company was utilizing deep learning techniques for image recognition problems[1,2].

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UoT’s Deep Learning group’s startup acqui-hired by Google

Google acquired the new startup, DNNResearch, established by Geoffrey Hinton and his two graduate students Ilya Sutskever and Alex Krishevsky. The same team won the Imagenet Challenge in 2012. Hinton and his team is going to focus on improving the Deep Learning applications already being used by Google.

As part of his new job, G. […]