Friday, December 5, 2014

Deep learning startup raises 8M$ round A

Fresh news from my colleague Chris Debois. Richard Socher's new startup MetaMind just announced 8M$ for forming a deep learning based solution company. So far they have two functionalities: identifying objects in images and classifying text.

Readers of my blog may recall that a year ago I have already written about etcml, the project which is now the basis of this new startup.

A related company is Alchemy which provides an API for performing similar tasks. The same with Clarifai.

Other related companies are Superfish, which finds similar photos of pets, decor and clothing, as well as Cortica who identifies objects in images. The difference is that MetaMind provides tools for developers and not an end application.

By the way, in GraphLab we also provide deep learning functionality.

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