Google acquires AI vision app startup

Google acquires AI vision app startup

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Google (Mountain View, CA) has acquired artificial intelligence (AI) image processing startup AIMatter (Minsk, Belarus).
By Rich Pell

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AIMatter is the developer of a neural network-based AI platform and SDK to detect and process images quickly on mobile devices. The company is also the creator of a “designer selfie” app called “Fabby,” which is claimed to “automatically edit photos and videos like a professional designer.”

The app uses computer vision and AI technology to analyze photos and then intelligently touch up or apply styles and backgrounds to them. Many companies, including Google, are pursuing such technologies for applications ranging from virtual and augmented reality to autonomous driving to social applications and more.

For example, Google recently posted on its research blog about an experimental deep learning system that could be used to create professional-level photographs. And earlier this, the company announced Google Lens, a feature in Google Assistant and Google Photos that recognizes things seen through a phone’s camera or in existing photos and then provides additional information.

Early this year, AIMatter raised $2 million in a seed funding round led by Haxus Venture Fund, which focuses on AI startups. According to reports, AIMatter’s apps – Fabby and Fabby Look – have been downloaded 2 million times.

Terms of the Google deal were not disclosed.

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