Microsoft has acquired Montreal deep learning startup Maluuba.
It’s likely the biggest startup acquisition news this city has seen since early 2015 when Microsoft bought Groove, an app that curates music. The sale is another clear signal pointing to how Montreal has established itself as a hotbed for artificial intelligence (AI) research.
Maluuba cofounders Sam Pasupalak and Kaheer Suleman and the rest of their team joins Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence and Research organization. Yoshua Bengio, one of the world’s foremost experts in deep learning and head of Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms, will advise Microsoft.
More at the source: http://www.montrealintechnology.com/microsoft-acquires-maluuba/
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