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Facebook's acquisition of Grok Style, a startup in visual search technology

via:博客园     time:2019/2/11 11:31:21     readed:117

February 11, Bloomberg reported that Facebook acquired GrokStyle, an AI startup, which developed a visual search technology that allows users to take pictures of real-world objects and use it to search for similar items online, similar to Ikea Place, an IKEA augmented reality application.

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A Facebook spokesman did not elaborate on how GrokStyle's team and technology would expand Facebook's AI efforts, but given the nature of the technology and other AI features Facebook has introduced for the market in the past, insiders speculate that Facebook is seeking to integrate visual search into sites such as craigslist, a classified ad.

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