The biggest AI and machine learning acquisitions 2017
As the biggest tech companies in the world engage in a worldwide AI talent grab, the pace of startup acquisition in the areas of machine learning and AI remains high, following a bumper 2016.
A total of 34 artificial intelligence startups were acquired in the first quarter of 2017, more than twice the amount of activity in the same quarter last year, according to the research firm CB Insights.
So here are the biggest AI startup acquisitions of the year so far, from Google to Spotify.
2017 has already seen some interesting tech acquisitions
Google Cloud Next 2017 was five times larger than last year's event, with 10,000 attendees
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