The biggest AI and machine learning acquisitions 2017

As the dust settles on a historic year of AI startup acquisitions in 2016, will the pace stay as high in 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.