Amazon: Use Cases For Newly Acquired Image Analysis Startup Orbeus Are Numerous

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Amazon acquired Orbeus, an AI based image recognition service, Bloomberg reports: Inc. acquired artificial-intelligence startup Orbeus Inc., according to a person familiar with the matter, part of a broader push by the world’s largest Internet retailer into smart software for its cloud-computing and connected-device businesses. (…)

Orbeus developed photo-recognition technology based on a powerful type of AI called neural networks and made this available as a consumer application, as well as a service for other companies and developers called ReKognition. It automatically categorized and identified the contents of photos. Orbeus’s app, PhotoTime, came out before Google launched its successful AI-based Photos app.

The use cases for this are numerous:

In a sense, it is only logical that Amazon makes acquisitions like that.

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