THE M&A RUSH

AC­QUI­SI­TIONS: ALL IN FAVOUR, SAY AI

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Sunday Special -

Usual sus­pects:

FAMGA — Face­book, Ama­zon, Mi­crosoft, Google & Ap­ple — lead the race for ac­qui­si­tions

Tech ma­jors have ac­quired star­tups to boost in­ter­nal AI R&D. Ap­ple picked up fa­cial recog­ni­tion firm RealFace and voice as­sis­tant startup No­vau­ris, Google bought hu­man-com­puter in­ter­ac­tion firm Api.ai, and Mi­crosoft bought speech recog­ni­tion

& NLP startup Se­man­tic

Ma­chines

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