Sunday, July 24, 2011

Google acquires PittPatt

Original Article: http://computervisioncentral.com/content/google-acquires-pittpatt01724

Computer vision startup Pittsburgh Pattern Recognition, known as PittPatt, has replaced its web page with an announcement that it has been acquired by Google. The amount is not disclosed. According to PittPatt's statement, it "will continue to tap the potential of computer vision in applications that range from simple photo organization to complex video and mobile applications." PittPatt's showcase application is face detection and recognition. PittPatt is a Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU) spin-off.

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The announcement:

Joining Google is the next thrilling step in a journey that began with research at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute in the 1990s and continued with the launching of Pittsburgh Pattern Recognition (PittPatt) in 2004. We've worked hard to advance the research and technology in many important ways and have seen our technology come to life in some very interesting products. At Google, computer vision technology is already at the core of many existing products (such as Image Search, YouTube, Picasa, and Goggles), so it's a natural fit to join Google and bring the benefits of our research and technology to a wider audience. We will continue to tap the potential of computer vision in applications that range from simple photo organization to complex video and mobile applications.

We look forward to joining the team at Google!

The team at Pittsburgh Pattern Recognition

Original Article: http://computervisioncentral.com/content/google-acquires-pittpatt01724

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