Lobe Acquired for AI Tools

Lobe, a nascent artificial intelligence (AI) company, was acquired by Microsoft in Sept. 2018. Lobe specializes in AI tools that simplify working with normally complex deep learning processes, allowing certain types of AI models to be built without writing code. The tools can be fed images to train models to recognize certain characteristics for future predictions. For example, images of hand gestures, plants, and audio waves can be used to create models that interpret sign language, recognize plant species, and detect musical instruments, respectively.

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