09 March 2017, India:
Google today announced that it has acquired Kaggle, a group that hosts both data science and machine learning competitions, as well as a job board with listings for analysts, programmers.
Founded in 2010, Kaggle is home to the world’s largest community of data scientists and machine learning enthusiasts. More than 800,000 data experts use Kaggle to explore, analyze and understand the latest updates in machine learning and data analytics. Kaggle is the best place to search and analyze public datasets, build machine learning models and grow your data science expertise.
Kaggle will be joining Google Cloud. Emphasizing the importance of democratizing AI, Fei-Fei Li, Chief Scientist, Google Cloud AI and Machine Learning, said, “ We must lower the barriers of entry to AI and make it available to the largest community of developers, users and enterprises, so they can apply it to their own unique needs. With Kaggle joining the Google Cloud team, we can accelerate this mission.”
Kaggle and Google Cloud will continue to support machine learning training and deployment services, while offering the community the ability to store and query large datasets. Kaggle and Google Cloud aims to foster a thriving community of machine learning developers and data scientists, giving them direct access to the most advanced cloud machine learning environment.