Computer vision – artificial intelligence field that lets computers “see” and process images like humans do (and, in fact, often better than us), and then use those images to help run programs. Such a principle is the bedrock of futuristic technologies.
Belarusian startup AIMatter that was recently purchased by American corporation Google works in this very direction. AIMatter developed Fabby application for the processing of photo and video – neural network-based technology that allows for the real-time processing of streaming video on mobile devices. Fabby processes selfies of users, determines the background of photo and makes it possible to replace it with other background – static or animated image.
Fabby application took the first place in “best applications” ranking in 14 countries of the world.
AIMatter startup was founded in mid-2016. AIMatter owners are former Vice-President of Mail.ru Group Yuri Gurski and ex-head of business unit “Maps” of Mail.ru Yuriy Melnychek.
Transaction amount is not disclosed by the parties, but Yuri Gurski in his interview to Belarusian web-portal Tyt.by said that they are “deeply satisfied” with its conditions.
And considering the fact that application was already downloaded by more than 2 mln persons and it is going to move beyond at a quick rate, we may reach the conclusion that majority of its employees will be be working on for Google.