Google Acquires Kaggle

At the Cloud Next conference in San Francisco, Google announced that it has acquired Kaggle, a remarkably large online community for data science competition services. The services permit data scientists to hold as well as participate in competitions, explore datasets, and more.
 
Google, in its official blog, states,
 
“Today, I’m excited to announce that Kaggle will be joining Google Cloud. 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.”
 
 
Image Source: blog.kaggle.com
 
On the other hand, in official blog, Kaggle states,
 
“The Kaggle team will remain together and will continue Kaggle as a distinct brand within Google Cloud. We will continue to grow our competitions and open data platforms, and we will remain open to all data scientists, companies, techniques and technologies. Kaggle Kernels will continue to support a diverse ecosystem of machine learning libraries and packages supported by Google as well as those outside of Google’s toolkit.”
 
With this aquisition, Google has established its brand more efficiently within the data science community. Google is continuously facing increasing competition as the AI space breaks into verticals, such as, autonomous driving and deep learning. This action would theoretically remove Google from the conversation as the best Al operations, which is known for watershedding AI moments.
 
Well, there is a lot to see in the future after seeing big brands like Google acquiring small AI organizattions that may provide the best minds of the industry. Buying Kaggle might help Google with recruiting the best talent that specializes in deep learning, which will definitely keep the company ahead of its competitors.
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