Google confirms its acquisition of data science community Kaggle

Google today said it is acquiring Kaggle, an online service that hosts data science and machine learning competitions...

There are a lot of reasons that Google, whose future increasingly depends on being the the leader in AI, would want to buy the site that hosts the largest community of data scientists in the world. So far, sources state that there are no major plans to change aspects of the community (including its name). Kaggle's CEO seems excited about new resources:

Making Google Cloud technology available to our community will allow us to offer access to powerful infrastructure, scalable training and deployment services and the ability to store and query large data sets.


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