15 July 2017
There are tons of startups rising from India and there is an interesting success story here. A relatively new startup from India named Halli Labs that solves ‘old problems’ utilizing artificial intelligence. The news came in favor of the Indian startup when it shared on its official blog that they have been acquired by the tech giant Google and would be joining its ‘Next Billion User’ team.
Halli Labs shared a statement on their Medium blog:
“Today, we are thrilled to share the news that the Halli Labs team is joining Google. As we wrote in our introductory blog post, Halli Labs was founded with the goal of applying modern AI and ML techniques to old problems and domains — in order to help technology enable people to do whatever it is that they want to do, easier and better.
Well, what better place than Google to help us achieve this goal. We will be joining Google’s Next Billion Users team to help get more technology and information into more people’s hands around the world. We couldn’t be more excited!”
Caesar Sengupta from Google confirmed the acquisition on his Twitter profile saying:
“Welcome @Pankaj and the team at @halli_labs to Google, Looking forward to building some cool stuff together.”
Though there is little that we know about what the company would be building together along with Google though as the company mentions that Halli refers to a village in Kannada so we could assume that by the term solving ‘old problems’ could point towards concerns like fresh water, sanitation and other basic needs of our lives, with the help of artificial and machine learning technologies.
The company is applying ML techniques to solving old problems with the help of latest technology to empower humans in letting them do whatever they look forward to in a much better fashion that before.
The upcoming Billion Users initiatives focus on products like YouTube Go, Android Go, Google Station and more.