Facebook acquires AI shopping start-up GrokStyle - TechCentral
Facebook has bought an AI furniture shopping startup called GrokStyle, as the social network continues to broaden its technology with greater focus on artificial intelligence. The San Francisco-based company, which was founded in 2015, develops technology that allows consumers to take a photo of furniture and uses AI to identify similar products available online. Ikea is one of GrokStyle’s notable clients, who integrated the feature in their AR app.Our team and technology will live on, and we will continue using our AI to build great visual search experiences for retail. In a post on its website, GrokStyle said it had been an “exciting journey” for the startup and they were “looking forward to what is ahead”.