Facebook acquires AI startup that helps you shop

CNET | 2/8/2019 | Queenie Wong
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Facebook said Friday that it purchased a startup called GrokStyle, which uses artificial intelligence to help shoppers find furniture and home decor.

"We are excited to welcome GrokStyle to Facebook," Facebook spokeswoman Vanessa Chan said in a statement. "Their team and technology will contribute to our AI capabilities."

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Furniture retailer Ikea uses technology developed by GrokStyle in its mobile app. Users snap a picture of a piece of furniture and the app shows them similar products they can purchase online.

In a blog post, GrokStyle says it's "moving on as a team" but doesn't mention it was purchased by Facebook.

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