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American start-up opens R&D office in Moscow
22 Oct '19
A U.S. computer vision start-up called Occipital is launching an R&D office in Moscow. To make it possible, it has absorbed the team of GeoCV, a start-up with Russian roots, EWDN reported.
“By joining the teams we will enable new computer vision applications, which bring value to consumers and businesses,” said Gleb Krivovyaz, GeoCV co-founder and CTO.
“Teaching devices to see and understand the world in 3D is a fundamental element for the next era of computing [of which] we’re just scratching the surface,” he added.
According to the U.S. company, it is not acquiring GeoCV as a company and does not intend to support its products. The ex-GeoCV team will instead “be focused on advancing existing Occipital product lines.”
Attracting the GeoCV team is not enough for Occipital: the American company is also “aggressively recruiting for additional computer vision, 3D visualization and software engineering talent to grow the Moscow team further.”
GeoCV was founded in 2014 to apply 3D computer vision and machine learning to real estate visual marketing.