ADAnd Microsoft’s biggest rivals in developing artificial-intelligence systems all have their own video data fire hoses, said Noah Goodman, a professor of natural and artificial intelligence at Stanford University. AD“For the other big AI players, they have some very large sources of consumer video data,” Goodman said. ADIf an acquisition goes through, it would create an opportunity for Microsoft to harvest video data from TikTok’s 100 million U.S. users to fuel its AI ambitions. At a basic level, data culled from TikTok’s videos could help understand what trends consumers think are cool and what brands are particularly hot. Given the Sept. 15 deadline, ByteDance needs to unload TikTok’s U.S. operations or risk losing the business altogether.
Source: Washington Post August 05, 2020 10:52 UTC