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Google Cloud announced merger with Kaggle; offering free cloud services to startups



Google Cloud announced merger with Kaggle; offering free cloud services to startups

Search engine giant Google has announced that Kaggle will join Google Cloud in coming days. With a user base of more than 80,000 data scientists, Kaggle is a platform for data experts to analyze the latest updates in machine learning and data analytics. The website allows companies to showcase their data for predictive modelling and analytics. Fei-Fei Li (Chief Scientist, Google Cloud) said, “With Kaggle joining the Google Cloud team, we can accelerate this mission.”


Founded in 2010, the website is home to the world’s largest community of data scientists and machine learning enthusiasts. Kaggle and Google Cloud will continue to support machine learning training and deployment services, while offering the community the ability to store and query large datasets

“We must lower the barriers of entry to AI and make it available to the largest community of developers, users and enterprises, so they can apply it to their own unique needs,” Li said.

The merger aims to foster a thriving community of machine learning developers and data scientists, giving them direct access to the most advanced cloud machine learning environment.

Free services

In a bid to foster its reputation, and to promote its platform, Google Cloud has offered free cloud services to 10 select media startups in Korea. Under its “Media Innovation Series” program for local media, the company is holding sessions on research, education, innovation and products.

The company is offering Spark Package which gives $20,000 credit for use in Google Cloud Platform and Firebase products.

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