Figure Eight, previously known as CrowdFlower, is set to be acquired by Appen for a total of up to $300m, providing exits to corporates Salesforce and Microsoft.

Figure Eight, a US-based artificial intelligence (AI) technology developer backed by software producers Microsoft and Salesforce, yesterday agreed to an acquisition by machine learning datasets provider Appen for $300m. Appen will pay $175m upfront and up to $125m in an additional payment next year, contingent on its 2019 performance. Founded in 2007, Figure Eight has…

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