This is a big news in the Data Science community. In the past years, Google has teamed up with Kaggle to do machine learning competition around classifying YouTube videos.
With the acquisition, Google and Kaggle can work together to enhance the Google Cloud’s position in the world of Data Science, AI and Machine Learning.
My guess is that they eventually will have Google ML Engine to be the place to do the Kaggle Kernels – a place to explore data science results and share your own work.
Here is the announcement email from Kaggle:
Kaggle is thrilled to announce that we’re joining Google Cloud!
The Kaggle team will remain together, and we’ll continue Kaggle as a distinct brand within Google Cloud. We will continue to grow our competitions and open data platforms, and we’ll remain open to all data scientists, companies, techniques and technologies.
Making Google Cloud technology available to our community will allow us to offer access to powerful infrastructure, scalable training and deployment services, and the ability to store and query large data sets. Read more about what this means in this note from our CEO Anthony Goldbloom.
The Kaggle community has made huge contributions to the larger field of data science and machine learning. We’re excited for what we’ll be able to achieve together in this exciting next chapter!