U.S-based crafts e-retailer Etsy has announced that Toronto will be the site for the company’s first international machine learning centre.
In a May 17th, 2018 media release, Etsy announced that it plans on open its Toronto site sometime during fall 2018.
“Etsy is dedicated to creating opportunities for creative entrepreneurs across Canada, and the addition of the Machine Learning Center of Excellence will deepen Etsy’s roots in Toronto’s robust tech community,” said Mike Fisher, Etsy CTO, in the same May 17th media release.
“We are excited to add more world-class talent from Canada to Etsy’s engineering team so that we can continue to make our marketplace the best destination for buying and selling unique and special goods.”
According to Etsy, Canada represents one of the company’s largest international markets, with “over two million items listed by Canadian sellers.”
Etsy currently has two other machine learning centres — one in Brooklyn and one in San Francisco.