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Universities and legacy industries are giving rise to the Midwest’s AI startups

Despite the promise synthetic intelligence holds to rework many aspects of American life, nearly all of synthetic intelligence corporations are nonetheless concentrated in conventional tech hubs. According to a Glassdoor analysis from November, 30 p.c of open jobs on the time that included the phrases “artificial intelligence, “AI” or “deep learning” within the job title […]

Google Duplex demo reveals fresh details about how the AI-powered calling service will work

AI Weekly: If Duplex is the long run, then Google Assistant, Alexa, and Cortana ought to begin working collectively

Last week, Google gave the world more information about Duplex, its experimental conversational AI that makes cellphone calls to schedule appointments or make restaurant reservations in your behalf. With preliminary trials anticipated to start within the coming weeks, the corporate shared further particulars about the way it will navigate communication between a Google Assistant person and […]

MIT’s PixelPlayer can isolate the sounds of instruments using AI

MIT’s PixelPlayer can isolate the sounds of devices utilizing AI

Equalizers are one strategy to pump up the bass in your favourite tunes, however researchers on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have a greater answer. Their system — PixelPlayer — makes use of synthetic intelligence to differentiate between and isolate the sounds of devices, and make them louder […]

Albert Technologies raises $18 million for AI platform that automates marketing campaigns

Albert Technologies raises $18 million for AI platform that automates advertising campaigns

In case you missed the memo, synthetic intelligence (AI) is now encroaching into nearly each side of our lives, from recruitment and cybersecurity to ecommerce and even reputation management. But creativity is among the final remaining vestiges of human endeavor that’s secure from the bony claws of algorithmic automation… for a way lengthy, although, is […]

Baidu and China Mobile partner on AI and 5G, focusing on self-driving cars

Baidu companions with Intel’s Mobileye to reinforce Apollo self-driving platform

Chinese tech behemoth Baidu is ramping up manufacturing of its self-driving automotive platform. Today on the 2018 Baidu Create developer convention in Beijing, the corporate introduced it’s partnering with Intel to combine and deploy Israeli developer Mobileye’s expertise into Project Apollo, Baidu’s autonomous car resolution. Specifically, Baidu stated that it’ll merge Mobileye’s Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS) mannequin into […]

Earlybird closes $204 million fund for ‘deep tech’ startups in Europe

Earlybird closes $204 million fund for ‘deep tech’ startups in Europe

European enterprise capital (VC) agency Earlybird has closed a recent €175 million ($204 million) fund targeted on early-stage “deep tech” startups throughout Europe. The fund, dubbed “Digital West,” was introduced again in 2016 with a goal of €150 million ($175 million), however greater than two years later it has lastly closed at round 17 % above its […]

ThetaRay raises $30 million to grow its AI-powered cybersecurity business

ThetaRay raises $30 million to develop its AI-powered cybersecurity enterprise

ThetaRay, a giant information analytics firm based mostly in Hod HaSharon, Israel, at present introduced that it raised greater than $30 million in a funding spherical led by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), GE, Bank Hapoalim, OurCrowd, SVB Investments, and others. That places its fundraising whole to this point at about $60 million. “In this era […]

Lyft adds bikes to its transportation services with Motivate acquisition

Lyft provides bikes to its transportation providers with Motivate acquisition

Lyft as we speak introduced it has acquired Motivate, one of many largest bike share firms within the United States. A portion of Motivate’s operations will change its title to Lyft Bikes. The monetary phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed, however is estimated to be worth $250 million. Motivate operates a few of the most recognizable […]

Automation Anywhere raises $250 million to make business processes self-running

Automation Anywhere raises $250 million to make enterprise processes self-running

Automation Anywhere (previously Tethys Solutions), a San Jose, California-based robotic course of automation (RPA) startup, as we speak introduced that it has raised $250 million in a funding spherical led by New Enterprise Associates and Goldman Sachs. “With this investment, we are poised to extend our leadership in the multibillion-dollar RPA market,” CFO Clyde Hosein […]