Sydney’s SafetyCulture raises $46 million, with Australian VC investments on track for record year

Index Ventures raises $1.65 billion for two new funds

Venture capital (VC) agency Index Ventures has announced a whopping $1.65 billion in funds because it targets world startups at numerous phases. The cash is break up throughout two pots — $650 million for the agency’s ninth enterprise fund (geared toward earlier stage startups), and $1 billion for its fourth progress fund (geared towards “scale […]

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 […]

Apple releases Siri Shortcuts beta for iOS 12 developers

Apple releases Siri Shortcuts beta for iOS 12 builders

Siri Shortcuts, one in every of iOS 12’s tentpole options, is now obtainable to pick out third-party builders for testing functions. The function will allow builders to create Siri voice triggers for particular options of their apps, increasing Apple’s digital private assistant’s capabilities past their present limitations. As we famous shortly after the function was […]

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 […]

RPG Maker MV is coming to the Switch, PS4, and Xbox One

RPG Maker MV is coming to the Switch, PS4, and Xbox One

NIS America introduced at this time that RPG Maker MV is popping out for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation four, and Xbox One in 2019. The RPG Maker collection provides customers the instruments to, as you might need guessed, make their very own role-playing video games within the fashion of Japanese classics like Final Fantasy and Dragon […]

SnatchBot Q&A: How does a dedicated chatbot vendor keep up in a fast-growing market?

SnatchBot Q&A: How does a devoted chatbot vendor sustain in a fast-growing market?

Presented by SnatchBot SnatchBot is an organization experiencing speedy development. With over 18,000 builders utilizing its chatbot platform one 12 months from launch, it has enormous potential in some of the talked about areas of customer support, productiveness, and consumer interplay. Recently including LINE integration to assist SnatchBot’s cloud-based bot design, analytics and publishing platform […]

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 […]

OpenStreetMap now lets you edit maps with Microsoft’s Bing Streetside imagery

OpenStreetMap now allows you to edit maps with Microsoft’s Bing Streetside imagery

OpenStreetMap (OSM), the crowdsourced mapping mission that lets anybody replace and edit on-line maps, has introduced that it now helps Bing Streetside imagery in its on-line iD editor. This represents a notable improvement for OSM, which is likely one of the web’s main on-line mapping platforms, alongside Google Maps, TomTom, and Here. For context, OSM […]