artificial intelligence

72 hours left to save $150 on tickets to TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020

We’re counting the days (35 to be precise) until TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020 takes place on March 3 in Berkeley, Calif. But we’re also counting the days that you can save on the price of
U.S. Threats Prove Hollow for a Friend in Need of Huawei

U.S. Threats Prove Hollow for a Friend in Need of Huawei

The Trump administration has been clear about the problem it sees with the Chinese giant, less so on the solution.
Microsoft’s Project Tokyo helps visually impaired users ‘see’ with AI and AR

Microsoft’s Project Tokyo helps visually impaired users ‘see’ with AI and AR

Microsoft's Project Tokyo taps AI and a modified HoloLens to help visually impaired users interact with the people and world around them.
Directly raises $20 million to improve customer service with AI

Directly raises $20 million to improve customer service with AI

Customer service automation platform Directly has raised $20 million in strategic funding to improve interactions with AI.

ServiceNow acquires conversational AI startup Passage AI

ServiceNow announced this morning that it has acquired Passage AI, a startup that helps customers build chatbots in multiple languages, something that should come in handy as ServiceNow continues to
GM’s Super Cruise can now make lane changes automatically

GM’s Super Cruise can now make lane changes automatically

GM's Super Cruise is getting a major upgrade, with the ability to make lane changes automatically on compatible highways.
Oh Sure, Big Tech Wants Regulation—on Its Own Terms

Oh Sure, Big Tech Wants Regulation—on Its Own Terms

At Davos and beyond, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Co. are talking a big game about regulation, but in ways that protect their bottom line.

Pecan.ai launches with $11M Series A to automate machine learning

Pecan.ai, a startup that wants to help business analysts build machine learning models in an automated fashion, emerged from stealth today and announced an $11 million Series A. The round was led by
Roambee raises $15.2 million to track physical assets with AI

Roambee raises $15.2 million to track physical assets with AI

Roambee, whose platform taps internet of things devices and AI to track physical assets, has raised $15.2 million in venture capital.
ActiveCampaign raises $100 million to automate marketing campaigns with AI

ActiveCampaign raises $100 million to automate marketing campaigns with AI

ActiveCampaign, a startup developing a platform that automates marketing campaigns with AI, has raised $100 million in venture capital.
Miso Robotics unveils its next-gen robot kitchen assistant

Miso Robotics unveils its next-gen robot kitchen assistant

Pasadena, California-based Miso Robotics unveiled its next-generation kitchen robot -- ROAR -- which runs on a motorized rail.

Persona raises $17.5M for an identify verification platform that goes beyond user IDs and passwords

The proliferation of data breaches based on leaked passwords, and the rising tide of regulation that puts a hard stop on just how much user information can be collected, stored and used by companies
Persona raises $17.5 million to verify identities without humans in the loop

Persona raises $17.5 million to verify identities without humans in the loop

San Francisco-based Persona, whose identity verification solution doesn't require humans in the loop, has raised $17.5 million in venture capital.
In the Race for Cheap Airfare, It’s You vs. the Machine

In the Race for Cheap Airfare, It’s You vs. the Machine

Travel providers now use software to re-price their offerings, sometimes dozens of times a day, putting travelers at a big disadvantage.
Why the smartest AI is still dumber than a toddler — and how we can fix that

Why the smartest AI is still dumber than a toddler — and how we can fix that

Artificial intelligence is, undeniably, one of the most important inventions in the history of humankind. It belongs on a fantasy ‘Mt. Rushmore of technologies’ alongside electricity, steam engines,
Adweek’s Surreal Super Bowl Ad-Pitching Bot Highlights AI’s Strengths and Shortcomings

Adweek’s Surreal Super Bowl Ad-Pitching Bot Highlights AI’s Strengths and Shortcomings

As artificial intelligence becomes increasingly advanced, how many years out are we from machines being able to write mainstream commercials? It might seem like a fantastical notion or an academic
In the Race for Cheap Airfare, It’s You vs. the Machine

In the Race for Cheap Airfare, It’s You vs. the Machine

Travel providers now use software to re-price their offerings, sometimes dozens of times a day, putting travelers at a big disadvantage.

IBM uses AI to predict progress of Huntington's disease symptoms

IBM is using its AI-based health prediction skills to help tackle the challenge of Huntington's disease. The tech firm has teamed up with CHDI Foundation on an artificial intelligence model that can
Uber’s AI plays text-based games like a human

Uber’s AI plays text-based games like a human

Uber's AI research division has developed a system that can play text-based games with human-like self-sufficiency, besting prior work.

These Flea-Sized Robots Can Crawl Inside You—And Maybe Control Your Mind

The "robot worm" will be able to roam around the human body via our blood vessels and interact with the body’s nervous system.