artificial intelligence

Smart marketplaces bridge the implicit and complex

Marketplace businesses are intrinsically linked to the technologies that enable them. As enabling technologies have evolved, marketplaces have become able to facilitate increasingly complex exchanges
Amazon Pitches Facial Recognition to Monitor Immigrants

Amazon Pitches Facial Recognition to Monitor Immigrants

Amazon in June pitched its facial recognition technology as a tool for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
DARPA wants to build ‘contextual’ AI that understands the world

DARPA wants to build ‘contextual’ AI that understands the world

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is a pioneer in AI. At VB Summit 2018, Dr. Brian Pierce, director of its Innovation Office, spoke about ongoing efforts.
UberEats is using AI to recommend restaurants and menu items, optimize deliveries

UberEats is using AI to recommend restaurants and menu items, optimize deliveries

Machine learning is central to UberEats' day-to-day operations. It's used not only to predict the incremental value a restaurant can bring to the platform, but what dishes are likely to be popular. On
Intel: 43% of U.S. respondents don’t feel safe around self-driving cars

Intel: 43% of U.S. respondents don’t feel safe around self-driving cars

A study commissioned by Intel and conducted by PSB Research found that almost half of Americans don't feel safe around self-driving cars.
Baidu launches simultaneous language translation AI

Baidu launches simultaneous language translation AI

Baidu researchers have developed an AI system that's capable of simultanesouly translating between two languages with a high degree of accuracy.
ZipRecruiter’s Job Seeker Profiles uses AI to improve candidate matches

ZipRecruiter’s Job Seeker Profiles uses AI to improve candidate matches

ZipRecruiter's new feature uses AI to match job seekers with candidates -- and to prod them to supply info that might improve matching accuracy.
Ople raises $8 million for automated AI model design

Ople raises $8 million for automated AI model design

Ople, an AI software solution startup based in San Francisco, announced at VB Summit 2018 that it's raised $8 million in a Series A funding round.

Customer service ‘behavioral pairing’ startup Afiniti quietly raised $130M at a $1.6B valuation

Artificial intelligence touches just about every aspect of the tech world these days, aiming to provide new ways of making old processes work better. Now, a startup that has built an AI platform that
Pandora exec: We were late to the game with our premium offering

Pandora exec: We were late to the game with our premium offering

Pandora director of data science Siddharth Patil said he believes his company was at least a year late in offering an on-demand music service.

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook to flag trust and humanity in major privacy speech

Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to endorse the idea of a “comprehensive federal privacy law” for the U.S. in a keynote speech tomorrow. He will also back Europe’s approach to data protection and
Bright Machines raises $179 million for factory automation with robots

Bright Machines raises $179 million for factory automation with robots

Bright Machines wants to make it easier to quickly manufacture hardware through the use of machine learning and robotics.

Bright Machines lands $179M to bring smarter robotics to manufacturing

Robotics has had a role in manufacturing since the 1970s, but even today they are aren’t often driven by the latest software. Bright Machines, a San Francisco startup wants to change that and it got a
People.ai raises $30 million for AI sales analysis

People.ai raises $30 million for AI sales analysis

People.ai, a San Francisco-based AI platform for enterprise revenue, announced a $30 million funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz.
EyeSight raises $15 million for AI-powered in-car monitoring

EyeSight raises $15 million for AI-powered in-car monitoring

EyeSight, a Tel Aviv startup specializing in computer vision systems, announced a $15 million round to bring its in-car monitoring tech to mass market.
Scientists used AI to explore the results of the Implicit Association Test

Scientists used AI to explore the results of the Implicit Association Test

Artificial intelligence may not be human, but that doesn’t make it exempt from the kind of bias almost every person displays. That’s because we’ve been…
Nvidia partners with Scripps to investigate the role of AI in genomics processing and analysis

Nvidia partners with Scripps to investigate the role of AI in genomics processing and analysis

Nvidia is partnering with the nonprofit Scripps Research Translational Institute to investigate potential applications of AI in genomics.
Why China Can Do AI More Quickly and Effectively Than the US

Why China Can Do AI More Quickly and Effectively Than the US

The US may be leading the discoveries in AI—but Chinese entrepreneurs are better at implementing them.
The Case for Giving Robots an Identity

The Case for Giving Robots an Identity

What AI might be missing is a history. Do robots need to know who they are and where they come from?
The AI Cold War With China That Could Doom Us All

The AI Cold War With China That Could Doom Us All

Artificial intelligence could be the ultimate authoritarian tool. But one thing's for sure: Charging into an AI arms race against China is a huge mistake.