artificial intelligence

Minute.ly raises $8 million to pick out video highlights with AI

Minute.ly raises $8 million to pick out video highlights with AI

Minute.ly, a Tel Aviv- and New York-based startup developing AI-powered video enhancement tools, has raised $8 million in venture capital.

Airbud raises $4 million to add a voice interface to your website

Amazon’s Alexa ushered in a new dawn of user interfaces, bringing voice into the mix as a viable option. Dozens of companies have sprouted because of this, not least of which being Airbud.io. Airbud

Waymo and DeepMind mimic evolution to develop a new, better way to train self-driving AI

Alphabet’s autonomous driving and robotaxi company Waymo does a lot of training in order to refine and improve the artificial intelligence that powers its self-driving software. Recently, it teamed up
DeepMind and Waymo collaborate to improve AI accuracy and speed up model training

DeepMind and Waymo collaborate to improve AI accuracy and speed up model training

Waymo and DeepMind say they're collaborating to develop better-performing AI models for driverless cars -- that require less training time.

Standard Cognition lands $35M at $535M valuation to battle Amazon Go

European venture capital fund EQT Ventures leads the round for Standard Cognition.
Meet the autonomous security robot that will soon patrol your offices — Strictly Robots

Meet the autonomous security robot that will soon patrol your offices — Strictly Robots

Silicon Valley-based Cobalt Robotics created robots that can monitor offices, warehouses, and factory floors.
Researchers propose ways to measure and encourage energy-efficient AI

Researchers propose ways to measure and encourage energy-efficient AI

In a new paper, researchers propose metrics and techniques to promote the development of energy-efficient machine learning models.

CrunchMatch simplifies networking at TC Sessions: Enterprise 2019

Get ready to experience world-class networking TechCrunch-style at TC Sessions: Enterprise 2019. On September 5, more than 1,000 of the top enterprise software minds and makers, movers and shakers

Google says it doubled Pixel sales year-over-year

It looks like the mid-range Pixel 3a is the hit Google surely hoped it would be. Alphabet reported some pretty good earnings today, but the company’s report tends to be pretty generic, given that it

Bias in AI: A problem recognized but still unresolved

Tackling bias in AI requires individuals, organizations and government bodies to take a serious look at the roots of the problem.

Google Cloud’s run rate is now over $8B

It’s been a while since Google last shared any fundamental financial data about its cloud business. In today’s earnings call, though, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who recently installed former Oracle
Here’s what you need to know about IBM’s new open-source Data Asset Exchange for AI

Here’s what you need to know about IBM’s new open-source Data Asset Exchange for AI

IBM’s Center for Open-Source Data and AI Technologies (CODAIT) recently unveiled a pair of carefully curated databases designed to provide machine learning developers models and datasets for AI
Walmart marries AI and human intelligence for in-home grocery delivery

Walmart marries AI and human intelligence for in-home grocery delivery

Walmart understands that their customers don’t want to go to the grocery store, they just want to feed their families, with a lot less stress and headache.
Deepfake-hunting A.I. could help strike back against the threat of fake news

Deepfake-hunting A.I. could help strike back against the threat of fake news

Deepfakes offer a terrifying glimpse at the future of fake news. At UC Riverside, researchers have developed an algorithm to spot these manipulated images with a high degree of accuracy.
Why SoftBank’s Second $108 Billion Vision Fund Matters to Travel

Why SoftBank’s Second $108 Billion Vision Fund Matters to Travel

With a second Vision Fund, Japan has emerged as the dominant driver of key technologies, many of which apply to travel and tourism. While the first staked ridehailing and the future of work
Researchers improve robot-assisted surgery with AI

Researchers improve robot-assisted surgery with AI

In a new research paper, researchers propose a method of quickly training a surgical gesture-recognition algorithm with limited data.
How Visionary Tech Can Help Prevent Climate Change

How Visionary Tech Can Help Prevent Climate Change

Mobile apps and AI might just save mankind.

Funding for Artificial Intelligence Startups Reaches Record High in 2019

Investors gave $7.4 billion to AI-related startups this quarter.
How Visionary Tech Can Help Prevent Climate Change

How Visionary Tech Can Help Prevent Climate Change

Mobile apps and AI might just save mankind.

Siri recordings ‘regularly’ sent to Apple contractors for analysis, claims whistleblower

Apple has joined the dubious company of Google and Amazon in secretly sharing audio recordings of its users with contractors, confirming the practice to The Guardian after a whistleblower brought it
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