artificial intelligence

Former Stitch Fix COO Julie Bornstein is rewriting the e-commerce playbook

Backed by Forerunner Ventures, NEA and True Ventures, The Yes is an AI-powered shopping platform.
Signal AI raises $25 million to automate reputation management and monitoring

Signal AI raises $25 million to automate reputation management and monitoring

Signal AI (formerly Signal Media), a startup leveraging AI to automate business intelligence and media monitoring tasks, has raised over $25 million.
Amazon joins Facebook and Microsoft to fight deepfakes

Amazon joins Facebook and Microsoft to fight deepfakes

Deepfakes have come across as serious problems this year and big companies are now paying attention. Amazon announced today it’s joining the DeepFake Detection challenge (DFDC) driven by major

Magento begins to integrate more deeply into the Adobe stack

When Adobe acquired Magento, the e-commerce platform aimed at SMBs, last May for $1.68 billion, you knew it would only be a matter of time before the company would begin integrating its new purchase

Signal AI taps $25M for public data-based market intelligence that spots trends and risks

Media monitoring — where news sources and other public information outlets are scanned regularly for mentions of specific organizations — is a well established service used by companies for market
Aurora Insight emerges from stealth with $18M and a new take on measuring wireless spectrum

Aurora Insight emerges from stealth with $18M and a new take on measuring wireless spectrum

Aurora Insight, a startup that provides a “dynamic” global map of wireless connectivity that it built and monitors in real time using AI combined with data from sensors on satellites, vehicles,

It’s Not HAL, But It Sure Does Boost Revenue: Eye on A.I.

The focus on research breakthroughs can distract from the progress businesses are making using simple machine learning methods to increase revenues.

It’s Not HAL, But It Sure Does Boost Revenue: Eye on A.I.

The focus on research breakthroughs can distract from the progress businesses are making using simple machine learning methods to increase revenues.
Would You Like Fries With That? McDonald’s Already Knows the Answer

Would You Like Fries With That? McDonald’s Already Knows the Answer

The fast-food chain is turning to artificial intelligence and machine learning in the hopes of predicting what customers want before they decide.

DeepMind transfers cube-stacking skills from simulation to physical robot

Researchers at Google parent company Alphabet's DeepMind describe a novel approach to training AI-driven cube-stacking robots.
Would You Like Fries With That? McDonald’s Already Knows the Answer

Would You Like Fries With That? McDonald’s Already Knows the Answer

The fast-food chain is turning to artificial intelligence and machine learning in the hopes of predicting what customers want before they decide.

Google has used contract swaps to get bulk access terms to NHS patient data

New Scientist has obtained a legal agreement between Google’s health division and the UK National Health Service (NHS) that includes provision to pass five years’ worth of patient data in bulk as part
Databricks raises $400 million at a $6.2 billion valuation

Databricks raises $400 million at a $6.2 billion valuation

Big data analytics and machine learning solutions provider Databricks has raised $400 million at a $6.2 billion valuation.
Google proposes new metrics for evaluating AI-generated audio and video quality

Google proposes new metrics for evaluating AI-generated audio and video quality

Google researchers propose two new metrics -- Fréchet Audio Distance and Fréchet Video Distance -- to evaluate the quality of AI-generated audio and video.
Google’s Coral AI edge hardware launches out of beta

Google’s Coral AI edge hardware launches out of beta

Google announced that its Coral development hardware, which launched in beta in March 2019, is now generally available in more markets.
Why a robot that can ‘solve’ Rubik’s Cube one-handed has the AI community at war

Why a robot that can ‘solve’ Rubik’s Cube one-handed has the AI community at war

OpenAI, a non-profit co-founded by Elon Musk, recently unveiled its newest trick: A robot hand that can ‘solve’ Rubik’s Cube. Whether this is a feat of science or mere prestidigitation is a matter of
Craft Worldwide’s CTO Helped Coke and Harry Potter Innovate

Craft Worldwide’s CTO Helped Coke and Harry Potter Innovate

As a 14-year-old, Jason Snyder created his first commercial software--a system he described as a "party line for computer nerds in the '80s." "I was lucky enough to be born at the right time for the
Something in the Way We Move

Something in the Way We Move

We may each have a movement “signature” that, like our face or fingerprints, is unique to us.
Axon adds license plate recognition to police dash cams, but heeds ethics board’s concerns

Axon adds license plate recognition to police dash cams, but heeds ethics board’s concerns

Law enforcement tech outfitter Axon has announced that it will include automated license plate recognition in its next generation of dash cams. But its independent ethics board has simultaneously
Fabric nabs $110 million to expand its automated micro-fulfillment centers

Fabric nabs $110 million to expand its automated micro-fulfillment centers

Fabric (formerly CommonSense Robotics) has raised $110 million in venture capital to launch automated micro-fulfillment centers in the U.S.