Monday, June 1, 2020

Opinion: Data is Holding Back AI

By Sultan Meghji, Founder & Managing Director at Virtova  I remember grumbling, “Good lord this is a waste of time,” in 1992 while I was working on an AI application for lip-reading. The grumble escaped...

VCs see fertile ground in agtech

Agriculture startups that have raised seed rounds, firms that employ robotics and big data tools, are blossoming into businesses sought after by later-stage investors. Investment in the agtech space is up sharply this year, driven...

Onfido raises $25M and brings background checking platform to the US

The rise of on-demand startups and other fast-growing businesses like online marketplaces has created a need for reliable ways to verify new hires and customers to make sure they are cut out for the task. Onfido, one of the group of startups building...

AI Trends Interviews Balazs Klemm of Almax Analytics

Yesterday, AI Trends covered the seed round funding of Almax Analytics. Earlier today, we caught up with their CEO, Balazs Klemm. AI Trends: Congratulations on your seed funding.  Can you tell us how much you have raised?  Balazs: We...

Startup aims to optimize algorithms for machine learning

Those who have gained some experience with machine learning, trying to digest the huge volumes of data that make it meaningful, quickly get to grappling with algorithms needed to optimize how the data is...

Verdigris takes $9M to power its AI energy consumption analytics b2b startup

We hear a lot about the Internet of Things on the consumer side. The oft trotted out example of the ‘smart’ refrigerator that tells consumers when they’ve run out of the milk, and so on. But more serious potential...

Elon Musk’s newest company Neuralink wants to boost the brain to keep up with...

Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk has a new company — yes, another one — focused on developing the capabilities of the brain through technological augmentation. Neuralink, the new venture, officially broke cover thanks to a Wall...

‘Autonomous tech’ will surge in 2016 — keep an eye on these 8 players

We’re about to see a surge in “autonomous devices” — devices that are aware of their environment, their state, and incoming data and that have the ability to learn and make decisions on their...

Two of Google’s top self-driving engineers left to create Nuro.ai

Add another self-driving startup to your long list of self-driving startups: Nuro.ai. Perhaps the most compelling feature of the company, which is still in semi-stealth mode, is that it was co-founded by two former top executives...

The AI Wars: Industry Titans Facebook, Google, IBM and Apple Leading the Pack In...

Facebook and Google are two of Silicon Valley’s leaders in artificial intelligence. They have both invested heavily in AI, hiring loads of top researchers to develop projects like the Facebook Messenger “smart” assistant M, or Google’s in-the-works...




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