Saturday, March 23, 2019

GM taps 500 Startups to find early-stage investments

GM has made number of huge acquisitions and investments in the previous few years. It picked up self-driving company Cruise earlier this year and dropped $500 million into Lyft, Uber’s largest competitor. GM acknowledges that...

Will.i.am’s Back With a New AI That Lives on Your Wrist—Or in Your Clothes

WILL.I.AM SOUNDS congested and subdued, his batteries running low after a high-octane appearance onThe Ellen Show earlier that day. He’s longing for 2025, when an artificial intelligence will be able to tell him to take it easy. “Will, you...

AI app ReplyBuy focuses on sports and entertainment market

Whether you’re a high school student or an NFL team owner, everybody texts. ReplyBuy, a finalist in the 1st and Future competition, wants to use the text message to get you tickets for sporting events. 1st and...

Start-up Nextail raises $1.6M to help retailers optimize inventory

Nextail, a Spanish startup that has developed technology to help retailers better manage inventory levels and, ultimately, sell at higher margins, has closed $1.6 million in new funding. The round was led by Nauta...

NVIDIA Creates Program for Deep Learning AI Startups

NVIDIA unveiled a comprehensive global program to support the innovation and growth of startups that are driving new breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and data science. The NVIDIA Inception Program provides unique tools, resources and...

Startups need data to compete with enterprises in AI and machine learning

When I woke up this morning, I asked my assistant a simple question: “Siri, is it going to rain today?” Siri understood my intent, pulled the local weather data via an API and answered me in less...

GoButler pivots to fully-automated service, starting with flight search and discovery

Virtual assistant GoButler's latest app suggests that rumors of its demise may not be on the mark.  Flight search and discovery is interesting but I'm keen to be able to ask GoButler to pack...

Angel.ai, acqui-hired by Amazon

It looks like Google, which yesterday acquired API.ai, a company that helps developers build conversational interfaces, isn’t the only major tech company hoovering up chat bot talent. TechCrunch understands that Angel.ai (formerly known as GoButler) has, at least...

Several Google engineers have left secretive AI project to form start-up

Google has slowly been pulling back the curtain on homegrown silicon that could define the future of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Some key creators of that project — the Tensor Processing Unit, or TPU...

With EmoWatch your Apple Watch knows how you are feeling

Siri is good for a lot of things, but she generally doesn’t care much whether you sound your usual perky self. Launching today is EmoWatch, a new app for your iPhone and Apple Watch that will...






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