Tuesday, May 21, 2019

How fabled research lab SRI invents the future, one startup at a time

Nick Triantos was on a mission to find a job where he could help build the next big thing. This ultimately drew him to SRI, where he currently serves as managing director of the...

Drive.ai uses AI to teach self-driving cars and to give them a voice

Startup Drive.ai is revealing its product and strategy for the first time, and the autonomous driving tech company is looking not only to create the best hardware and software to enable self-driving cars, but...

Emotech Raises $10M, will Build a Personality Adapting Robot Assistant

UK robotics startup and TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 Battlefield alum Emotech has closed more than $10 million in Series A funding to continue working on its prototype robot assistant. It’s building a personality adapting AI-powered robot called Olly. The team...

BrandYourself Raises $2M, Reputation Management Start-up

Reputation management startup BrandYourself has raised another $2 million. It’s been two years since the company raised $3.3 million in Series A funding. Since then, co-founder and CEO Patrick Ambron said BrandYourself has grown to an 80-person team, and...

StatMuse Picks Up $10M For Its AI-Based, Graphic Search Engine For Sports Statistics

The business of sport revolves around stats — from those who use them to improve performance, through to enthusiasts who look at them for fun, or for more financial ends. Now a startup that helps make it easier for...

A $21M Startup Battle Out of MIT Brews Over Next-Gen AI Chips

Here are the makings of an interesting tale. It involves two competing tech spinouts from MIT, and two rival CEOs who were co-authors on a key research paper. And now, each company has raised...

Mike Lynch backs Cambridge law-tech start-up Luminance

Could robots replace lawyers? Probably not, but Cambridge business big-shot Mike Lynch is backing a start-up which aims to harness the power of machine learning in the legal process. Autonomy founder Lynch has put an undisclosed...

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...

$9.5M raised by Notion for a better email experience

A startup aiming to offer a better email experience by prioritizing the messages that are most important to you, Notion, is today publicly launching its service, which is available as a mobile app for iPhone...

Apple is buying Turi for $200M

With artificial intelligence clearly the next big thing for the giants of tech, Apple is buying a Seattle machine learning startup. The company confirmed to Recode it is buying Turi, which earlier in life was known as both...






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