Thursday, August 6, 2020

Insurtechs Lead Insurance Industry Transformation with AI

By AI Trends Staff Technology-driven insurance businesses - insurtechs - are startups helping established insurers study how to gain an advantage by employing AI. Take the weather. It’s been unsettled recently, forming new patterns, reaching new...

Woebot is the World’s First Mental Health Chatbot

Working 24 hours a day, 365 days a year across more than 130 countries, Woebot is undoubtedly a busy therapeutic chatbot. The good news is that Woebot recently secured $8 million to gain access to mental...

Sick of Email? Slack Wants to Kill Your Inbox Clutter

Slack is a team messaging app that launched in 2013 and took off, now boasting 2.3 million daily active users. We caught up with company founder Stewart Butterfield at South by Southwest in Austin. Despite...

Investor rush to artificial intelligence is real deal

Silicon Valley loves a new fad. To judge by the spate of fundraising by start-ups in recent weeks, it has found one in an idea that is more than half a century old: artificial...

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...

Software That Reads Harry Potter Might Perform Some Wizardry

Teaching a computer to play Go at a superhuman level is cool, but not especially useful for you or me. But what if a computer could read a few dozen pages of text, like...

Will GM Beat Google to the Self-Driving Car with the help from this Startup?

Kyle Vogt couldn't do anything to help his dustpan-shaped battlebot Decimator as it took a saw blade to the belly. The CO2 tank powering its primary weapon ruptured, sending his droid skittering into the spikes lining the arena. Moments...

Determined AI Announces the Future of AI Infrastructure

By Neil Conway, Evan Sparks, and Ameet Talwalkar of Determined AI We are entering the golden age of artificial intelligence. Model-driven, statistical AI has already been responsible for breakthroughs on applications such as computer vision,...

Disney Accelerator Spanning Robotics, Cinematic VR & AI

The Walt Disney Co. is kicking off the third session of its corporate accelerator this week, and revealed 9 new companies admitted to the program. A full list follows at the end of this post. The...

Findo to Solve your ‘Infobesity’ Headache with AI & a Smart Search Assistant

Findo, an artificial intelligence (A.I.) startup that’s setting out to help people find information buried in documents, files, email attachments, and more, has announced a $3 million funding round from Flint Capital, with an...




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