Friday, August 7, 2020

26-year-old hacker gets $3M for self-driving car startup

A 26-year-old hacker just banked millions to take on Elon Musk George Hotz is the founder of Comma.ai, an autonomous driving startup that's roughly six months old. On Monday, top VC firm Andreessen Horowitz announced...

Salesforce buys AI specialist MetaMind to avoid being ‘flanked’

Salesforce.com's automation efforts got a boost Monday with the news it has acquired AI startup MetaMind. Salesforce will integrate MetaMind's technology into its own services for new marketing-automation and personalization capabilities, according to a blog...

Here’s why deep learning will be huge and who will dominate it

Artificial intelligence* is developing much faster than we thought. Just last month, Google’s DeepMind AI beat Lee Sedol, a legendary Go player, at his own game in a defining moment for the industry. What enabled...

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...

AI Start-up Umbo CV Raises $2.8M – Brings Deep Neural Network to the Security...

Umbo CV, an artificial intelligence start-up and provider of event recognition systems that think and learn like humans for the professional security industry, announced that it completed a $2.8 million round of seed funding...

Dimensional Mechanics Launches Out of Stealth with NeoPulse AI Platform

Today DimensionalMechanics, a company launching out of stealth to make artificial intelligence scalable in the enterprise, announced the close of an oversubscribed $4.7 million Series A round of financing and introduced NeoPulse™, a flexible cloud-based...

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...

Fast Forward Labs wants to show you the (near) future

If you want to get a jump on the latest developments in machine intelligence, head down to where Manhattan's Lower East Side borders Chinatown, a still-gritty but gentrifying neighborhood where hip coffee houses are...

June raises $22.5 million, delays shipping its smart oven until the holidays

June announced today that it has raised a new round of funding, adding $22.5 million to its coffers to support not only the team, but also its smart oven device. The round was led by...

Founders Forum and Entrepreneur First are using AI to find Britain’s next technology leaders

Building technology companies worth tens of billions of pounds often requires one or two exceptionally talented individuals with strong computer science backgrounds and entrepreneurial spirits. Finding these people can be time consuming and difficult, which is...




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