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Ride-hailing Uber Buys a two-year-old AI startup

Uber has acquired Geometric Intelligence, a two-year-old artificial intelligence startup that vows to surpass the deep learning systems under development at internet giants like...

Facebook acquires emotion detection startup FacioMetrics

Facebook could one day build facial gesture controls for its app thanks to the acquisition of a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff company called FacioMetrics. The...

GE acquires Wise.io to expand IoT and machine learning capability

GE Digital today announced that it has acquired Wise.io, a machine-learning powered service that helps businesses find patterns and trends in their vast data stores. At...

Ozlo AI assistant now on the heals of Viv.ai

On the heels of Samsung’s acquisition of Viv just a week ago, a new AI assistant has risen into the spotlight and is jockeying to fill...

Labor and technology leaders discuss impact of machines on jobs

Robots haven’t yet replaced most people’s jobs. But as the nature of work changes and machines become capable of taking over more tasks, it’s...

Was Etsy’s Acquisition of Blackbird Technology a Smart Move?

On Sept. 19, Etsy announced it had acquired private analytics and AI company Blackbird Technologies to enhance its search capabilities. Since Etsy is an...

Etsy buys Blackbird AI to enhance its search platform

It’s not just gigantic search engines that are looking to acquire tech and talent around emerging areas like speech recognition. Even design and craft marketplaces can...

Google acquires API.AI, which provides tools to build conversational bots

Google has just disclosed that it has snatched up the team behind API.AI. API.AI provides tools to developers to help them build conversational, Siri-esque bots. As humans,...

Startup Restb.ai provides computer vision as a service

Custom computer vision is the promise of bootstrapping Barcelona-based b2b startup Restb.ai. The team is pitching its machine learning algorithms at businesses wanting to fix a pain-point...

AI is for real – interview with Madrona Group’s Matt Mcilwain

Q: You’ve been incredibly successful as a VC—you’ve had numerous major exits and been named to the Forbes Midas list several times. To what...