Tag: artificial intelligence

Carnegie Mellon researchers trained AI to simulate our universe on a GPU

Simulating the universe is difficult. There are, after all, potentially infinite variables to consider. Scientists typically use supercomputers to crunch data at the cosmological level, but a team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon recently figured out a way to use the same machine learning technology used to teach AI to paint or create music like […]

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Google launches Agent Assist for Chat in preview

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Google today launched Agent Assist for Chat in public preview, an extension of its Contact Center AI platform that provides call center agents with support via text, in addition to calls. First announced in September, Agent Assist attempts to identify customers’ […]

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Speech recognition system trains on radio archive to learn Niger Congo languages

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. For many of the 700 million illiterate people around the world, speech recognition technology could provide a bridge to valuable information. Yet in many countries, these people tend to speak only languages for which the datasets necessary to train a speech […]

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Alkymi Patterns tool uses AI to extract data from documents

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Alkymi, a provider of business intelligence software for enterprises, today announced the launch of Alkymi Patterns, a tool designed to identify and extract data for automating backend processes that run on email and documents. The release comes as Alkymi’s revenue growth […]

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Predictive analytics startup Pecan.ai raises $35M to boost AI adoption

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Predictive analytics startup Pecan.ai today announced it has raised $35 million in a series B round led by GGV Capital. Cofounder and CEO Zohar Bronfman says that the funds will allow Pecan to expand its operations globally and help organizations adopt […]

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Why Trump Still Has Millions of Americans in His Grip

The four channels are 1) “a direct effect from economic dislocation to demands for anti-elite, redistributive policies” 2) “through amplification of cultural and identity divisions” 3) “through political candidates adopting more populist platforms in response to economic shocks” 4) “through adoption of platforms that deliberately inflame cultural and identity tensions.” In order to get a […]

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Microsoft open-sources Counterfit, an AI security risk assessment tool

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Microsoft today open-sourced Counterfit, a tool designed to help developers test the security of AI and machine learning systems. The company says that Counterfit can enable organizations to conduct assessments to ensure that the algorithms used in their businesses are robust, […]

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Datanomix raises $6M to monitor factory operations

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Datanomix, a production intelligent software vendor, today announced it has raised $6 million in series A funding to expand the reach of its software. Co-led by Gutbrain Ventures and PBJ Capital, the company says it will put the funds toward growing […]

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Market intelligence platform Crayon raises $22M

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Crayon, a Boston, Massachusetts-based market intelligence company, today announced that it raised $22 million in a series B round led by Baird Capital. CEO Jonah Lopin says that the proceeds will be put toward expanding the platform while growing Crayon’s engineering, […]

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JupiterOne nabs $30M to help companies manage cybersecurity data

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. JupiterOne, a cybersecurity management automation startup, today closed a $30 million series B round led by Sapphire Ventures. Cofounder and CEO Erkang Zheng says the capital will be used to grow JupiterOne’s engineering, product development, and go-to-market capabilities, including building out […]

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What is robotic process automation?

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Robotic process automation (RPA) — technology that automates monotonous, repetitive chores traditionally performed by human workers — is big business. Forrester estimates that RPA and other AI subfields created jobs for 40% of companies in 2019 and that a tenth of startups […]

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How Intel is leveraging AI to drive sales

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. The pandemic greatly accelerated businesses’ digital transformation efforts. This is particularly true in the marketing domain, where enterprises began to embrace automation and enablement technologies. When McKinsey surveyed 1,500 executives across industries and regions in 2018, 66% said addressing skills gaps […]

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The Robot Surgeon Will See You Now

Sitting on a stool several feet from a long-armed robot, Dr. Danyal Fer wrapped his fingers around two metal handles near his chest. As he moved the handles — up and down, left and right — the robot mimicked each small motion with its own two arms. Then, when he pinched his thumb and forefinger […]

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Facebook details self-supervised AI that can segment images and videos

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Facebook today announced that it developed an algorithm in collaboration with Inria called DINO that enables the training of transformers, a type of machine learning model, without labeled training data. The company claims it sets a new state-of-the-art among unlabeled data […]

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Can Technology Stoke the Flame of COVID Vaccine Desire?

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a full year since COVID-19’s arrival in the US. Within that long (and yet somehow also short) period of time, we’ve witnessed monumental changes to our personal and professional lives, largely driven by substantial innovations in tech. Zoom and work-from-home have redefined our American workforce and education systems; […]

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Google-led paper pushes back against claims of AI inefficiency

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Google this week pushed back against claims by earlier research that large AI models can contribute significantly to carbon emissions. In a paper coauthored by Google AI chief scientist Jeff Dean, researchers at the company say that the choice of model, […]

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AI-powered cybersecurity platform Vectra AI raises $130M

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. San Jose, California-based cybersecurity startup Vectra AI today announced it has raised $130 million in a funding round that values the company at $1.2 billion. Vectra says the investment will fuel the company’s growth through expansion into new markets and countries. […]

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Judge says Amazon suit alleging Trump interfered in Project JEDI can go ahead

An Amazon lawsuit alleging former President Donald Trump interfered in the selection process for the Department of Defense’s JEDI project can go forward, a federal judge ruled today. The ruling stems from a 2019 lawsuit where Amazon insisted Trump purposefully snubbed the company in favor of Microsoft for the JEDI account – a $10B program to […]

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Viso Trust assesses third-party cybersecurity risk with AI, raises $3M

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Viso Trust, a  platform that uses AI to perform cyber risk assessments, today announced it has raised $3 million. The company plans to use the funds to support expansion and hiring efforts, as well as sales, marketing, and R&D. It’s estimated […]

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Formation launches AI-driven sales offer optimization platform

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Marketers send out billions of offers each year to engage customers. But succes depends on creating the optimal offer for each customer, a challenge that’s been compounded by changes in customer behaviors during the pandemic. A recent Forrester study found that […]

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Pricefx launches AI-powered market simulation tool

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. AI has the potential to add value to marketing and sales operations. According to a McKinsey survey, 40% of marketing departments using AI achieve 6% or higher revenue growth on average. In sales, respondents most often report revenue increases from AI […]

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Will Tesla survive Elon Musk’s bumbling leadership?

Incompetent isn’t a word you’d normally use to describe one of the most financially successful human beings in history, but here we are. Yes, I’m talking about billionaire business magnate Elon Musk. On the one hand, Musk has a brilliant once-in-a-generation intellect. He’s the architect and driving force behind several incredibly successful tech companies ranging […]

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Red Hat open-sources TrustyAI, an auditing tool for AI decision systems

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. The ability to automate decisions is becoming essential for enterprises that deal in industries where mission-critical processes involve many variables. For example, in the financial sector, assessing the risk of even a single transaction can become infinitely complex. But while the […]

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