Tag: Dev

5 awesome jobs you need to see if you’re looking for a change

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Are you looking to make a change in your working life? Then you have come to the right place. Trying to get a new job can be a minefield sometimes, with so much information and roles available at any given time. […]

Read More

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’ […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

The gaming industry’s ‘duty of care’ in keeping players safe

On the last day of GamesBeat Summit last week, leaders from Roblox, Fair Play Alliance, and Accenture discussed the issue of digital civility, and what challenges need to be addressed as games lean more firmly into the mainstream. “If there’s ever been a silver lining to COVID, it’s been gaming,” said moderator Seth Schuler, managing […]

Read More

Open source time-series database operator Timescale raises $40M

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Timescale, a company that commercializes the open source time-series PostgreSQL database TimescaleDB, has raised $40 million in a series B round of funding. A time-series database (TSDB) refers to a system that stores and retrieves data points with associated timestamps, helping […]

Read More

Linux Foundation launches open source agriculture infrastructure project

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. The Linux Foundation has lifted the lid on a new open source digital infrastructure project aimed at the agriculture industry. The AgStack Foundation, as the new project will be known, is designed to foster collaboration among all key stakeholders in the global […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Analytics-as-a-service platform StarTree nabs $24M

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. StarTree, a startup building a platform-as-service version of the Apache Pinot analytics platform, today announced that it closed a $24 million series A round led by Bain Capital Ventures and GGV Capital. The company says the proceeds will be used to […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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, […]

Read More

Microsoft launches Power BI Goals to help manage productivity

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. At its virtual Business Applications Summit, Microsoft today announced the launch of Power BI Goals, a set of tools in preview that lets customers tap the AI capabilities in Power BI to discover opportunities to improve business results. Microsoft says Goals […]

Read More

Cybersecurity compliance startup Vanta raises $50M

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Vanta, a San Francisco, California-based automated security and compliance platform, today announced it has closed a $50 million funding round led by Sequoia Capital. The startup says it will use the capital to meet customer demand, as well as launching new […]

Read More

HoneyBook boosts contractor payment, booking, invoicing with $155M

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Business management platform HoneyBook today announced that it raised $155 million at a $1.1 billion valuation post-money. The company says that it’ll use the funding to expand its platform and acquire new customers globally. The gig economy is alive and well. […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

WorkBoard raises $75M to help companies track OKRs

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. OKR-tracking platform WorkBoard today announced that it raised $75 million in a series D round led by Softbank. The company says it’ll use the funds, which bring its total raised to over $141 million and its valuation to $800 million post-money, […]

Read More

Data backup company Acronis secures $250M to expand datacenter footprint

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Data recovery startup Acronis today announced that it raised $250 million at a valuation of over $2.5 billion post-money. The funds bring Singapore- and Switzerland-based Acronis’ total raised to over $408 million, following angel, debt, and later-stage raises from March 2014 […]

Read More

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, […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Businesses to support remote workforce even after offices reopen

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. (Reuters) – U.S. businesses have been spending more on technology than on bricks and mortar for more than a decade now, but the trend has accelerated during the pandemic, one more sign that working from home is here to stay. As […]

Read More

Imperva acquires API security company CloudVector

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Cybersecurity company Imperva today announced that it plans to acquire CloudVector, an application programming interface (API) security company, for an undisclosed sum. The former says that it’ll help to accelerate Imperva’s roadmap, helping to differentiate the company in the web app […]

Read More

Okta completes $6.5B Auth0 acquisition

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Okta has announced that its $6.5 billion Auth0 acquisition is now complete. Companies are increasing their cloud IT spend as part of ongoing digital transformation efforts, which generate an even greater need to invest in security. For enterprises, managing the online […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

AI Weekly: How the power grid can benefit from intelligent software

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Google parent Alphabet’s “moonshot” X lab announced last week at the White House Leaders Summit on Climate that it’s working on a project for the electric grid. Over the past three years, the lab says it has been investigating “new computational […]

Read More

Epic Games acquires ArtStation to foster an online marketplace for artists

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021, happening today! Watch live here!  Epic Games has acquired ArtStation, which operates a marketplace for artists to sell their art, post jobs, and host portfolios — and it’s cutting the fees that folks pay to sell their wares on the site. The companies said the goal is to accelerate the development […]

Read More

STEAM education is critical to opening up new opportunities across the game industry

While many now understand that science, technology, engineering, art, and math education, or STEAM, is important to the success of the video game industry, it’s critical to creating meaningful opportunities for marginalized people. On the second day of GamesBeat Summit 2021, Stanley Pierre-Louis, CEO of the game industry trade group the Entertainment Software Association, spoke […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

The early decision that helped Adjust go from startup to global success

The second day of GamesBeat Summit 2021 offered attendees a look at companies that skyrocket from startup to big success, and how they faced the challenges and opportunities of rapid expansion, on the panel “Scaling the right way: When a startup is no longer a startup.” Katie Jansen, CMO at AppLovin and Katie Madding, chief […]

Read More

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, […]

Read More

How 5G is turning cloud gaming into growth opportunities

“With shorter latency times, less jitter, and less packet loss in mobile gaming, 5G brings the ability for true cloud gaming services to become more of a reality by bringing the world closer together,” said Tim Guhl, vice president of sales at Singtel. Guhl was in conversation with Lisa Hanson, founder and president of Niko […]

Read More

Microsoft provides progress update on Open Data Campaign

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. In April 2020, Microsoft launched the Open Data Campaign, an effort to furnish countries and companies with data and make it easier to use, share, and collaborate with that data. Today, the company shared the progress it’s made toward those goals, […]

Read More