Tag: Enterprise

Microsoft wants to apply AI ‘to the entire application developer lifecycle’

At its Build 2018 developer conference a year ago, Microsoft previewed Visual Studio IntelliCode, which uses AI to offer intelligent suggestions that improve code quality and productivity. In April, Microsoft launched Visual Studio 2019 for Windows and Mac. At that point, IntelliCode was still an optional extension that Microsoft was openly offering as a preview. […]

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MIT and U.S. Air Force launch AI accelerator program

MIT, one of the most prominent artificial intelligence research organizations in the United States, is developing an AI accelerator program for the U.S. Air Force. The accelerator will explore research related to areas like advanced algorithms, machine learning, and robotics, as well as logistics and data. In addition to disaster relief and medical readiness, other […]

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Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 drops to $999 and adds Qualcomm’s XR1

Six years after Google Glass was unveiled, it goes without saying that the first major augmented reality headset wasn’t the massive success some imagined: The $1,500 Enterprise Edition was ultimately pitched almost exclusively to businesses, and after less than two years, the company had to tell people it hadn’t been abandoned. It’s been a while, but Google […]

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Google’s lung cancer detection AI outperforms 6 human radiologists

Google AI researchers working with Northwestern Medicine created an AI model capable of detecting lung cancer from screening tests better than human radiologists with an average of eight years experience. When analyzing a single CT scan, the model detected cancer 5% more often on average than a group of 6 human experts and 11% more […]

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Identity platform provider Auth0 raises $103 million at a valuation of $1 billion

Online data breaches are on the rise, and it’s no great mystery why. In a recent survey conducted by LastPass, 59% of respondents said they reused passwords across multiple accounts and more than half said they hadn’t changed their password in the past year. About 95% of cybersecurity breaches are attributable to human errors like […]

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Robin raises $20 million to manage conference rooms and workstations

Robin Powered, a Boston, Massachusetts-based provider of cloud-based workplace scheduling and management software, today announced that it’s secured $20 million in series B funding led by Tola Capital, with participation from existing investors Accomplish and FirstMark and new strategic investor Allegion Ventures. The fresh capital follows on the heels of an $18 million round in […]

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Siemplify raises $30 million to streamline security tool management

Siemplify, a New York and Tel Aviv security orchestration platform provider, today announced that it’s secured $30 million in series C funding led by Georgian Partners, with participation from existing investors 83North, G20 Ventures, and Jump Capital. It comes after three blockbuster years for the company, which notched 1,000% year-over-year growth in 2017, 280% growth […]

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Clinc raises $50 million to bring conversational AI to cars, banks, and kiosks

Clinc, a four-year-old AI startup based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, today announced that it’s secured $52 million in series B financing led by Insight Partners, with participation from DFJ Growth and existing investors Drive Capital and Hyde Park Venture Partners. The mammoth round is over eight times the size of the company’s $6.3 million series […]

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AI Weekly: Facial recognition policy makers debate temporary moratorium vs. permanent ban

On Tuesday in a 8-1 tally, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to put a ban on the use of facial recognition software by city departments, including police. Supporters of the ban cited racial inequality in audits of facial recognition software from companies like Amazon and Microsoft, as well as  dystopian surveillance happening now […]

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ProBeat: Microsoft and Sony deal validates Google Stadia

News broke yesterday that Sony and Microsoft are kissing in a tree, working on AI and cloud technology. The new Microsoft and Sony partnership has the two companies working on cloud-based gaming services together. In other words, the duo has given Google’s Stadia its first validation. I don’t mean this simply because Stadia is a […]

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HPE to acquire supercomputer maker Cray for $1.3 billion

(Reuters) – Supercomputer manufacturer Cray said on Friday it would be bought by Hewlett Packard Enterprise in a deal valued at about $1.3 billion (1 billion pounds), net of cash. The $35 per share value represents a premium of 17.4% to Cray’s last close. HPE said it expects the deal to increase its footprint in […]

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Google’s Live Transcribe is getting sound events and transcription saving

Google today announced new features for its speech recognition transcription tool Live Transcribe: sound events and transcription saving. The news is being shared today to line up with Global Accessibility Awareness Day and the update is “coming next month.” Google released Live Transcribe in February. The tool uses machine learning algorithms to turn audio into […]

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Some Sonic drive-ins are getting AI-powered menu kiosks

The next time you swing by a Sonic Drive-In, you might be greeted by an AI assistant. Mastercard today announced a partnership with Zivelo, a provider of self-service kiosks, to deploy what it describes as an “ordering experience” for quick service restaurants featuring a bespoke voice assistant, Zivelo’s OakOS software, and a personalized dynamic menu. […]

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Ossia and T-Mobile pilot wireless-charging asset trackers in Walmart warehouses

True wireless charging at a distance has arrived — you just can’t buy it yet. But companies like Ossia are making progress, buoyed by industrial and enterprise players. In September 2018, the Bellevue, Washington-based startup said it would team up with Walmart to help the retailer cut costs in its thousands of stores, Ossia’s fourth […]

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Revenue Analytics raises $11 million to predict product pricing with AI

Imagine you’re a retailer with a diverse clientele. To whom should you extend a promotion when a product isn’t flying off the shelves, and how steep should the discount be? Atlanta, Georgia-based Revenue Analytics would argue that machine learning algorithms hold the answer to those questions. That shouldn’t be surprising — AI has been the […]

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U.S. adds Huawei and affiliates to trade blacklist

(Reuters) — The U.S. Commerce Department said on Wednesday it is adding Huawei Technologies and 70 affiliates to its so-called “Entity List” – a move that bans the telecom giant from buying parts and components from U.S. companies without U.S. government approval. U.S. officials told Reuters the decision would also make it difficult if not […]

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Xnor launches embedded AI platform AI2Go

Xnor.ai today launched AI2Go, a platform for developers and manufacturers to make pre-built AI models optimized for on-device artificial intelligence. AI2Go is designed for state-of-the-art edge computing in devices like cameras, drones, and sensors. The platform comes with hundreds of models made especially for smart home, security, auto, entertainment, and surveillance devices. The service was […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Task Manager improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with Task Manager improvements. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18895 (made available to testers on May 10) to build 18898. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half of next year. Windows 10 […]

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Google uncovers Bluetooth vulnerability in Titan Security Key

When Google introduced the Titan Security Key at Cloud Next 2018 last August, the Mountain View company pitched the bundled dongles as ironclad protections against data compromise. Ironically, it now appears that at least one of them became an attack enabler rather than a deterrent. Google today said that it uncovered a flaw in the […]

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D-Wave releases lower-noise quantum processor on its Leap cloud service

D-Wave Systems today announced the availability of a lower-noise D-Wave 2000Q processor in its Leap cloud service. The lower-noise processor promises “improved performance, precision, and impact on quantum effects.” To back its claims, D-Wave published research based on the spin glass application featured in Science last year. The experimental results confirm a positive correlation between […]

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