Tag: Entrepreneur

5 predictions for AI’s impact on customer experience in 2020 (VB Live)

Presented by Bold360 by LogMeIn 2019 is wrapping up — time to take stock of the customer service trends that shaped the year, and get positioned for 2020. Join this VB Live event for a look at the predictions that came true, the hype that fizzled, and what’s next for AI, CX, and chatbot technology. […]

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Wing launches drone delivery in Christiansburg, Virginia

As of this afternoon, select residents of Christiansburg, Virginia can tap drones operated by Google parent company Alphabet’s Wing for quick and easy deliveries of packages, over-the-counter medications, snacks, and gifts. The company today revealed that it’s become the first to operate a commercial air delivery service directly to homes in the U.S., with the […]

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Electronic Theatre brings immersive group gaming to physical rooms

A London-based startup is creating immersive gaming experiences where friends can participate together in the real-world. Electronic Theatre has custom-built rooms (LightBoxes) that are 200 square-feet in size, and which use touchscreens, motion-tracking, surround sound, and projection mapping to beam interactive games from floor-to-ceiling across four walls. Teams of up to six people can choose […]

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Here’s how to blow everyone’s minds with your company’s AI product at Transform 2020

The Transform Technology Showcase is back at Transform 2020, July 15-16 in San Francisco, and applications are open. Throw your hat in the ring now if you think your AI product or service is groundbreaking, cutting edge, or just plain cool — and delivers real-world results. If we agree, you could be one of the […]

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How does society create an ethics guide for AI?

Presented by Trustpilot Coined the fourth industrial revolution, the advancement of artificial intelligence and machine learning brings interesting discussion to the table. Because AI is so comprehensive and covers several industries, we find ourselves asking obscure questions such as “Do we need to legalize predictive AI policing?” or “How do we iron out biases from […]

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Fitbit strikes healthcare partnership to detect irregular heart rhythm

(Reuters) – Fitbit is developing a method to detect irregular heart rhythm in time through a partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance, as the wearable device maker looks to match a feature available on rival Apple’s Watch. Fitbit has been pushing deeper into the healthcare space and in August tied up with the Singapore government to […]

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FlightHub and tech working together to improve the customer experience

Presented by FlightHub As consumers become accustomed to the convenience and sense of empowerment created by advances in technology, the travel industry is being impacted in a major way.  In response to the increased demand from customers for time-sensitive information and more control over their own destiny, many companies are focused on developing artificial intelligence […]

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Corelight raises $50 million to monitor networks for intruders

San Francisco-based Corelight, which provides network traffic analyst platform for cybersecurity, today announced that it’s secured $50 million in a series C funding round led by Insight Partners. The fresh capital brings the startup’s total fundraising to $84 million to date following a $25 million series B in September 2018 and a $9.2 million series […]

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Invoca raises $56 million to apply AI and analytics to voice calls

It’s predicted that the annual number of mobile phone calls to businesses will reach 169 billion by 2020, and that click-to-call — web integrations enabling real-time calls — will influence more than $1 trillion in U.S. consumer spending by next year. In fact, RingCentral reports in a recent survey that 70% of respondents use click-to-call […]

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U.S. senators want carmakers to install tech that detects drunk drivers

(Reuters) — Two U.S. senators on Wednesday plan to introduce legislation that would require automakers to install technology to prevent intoxicated drivers from starting a vehicle by the middle of the next decade. For more than 10 years, major automakers and the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have been researching technology solutions to […]

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Ubuntu 19.10 arrives with edge capabilities for Kubernetes, integrated AI developer experience

Following 25 weeks of development, Canonical today released Ubuntu 19.10. Highlights include new edge capabilities for Kubernetes, an integrated AI developer experience, and the fastest GNOME desktop performance yet. You can download Ubuntu 19.10 from here. Kubernetes (stylized as k8s) was originally designed by Google and is now maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation […]

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Modern cloud communications platforms are changing how work gets done

Presented by Dialpad There’s a new workplace reality, and it demands the kind of digital transformation too many businesses are dragging their feet in addressing. Work has become agnostic in device and location, with employees increasingly working remotely or embracing the ability to tap into their files and tasks from anywhere they are in the […]

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Pod is a new social network that wants you to meet in person

Have you ever wondered if someone nearby has the same hobbies? Pod is a new social network designed to help its members meet offline. Instead of just connecting online, Pod wants you to meet potential contacts and friends in person. Coming out of stealth today and launching on Android and iOS, Pod hopes its AI […]

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Apply now to speak at Transform 2020, the premiere AI event for business leaders

VB’s Transform is the most important AI event of the year for business and technical leaders, and it’s earned that reputation because of the quality of our content and the caliber of speakers. Transform 2020 takes place July 15-16 in San Francisco, and the application to be a part of its stellar roster is now […]

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Pensando Systems raises $145 million for custom hardware that processes data at the edge

The Information revealed in a report roughly two years ago that Pensando Systems, formed by top former Cisco executives Mario Mazzola, Prem Jain, Luca Cafiero, and Soni Jiandani, was developing a new kind of chip for networking and storage. The rumored impetus was their reassignment by incoming Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, ending an arrangement in […]

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Hawkeye lets you do eye-tracking tests on latest iPhones and iPads

Eye tracking has for some time been an accurate way to conduct research on users. Now Hawkeye plans to make it even easier to do so with the launch of its Hawkeye user research platform via iOS devices. This  shows how new kinds of businesses are possible with the onward march of technology in smartphones […]

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Quantemplate raises over $12 million for AI insurance and reinsurance data solutions

Quantemplate, a startup providing self-service, cloud-based automated data solutions for insurers and reinsurers, today revealed that it raised over $12 million in a recent funding round led by Route 66 Ventures and Transamerica Ventures, with participation from Anthemis Group, Allianz X, and Insight Catastrophe Group. The raise brings the New York- and London-based company’s total […]

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Everything announced at the Made by Google 2019 event

At its annual hardware event in New York yesterday, Google lifted the lid on a host of new hardware, as well as some new software smarts. Here’s a quick recap of everything announced at the 2019 Made by Google event. Pixel 4 Pretty much as expected, Google unveiled a duo of new smartphones, and the […]

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Google and Reddit defend law protecting tech companies from liability for user-generated content

(Reuters) — A 23-year-old law giving technology companies legal protection from lawsuits over user-generated content remains critical to the internet’s future, Alphabet’s Google unit and social media site Reddit said in testimony released on Tuesday. Senior executives from Google, Reddit, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and legal experts are due to face questions on Wednesday in […]

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Healx raises $56 million to combat rare diseases with AI

Healx, a company that said it’s using artificial intelligence (AI) to discover new drug treatments for rare diseases, has raised $56 million in a series B round of funding led by Atomico, with participation from Intel Capital, Balderton Capital, Global Brain, Btov Partners, Amadeus Capital Partners, and Cambridge Innovation Capital’s Jonathan Milner. Founded out of […]

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