Tag: machine learning

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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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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Reinforcement learning competition pushes the boundaries of embodied AI

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Since the early decades of artificial intelligence, humanoid robots have been a staple of sci-fi books, movies, and cartoons. Yet after decades of research and development in AI, we still have nothing that comes close to The Jetsons’ Rosey the Robot. […]

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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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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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Acorio: Digital transformation was the top business initiative in 2021

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Digital transformation grew 20% year-over-year, becoming the top business initiative in 2021 with 79% of organizations working on it, over service management, which was at only 64% this year, Acorio, an NTT Data company and ServiceNow consultancy, said in its third […]

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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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Membership inference attacks detect data used to train machine learning models

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. One of the wonders of machine learning is that it turns any kind of data into mathematical equations. Once you train a machine learning model on training examples—whether it’s on images, audio, raw text, or tabular data—what you get is a set […]

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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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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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2nd Watch: Most enterprises lack in-house skills for data strategy

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Most organizations want to make better use of their data, but most — 70% of enterprises — lack a mature data strategy, according to a recent survey on data management and analytics in large enterprises conducted by 2nd Watch, a cloud […]

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Databook raises $16M to automate key sales processes

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Databook, a customer intelligence platform tailored for enterprise applications, today announced that it raised $16 million in series A funding. The company plans to put the funds toward developing new products and expanding its workforce, in addition to acquiring new clients […]

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Earthquake-monitoring platform Safehub raises $9M

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Safehub, a startup developing an internet of things platform to monitor the structural integrity of buildings, today announced the closure of a $9 million series A round led by A/O PropTech. The company says it will use the capital to expand […]

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Apple will focus on machine learning, AI jobs in new NC campus

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. (Reuters) — Apple on Monday said it will establish a new campus in North Carolina that will house up to 3,000 employees, expand its operations in several other U.S. states and increase its spending targets with U.S. suppliers. Apple said it […]

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ThetaRay launches anti-money laundering AI and analytics for the cloud

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. ThetaRay today announced that its AI-based anti-money laundering (AML) analytics will be available on public and private clouds, including Azure, Google, and AWS. ThetaRay’s AML platform uses unsupervised machine learning to monitor financial transactions, integrating data and triaging alerts in real […]

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4 reasons to learn machine learning with JavaScript

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. In the past few years, Python has become the preferred programming language for machine learning and deep learning. Most books and online courses on machine learning and deep learning either feature Python exclusively or along with R. Python has become very popular because […]

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AI Weekly: MIT aims to reconcile data sharing with EU AI regulations

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. This week, the European Union (EU) unveiled regulations to govern the use of AI across the bloc’s 27 member states. The first-of-its-kind proposal spans more than 100 pages and will take years to implement, but the ramifications are far-reaching. It imposes […]

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Analytics startup Unsupervised raises $35M to spot patterns in enterprise data

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Boulder, Colorado-based Unsupervised, a big data analytics company leveraging AI to find patterns in business data, today announced that it raised $35 million in a series B round led by Cathay Innovation and Signalfire. Unsupervised says that it intends to use […]

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The challenges of applied machine learning

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Every year, machine learning researchers fascinate us with new discoveries and innovations. There are a dozen artificial intelligence conferences where researchers push the boundaries of science and show how neural networks and deep learning architectures can take on new challenges in areas such […]

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How Walmart adapted its IoT strategy to the pandemic

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Walmart made $559 billion in total revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic’s first fiscal year, up from $514.4 billion in fiscal 2019, thanks in part to newly integrated internet of things (IoT) capabilities to improve food quality and lower energy consumption. Walmart […]

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