Tag: AI

AI is turning us into de facto cyborgs

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Progress in technology and increased levels of private investment in startup AI companies is accelerating, according to the 2021 AI Index, an annual study of AI impact and progress developed by an interdisciplinary team at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial […]

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AI Weekly: Qualcomm’s AI research and development efforts

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. This week marked the start of the International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2021, an event dedicated to research in deep learning, a subfield of AI inspired by the structure of the brain. One of the world’s largest machine learning conferences, […]

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Gartner says composable data and analytics key to digital transformation

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Gartner wrapped up the Data & Analytics Summit Americas 2021 virtual event this week with a lively overview of top trends for enterprises to watch in 2021. Overall, Gartner analysts saw pressing uber trends around accelerating change, operationalizing business value, and […]

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Harnessing the power of machine learning with MLOps

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. MLOps, a compound of “machine learning” and “information technology operations,” is a newer discipline involving collaboration between data scientists and IT professionals with the aim of productizing machine learning algorithms. The market for such solutions could grow from a nascent $350 […]

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Proper data hygiene critical as enterprises focus on AI governance

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Today’s artificial intelligence/machine learning algorithms run on hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of data sets. The high demand for data has spawned services that collect, prepare, and sell them. But data’s rise as a valuable currency also subjects it to […]

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It’s time to train professional AI risk managers

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Last year I wrote about how AI regulations will lead to the emergence of professional AI risk managers. This has already happened in the financial sector where regulations patterned after Basel rules have created a financial risk management profession to assess […]

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Deepfake detectors and datasets exhibit racial and gender bias, USC study shows

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Some experts have expressed concern that machine learning tools could be used to create deepfakes, or videos that take a person in an existing video and replace them with someone else’s likeness. The fear is that these fakes might be used […]

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IBM details planned 2-nanometer chip process

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. IBM today announced that it has developed a chip with 2-nanometer technology, ostensibly the world’s first. The company expects the hardware to improve performance by 45% using the same amount of power or use 75% less energy while maintaining the same […]

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How AI is helping Nvidia improve U.S. Postal Service delivery

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Nvidia this week detailed a partnership with the U.S. Postal Service to transform the latter’s mail operations with AI. According to Nvidia, its machine learning resources and tools enabled the Postal Service to process over 20 terabytes of images a day […]

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U.S. Senate committee to consider technology research spending bill

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. (Reuters) — A U.S. legislative proposal to allocate about $110 billion for basic and advanced technology research and science in the face of rising competitive pressure from China will be debated by the Senate Commerce Committee on May 12, sources said […]

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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. […]

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BMW Art Cars Exhibited

BMW art cars debuted today, using artificial intelligence (AI) software to generate new works of art. In conjunction with Frieze New York, the fair takes place in Manhattan from May 5 – 9, 2021. Frieze New York has works of art from over 60 galleries, mainly located in New York. A viewing room with over 160 […]

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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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Zammo unfurls conversational AI integration service

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Zammo.ai today launched a conversational AI platform that makes it simpler to engage customers via multiple voice assistants, interactive voice response (IVR)/telephony, and chatbots without having to write any code. That no-code approach, provided via the integrations the company has embedded […]

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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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Third-party ransomware risk is real, but Black Kite’s latest tool can help

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. A new assessment service from cybersecurity ratings provider Black Kite aims to let enterprise defenders know which of their third-party partners and vendors could be vulnerable to a ransomware attack. Ransomware was the scourge of information security in 2020, as the […]

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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. […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Apple hires ex-Google AI scientist who resigned after researcher firings

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. (Reuters) — Apple said on Monday it has hired former distinguished Google scientist Samy Bengio, who left the search giant amid turmoil in its artificial intelligence research department. Bengio is expected to lead a new AI research unit at Apple under John Giannandrea, […]

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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 […]

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Oracle revamps cloud analytics service to simplify access

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Oracle today unveiled a revamped cloud analytics service that aims to reach a wider range of users via a Redwood user interface (UI) the company is publicly showing for the first time within a live application environment. The UI will eventually […]

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SafetyCulture boosts its workplace safety tools, hits $1.6B valuation

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. SafetyCulture, a startup developing software for workplace safety and quality management, today announced that it closed a new round of funding, valuing the company at $1.6 billion. Led by Insight Partners and Tiger Global, SafetyCulture CEO Luke Anear says the funds […]

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In a year of major shifts, the self-driving car market is consolidating

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. News broke this week that Woven Planet, a Toyota subsidiary, will acquire Level 5, Lyft’s self-driving unit, for $550 million. The transaction, which is expected to close in Q3 2021, includes $200 million paid upfront and $350 million over a five-year period. […]

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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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