Tag: artificial intelligence

AI Weekly: The promise and limitations of machine programming tools

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Machine programming, which automates the development and maintenance of software, is becoming supercharged by AI. During its Build developer conference in May, Microsoft detailed a new feature in Power Apps that taps OpenAI’s GPT-3 language model to assist people in choosing formulas. Intel’s ControlFlag can […]

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Researchers created a brain interface that can sing what a bird’s thinking

Researchers from the University of California San Diego recently built a machine learning system that predicts what a bird’s about to sing as they’re singing it. The big idea here is real-time speech synthesis for vocal prosthesis. But the implications could go much further. Up front: Birdsong is a complex form of communication that involves […]

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This nifty online guide compares AI/ML tools and platforms

This Week in Machine Learning, an organization dedicated to demystifying AI/ML operations for everyone, recently filled a need in the market by launching a ‘Solutions Guide’ to open source and enterprise AI tools and platforms. TWIML’s Solutions Guide consists of several infographics and a litany of research and information meant to make the search for […]

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Graph database platform Neo4j raises $325M to inform decision-making

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Graph platform Neo4j today announced that it raised $325 million at an over $2 billion valuation in a series F round led by Eurazeo, with additional investment from GV. The capital, which brings the company’s total raised to date to over $500 million, will be […]

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Lexion raises $11M to expand its AI-powered contract management platform

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Lexion, a platform leveraging AI to streamline legal contract workloads, today announced that it closed an $11 million series A funding round led by Khosla Ventures with participation from Madrona Venture Group and Wilson Sonsini. The capital brings the company’s total raised to $15.2 million […]

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Ethical AI will not see broad adoption by 2030, study suggests

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. According to a new report released by the Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imaging the Internet Center, experts doubt that ethical AI design will be broadly adopted as the norm within the next decade. In a survey of 602 technology innovators, business and policy […]

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Dear enterprise IT: Cybercriminals use AI too

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. In a 2017 Deloitte survey, only 42% of respondents considered their institutions to be extremely or very effective at managing cybersecurity risk. The pandemic has certainly done nothing to alleviate these concerns. Despite increased IT security investments companies made in 2020 to deal with distributed IT […]

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Amex bets on AI and NLP for customer service

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. The customer draws the AI roadmap at American Express (Amex), at least according to two of the company’s top AI leaders. When describing their latest project, Josh Pizzaro, the company’s director of AI, and Cong Liu, the VP of natural language processing and conversational AI, […]

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TransUnion is embracing RPA to ‘make humans relevant again’

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Companies embraced digital transformation as the pandemic took hold last March. According to a Statista survey, 97% of companies say that the outbreak sped up transformation processes in their organizations. Meanwhile, Gartner says that 69% of boards of directors accelerated their digital business initiatives following […]

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Facebook’s AI reverse-engineers models used to generate deepfakes

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Some experts have expressed concern that machine learning tools could be used to create deepfakes, or media that takes a person in an existing video, photo, or audio file and replaces them with someone else’s likeness. The fear is that these fakes might be used […]

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Amazon Alexa head scientist on developing trustworthy AI systems

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Particularly over the past half-century, humans have had to adapt to profound technological changes like the internet, smartphones, and personal computers. In most cases, adapting to the technology has made sense — we live in a far more globalized world compared with 50 years ago. […]

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MachineMetrics raises $20M to meet industrial analytics demand

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Industrial analytics and machine monitoring platform MachineMetrics today announced that it closed a $20 million series B funding round led by Teradyne, an industrial automation and robotics company. Bill Bither, MachineMetrics cofounder and CEO, says that the new capital will be used to scale the […]

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Introhive raises $100M to automate customer relationship management

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Introhive, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) customer relationship management (CRM) automation platform, today announced that it raised $100 million in a series C funding round led by equity firm PSG. The funds, which bring the company’s total raised to over $140 million to date, will be put […]

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DataRobot adds automated AI reports, Snowflake integration

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. DataRobot, a platform that aims to bring AI technologies to enterprises, today announced its second major platform release, DataRobot version 7.1.  With the introduction of MLOps management agents, time series model enhancements, and automated AI reports, the goal is to enable organizations to drive business […]

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Cord raises $4.5M to automate computer vision annotation processes

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Cord, a startup automating annotation processes for computer vision, today announced that it raised $4.5 million in a seed round led by Y Combinator, Harvard University, and others. CEO Eric Landau says that the capital will be put toward expanding Cord’s customer base and platform […]

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Edge computing network Macrometa nabs $20M

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Macrometa, an edge computing cloud and global data network for developers, today announced it has raised $20 million in a series A round led by Pelion Venture Partners. Sources report a post-money valuation of between $100 million and $500 million. The raise brings Macrometa’s total […]

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Multichannel marketing platform Iterable raises $200M

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Iterable, a cross-channel platform for customer experiences, today announced the close of a $200 million series E that values the company at $2 billion post-money. Iterable says the funds will be spent on hiring, marketing, and R&D initiatives, with an eye toward geographic expansion. Only […]

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NLP parses text data to drive value in the enterprise

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. During the pandemic, interest in natural language processing (NLP) technologies exploded as enterprises looked to augment their human workforces with AI-powered systems. Applications like neural machine translation, chatbots, hiring tools, and conversational search have made the business value of NLP more apparent, especially as companies […]

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Zero trust networking startup Elisity raises $26M

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Elisity, a cybersecurity startup, today announced that it raised $26 million in a funding round led by Two Bear Capital and AllegisCyber Capital. CEO James Winebrenner says that the capital will be put toward scaling Elisity’s operations as it accelerates R&D and customer acquisition. According […]

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Crate.io raises $10M to grow its database platform

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Crate.io, a startup developing a database platform called CrateDB, today announced that it raised $10 million in additional funding (including $2 million in debt) from Draper Esprit, Vito Ventures, and individual investors. CEO Eva Schönleitner says that the proceeds, which bring the company’s total raised […]

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Artificial intelligence and the McData-fueled future of capitalism

Ba da ba ba bah, McDonald’s is capturing and storing biometric data on its customers without their knowledge or consent. Per a report from The Register, McDonald’s may be facing a class action lawsuit after an Illinois customer sued the mega-corporation for allegedly violating the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA): (The plaintiff) sued McDonald’s […]

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DeepMind researchers say reinforcement learning is the key to cracking general AI

In their decades-long chase to create artificial intelligence, computer scientists have designed and developed all kinds of complicated mechanisms and technologies to replicate vision, language, reasoning, motor skills, and other abilities associated with intelligent life. While these efforts have resulted in AI systems that can efficiently solve specific problems in limited environments, they fall short […]

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AI Weekly: AI helps companies design physical products

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. This week in a paper published in the journal Nature, researchers at Google detailed how they used AI to design the next generation of tensor processing units (TPU), the company’s application-specific integrated circuits optimized for AI workloads. While the work wasn’t novel — Google’s been […]

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This AI system learned to understand videos by watching YouTube

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Humans understand events in the world contextually, performing what’s called multimodal reasoning across time to make inferences about the past, present, and future. Given text and an image that seems innocuous when considered separately — e.g., “Look how many people love you” and a picture […]

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AI ‘dominated scientific output’ in recent years, UNESCO report shows

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today unveiled its latest Science Report. The massive undertaking — this year’s report totals 762 pages, compiled by 70 authors from 52 countries over 18 months — is published every five years to examine current trends […]

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Facebook’s AI can copy the style of text in photos from a single word

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Facebook today introduced TextStyleBrush, an AI research project that can copy the style of text in a photo from just a single word. The company claims that TextStyleBrush, which can edit and replace arbitrary text in images, is the first “unsupervised” system of its kind […]

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