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Watch: Russian researchers can control drone swarms like Jedi

Did you know Neural is taking the stage on Sept 30 and Oct 1? Together with an amazing line-up of experts, we will explore the future of AI during TNW Conference 2021. Secure your ticket now! A team of AI researchers in Russia have managed to come up with one of the coolest gesture-control systems for drones that we’ve seen yet. What’s even more impressive is that it works with multiple machines simultaneously. Controlling swarms of drones in real-time is the dream. And, when you pre-program the...
Tags: Startups, Russia, Newsletter, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Jedi, Neural


Report: Apple’s working on a horrific iPhone feature that uses AI to ‘detect’ autism

Did you know Neural is taking the stage this fall? Together with an amazing line-up of experts, we will explore the future of AI during TNW Conference 2021. Secure your ticket now! Apple’s walled garden for AI tends to keep the Cupertino company out of critical media’s crosshairs. So it’s a bit of a shock when a story breaks demonstrating that the house that Jobs and Woz built is just as dangerous and unhinged as the rest of big tech when it comes to machine learning. Exhibit A: The Wall Street ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Cupertino, Woz, Neural, Next Featured


Amazon’s AI is forcing delivery drivers to make dangerous decisions

Amazon delivery drivers were involved in at least 60 accidents resulting in 13 deaths between 2015 and 2019. And that was before drivers were being forced to make dangerous decisions by in-vehicle AI cameras and crappy algorithms. Up front: Motherboard ran a horrific article (great reporting, horrifying topic) about Amazon‘s third-party driver surveillance system. The skinny is that thousands of drivers across the US are being monitored by AI systems that actively watch drivers and their surroun...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Opinion, US, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Neural, Next Featured


EarthOptics helps farmers look deep into the soil for big data insights

Farming sustainably and efficiently has gone from a big tractor problem to a big data problem over the last few decades, and startup EarthOptics believes the next frontier of precision agriculture lies deep in the soil. Using high-tech imaging techniques, the company claims to map the physical and chemical composition of fields faster, better, and more cheaply than traditional techniques, and has raised $10M to scale its solution. “Most of the ways we monitor soil haven’t changed in 50 years,” E...
Tags: Food, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Funding, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, GreenTech, Bayer, Recent Funding, Lars Dyrud, Dyrud, S2G Ventures FHB Ventures Middleland Capital, VTC Ventures


Blue Bear Capital raises $150M to fund climate, energy and infrastructure tech

Blue Bear Capital has raised a new $150 million fund that will be used to find and invest in startups developing technology aimed at speeding up the adoption and industrialization of renewable energy. This is the venture firm’s second fund, which it says is oversubscribed. Blue Bear has already backed nine new companies since 2020. The firm said the fresh cash will be used to fund digital technologies “making an outsized impact” in markets including wind, solar, the electric grid, EV infrastruc...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Nasa, Artificial Intelligence, Venture Capital, Bp, GreenTech, Tim Kopra, Blake, Advisory Board, First Reserve, Alex Krueger, Blue Bear Capital, Blue Bear, FreeWire Technologies


Watch: Nick Bild’s latest AI gadget makes shooting stop-motion videos super easy

Did you know Neural is taking the stage this fall? Together with an amazing line-up of experts, we will explore the future of AI during TNW Conference 2021. Secure your ticket now! Artificial intelligence is far too often a solution looking for a problem. So it’s refreshing when someone manages to find the perfect way to apply a simple AI trick to a huge problem plaguing humanity. And that’s exactly what serial creator Nick Bild’s done (again) with his novel AI-powered stop-motion animation syst...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Neural, Nick Bild


DeepMind tells Google it has no idea how to make AI less toxic

Did you know Neural is taking the stage this fall? Together with an amazing line-up of experts, we will explore the future of AI during TNW Conference 2021. Secure your ticket now! Opening the black box. Reducing the massive power consumption it takes to train deep learning models. Unlocking the secret to sentience. These are among the loftiest outstanding problems in artificial intelligence. Whoever has the talent and budget to solve them will be handsomely rewarded with gobs and gobs of money....
Tags: Google, Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Neural


Flippa raises $11M to match online asset and business buyers, sellers

Flippa, an online marketplace to buy and sell online businesses and digital assets, announced its first venture-backed round, an $11 million Series A, as it sees over 600,000 monthly searches from investors looking to connect with business owners. OneVentures led the round and was joined by existing investors Andrew Walsh (former Hitwise CEO), Flippa co-founders Mark Harbottle and Matt Mickiewicz, 99designs, as well as new investors Catch.com.au founders Gabby and Hezi Leibovich; RetailMeNot.com...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Enterprise, Advertising Tech, Australia, Funding, Flippa, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Austin, SaaS, Online Retail, Online Marketplace, Shopify


Tesla Dojo, Supercomputers and AI

The more compute you put into a neural network then the better result you can get. There does not seem to be a limit for neural nets to utilize more resources to get better and faster results. Tesla... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, Tesla, World, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Supercomputer, Computer Architecture


AI Has Already Taken Over the World

I don’t know about you, but it’s starting to feel as if machines and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have already taken over the world. Remember in primary school when everyone tried really hard to impress, or even just to be recognized … Continue reading →
Tags: Google, Technology, Microsoft, Seo, Search Engines, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Ai, Algorithms, Bing


Scientists find the molecules necessary for life swirling newborn planets

Did you know Neural is taking the stage this fall? Together with an amazing line-up of experts, we will explore the future of AI during TNW Conference 2021. Secure your online ticket now! A team of researchers at the University of Leeds recently made the startling discovery that many observable protoplanets are surrounded by the raw molecules necessary for life. Planets such as Earth are formed when the gravitational pull of a star captures swirling clouds of dust and gas. Over time, the clouds ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Leeds, University Of Leeds, Neural, Next Featured


CodeSignal secures $50M for its tech hiring platform

In less than a year after raising $25 million in Series B funding, technical assessment company CodeSignal announced a $50 million in Series C funding to offer new features for its platform that helps companies make data-driven hiring decisions to find and test engineering talent. Similar to attracting a big investor lead for its B round — Menlo Ventures — it has partnered with Index Ventures to lead the C round. Menlo participated again and was joined by Headline and A Capital. This round bring...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Technology, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Engineering, Armenia, Talent, Headline, Hiring, Menlo Ventures


New Zealand startup HeartLab raises $2.45M to bring heart scanning software to the US

New Zealand-based medtech startup HeartLab has raised $2.45 million in seed funding that it says will help the company expand its AI-powered heart scanning and reporting platform to cardiologists in the United States by early next year. HeartLab provides an end-to-end solution for echocardiograms, the ultrasound tests that doctors use to examine a patient’s heart structure and function. Not only does the software help sort and analyze ultrasound images to help doctors diagnose cardiovascular dis...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, US, San Francisco, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United States, SaaS, New Zealand, Fda, Biotech, Founders Fund, Healthtech, Hewitt, Scott Nolan


Tanso nabs $1.9M pre-seed to help industrial manufacturers do sustainability reporting

The climate crisis is creating massive demand for data capture as industries grapple with how to decarbonize. Put simply, you can’t cut your carbon emissions if don’t know what they are in the first place. This need to gather data is a big opportunity for startups — and a wave of early companies have already been founded to try to plug the sustainability data gap, through things like APIs to assess emissions for carbon offsetting (which in turn has led to other startups trying to tackle the data...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Europe, UK, Tech, Sustainability, Eu, European Union, Artificial Intelligence, Munich, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Environmentalism, Sustainability Reporting, GreenTech, Green Deal, Zurich, Tanso


5 real AI threats that make The Terminator look like Kindergarten Cop

It. Never. Fails. Every time an AI article finds its way to social media there’s hundreds of people invoking the terrifying specter of “SKYNET.” SKYNET is a fictional artificial general intelligence that’s responsible for the creation of the killer robots from the Terminator film franchise. It was a scary vision of AI‘s future until deep learning came along and big tech decided to take off its metaphorical belt and really give us something to cry about. At least the people fighting the robots in...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Startups, Facebook, Microsoft, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Skynet, Neural, Next Featured


Constructor finds $55M for tech that powers search and discovery for e-commerce businesses

One of the biggest problems in the world of e-commerce is the predicament of shopping cart abandonment: when shoppers aren’t getting to what they want fast enough — whether it’s finding the right item, or paying for it in a quick and easy way — they bounce. That singular problem is driving a wave of technology development to make the experience ever more seamless, and today one of the companies closely involved in that space is announcing some funding on the back of healthy growth. Constructor, ...
Tags: Google, Ecommerce, Shopping, Funding, Marketing, Social Media, Google Search, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo, Cnn, Artificial Intelligence, Online Shopping, Fox, President, Retail


5 Reasons to need to go to TC Sessions: SaaS 2021

We’re thrilled that TC Sessions: SaaS 2021 is just slightly more than a month away on October 27. You have purchased your event ticket, right? No? Well then, it’s time to get your rhymes-with-SaaS in gear. Bonus: You’ll save $100 if you buy your pass before October 1 at 11:59 pm (PT). What’s that? You need a bit more convincing? Fair enough and listen up. TC Sessions are a special kind of TechCrunch event. We take one topic and devote an entire day (or sometimes two) and explore the latest trend...
Tags: TC, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Software, SaaS, Computing, Sap, Software As A Service, Business Models, Goodyear, Volvo Cars, Jeff Johnson, Jens Lehmann, CrunchMatch, Tc Sessions, Karin Maake


SmarterTravel sheds HopJump name, begins a new journey with $9.5M round

Travel startups continue to rake in venture capital dollars as more people become comfortable traveling amid the global pandemic. The latest is SmarterTravel, which brought in $9.5 million in Series B funding co-led by Link Ventures and Second Alpha, with existing investors also participating. In addition to the fundraise, the company, a provider of personalized travel recommendations and targeted travel content, announced its name change from HopJump, which reflects the company’s renewed vision...
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Advertising Tech, Funding, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Tourism, Tripadvisor, Travel Industry, Hopper, Digital Marketing, Travel Tech, Smartertravel, Staab


As UK Gov reaches out to tech, investors threaten to ‘pull capital’ over M&A regulator over-reach

UK competition regulators are spooking tech investors in the country with an implied threat to clamp down on startup M&A, according to a new survey of the industry. As the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer engaged with the tech industry at a ‘Chatham House’ style event today, the Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec) think-tank released a survey of over 50 key investors which found startup investors are prepared to pull capital over the prospect of the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA)...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, London, Money, California, Entrepreneurship, Finance, US, Tech, Economy, Artificial Intelligence, United States, United Kingdom, Venture Capital, Treasury


Researchers lay the groundwork for an AI hive mind

Intel’s AI division is one of the unsung heroes of the modern machine-learning movement. It’s talented researchers have advanced the state of AI chips, neuromorphic computing, and deep learning. And now they’re turning their sights on the unholy grail of AI: the hive mind. Okay, that might be a tad dramatic. But every great science fiction horror story has to start somewhere. And Intel’s amazing advances in the area of multiagent evolutionary reinforcement learning (MERL) could make a great orig...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Intel, Artificial Intelligence, Borg, Merl, Neural, Next Featured, Star Trek MERL


Social media influencer/model created from artificial intelligence lands 100 sponsorships

‘Rozy’ is a virtual human that was created Sidus Studio X last year in August. According to CEO Baek Seung Yeop, Rozy currently has advertising contracts with companies and a significant amount of sponsorships. As CEO Baek said, the reason for the popularity of virtual humans is that there is no fear that advertisements will be suspended due to unsavory privacy scandals after the AI model is selected as the advertising model. The location and scene can be created through computer graphics, so t...
Tags: Business, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Baek, Baek Seung Yeop Rozy


Social media influencer/model created from AI lands 100 sponsorships

‘Rozy’ is a virtual human that was created Sidus Studio X last year in August. According to CEO Baek Seung Yeop, Rozy currently has advertising contracts with companies and a significant amount of sponsorships. As CEO Baek said, the reason for the popularity of virtual humans is that there is no fear that advertisements will be suspended due to unsavory privacy scandals after the AI model is selected as the advertising model. The location and scene can be created through computer graphics, so t...
Tags: Business, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Baek, Baek Seung Yeop Rozy


Grammarly SDK beta lets developers embed automated text editing in any web app

Grammarly, the popular auto editing tool, announced the release of Grammarly for Developers today. The company is starting this effort with the Text Editor SDK (software development kit), which enables programmers to embed Grammarly text editing functionality into any web application. Rob Brazier, head of product and platform at Grammarly, says that the beta release of this SDK gives developers access to the full power of Grammarly automated editing with a couple of lines of code.”Literally in j...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Developer, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS, Brazier, Sdk, Natural Language Processing, Grammarly, Software Development Kit, Editing Tools, Rob Brazier, Grammarly Brazier


Big Tech salaries revealed: How much engineers, developers, and product managers make at companies including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Uber, IBM, and Salesforce

Business Insider analyzed salary data for workers at top tech companies. SrdjanPav/Getty Images Business Insider analyzed salary data for thousands of workers to reveal how much large tech companies pay. We crunched the numbers for companies including Airbnb, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Salesforce, Snap, and Uber. The data, which US companies report in visa applications for foreign workers, sheds light on how engineers, designers, and others are compensated in the competiti...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Transportation, Facebook, Uber, New York, Texas, Enterprise, Microsoft, California, US, Trends, Tech, Pay, Intel


Use creative automation software to amp up your brand’s lower-funnel assets

Miha Mikek Contributor Share on Twitter Miha Mikek is the CEO and co-founder of creative automation company Celtra. With the holiday season around the corner, growth marketers are gearing up for their busiest time of the year. E-commerce brands are now leaning heavily on social sales and digital advertising, but should also expect an omnichannel shopper — 62% of shoppers plan to purchase both online and in-store this holiday ...
Tags: TC, Column, Advertising Tech, Marketing, Digital, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Advertising, Online Advertising, Digital Marketing, Marketing Automation, Brand Management, EC Column, EC Ecommerce and D2C, Miha Mikek


3 keys to pricing early-stage SaaS products

Yousuf Khan Contributor Share on Twitter Yousuf Khan is a partner at Ridge Ventures. Prior to joining Ridge, he was the first CIO of Automation Anywhere, CIO and Vice President of Customer Success at cloud-based AI platform Moveworks, as well as CIO of Pure Storage, Qualys and Hult International Business School. More posts by this contributor Customer advisory boards are a gold mine for startup brand champions ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Enterprise, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS, Aws, Salesforce, Enterprise Software, Product, Moveworks, EC Enterprise Applications, EC Column, Yousuf Khan, Ridge Ventures Prior


Rezilion raises $30M to help security operations teams with tools to automate their busywork

Security operations teams face a daunting task these days, fending off malicious hackers and their increasingly sophisticated approaches to cracking into networks. That also represents a gap in the market: building tools to help those security teams do their jobs. Today, an Israeli startup called Rezilion that is doing just that — building automation tools for DevSecOps, the area of IT that addresses the needs of security teams and the technical work that they need to do in their jobs — is annou...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Security, Energy, Startups, Europe, Technology, Maryland, Microsoft, Entrepreneurship, Ebay, Funding, Tech, Cisco, Paypal


Rezilion raises $30M help security operations teams with tools to automate their busywork

Security operations teams face a daunting task these days, fending off malicious hackers and their increasingly sophisticated approaches to cracking into networks. That also represents a gap in the market: building tools to help those security teams do their jobs. Today, am Israeli startup called Rezilion that is doing just that — building automation tools for DevSecOps, the area of IT that addresses the needs of security teams and the technical work that they need to do in their jobs — is annou...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Security, Energy, Europe, Technology, Maryland, Microsoft, Entrepreneurship, Ebay, Funding, Articles, Tech, Cisco, Ceo


Trade promotion management startup Cresicor raises $5.6M to keep tabs on customer spend

Cresicor, a consumer packaged goods trade management platform startup, raised $5.6 million in seed funding to further develop its tools for more accurate data and analytics. The company, based remotely, focuses on small to midsize CPG companies, providing them with an automated way to manage their trade promotion, a process co-founder and CEO Alexander Whatley said is done primarily manually using spreadsheets. Here’s what happens in a trade promotion: When a company wants to run a discount on o...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Advertising Tech, Funding, Marketing, US, Brand, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Harvard, Machine Learning, Software Development, Api


Chinese crackdown on tech giants threatens its cloud market growth

As Chinese tech companies come under regulatory scrutiny at home, concerns and pressures are escalating among investors and domestic tech companies including China’s four big cloud companies, BATH (Baidu AI, Alibaba Cloud, Tencent Cloud and Huawei Cloud), according to an analyst report. Despite a series of antitrust and internet-related regulation crackdowns, the four leading cloud companies have been growing steadily. As the current scrutiny is not particularly focused on the cloud sector and t...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Asia, China, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Beijing, Tencent, Huawei, Didi, Cloud Infrastructure, Baidu AliBaba, Matthew Ball, Alibaba Cloud, Huawei Cloud



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