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Mona Lisa frown: Machine learning brings old paintings and photos to life

Machine learning researchers have produced a system that can recreate lifelike motion from just a single frame of a person’s face, opening up the possibility of animating not just photos but also of paintings. It’s not perfect, but when it works, it is — like much AI work these days — eerie and fascinating. The model is documented in a paper published by Samsung AI Center, which you can read it here on Arxiv. It’s a new method of applying facial landmarks on a source face — any talking head will...
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Science, Deepfakes, Facial Recognition, Machine Learning, Samsung

Smart Cities Startups, Upswing, Coder, VanillaSoft & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—The Dallas-based Innov8te Smart Cities Incubator has named the six startups in its first program, according to a press release. The startups are using technology to help local governments sync data in currently siloed departments, analytics to help cities measure business and individual tourism, and others. In addition to hosting the startups in the program, Innov8te also features what it calls “Startup City Hall,” a dedicated office for ...
Tags: National blog main, Texas, Texas blog main, Texas top stories, AI, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Austin, Austin Inno, Big Data, Bill Wood Ventures, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, Ciena, Cloud, Coder Technologies, Cottonwood Venture Partners

Sebastian Thrun and Udacity Launch New Self-Driving Nanodegree

[Corrected 5/21/19, 11:04 am. See below.] Sebastian Thrun first made his mark on autonomous vehicle development at the dawn of that industry, when he led a Stanford team whose robot car Stanley won the $2 million DARPA Grand Challenge in 2005 by racing driverless through the Mojave Desert for 132 miles.These days, Thrun seems just as excited by another imprint he’s made on the still-forming AV industry—not as a researcher, but as an entrepreneur in online education. Thrun (pictured) says many s...
Tags: Google, Deals, Mobile, Lyft, Uber, Hardware, Talent Gap, Education, Workplace, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Stanford, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla

Bringing tech efficiencies to the agribusiness market, Silo harvests $3 million

Roughly is bought and sold every year in the U.S. And while that number is expected to go up to $1 trillion by 2025, the business of agribusiness remains unaffected by technology advancements that have reshaped almost every other industry. ‘ Now Silo, a company which has recently raised $3 million from investors led by Garry Tan and Alexis Ohanian’s Initialized Capital and including Semil Shah from Haystack Ventures; angel investors Kevin Mahaffey and Matt Brezina; and The Penny Newman Grain...
Tags: TC, Tools, Microsoft, California, Boston, Singapore, Entrepreneur, Supply Chain, Tech, United States, Agriculture, Machine Learning, Shaving, Alexis Ohanian, Garry Tan, Initialized Capital

Google Researchers Trained an Algorithm To Detect Lung Cancer Better Than Radiologists

Algorithms have screwed up in horrifying, hilarious, and unfortunate ways, so it’s nice when one with the potential to save lives nearly nails it. On Monday, Google AI researchers along with healthcare researchers published research showing that they’ve successfully trained a deep learning algorithm to detect lung…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Machine Learning, Algorithm, Cancer Detection

How A.I. will liberate doctors from keyboards and basements

Machines can help doctors by spotting abnormalities in X-rays or MRA scans that the physicians themselves may have missed. A.I. can also help physicians by analyzing data and, through the use of algorithms, produce possible diagnoses. The freed up time, as doctors make their rounds, can help physicians establish better connections with their patients, which in turn can lead to better treatment plans.
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Biology, Medicine, Innovation, Machine Learning, Health Care, Ai, Eric Topol, Machine Intelligence

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Buying Supercomputer Pioneer Cray for $1.3B

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise will pay $1.3 billion to acquire Cray, a Seattle business that develops software used in supercomputers and other high-powered machines.High-performance computing technologies, such as those developed by Cray, are seen as central to sorting through “the explosion of data” resulting from innovations in areas like artificial intelligence and data analytics, HPE says.San Jose, CA-based HPE (NASDAQ: HPE) will pay $35 a share in cash to acquire Cray (NASDAQ: CRAY). That pr...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Big Data, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Hp, Analytics, It, Computers, Software, M&a, Machine Learning, Ibm, Supercomputers, Data Centers

LG developed its own AI chip to make its smart home products even smarter

As its once-strong mobile division continues to slide, LG is picking up its focus on emerging tech. The company has pushed automotive, and particularly its self-driving capabilities, and today it doubled down on its smart home play with the announcement of its own artificial intelligence (AI) chip. LG said the new chip includes its own neural engine that will improve the deep-learning algorithms used in its future smart home devices, which will include robot vacuum cleaners, washing machines, re...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Asia, Technology, Articles, Tech, Intel, Park, Artificial Intelligence, New-York-Times, Nvidia, Machine Learning, Lg, Cto, Home Appliances, LG Electronics

Health[at]Scale lands $16M Series A to bring machine learning to healthcare

Health[at]Scale, a startup with founders who have both medical and engineering expertise, wants to bring machine learning to bear on healthcare treatment options to produce outcomes with better results and less aftercare. Today the company announced a $16 million Series A. Optum, which is part of the UnitedHealth Group, was the sole investor . Today, when people looks at treatment options, they may look at a particular surgeon or hospital, or simply what the insurance company will cover, but the...
Tags: Startups, TC, Enterprise, Funding, Medical, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Harvard, Machine Learning, UnitedHealth Group, Mohammed Saeed, Zeeshan Syed Health

Unveiling its latest cohort, Alchemist announces $4 million in funding for its enterprise accelerator

The enterprise software and services focused accelerator, Alchemist has raised $4 million in fresh financing from investors BASF and the Qatar Development Bank, just in time for its latest demo day unveiling 20 new companies. Qatar and BASF join previous investors including the venture firms Mayfield, Khosla Ventures, Foundation Capital, DFJ, and USVP, and corporate investors like Cisco, Siemens and Juniper Networks. While the roster of successes from Alchemist’s fund isn’t as lengthy as Y Co...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Technology, Tech, Basf, Cisco, Qatar, Companies, Mit, Designer, Artificial Intelligence, Telecommunications, Computing, Nvidia, Machine Learning, Siemens

XPRIZE names two grand prize winners in $15 million Global Learning Challenge

XPRIZE, the non-profit organization developing and managing competitions to find solutions to social challenges, has named two grand prize winners in the Elon Musk-backed Global Learning XPRIZE . The companies, KitKit School out of South Korea and the U.S., and onebillion, operating in Kenya and the U.K., were announced at an awards ceremony hosted at the Google Spruce Goose Hangar in Playa Vista, Calif. XPRIZE set each of the competing teams the task of developing scalable services that...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, South Korea, Elon Musk, New York, Technology, California, Articles, Tech, Ceo, C, Unesco, United States, United Kingdom, Speech Recognition

Whiskey Coffee, Immigration, AI: MassChallenge Austin 2019 Startups

Austin—MassChallenge has picked the 74 early-stage companies that will eventually compete for a portion of $500,000 in cash as a part of its Austin accelerator program. They’re startups that are developing products in a wide range of sectors, including life sciences, agriculture, and artificial intelligence.A majority of the startups are from Texas, although some come from elsewhere in the US and world, including California, Virginia, Mexico, and Israel. Many of the founders are women: 56 perce...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Texas, Technology, Magnets, Cloud Computing, Cancer, Israel, Immigration, US, Employment, Trends, Startup, Tech, Diversity, Crops

Whiskey Coffee, Immigration, AI: MassChallenge’s New Austin Cohort

Austin—MassChallenge has picked the 74 early-stage companies that will eventually compete for a portion of $500,000 in cash as a part of its Austin accelerator program. They’re startups that are developing products in a wide range of sectors, including life sciences, agriculture, and artificial intelligence.A majority of the startups are from Texas, although some come from elsewhere in the US and world, including California, Virginia, Mexico, and Israel. Many of the founders are women: 56 perce...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Texas, Technology, Magnets, Cloud Computing, Cancer, Israel, Immigration, US, Employment, Trends, Startup, Tech, Diversity, Crops

Google’s Translatotron converts one spoken language to another, no text involved

Every day we creep a little closer to Douglas Adams’ famous and prescient babel fish. A new research project from Google takes spoken sentences in one language and outputs spoken words in another — but unlike most translation techniques, it uses no intermediate text, working solely with the audio. This makes it quick, but more importantly lets it more easily reflect the cadence and tone of the speaker’s voice. Translatotron, as the project is called, is the culmination of several years of relate...
Tags: Translation, Google, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Machine Translation, Douglas Adams, Translatotron

Seattle Algorithm Marketplace and Manager, Algorithmia, Snags $25M

Algorithmia was founded on the idea that lots of people who write algorithms, from academics to private sector employees, have good products but no way to commercialize them. It launched in 2014 as a marketplace for people who want to buy or sell algorithms, and raised a $2.4 million seed funding round.Today, there’s more to the business, including a service launched in 2017 that helps developers manage and deploy artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms in their applications (ke...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Texas, Microsoft, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Trends, It, People, Artificial Intelligence, Larry Page, Innovation, Sergey Brin, Venture Capital, Machine Learning

Walmart, Tyson Foods and J.B. Hunt launch a logistics accelerator in Arkansas with Plug and Play

Plug and Play, the accelerator network that works with corporations to invest and advise startup technology companies, is partnering with Walmart, Tyson Foods and J.B. Hunt to set up a logistics-focused program in Northwest Arkansas. Retailers, software vendors and any number of contracting companies have been forced to make the trek to Bentonville, Ark. to prostrate themselves before Walmart’s corporate juggernaut and now it seems some of Silicon Valley’s startup gurus are going to make the ...
Tags: TC, Technology, China, Germany, Singapore, Supply Chain, Chief executive officer, Tech, Walmart, Play, Companies, Arkansas, Machine Learning, Silicon Valley, Retailers, Startup Company

MassChallenge, Funds for Innowatts, Liveoak, Data Gumbo & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—Innowatts, an AI-focused energy tech company in Houston, has closed an $18.2 million Series B funding round, according to a press release. The investment was led by Energy Impact Partners and included existing investors Shell Ventures, Iberdola, and Energy and Environment Fund (EEI Japan), as well as new investor Evergy Ventures. Innowatts’ technology is designed to help utilities provide a more personalized experience for their customers...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Boston, Funding, Trends, Tech, Investment, People, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Austin, Innovation, Venture Capital, Machine Learning, Dallas

Respond Raises $20M to Advance Automated Response to Cyberattacks

In business sectors such as warehouse operations, automation may put a company’s current employees out of work in some cases. In the cybersecurity sector, automation can take up a multitude of tasks without displacing any staffers—because there aren’t enough qualified humans right now to fill all the jobs. That’s according to Bay Area cybersecurity company Respond Software, whose software is designed to trigger rapid, automated steps to thwart cyberattacks on businesses.Mountain View, CA-based ...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Microsoft, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Cisco, It, Cybersecurity, Vc, Innovation, Venture Capital, Machine Learning

Announcing TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise this September in San Francisco

Of the many categories in the tech world, none is more ferociously competitive than enterprise. For decades, SAP, Oracle, Adobe, Microsoft, IBM and Salesforce, to name a few of the giants, have battled to deliver the tools businesses want to become more productive and competitive. That market is closing in on $500 billion in sales per year, which explains why hundreds of new enterprise startups launch every year and dozens are acquired by the big incumbents trying to maintain their edge. Las...
Tags: TC, Business, Microsoft, San Francisco, Tech, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Ibm, Salesforce, Github, Oracle, Sap, Red Hat, Startup Company, Marketo

Alphabet's 2019 first-quarter earnings call (GOOGL, GOOG)

Editor's note: The following is a transcript from Alphabet's first-quarter earnings call . The transcription was provided by Alphabet.   Candice (Operator): Good day ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Alphabet first quarter 2019 earnings call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we will conduct a question and answer session and instructions will be given at that time. If anyone should require operator assistance, please press star and then zero on your touch-t...
Tags: Google, Asia, Europe, New York, Microsoft, Youtube, India, Softbank, US, Samsung, Trends, Unilever, Taiwan, UPS, Healthcare, Ubs

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks WWDC student program, coding initiatives and SAP

For the past few years, Apple has been inviting student developers to attend its WWDC conference, which centers on development topics and software. A few students from this year’s batch are getting some more personal attention from Apple as it tries to raise awareness of the program and coding literacy via its Swift Playgrounds and other resources for students and teachers. Most of those students, though, won’t get a surprise personal visit from CEO Tim Cook, which is what happened this we...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, TC, Florida, Technology, Cook, Tech, Ceo, Smartphone, Companies, Software, Itunes, Arkansas, Tim Cook

Google and AI: Biases, lung cancers, and flood forecasting

After an apparent privacy-focused shift echoed at Facebook F8, Google executives also emphasized how it has to keep responsible development of AI, privacy and security in mind. Google’s Sundar Pichai talked of bad datasets and and AI bias, “”We want to ensure that our AI models... ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, News, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Sundar Pichai, Facebook F8 Google

Pearl, the healthcare spinout from LA-based AI startup, GumGum, raises $11 million

GumGum, the Los Angeles-based startup that’s spent the past decade applying machine learning technologies to advertising and sports, has spun out a new healthcare startup focused on the dental industry called Pearl. The company has raised $11 million in financing from undisclosed strategic investors and Craft Ventures, the investment firm set up by former Yammer founder, David Sacks. GumGum’s co-founder, Ophir Tanz, stepped down from the adtech giant to run the new startup last month, whil...
Tags: TC, Montana, La, Dentist, Los Angeles, Tech, Atlantic, Healthcare, Healthcare Industry, Machine Learning, David Sacks, Dentistry, Pearl, Dental, American Dental Association, Tanz

Iguazio brings its data science platform to Azure and Azure Stack

Iguazio, an end-to-end platform that allows data scientists to take machine learning models from data ingestion to training, testing and production, today announced that it is bringing its solution to Microsoft’s Azure cloud and Azure Stack on-premises platform. The 80-person company, which has received a total of $48 million in funding to date, aims to make it easier for data scientists to do the work they are actually paid to do. The company argues that a lot of the work that data scientists d...
Tags: Google, Cloud, Microsoft, Azure, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Machine Learning, Aws, Ai, Azure Stack, Serverless, Iguazio, Asaf Somekh, Henry Jerez Principal Group Product Manager, Intelligent Edge Solutions Platform Group

Exabeam Raises $75M To Compete With Splunk, Other Security Leaders

Landing its second shot of new capital in less than a year, cybersecurity startup Exabeam announced today it secured $75 million in a Series E funding round co-led by new investor Sapphire Ventures and returning investor Lightspeed Venture Partners.San Mateo, CA-based Exabeam says the cash boost will fund its competitive push in a cybersecurity specialty called SIEM, or security information and event management. SIEM companies make software that captures data streaming from machines, such as ne...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Cloud Storage, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Vc

Remember ACID? It’s back – and ready to split stems for you automatically

It may seem like there’s not much left for music making software to do that it doesn’t do already. But how about magically extracting stems from audio? The first software to do that is one you might not have thought about for a while: ACID Pro. Back in 1998 when it came out, ACID – aka Acid pH1 – was ground-breaking. Drag and drop loops, make a song: more than any other single software release, this was what would change computer music making. Sure, Propellerhead had already established a few ...
Tags: Apple, Music, Remix, Berlin, Windows, US, Tech, Production, Software, Sony, Ai, DSP, Machine-learning, Garageband, Music Tech, Looping

Couchbase’s mobile database gets built-in ML and enhanced synchronization features

Couchbase, the company behind the eponymous NoSQL database, announced a major update to its mobile database today that brings some machine learning smarts, as well as improved synchronization features and enhanced stats and logging support to the software. “We’ve led the innovation and data management at the edge since the release of our mobile database five years ago,” Couchbase’s VP of Engineering Wayne Carter told me. “And we’re excited that others are doing that now. We feel that it’s ver...
Tags: Apple, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Tech, Data, Computing, Machine Learning, Api, Mobile Devices, Nosql, Data Management, Database, Carter, Couchbase, Wayne Carter

Sight Machine Raises $29M to Connect Dots of Manufacturing Enterprises

When it comes to manufacturing, production and quality is everything. Systems to monitor manufacturing have been around for decades, but they aren’t always complete, sometimes only overseeing specific machines or locations.That’s a problem that Sight Machine aims to address with its software that analyzes the manufacturing process. Its technology uses artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced analytics to help address problems that arise in a manufacturing enterprise, and is desig...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Tech, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Data Science, Innovation, Venture Capital, Machine Learning, Heineken, Nissan, Detroit, E.ON, WestRock

Why A.I. robotics should have the same ethical protections as animals

Universities across the world are conducting major research on artificial intelligence (A.I.), as are organisations such as the Allen Institute, and tech companies including Google and Facebook. A likely result is that we will soon have A.I. approximately as cognitively sophisticated as mice or dogs. Now is the time to start thinking about whether, and under what conditions, these A.I.s might deserve the ethical protections we typically give to animals. Discussions of "A.I. rights" or "robot rig...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Animals, Star Trek, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Innovation, Machine Learning, Morality, Bioethics, Allen Institute, Cyborg, John Basl Eric SchwitzgebelThis

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