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Intel acquires SigOpt, a specialist in modeling optimization, to boost its AI business

Intel has been doubling down on building chips and related architecture for the next generation of computing, and today it announced an acquisition that will bolster its expertise and work specifically in one area of future technology: artificial intelligence. The semiconductor giant today announced that it has acquired SigOpt, a startup out of San Francisco that has built an optimization platform that can be used to run modeling and simulations (two key applications of AI tech) in a better way....
Tags: Enterprise, San Francisco, Tech, Intel, Artificial Intelligence, M&a, Nvidia, Cia, Andreessen Horowitz, Anthony, Cto, Clark, Scott Clark, AI Analytics Toolkit, Patrick Hayes, Raja Koduri Intel


No Coding Experience Necessary: Microsoft Offers DIY Tool To Build AI Models

Microsoft wants to make it easier for anyone to build machine learning systems through the release of a newly revamped app that caters to people with little or no coding experience. Microsoft Lobe, which is available in public preview this week, allows users to build AI-powered visual recognition systems by simply uploading sets of labeled...
Tags: Microsoft, Advertising, Artificial Intelligence


Apple search crawler activity could signal a Google competitor, or a bid to make Siri a one-stop-shop

Encouraged by the spate of antitrust activity brewing in both the Justice Department and on Capitol Hill, Apple may be developing a search competitor to Google, according to a report in the Financial Times. That would be a move ripe with irony as the push for an end to anti-competitive practices is seemingly creating greater competition among the largest companies which already dominate the technology industry rather than between those established companies and more nimble upstarts. Signs of ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, TC, Microsoft, California, Siri, Google Search, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Itunes, Computing, Messages, Department Of Justice, Cupertino


Microsoft announces its first Azure data center region in Taiwan

After announcing its latest data center region in Austria earlier this month and an expansion of its footprint in Brazil, Microsoft today unveiled its plans to open a new region in Taiwan. This new region will augment its existing presence in East Asia, where the company already runs data centers in China (operated by 21Vianet), Hong Kong, Japan and Korea. This new region will bring Microsoft’s total presence around the world to 66 cloud regions. Similar to its recent expansion in Brazil, Mic...
Tags: Cloud, Internet Of Things, Japan, Microsoft, China, Cloud Storage, Cloud Computing, Tech, Taiwan, Artificial Intelligence, Austria, Computing, Korea, Brazil, Iot, Microsoft Azure


Snapchat Introduces 3D Full Body Tracking Technology for AR Lenses

Why settle for 2D body tracking technology when you can have 3D full body tracking technology? Snap Inc. introduced its new offering with a set of augmented reality lenses just in time to enable Snapchatters to don AR costumes for Halloween. Speaking of Halloween, Tim Hortons will become the first brand to roll out a...
Tags: Advertising, Artificial Intelligence, Tim Hortons, Snap Inc, Social Pro Daily


Apple’s Jeff Bigham, disability rights lawyer Haben Girma, author Sara Hendren and more to join Sight Tech Global

The other day we announced the first ten sessions for Sight Tech Global, a virtual event Dec. 2-3 that is convening the world’s top technologists to discuss how AI-based technologies are revolutionizing the future of accessibility. Today, we’re pleased to announce three additional sessions. Registration is free and and open now. Designing for Everyone: Accessibility Innovation at Apple Apple has long embraced accessibility as a bedrock design principle. Not only has Apple created some of the mos...
Tags: Apple, TC, Hardware, Events, Tech, Diversity, Accessibility, Artificial Intelligence, Silicon Valley, Megan Rose Dickey, Matthew Panzarino, Apple Apple, Harvard Law, Olin, Katy Waldman, Web Accessibility


MachEye raises $4.6M for its business intelligence platform

We’ve seen our fair share of business intelligence (BI) platforms that aim to make data analysis accessible to everybody in a company. Most of them are still fairly complicated, no matter what their marketing copy says. MachEye, which is launching its AI-powered BI platform today, is offering a new twist on this genre. In addition to its official launch, the company also today announced a previously unreported $4.6 seed funding round led by Canaan Partners with participation from WestWave Capita...
Tags: Startups, Enterprise, Tech, Economy, Artificial Intelligence, Bell Labs, BI, Business Intelligence, Splunk, Sun Microsystems, Information Management, Canaan, NLP, Canaan Partners, Recent Funding, MachEye


Text this number with the name of a musical artist, and an AI responds with lyrics written in that style

Musician and Programmer Sam Agnew decided to spend his quarantine time automating new music creation by popular artist, with the help of OpenAI's Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 language modelling system. As he explains on Twilio: With concerts canceled and many artists being unable to release new music, people around the world are missing their favorite bands. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Bots, Neural Networks, Songwriting, Neural Network, Ai Robots, Robots Stole My Jerb, Artbots, Sam Agnew


SimilarWeb raises $120M for its AI-based market intelligence platform for sites and apps

Israeli startup SimilarWeb has made a name for itself with an AI-based platform that lets sites and apps track and understand traffic not just on their own sites, but those of its competitors. Now, it’s taking the next step in its growth. The startup has raised $120 million, funding it will use to continue expanding its platform both through acquisitions and investing in its own R&D, with a focus on providing more analytics services to larger enterprises alongside its current base of individuals...
Tags: Google, Startups, Ecommerce, Europe, Enterprise, Israel, Tech, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Nielsen, Comscore, General Partner, Offer, Web Traffic, SimilarWeb, Market Intelligence


Lightspeed Venture Partners backs Theta Lake’s video conferencing security tech with $12.7 million

Theta Lake, a provider of compliance and security tools for conferencing software like Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams, RingCentral, Zoom and others, said it has raised $12.7 million in a new round of funding. Lightspeed Venture Partners led the round with commitments from Cisco Investments, angel investors from the collaboration and security space, and previous investors, Neotribe Ventures, Firebolt Ventures and WestWave Capital, the company said. The company’s financing comes as the COVID-19 p...
Tags: TC, Microsoft, Tech, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Telecommunications, Computing, Machine Learning, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Security tools, Cisco Systems, Lightspeed, Partner, Cisco Investments, Research and Markets, Collaboration Tools


Should facial recognition software be banned on college campuses?

Students say they were identified with facial recognition technology after a protest at the University of Miami; campus police claim this isn't true. Over 60 universities nationwide have banned facial recognition; a few colleges, such as USC, regularly use it. Civil rights groups in Miami have called for the University of Miami to have talks on this topic. Silicon Valley has led the technological revolution since the early seventies. Journalist Don Hoefler coined the term "Silicon Valley USA...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Government, China, Trust, America, Surveillance, Artificial Intelligence, Aclu, Innovation, Miami, Silicon Valley, Ai, Usc, Ucla, Derek


Apple reportedly bought a video AI startup for $50 million as it tries to improve Siri and other apps

Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images Apple purchased artificial intelligence startup Vilynx earlier this year for approximately $50 million, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Barcelona-based Vilynx built AI tools that analyze videos with the goal of "understanding" what's in them and categorizing that information, which Apple could use to improve Siri and other apps. Bloomberg also reported that around 50 of Vilynx's engineers and data scientists will stay on at App...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Europe, UK, Trends, Siri, Spain, Bloomberg, Barcelona, Artificial Intelligence, Tim Cook, Mergers and Acquisitions, Ai, Seattle, Europe Apple, Siri Apple


Someone programmed a bot to order thousands of McSundaes every 30 minutes to find out which machines are broken.

We've all been there: you roll up to a McDonald's with a craving for one of their deliciously cheap soft serve ice cream offerings, only to find that the machine is reportedly broken. Is it actually broken, or does the staff just not want to bother making you the treat you so desire? — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Artificial Intelligence, Fast Food, Ice Cream, Mcdonalds, Bots, McDonald, Ai Robots, Good Robots, Mcdonaldsland, Mcflurry, Mcsundae, McSundaes


AMD grabs Xilinx for $35 billion as chip industry consolidation continues

The chip industry consolidation dance continued this morning as AMD has entered into an agreement to buy Xilinx for $35 billion, giving the company access to customers requiring chips with high performance workloads like artificial intelligence. AMD sees this deal as combining two companies that complement each other’s strengths without cannibalizing its own markets. CEO Lisa Su believes the acquisition will help make her company the high performance chip leader. “By combining our world-class...
Tags: TC, Enterprise, Tech, Intel, SU, Artificial Intelligence, M&a, Nvidia, Mergers and Acquisitions, Amd, Chips, Lisa Su, Darrell Etherington, Xilinx, Victor Peng


Uber’s ‘robo-firing’ of drivers targeted in latest European lawsuit

Uber is facing another legal challenge in Europe related to algorithmic decision making. The App Drivers & Couriers Union (ADCU) filed a case, yesterday, with a court in the Netherlands seeking to challenge the ride hailing company’s practice of ‘robo-firing’ — aka the use of automated systems to identify fraudulent activity and terminate drivers based on that analysis. Under EU law individuals subject to solely automated decisions have a right to request a human review. Article 22 of the Gen...
Tags: TC, Uber, Europe, Lawsuit, UK, London, India, Tech, Eu, Artificial Intelligence, Netherlands, Portugal, Birmingham, Workers Rights, Gdpr, Lisbon Portugal


Teaching robots through positive reinforcement

There likely isn’t a robotics teacher institute in the world actively pursuing robotic learning. The field, after all, holds the key to unlocking a lot of potential for the industry. One of the things that makes it so remarkable is the myriad different approaches so many researchers are taking to unlock the secrets of helping robots essentially learn from scratch. A new paper from Johns Hopkins University sporting the admittedly delightful name “Good Robot” explores the potential of learning thr...
Tags: Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Johns Hopkins University, Andrew Hundt, Hundt


Freshworks (re-)launches its CRM service

Freshworks, the customer and employee engagement company that offers a range of products, from call center and customer support software to HR tools and marketing automation services, today announced the launch of its newest product: Freshworks CRM. The new service, which the company built on top of its new Freshworks Neo platform, is meant to give sales and marketing teams all of the tools they need to get a better view of their customers — with a bit of machine learning thrown in for better pr...
Tags: Business, Enterprise, Cloud Computing, Marketing, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Online Education, CRM, Customer Relationship Management, Web Applications, Marketing Automation, Cloud Applications, Erp Software, FreshWorks, InsideView


DataFleets keeps private data useful, and useful data private, with federated learning and $4.5M seed

As you may already know, there’s a lot of data out there, and some of it could actually be pretty useful. But privacy and security considerations often put strict limitations on how it can be used or analyzed. DataFleets promises a new approach by which databases can be safely accessed and analyzed without the possibility of privacy breaches or abuse — and has raised a $4.5 million seed round to scale it up. To work with data, you need to have access to it. If you’re a bank, that means transacti...
Tags: Google, Security, TC, Facebook, Europe, Enterprise, Privacy, Tech, Encryption, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS, Machine Learning, B2b, HIPAA, Elledge, enterprise SaaS


Water quality and distribution monitoring software Ketos raises $18 million

Water quality and logistics monitoring software Ketos has raised $15 million from a group of investors to take advantage of the growing demand for better water management tools and technologies. The potential for more stringent regulatory oversight of industrial water use and wastewater management from local, state and federal government coupled with increasing consumer and investor demands for better corporate environmental stewardship is driving an unprecedented adoption of technology and serv...
Tags: TC, Articles, Tech, Water, Banking, Artificial Intelligence, Infrastructure, Machine Learning, Silicon Valley Bank, Environmental Science, Citi, Impact, Better Ventures, KETOS, Motley Fool Ventures, Motley Fool Ventures and Illuminated Funds Group


Deep Science: Alzheimer’s screening, forest-mapping drones, machine learning in space, more

Research papers come out far too rapidly for anyone to read them all, especially in the field of machine learning, which now affects (and produces papers in) practically every industry and company. This column aims to collect the most relevant recent discoveries and papers — particularly in but not limited to artificial intelligence — and explain why they matter. This week, a startup that’s using UAV drones for mapping forests, a look at how machine learning can map social media networks and pre...
Tags: Health, TC, Sweden, Congress, America, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Portugal, Brazil, Machine Learning, Ibm, University of Pennsylvania, Computer Vision, Carnegie Mellon University, Penn, Don


How AI Could Make for Smarter Political Debates

Last night's presidential debate was a happier outlier in this sad election season. Kristen Welker's valiant work keeping the proceedings on track is appropriately being credited with redeeming debates as an opportunity to see candidates joust over substantial issues. Sadly, she spent energy and brainpower on keeping order, not delving deeper into substantive, relevant topics...
Tags: Politics, Advertising, Artificial Intelligence, Voice, Kristen Welker


Can AI Fix Our Broken Debates?

The second U.S. presidential debate of 2020 was more sedate than the first, with its whining, braying, and general frothing at the mouth. We all remember how the human moderator at the first rumble struggled to cut through to the actual issues that people care about, such as jobs, the environment, and stopping the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Artificial Intelligence, Ibm, Watson, Ai, Debates, Presidential Debates


Deepfakes At The Gas Pump Scares Up Data Privacy Awareness

Tens of millions of Americans filling their gas tanks this week may be in for a fright at the pump this season. No, it's not about gas prices. Rather, it's what is expected to happen from viewing a creepy campaign about privacy issues being shown on screens at the 24,000 Gas Station TV (GSTV) locations...
Tags: General, Advertising, Artificial Intelligence, Gas Station TV GSTV


Sam's Club will start using autonomous AI floor-scrubbing robots in all of its US stores during the coronavirus pandemic — see what the robots look like

The preliminary product rendering of the Tennant T7AMR Shelf Analytics Accessory that will be used at the Sam's Club stores. Final design may change. Brain Corp Sam's Club will start deploying autonomous floor-scrubbing robots with shelf scanning accessories to all of its almost 600 US stores this fall. This shelf scanning add-on — which is "cloud-connected" — checks pricing, planograms, and the products' inventory. The Tennant T7AMR with the "Shelf Analytics Accessory" is being develo...
Tags: US, Trends, Walmart, Sam s Club, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous, Retail, Robot, Circle K, Tennant Company, Tech Insider, Brain Corp, Eugene Izhikevich, Brittany Chang, Brain Corp Sam s Club, Shelf Analytics Accessory


Psykhe secures Seed funding to match consumer personalities to fashion products

In an overcrowded market of online fashion brands, consumers are spoilt for choice on what site to visit. They are generally forced to visit each brand one by one, manually filtering down to what they like. Most of the experience is not that great, and past purchase history and cookies aren’t much to go on to tailor user experience. If someone has bought an army-green military jacket, the e-commerce site is on a hiding to nothing if all it suggests is more army-green military jackets… Instead, P...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Asia, Europe, Business, Fashion, UK, Milan, US, Toronto, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, United States


A researcher says AI has the power to manipulate us if governments don't regulate it properly. Here's why we're vulnerable to AI, and how it can influence our decisions.

Artificial intelligence needs to be regulated to protect humans from manipulation. MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP via Getty Images AI could influence our decisions in a major way — and lead to dangerous outcomes, says technology researcher TaeWoo Kim. According to his research with Adam Duhachek, AI messages were more persuasive when it showed people how to perform tasks. People were also more likely to accept unfair offers from AI and disclose personal information, a sign that people are more vulnera...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Technology, Opinion, Trends, Strategy, Siri, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Ai, Kim, Nordic, Amazon Alexa, Contributor, Tech Insider, AI Assistants


Bombay HC reportedly asks govt for information about AI bot that can generate fake nude pictures of women

The Bombay High Court has asked the government for information on a report about an AI bot which was used to convert images of underage and adult women into fake nude pictures, news agency PTI reported. The court cited an article by the Hindustan Times on this, which had reported on by a Dutch cybersecurity firm called Sensity. The report suggested that more than 104,000 women had been targeted using this AI-bot as of July 2020. A poll on the geographic location of over 7,200 of the bot’s user...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, Microsoft, California, India, Artificial Intelligence, Telegram, Bombay, Hindustan Times, PTI, Singh, Bombay High Court, Sushant Singh Rajput, Kulkarni, Anil Singh


Is Artificial Intelligence Fusing With The Virtual Call Center?

The current business situation has brought new techniques for improving the global market – the fusing of AI with the call center directed to improve a business’s customer interactions. Today virtual call centers are the top users of AI technology from reliable poll ratings. Most businesses in the UK are adopting AI tech to increase the reliability of their call centers. However, AI investment sets to attract more call centers for automation. The emergence of AI technology has led to virtual ca...
Tags: Startups, UK, Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Call Center, Products & Services


Kite adds support for 11 new languages to its AI code completion tool

When Kite, the well-funded AI-driven code completion tool, launched in 2019, its technology looked very impressive, but it only supported Python at the time. Earlier this year, it also added JavaScript and today, it is launching support for 11 new languages at once. The new languages are Java, Kotlin, Scala, C/C++, Objective C, C#, Go, Typescript, HTML/CSS and Less. Kite works in most popular development environments, including the likes of VS Code, JupyterLab, Vim, Sublime and Atom, as we...
Tags: Android, Python, TC, Tech, Css, Javascript, C, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Computing, Html, Java, Github, Microsoft Windows, Typescript, Kite


Descript, Andrew Mason’s platform to edit audio by editing text, now lets you edit video, too

Descript, the latest startup from Groupon co-founder Andrew Mason, made a splash in the world of audio last year with a platform for easy audio editing based on how you edit written documents, adding features like an AI-based tool that uses a recording of you to let you create audio of any written text in your own voice. Today the startup is moving into the next phase of its growth. It is launching Descript Video, with a set of tools to take screen recordings or videos and then create titles,...
Tags: Google, Media, Washington Post, Groupon, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, New York Times, Andreessen Horowitz, Bose, Otter, Andrew Mason, Bay Area, Mason, WebEx, Descript Mason, Descript