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MIT breakthrough in deep learning could help reduce errors

MIT researchers claim that deep learning neural networks need better uncertainty analysis to reduce errors. "Deep evidential regression" reduces uncertainty after only one pass on a network, greatly reducing time and memory. This could help mitigate problems in medical diagnoses, autonomous driving, and much more. We've all seen the movies: a mad genius creates breakthrough artificial intelligence only to have it turn on them—and humanity. Midway through the film, the robots are taking over. B...
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Create your own fully-rendered CGI fantasy monsters with Google AI

The Google AI team just launched a new project called Chimera Painter, which uses a model trained on machine learning to transform basic digital Paintings of fantasy creatures into fully rendered CGI monsters. Or well, kind of. Here's how Google describes the project: Chimera Painter is a demo that lets you run wild by drawing out creature shapes that become fully fleshed out by our CreatureGAN machine learning model, which was trained on hundreds of thousands of 2D renders of 3D creatu...
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Recycling robotics company AMP Robotics could raise up to $70M

AMP Robotics, the recycling robotics technology developer backed by investors including Sequoia Capital and Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners, is close to closing on as much as $70 million in new financing, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the company’s plans. The new financing speaks to AMP Robotics’ continued success in pilot projects and with new partnerships that are exponentially expanding the company’s deployments. Earlier this month the company announced a new deal that repr...
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Recycling robotics company AMP Robotics could raise up to $70 million sources say

AMP Robotics, the recycling robotics technology developer backed by investors including Sequoia Capital and Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners, is close to closing on as much as $70 million in new financing, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the company’s plans. The new financing speaks to AMP Robotics’ continued success in pilot projects and with new partnerships that are exponentially expanding the company’s deployments. Earlier this month the company announced a new deal that repr...
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Serenade snags $2.1M seed round to turn speech into code

Several years ago Serenade co-founder Matt Wiethoff was a developer at Quora when he was diagnosed with a severe repetitive stress injury to his hand and couldn’t code. He and co-founder Tommy MacWilliam decided to use AI to create a tool that let him speak the code instead and Serenade was born. Today, the company announced a $2.1 million seed investment led by Amplify Partners and Neo. While it was at it, the startup also announced the first commercial version of the product, Serenade Pr...
Tags: Google, Startups, Cloud, Developer, Funding, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Quora, Machine Learning, Developer Tools, MacWilliam, Amplify Partners, Speech To Text, Serenade, Matt Wiethoff, Tommy MacWilliam

Top VFX Company Attempts to Bridge Uncanny Valley, Fails

Well, this is horrifying.
Tags: Science, Machine Learning, Ai, Vfx, Digital Domain, Consumer Tech, Photorealism, Virtual Assistants, Hell No

Can artificial intelligence give elephants a winning edge?

Adam Benzion Contributor Share on Twitter Adam Benzion is a serial entrepreneur, writer, tech investor, co-founder of and the CXO of Edge Impulse. Images of elephants roaming the African plains are imprinted on all of our minds and something easily recognized as a symbol of Africa. But the future of elephants today is uncertain. An elephant is currently being killed by poachers every 15 minutes, and humans, who l...
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Neatsy wants to reduce sneaker returns with 3D foot scans

U.S.-based startup Neatsy AI is using the iPhone’s depth-sensing FaceID selfie camera as a foot scanner to capture 3D models for predicting a comfortable sneaker fit. Its app, currently soft launched for iOS but due to launch officially next month, asks the user a few basic questions about sneaker fit preference before walking through a set of steps to capture a 3D scan of their feet using the iPhone’s front-facing camera. The scan is used to offer personalized fit predictions for a selection of...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, US, Tech, Adidas, UPS, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Zappos, Computer Vision, Statista, Prisma Labs, iPhone FaceID, Neatsy, Russia Neatsy, Puma Nike Jordan Air

FireEye acquires Respond Software for $186M, announces $400M investment

The security sector is ever frothy and acquisitive. Just last week Palo Alto Networks grabbed Expanse for $800 million. Today it was FireEye’s turn, snagging Respond Software, a company that helps customers investigate and understand security incidents, while reducing the need for highly trained (and scarce) security analysts. The deal has closed, according to the company. FireEye had its eye on Respond’s Analyst product, which it plans to fold into its Mandiant Solutions platform. Like many ...
Tags: Security, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Tech, M&a, Machine Learning, Mergers and Acquisitions, Fireeye, Blackstone, Foundation Capital, Palo Alto Networks, Exit, CRV, Kevin Mandia

Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost explains the strategy behind acquiring Spacemaker

Autodesk, the U.S. publicly listed software and services company that targets engineering and design industries, acquired Norway’s Spacemaker this week. The startup has developed AI-supported software for urban development, something Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost broadly calls generative design. The price of the acquisition is $240 million in a mostly all-cash deal. Spacemaker’s VC backers included European firms Atomico and Northzone, which co-led the company’s $25 million Series A round in 2...
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Diagnoss launches its coding assistant for medical billing

Diagnoss, the Berkeley, Calif.-based startup backed by the machine learning-focused startup studio The House, has launched its coding assistant for medical billing, the company said. The software provides real-time feedback on documentation and coding. Coding problems can be the difference between success and failure for hospitals, according to Diagnoss. Healthcare providers were decimated by the COVID-19 outbreak, with hospitals operating below 60% capacity and one-fourth of them facing the ...
Tags: Health, TC, Knowledge, California, Tech, House, Healthcare, Coding, Machine Learning, Assistant, Electronic Health Records, Natural Language Processing, Berkeley Calif, Physician, Drchrono, Diagnoss Healthcare

Portugal’s Faber reaches $24.3M for its second fund aimed at data-driven startups from Iberia

Portuguese VC Faber has hit the first close of its Faber Tech II fund at €20.5 million ($24.3 million). The fund will focus on early-stage data-driven startups starting from Southern Europe and the Iberian peninsula, with the aim of reaching a final close of €30 million in the coming months. The new fund targets pre-series A and early-stage startups in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science. The fund is backed by European Investment Fund (EIF) and the local Financial Devel...
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Go Jauntly applies AI to seek scale via ‘greener’ walking routes

Unless you’ve been on very extended digital detox, you’ll have noticed algorithms don’t exactly have the greatest reputation these days, saddled as they are with pervasive questions of bias and inequity. Not to mention the dubious content amplification choices of social media platforms. Nor has 2020 helped their automated cause — with, in just one example, outraged UK students leading chants of ‘fuck the algorithm‘ this summer as they were assigned exam grades using a flawed model after the gove...
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AI-tool maker Seldon raises £7.1M Series A from AlbionVC and Cambridge Innovation Capital

Seldon is a U.K. startup that specializes in the rarified world of development tools to optimize machine learning. What does this mean? Well, dear reader, it means that the “AI” that companies are so fond of trumpeting does actually end up working. It has now raised a £7.1 million Series A round co-led by AlbionVC and Cambridge Innovation Capital . The round also includes significant participation from existing investors Amadeus Capital Partners and Global Brain, with follow-on investment f...
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Crazy dreams help us make sense of our memories

If consolidating memories as we sleep is like machine learning, maybe dreams keep our "algorithms" on track.Machine learning is optimized by the injection of a certain amount of nonsense data.Maybe dreams are just weird enough to do the same for us as we sleep. For a while now, the leading theory about what we're doing when we dream is that we're sorting through our experiences of the last day or so, consolidating some stuff into memories for long-term storage, and discarding the rest. That doe...
Tags: Sleep, Memory, Neuroscience, Innovation, Machine Learning, Algorithm, Dreams, Tufts University, Hoel, Programming dreams, Erik Hoel

Using machine learning to track the pandemic’s impact on mental health

Dealing with a global pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of millions of people. A team of MIT and Harvard University researchers has shown that they can measure those effects by analyzing the language that people use to express their anxiety online.Using machine learning to analyze the text of more than 800,000 Reddit posts, the researchers were able to identify changes in the tone and content of language that people used as the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic progressed, from Ja...
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Sequoia-backed recycling robot maker AMP Robotics gets its largest purchase order

AMP Robotics, the manufacturer of robotic recycling systems, has received its largest purchase order from the publicly traded North American waste handling company, Waste Connections. The order, for 24 machine learning enabled robotic recycling systems, will be used on container, fiber and residue lines across numerous materials recovery facilities, the company said. The AMP technology can be used to recover plastics, cardboard, paper, cans, cartons and many other containers and packaging types ...
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Arrikto raises $10M for its MLOps platform

Arrikto, a startup that wants to speed up the machine learning development lifecycle by allowing engineers and data scientists to treat data like code, is coming out of stealth today and announcing a $10 million Series A round. The round was led by Unusual Ventures, with Unusual’s John Vrionis joining the board. “Our technology at Arrikto helps companies overcome the complexities of implementing and managing machine learning applications,” Arrikto CEO and co-founder Constantinos Venetsanopoul...
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Computer vision startup scores $20M Series A, a startup that hopes to bring computer vision more broadly to companies to help them identify and tag elements at high speed, announced a $20 million Series A today. Vickers Venture Partners led the round with participation from 212, Streamlined Ventures, Alumni Ventures Group, Waterman Ventures and several other unnamed investors. Today’s investment brings the total raised to $25.8 million, according to the company. “Basically we set out to copy human visual intelligence in machin...
Tags: Startups, TC, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Silicon Valley, Computer Vision, Tagging, U S India, Chooch, Gültekin, Recent Funding, Vickers Venture Partners, Data Labeling Tools

Researchers are trying to save a vulnerable California frog species using cutting-edge AI

Researchers are working on how to better identify the habitats and patterns of vulnerable species. Nicholas Berger for Business Insider Weekly The vulnerable California red-legged frog faces pressure from farmers who need their breeding grounds to irrigate crops. One company, Conservation Metrics, is using machine learning technology to better identify the frogs' habitats and flag them for protection. The same technology is being used to track at-risk wildlife around the world, and could p...
Tags: Video, Science, California, Trends, Nature, Frogs, Conservation, Machine Learning, Endangered Species, Ai, Frog, Santa Cruz California, Tech Insider, Nicholas Berger, Business Insider Weekly, Emily Hager

The key to smarter robot collaborators may be more simplicity

Think of all the subconscious processes you perform while you’re driving. As you take in information about the surrounding vehicles, you’re anticipating how they might move and thinking on the fly about how you’d respond to those maneuvers. You may even be thinking about how you might influence the other drivers based on what they think you might do. If robots are to integrate seamlessly into our world, they’ll have to do the same. Now researchers from Stanford University and Virginia Tech ha...
Tags: Stanford, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Innovation, Machine Learning, University of Toronto, Stanford University, Virginia Tech, Dorsa Sadigh, Sadigh, Jakob Foerster, Nonetheless Foerster

How the pandemic readied Alibaba’s AI for the world’s biggest shopping day

The news: While the US has been hooked on its election, China has been shopping. From November 1 to 11, the country’s top e-commerce giants, Alibaba and JD, generated $115 billion in sales as part of their annual Singles’ Day shopping bonanza. Alibaba, which started the festival in 2009, accounted for $74.1 billion of those sales, a 26% increase over last year. For comparison, Amazon’s 48-hour Prime Day sales only crossed the $10 billion mark this year. Pandemic stress test: The sheer scale ...
Tags: Amazon, China, US, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Alibaba, Machine Learning, Huang, Cainiao, Andrew Huang, JD, Cainiao Alibaba

AI is wrestling with a replication crisis

Last month Nature published a damning response written by 31 scientists to a study from Google Health that had appeared in the journal earlier this year. Google was describing successful trials of an AI that looked for signs of breast cancer in medical images. But according to its critics, the Google team provided so little information about its code and how it was tested that the study amounted to nothing more than a promotion of proprietary tech. “We couldn’t take it anymore,” says Benjamin...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Machine Learning, Montreal, University of Toronto, Deepmind, McGill University, Ian Hogarth, Ke, LHC, Michael Hoffman, Yoshua Bengio, GPT, Google health

Databricks launches SQL Analytics

AI and data analytics company Databricks today announced the launch of SQL Analytics, a new service that makes it easier for data analysts to run their standard SQL queries directly on data lakes. And with that, enterprises can now easily connect their business intelligence tools like Tableau and Microsoft’s Power BI to these data repositories as well. SQL Analytics will be available in public preview on November 18. In many ways, SQL Analytics is the product Databricks has long been looki...
Tags: Python, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Tech, Information, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Democrats, Data Science, Machine Learning, Business Intelligence, Databricks, Apache Spark, Data Management, SQL

Amazon's Alexa Can Now Ask You Follow-Up Questions

Responding to demands from consumers for “an Alexa, but make it talk even more,” Amazon announced on Wednesday that its latest digital assistant model will be able to infer a user’s “latent goals,” and will use those to pose follow-up questions to users.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Machine Learning, Algorithms, Alexa, Digital Assistants

To build a lifelike robotic hand, we first have to build a better robotic brain

A more brainlike artificial neural network is helping make robot hands smarter than ever. Check this one out in action.
Tags: News, Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Machine Learning, Ai

Qualcomm Ventures invests in four 5G startups

Qualcomm Ventures, Qualcomm’s investment arm, today announced four new strategic investments in 5G-related startups. These companies are private mobile network specialist Celona, mobile network automation platform Cellwize, the edge computing platform Azion and Pensando, another edge computing platform that combines its software stack with custom hardware. The overall goal here is obviously to help jumpstart 5G use cases in the enterprise and — by extension — for consumers by investing in a w...
Tags: Startups, Internet Of Things, Enterprise, Tech, Telecommunications, Computing, Wireless, Machine Learning, Qualcomm, 5g, Mobile Technology, Qualcomm Ventures, Wireless Technology, Li, Pensando, Cellwize

Provizio closes $6.2M seed round for its car safety platform using sensors and AI

Provizio, a combination hardware and software startup with technology to improve car safety, has closed a seed investment round of $6.2million. Investors include Bobby Hambrick (the founder of Autonomous Stuff); the founders of Movidius; the European Innovation Council (EIC); ACT Venture Capital. The startup has a “five-dimensional” sensory platform that — it says — perceives, predicts and prevents car accidents in real time and beyond the line-of-sight. Its “Accident Prevention Technology Platf...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Uber, Europe, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Machine Learning, Self-driving Cars, Science and Technology, Car Accidents, Emerging-technologies, Carnegie Mellon, Car Safety, Aurora

Amazing new headset translates thoughts into speech for vocally impaired wearers

For vocally impaired people, a huge source of frustration is the inability to easily communicate thoughts to friends and family. This tech could change that.
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This basic human skill is the next major milestone for A.I.

CausalWorld is a virtual world that lets robots learn about cause and effect. Here's why that has big implications for the future of A.I.
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