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Google just unveiled its first smartphone chip, signaling its biggest challenge yet to Apple and Samsung. Here's what it means for the Pixel 6.

Google's new Tensor chip will power the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Google Google unveiled its first chip made specifically for its Pixel phones on Monday. The chip, called Tensor, should bring better AI performance to Google's new phones. Google is following Apple's strategy by making its own smartphone chips. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google's first gambit to challenge Apple and Samsung's dominance of the smartphone industry came in 2016, when it l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Smartphones, Machine Learning, Ai, Huawei, Pixel, Google Google, Samsung Samsung, Tensor, John Giannandrea, Tech Insider, Osterloh


Tech leaders can be the secret weapon for supercharging ESG goals

Jeff Sternberg Contributor Share on Twitter Jeff Sternberg is a technical director in the Office of the CTO (OCTO) at Google Cloud, a team of technologists and industry experts that help Google Cloud's customers solve challenging problems and disrupt their industries. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors should be key considerations for CTOs and technology leaders scaling next generation companies from day one. I...
Tags: Google, Energy, TC, Cloud, Column, Etsy, Opinion, Cloud Computing, Tech, Sustainability, Artificial Intelligence, Open Source Software, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Gartner, Machine Learning, Ibm


Hiding Malware in ML Models

Interesting research: “EvilModel: Hiding Malware Inside of Neural Network Models”. Abstract: Delivering malware covertly and detection-evadingly is critical to advanced malware campaigns. In this paper, we present a method that delivers malware covertly and detection-evadingly through neural network models. Neural network models are poorly explainable and have a good generalization ability. By embedding malware into the neurons, malware can be delivered covertly with minor or even no impact on t...
Tags: Uncategorized, Malware, Artificial Intelligence, Hacking, Machine Learning, Bruce Schneier, Academic Papers


UK’s Mindtech raises $3.25M from In-Q-Tel, among others, to train CCTV cameras on synthetic humans

Imagine a world where no one’s privacy is breached, no faces are scanned into a gargantuan database, and no privacy laws are broken. This is a world that is fast approaching. Could companies simply dump the need for real-world CCTV footage, and switch to synthetic humans, acting out potential scenarios a million times over? That’s the tantalizing prospect of a new UK startup that has attracted funding from an influential set of investors. UK-based Mindtech Global has developed what it describes ...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, Technology, London, Virginia, US, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Surveillance, Artificial Intelligence, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Machine Learning, Cctv


Disability rights advocates are worried about discrimination in AI hiring tools

Your ability to land your next job could depend on how well you play one of the AI-powered games that companies like AstraZeneca and Postmates are increasingly using in the hiring process. Some companies that create these games, like Pymetrics and Arctic Shores, claim that they limit bias in hiring. But AI hiring games can be especially difficult to navigate for job seekers with disabilities. In the latest episode of MIT Technology Review’s podcast “In Machines We Trust,” we explore how AI...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Congress, US, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Machine Learning, Astrazeneca, St Louis, EEOC, Sánchez, Washington University, Center for Democracy and Technology, MIT Technology Review, Givens, Patti Sanchez


Podcast: Playing the job market

Increasingly, job seekers need to pass a series of ‘tests’ in the form of artificial intelligence games—just to be seen by a hiring manager. In this third, of a four-part miniseries on AI and hiring, we speak to someone who helped create these tests, we ask who might get left behind in the process and why there isn’t more policy in place. We also try out some of these tools ourselves. We Meet: Matthew Neale, Vice President of Assessment Products, Criteria Corp. Frida Polli, CEO, Py...
Tags: Obama, Youtube, Washington, Superman, Walmart, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Harvard, United States, New Jersey, Innovation, Machine Learning, Astrazeneca, Nyu, Jen, Sally


Imagine an AI with an imagination

Humans are really good at imagining things based on the mixing and matching of existing elements. One of the holy grails of computer science is the development of an AI that can extrapolate from data, and USC researchers have a model for how that could happen.Rather than focusing on the tiny details of individual samples, the model uses groups of related samples to encourage AI to figure out broader principles. One explanation of human imagination — and of creativity — is that it's the process...
Tags: New York, Ge, Software, Innovation, Machine Learning, Algorithm, Ai, Usc, University Of Southern California, Times Square, USC Viterbi, Yunhao Ge, Laurent Itti Deep, Itti


How we got 75% more e-commerce orders in a single A/B test for this major brand

Jasper Kuria Contributor Share on Twitter Jasper Kuria is the managing partner of CRO consultancy The Conversion Wizards and is the founder of Capital & Growth, an e-commerce education site. More posts by this contributor Pioneer Square Labs’ Greg Gottesman on the studio model for high growth startups Gil Penchina on angel investing, market timing, and his ambivalence to venture capital The Conv...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Column, Advertising Tech, Tech, Walmart, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Retailers, Shopify, Gil Penchina, Greg Gottesman, Pioneer Square Labs, Conversion Wizards


Build a digital ops toolbox to streamline business processes with hyperautomation

Boopathy Rajendran Contributor Share on Twitter Boopathy Rajendran is the senior vice president and heads global delivery and services at Vuram, a hyperautomation services company specializing in low-code enterprise automation. Reliance on a single technology as a lifeline is a futile battle now. When simple automation no longer does the trick, delivering end-to-end automation needs a combination of complementary technologies ...
Tags: TC, Column, Enterprise, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Software Development, Data Mining, Reliance, Mckinsey, KPI, Minimum Viable Product, Business Software, Business Process Management, Robotic Process Automation, Process Mining


Where is suptech heading?

Marc Gilman Contributor Share on Twitter Marc Gilman is general counsel and VP of compliance at Theta Lake. He is also an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law. More posts by this contributor AI as a blueprint for fintech startups Recommendations for fintech startups navigating the procurement process Technology plays a huge role in nearly every aspect of financial services today...
Tags: Startups, Column, Asia, Finance, Government, Africa, Tech, Bank Of England, Artificial Intelligence, Fca, Machine Learning, World Bank, Federal Reserve, Financial Services, Bis, Regulatory Compliance


Gembah raises $11M to ‘democratize product innovation’

Gembah’s mission statement is a deceptively simple one. The Austin-based company says it’s looking to “democratize product innovation by drastically lowering barriers to entry for creation of new products.” In that respect, at least, it’s not so dissimilar from various startup initiatives that have arrived over the past decade and change, from crowdfunding to additive manufacturing. The company’s product is a platform/marketplace designed to guide users through the product-creation process, prom...
Tags: Asia, Hardware, Mexico, China, Funding, Tech, Austin, Machine Learning, Dan Graham, Silverton, ATX Venture Partners, Gembah, Silverton Flexport Brett Hurt Jim Curry, Henrik Johansson, At present Gembah, Chris Shonksaid


WellSaid attracts $10M A round for higher quality synthetic speech

WellSaid Labs, whose tools create synthetic speech that could be mistaken for the real thing, has raised a $10M Series A to grow the business. The company’s home-baked text-to-speech engine works faster than real time and produces natural-sounding clips of pretty much any length, from quick snippets to hours-long readings. WellSaid came out of the Allen Institute for AI incubator in 2019, and its goal was to make synthetic voices that didn’t sound so robotic for common business purposes like tra...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Funding, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Allen Institute, Hocking, Ai2, Tacotron, Recent Funding, Qualcomm Ventures LLC


Opaque raises $9.5M seed to secure sensitive data in the cloud

Opaque, a new startup born out of Berkely’s RISELabs, announced a $9.5 million seed round today to build a solution to access and work with sensitive data in the cloud in a secure way, even with multiple organizations involved. Intel Capital led today’s investment with participation by Race Capital, The House Fund and FactoryHQ. The company helps customers work with secure data in the cloud while making sure the data they are working on is not being exposed to cloud providers, other research par...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Data, Encryption, Machine Learning, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Databricks, Intel Capital, Data Security, Popa


Uber’s first head of data science just raised a new venture fund to back nascent AI startups

Kevin Novak joined Uber as its 21st employee its seventh engineer in 2011, and by 2014, he was the company’s head of data science. He talks proudly of that time, but like all good things, it ran its course and by the end of 2017, having accomplished what he wanted at the company, he left. At first, he picked up the pace of his angel investing, work he’d already begun focusing on during weekends and evenings, ultimately building a portfolio of more than 50 startups (including the fintech Pipe and...
Tags: TC, Uber, UK, Boston, Tech, Data Science, Venture Capital, Machine Learning, Michigan, Pipe, Ai, Anthony, Data Collective, Midwest, Logan, Higgs


Uber’s first head of data science just launched a new venture fund to back nascent AI startups

Kevin Novak joined Uber as its 21st employee its seventh engineer in 2011, and by 2014, he was the company’s head of data science. He talks proudly of that time, but like all good things, it ran its course and by the end of 2017, having accomplished what he wanted at the company, he left. At first, he picked up the pace of his angel investing, work he’d already begun focusing on during weekends and evenings, ultimately building a portfolio of more than 50 startups (including the fintech Pipe and...
Tags: TC, Uber, UK, Boston, Tech, Data Science, Venture Capital, Machine Learning, Michigan, Pipe, Ai, Anthony, Data Collective, Midwest, Logan, Higgs


Noname Security closes $60M Series B to eliminate API flaws

Enterprise API security startup Noname Security has raised a $60 million Series B funding round, just six months after closing $25 million at Series A.   The round was led by Insight Partners with Next47, Forgepoint, and The Syndicate Group (TSG) also participating, and brings Noname’s total funding to $85 million since emerging from stealth in December 2020. The startup, which currently has a 70-strong workforce and offices in Palo Alto and Tel Aviv, says it raised rapidly due to the fact the ...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Technology, London, California, Funding, Tel Aviv, Tech, Ceo, Palo Alto, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Machine Learning, Silicon Valley, Api, Experian


Zoom to acquire German startup to bring real-time translation to meetings

As companies expand worldwide, and meet online in tools like Zoom, the language barrier can be a real impediment to getting work done. Zoom announced that it intends to acquire German startup Karlsruhe Information Technology Solutions or Kites for short, to bring real-time machine learning-based translation to the platform. The companies did not share the terms of the deal, but with Kites, the company gets a team of top researchers, who can help enhance the machine learning translation knowledge...
Tags: Translation, Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Microsoft, Germany, Linkedin, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Mergers and Acquisitions, Exit, Carnegie Mellon, Zoom, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


How WesternUnion is fighting back against fintech startups

The saying goes that, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” That may or may not be true, but at least one “old dog” is working hard to disprove that saying. Western Union has been operating in the cross-border payments space for nearly 150 years (yes, you read that right – 150 years) and today, globally, it serves almost 150 million customers – representing senders and receivers. In recent years, a number of fintech startups have emerged to challenge Western Union in the massive sp...
Tags: Google, TC, Europe, Business, Finance, Marketing, Digital, Supply Chain Management, Tech, Banking, E-commerce, Economy, Artificial Intelligence, Online Shopping, Philippines, Nepal


BreezoMeter, the iPhone tool that measures air quality, raises a $30M Series C

Ran Korber and his asthmatic and pregnant wife were looking to buy a house in Israel. As an environmental engineer, he knows that air pollution is the leading environmental cause of premature death, can cause premature birth, and can account for other respiratory diseases. Korber started looking for the city with the least amount of pollution in Israel only to realize that this information didn’t exist. His frustration led him to create what today is BreezoMeter, a tool that forecasts 40 pollut...
Tags: Apple, TC, New York City, Israel, Startup, Tech, Air Pollution, United States, Pollution, Machine Learning, Miami, Environmental Protection Agency, Resmed, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, BreezoMeter, Propeller


Deep Science: Keeping AI honest in medicine, climate science and vision

Research papers come out far too frequently for anyone to read them all. That’s especially true in the field of machine learning, which now affects (and produces papers in) practically every industry and company. This column aims to collect some of the more interesting recent discoveries and papers — particularly in, but not limited to, artificial intelligence — and explain why they matter. This week we have a number of entries aimed at identifying or confirming bias or cheating behaviors in mac...
Tags: TC, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, University of Washington, Siegfried Modola, Deep Science, EC Column, Ec C, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition They, Hołyński


Edge Delta raises $15M Series A to take on Splunk

Seattle-based Edge Delta, a startup that is building a modern distributed monitoring stack that is competing directly with industry heavyweights like Splunk, New Relic and Datadog, today announced that it has raised a $15 million Series A funding round led by Menlo Ventures and Tim Tully, the former CTO of Splunk. Previous investors MaC Venture Capital and Amity Ventures also participated in this round, which brings the company’s total funding to date to $18 million. “Our thesis is that there’s ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Technology, Enterprise, Microsoft, Big Data, Tech, Information Technology, New Relic, Computing, Delta, Machine Learning, Aws, Seattle, Business Intelligence


Databricks co-founder and CEO Ali Ghodsi is coming to TC Sessions: SaaS

In many industries, Databricks has become synonymous with modern data warehousing and data lakes. Since it’s exactly these technologies that are at the core of what modern businesses are doing around operationalizing their data, data engineering and building machine-learning models — and since Databricks is at the forefront of startups that offer these services on a SaaS-like platform, who better to join us at TC Sessions: SaaS on October 27 than Databricks co-founder and CEO Ali Ghodsi. Ghodsi ...
Tags: Google, TC, Technology, Sweden, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Tech, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, Software, SaaS, Computing, Machine Learning, Databricks, Apache Spark, Software As A Service


AdTech startup Tomi raises Seed funding to make real estate ads perform as well as ecommerce

Industries like real estate, automotive, and financial services have long and offline sales cycles and digital advertising tends not to perform well in these areas. The conversion rates are low and because the real-world assets are offline the temptation of advertisers is to buy leads and clicks, which can inflate customer acquisition costs. People are browsing but they end up buying offline, basically. A new startup, Tomi plans to address this issue by processing a user’s behavior on a company’...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, Europe, Real Estate, Russia, Marketing, Tech, Web Analytics, Machine Learning, Financial Services, Digital Advertising, Adtech


Nvidia’s Canvas AI painting tool instantly turns blobs into realistic landscapes

AI has been filling in the gaps for illustrators and photographers for years now — literally, it intelligently fills gaps with visual content. But the latest tools are aimed at letting an AI give artists a hand from the earliest, blank-canvas stages of a piece. Nvidia’s new Canvas tool lets the creator rough in a landscape like paint-by-numbers blobs, then fills it in with convincingly photorealistic (if not quite gallery-ready) content. Each distinct color represents a different type of feature...
Tags: Google, Apps, Science, Media, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Nvidia, Machine Learning, Gan, CVPR, Jama Jurabaev, Jurabaev, Devin Coldewey Google


The future of work will likely be filled with human-machine partnership

Companies that foster AI literacy and data culture are best positioned to take advantage of technological changes The post The future of work will likely be filled with human-machine partnership appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Big Data, Machine Learning, Openaccess, Artificial intelligence (AI, Future Trends


Vantage raises $4M to help businesses understand their AWS costs

Vantage, a service that helps businesses analyze and reduce their AWS costs, today announced that it has raised a $4 million seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz. A number of angel investors, including Brianne Kimmel, Julia Lipton, Stephanie Friedman, Calvin French Owen, Ben and Moisey Uretsky, Mitch Wainer and Justin Gage, also participated in this round Vantage started out with a focus on making the AWS console a bit easier to use — and help businesses figure out what they are spending their ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Technology, Enterprise, Cloud Computing, Tech, Information Technology, Computing, Machine Learning, Aws, Andreessen Horowitz, Cloudflare, Cloud Services, Amazon Web Services, Vmware


A.I. drug discovery platform Insilico Medicine announces $255 million in Series C funding

Insilico Medicine, an A.I-based platform for drug development and discovery announced $255 million in Series C financing on Tuesday. The massive round is reflective of a recent breakthrough for the company: proof that it’s A.I based platform can create a new target for a disease, develop a bespoke molecule to address it, and begin the clinical trial process.  It’s also yet another indicator that A.I and drug discovery continues to be especially attractive for investors.  Insilico Medicine i...
Tags: TC, Hong Kong, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Fda, Pfizer, Ai, Johnson, Stanford University, Warburg Pincus, Clinical Trials, InSilico Medicine, Drug Discovery, Nature Biotechnology, Alex Zhavoronkov


The Future of Machine Learning and Cybersecurity

The Center for Security and Emerging Technology has a new report: “Machine Learning and Cybersecurity: Hype and Reality.” Here’s the bottom line: The report offers four conclusions: Machine learning can help defenders more accurately detect and triage potential attacks. However, in many cases these technologies are elaborations on long-standing methods — not fundamentally new approaches — that bring new attack surfaces of their own. A wide range of specific tasks could be fully or partially aut...
Tags: Uncategorized, Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, Reports, Bruce Schneier, Center for Security and Emerging Technology


Spotify acquires Podz, a podcast discovery platform

Podcasts are all the rage, but podcast discovery is a challenge. Today, Spotify announced its acquisition of Podz, a startup that’s trying to solve the problem of podcast discovery. “At Spotify, we are investing to build and scale the world’s best (and most personalized) podcast discovery experience,” the company said. “We believe that Podz’ technology will complement and accelerate Spotify’s focused efforts to drive discovery, deliver listeners the right content at the right time, and accelerat...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Spotify, Podcast, Technology, Tech, Machine Learning, Paris Hilton, Microsoft Windows, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Artist, Katie Couric, Canaan Partners, M13, Latif Peracha


How Often Should We Change Attribution Models?

Andrea asks, “How often are you changing your attribution modeling vs the change in organizational strategy?” An attribution model is something that’s mapped fundamentally to your sales and marketing strategy. It should change as you change strategy, or as your audience changes. First, let’s establish a baseline. Why do we need attribution models? Fundamentally, attribution […]
Tags: Marketing, Seo, Machine Learning, Attribution, Andrea, Marketing Data Science