AI

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

China has won AI battle with US, Pentagon’s ex-software chief says

China has won the artificial intelligence battle with the US and is heading towards global dominance because of its technological advances, the Pentagon’s former software chi...

EU and US

US and EU agree to work on chip supplies, tech rules, China trade

The United States and European Union agreed on Wednesday to deepen transatlantic cooperation to strengthen semiconductor supply chains, curb China’s non-market trade practice...

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AI and semiconductors on the table at first US-EU trade and tech meet

The United States and the European Union hope to discuss chip shortages, artificial intelligence and tech competition issues during the first Trade and Tech Council meeting this we...

Platform News: Samsung Electronics retail store for smartphones and other hardware

Samsung to invest $206 billion by 2023 for post-pandemic growth

Samsung Group will invest 240 trillion won (approximately $206 billion) in the next three years to expand its footprint in biopharmaceuticals, artificial intelligence, semiconducto...

nvidia chipmaker

Nvidia’s $40 billion deal for ARM dealt blow by UK regulator

Nvidia’s $40 billion acquisition of UK-based chip designer ARM hit a major hurdle yesterday after a UK regulator found it could damage competition and weaken rivals, and requ...

Platform News: EduTech

EdTech platform Emeritus raises $650 million from SoftBank, Accel, others

Emeritus, an EdTech platform used by some of the world’s top universities and other educational institutions for online courses, has said it raised $650 million in a funding round ...

Platform News: Lyft ride-hailing app is part of the sharing economy

Argo AI, Ford and Lyft to launch self-driving ride-hail service

Self-driving start-up Argo AI, carmaker Ford Motor Co and ride-hail company Lyft Inc have said they partnered to offer robotaxi trips to Lyft customers in Miami and Austin.

Jeff Bezos

What’s next for Amazon’s Jeff Bezos? Look at his Instagram

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said it was time to bust out the tequila. Standing by the seashore, the celebrity wrestler and film star put his arm around Jeff Bezos, Amazon...

SentinelOne

Cybersecurity firm SentinelOne valued at nearly $11 billion in public debut

Shares of security software provider SentinelOne Inc jumped 21.4% in their US stock market debut on Wednesday, giving the company a market capitalization of nearly $11 billion.

Platform News: Sprinklr

Software start-up Sprinklr shares fall in NYSE debut, valued at $3.7 billion

Shares of Sprinklr Inc, which counts Microsoft and Verizon Communications as customers, fell nearly 9% in their US stock market debut, valuing the software start-up at about $3.7 b...

Platform News: Trackable AI

British AI start-up Tractable becomes unicorn with latest funding

Tractable has raised $60 million in a late-stage funding round led by investors Insight Partners and Georgian, which values the British artificial intelligence start-up at $1 billi...

Platform news: Artificial intelligence AI

Artificial intelligence start-up DataRobot seeks to raise $500 million

DataRobot is in advanced discussions to raise fresh capital of about $500 million in a funding round that could value the machine learning start-up at more than $7 billion, accordi...

Facial Recognition

Investors call for ethical approach to facial recognition technology

A group of 50 investors managing more than $4.5 trillion in assets is calling on companies involved in the development and use of facial recognition technology, such as Amazon and ...

AI optimised video chat

Skin in the game: Video chat apps tout ‘inclusive’ AI features

Video conferencing services have for years boasted that their technology is “intuitive” to use or “integrated” to function with other tools, but now vendors...

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