AI

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...

EIB - European Investment Bank

EIB sees up to 10 billion euro investment shortfall in AI and blockchain

The EU’s attempts to catch China and the US in artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies are set to be hobbled by an investment shortfall of as much as 10 billion e...

Platform News: Google

Google to lay out new features to keep users clicking after lockdown

Google is expected to unveil updates across many services, including search and Android, as the company showcases its role in a world that has become more digitally connected durin...

Platform News: Baidu search engine in China

Baidu beats quarterly revenue estimates on AI, cloud boost

Baidu Inc has reported quarterly revenue that beat Wall Street estimates, as the company beefed up its cloud and artificial intelligence services to fend off competition in the adv...

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

US Senate votes to open debate on China tech bill

The US Senate voted 86-11 Monday to open debate on a measure authorizing more than $110 billion for basic and advanced technology research over five years in the face of rising com...

Chipmakers

US chip startups, long shunned, stir excitement again

Silicon Valley venture capitalists, long focused on software and internet companies, are again pouring money into the semiconductor industry, lured by the promise of a new generati...

JP Morgan Chase

USbanks deploy AI to monitor customers and workers amid tech backlash

Several US banks have started deploying camera software that can analyse customer preferences, monitor workers and spot people sleeping near ATMs, even as they remain wary about po...

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