Artificial Intelligence

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...

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...

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...

SambaNova Systems

AI chip maker SambaNova raises $676 million, valued at over $5 billion

SambaNova Systems, a Silicon Valley start-up that makes semiconductors for artificial intelligence related computation work, has said it raised $676 million in a funding round led ...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft in talks to buy AI firm Nuance Communications for $16 billion

Microsoft Corp is in advanced talks to buy artificial intelligence and speech technology company Nuance Communications for about $16 billion, according to a source familiar with th...

UK police force

UK’s cyber spies embrace the AI revolution

Cyber spies at Britain’s GCHQ say they have fully embraced artificial intelligence (AI) to uncover patterns in vast amounts of global data to counter hostile disinformation a...

Platform Industry: Google News

Google fires second AI ethics leader as dispute grows

Google fired staff scientist Margaret Mitchell, a move that fanned company divisions on academic freedom and diversity that were on display since its December dismissal of AI ethic...

Platform Industry: Google News

Google phone cameras will read heart, breathing rates with AI

Cameras on Google’s smartphones will be able to measure heart and breathing rates starting from next month, in one of the first applications of the groups artificial intellig...

Platform News: Google search engine

Google engineers resign over firing of AI ethics researcher

An engineering director and a software developer have quit Google over the dismissal of artificial intelligence researcher Timnit Gebru, a sign of the ongoing conflicts at the sear...

Platform News: Google

Google told its scientists to ‘strike a positive tone’ in AI research

Google this year moved to tighten control over its scientists’ papers by launching a “sensitive topics” review, and in at least three cases requested authors refr...

Platform News: President Donald J Trump

Trump signs order on principles for U.S. government AI use

The current US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order setting guidance for federal agency use of artificial intelligence in government decision-making.

Platform News: IBM logo

IBM to break up 109-year old company to focus on cloud growth

IBM is splitting itself into two public companies, capping a years-long campaign by the world’s very first huge computing firm to diversify away from its heritage businesses ...

Japan AI

Japan looks to AI as coronavirus challenges go-and-see quality control mantra

At a mill south of Japan’s Toyota City, robots have started sharing the work of quality-control inspectors, since the pandemic accelerates a change from Toyota’s vaunte...

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