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LLamasoft acquires Opex Analytics

Enterprise supply chain design and decision-making solutions provider LLamasoft has  acquired Opex Analytics.

Nvidia deepens its AI edge opportunity with 5G, software and industry support — Forbes

Computing companies such as NVIDIA are racing to drive innovation, performance and AI support at every level of edge computing, writes Maribel Lopez. Here is the link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/maribellopez/2019/10/21/nvidia-deepens-its-ai-edge-opportunity-with-5g-software-and-industry-support/#4e1c0ed593a0 

Booz Allen to support DoD Joint Artificial Intelligence Center

Booz Allen has entered into an agreement, under its joint venture partner agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Technical Information Service (NTIS), to assist the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC).

IBM working on autonomous ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean

IBM has joined a global consortium of partners, led by marine research organization ProMare, that are building an unmanned, fully-autonomous ship that will cross the Atlantic on the fourth centenary of the original Mayflower voyage in September 2020.

Accenture awarded Air Force enterprise-IT-as-a-service compute and store agreement

Accenture has been awarded a U.S. Air Force enterprise-IT-as-a-service (EITaaS) Compute and Store agreement.

Unisys awarded $49 million HHS Intelligent Automation/Artificial Intelligence contract

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has selected Unisys to compete for task and delivery orders under the Intelligent Automation/Artificial Intelligence (IAAI) contract.

Citrine Informatics raises $20M

Redwood City, Calif.-based Citrine Informatics, developers a materials artificial intelligence (AI) operating platform, has raised $20 million.

U.S. Army HRC awards DMI $8 million AI contract

DMI has been awarded an $8 million contract to leverage its AIQUS artificial intelligence and machine learning portfolio for the U.S. Army's Interactive Personnel Electronic Records Management System.

Gradient AI raises $6M

Gradient AI, an enterprise software provider of artificial intelligence solutions in the insurance technology space, has raised $6 million.

Want a really hard machine learning problem? Try agriculture, says John Deere Labs —...

John Deere, the nearly 200-year-old tractor manufacturer, now considers itself a software company, writes Tekla S. Perry. Here is the link: https://spectrum.ieee.org/view-from-the-valley/robotics/artificial-intelligence/want-a-really-hard-machine-learning-problem-try-agriculture-say-john-deere-labs-leaders

Satya Nadella looks to the future with edge computing — TC

Nadella says the future of computing could actually be at the edge, where computing is done locally before data is then transferred to the cloud for AI and machine learning purposes,...

Executives say $1 billion for AI research isn’t enough — WSJ

Representatives from Intel, Nvidia call for more money and rules governing data protection and privacy, writes Sara Castellanos. Here is the link: https://www.wsj.com/articles/executives-say-1-billion-for-ai-research-isnt-enough-11568153863

Palo Alto Networks to acquire Zingbox

Palo Alto Networks has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire IoT security company Zingbox for $75 million.

Microsoft just invested $1 billion in OpenAI to work on large-scale AI systems

Microsoft is investing $1 billion in artificial intelligence research company OpenAI, as part of a multiyear partnership, to extend Azure’s capabilities in large-scale AI systems.

Near raises $100M

Near has raised $100 million in a new round of funding. The investment comes from private equity firm Greater Pacific Capital (GPC).