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Aquant raises $30M

Service intelligence platform company Aquant has closed a $30 million Series B funding round.

Intel acquires Israel-based processor company Habana Labs for $2 billion

Intel has acquired Habana Labs, an Israel-based developer of programmable deep learning accelerators for the data center for approximately $2 billion.

Boomi to acquire Unifi Software

Boomi, a Dell Technologies business, has entered into a definitive agreement under which the company will acquire Unifi Software.

Untether AI raises $20M; gets a new CEO

Toronto-based AI chip startup Untether AI has raised $20 million Series A funding.

Coveo raises $172M

AI SaaS enterprise solutions company Coveo has raised $172 million (C$227 million) in funding.

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