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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).

Recursion raises $121M

Recursion, a biopharma company combining automated, experimental biology with artificial intelligence to discover and develop drugs at scale, has closed a $121 million Series C financing round.

A new A.I. is running the table against poker pros. Is business strategy next?...

To master poker at this level, the A.I. learned entirely by playing millions of hands against itself, with no guidance from human card sharks, writes Jeremy Kahn. Here is the link: https://fortune.com/2019/07/11/poker-ai-technology-facebook-business-strategy/

BAE Systems wins $4.7M DARPA contract for ML technology for RF detection platforms

BAE Systems has been awarded funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to integrate machine-learning (ML) technology into platforms that decipher radio frequency signals.

Kyndi raises $20M

Kyndi, an artificial intelligence company building an explainable AI platform, has raised $20 million in Series B funding.

Tara AI raises $10M

Tara AI, a product management platform company that uses machine learning to predict technical tasks, engineering resources and timelines needed for software projects, has secured $10 million in Series A funding. 

Bill Gates: If I were starting a company today, it would use AI to...

If Bill Gates were to drop out of Harvard University and start a new company today, it would be one that focuses on artificial intelligence, he said in an interview on...

Spanish utility company Naturgy signs hybrid cloud services agreement with IBM

Spain-based Naturgy, a supplier of gas and electricity, serving more than 18-million customers in more than 30 countries, has inked a ten-year agreement with IBM to help implement a hybrid cloud strategy.

Mythic raises $30M

Mythic has raised $30 million in Series B-1 funding.

Cien raises $3.5M

Cien, a provider of AI-powered sales productivity solutions, has completed a $3.5 million seed round.