Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Artificial Intelligence

Ginkgo Bioworks, Transcriptic awarded $9.5 million project from DARPA

Ginkgo Bioworks, a company that designs custom microbes for customers and Transcriptic, a robotic cloud laboratory platform, have been awarded a joint $9.5 million contract.

Nike acquires computer vision company Invertex

Nike has acquired Invertex, a  computer vision firm based in Tel Aviv, Israel.

3M, C3 IoT ink multi-year agreement

C3 IoT has inked a multi-year agreement with 3M. Under the terms of the agreement, 3M will use the C3 IoT Platform to develop and deploy AI-based applications – starting with predictive healthcare and supply chain analytics.

Need to make a molecule? Ask this AI for instructions — Nature

Researchers have developed a ‘deep learning’ computer program that produces blueprints for the sequences of reactions needed to create small organic molecules, such as...

France to invest €1.5 billion in artificial intelligence by 2022 — France 24

France will invest $1.85 billion (€1.5 billion)  into artificial intelligence (AI) research and development up to 2022, reports France 24. Here is the link: http://www.france24.com/en/20180329-france-invest-15-billion-euros-artificial-intelligence-AI-technology-2022

DARPA to use artificial intelligence to help commanders in ‘gray zone’ conflicts — Army Times

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently started a program that looks to get inside the enemy’s head, Todd South writes in Army Times.  Here is the link: https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2018/03/27/darpa-to-use-artificial-intelligence-to-help-commanders-in-gray-zone-conflicts/

Clari raises $35 million

Clari, a provider of AI solutions for sales, has closed $35 million in financing. The investment was led by Tenaya Capital.

Worldwide spending on cognitive/AI systems will reach $19.1 billion this year: IDC

Worldwide spending on cognitive and artificial intelligence (AI) systems will reach $19.1 billion in 2018, an increase of 54.2% over the amount spent in 2017, says IDC.

AllyO raises $14 million

AI recruiting technology provider AllyO has raised a $14 million round of funding.

CaliberMind raises $3.2 million

Boulder, Colorado-based CaliberMind, a B2B marketing intelligence software company, has raised a $3.2 million seed round.

Baidu, Skyworth join forces to develop integrated AI-based ecosystem for smart homes

Baidu has inked a strategic partnership with Skyworth, a Chinese electrical household appliance maker, to develop a fully-integrated in-home ecosystem powered by artificial intelligence.

Digital Reasoning raises $30M

Digital Reasoning has raised $30 million in funding. BNP Paribas led the round.

ClearStory Data raises Series C round

ClearStory Data, a company providing enterprise business analytics, has closed a Series C funding round of nearly $15 Million.

Microsoft says it has created machine translation that can work as well as humans

Microsoft researchers said Wednesday that they believe they have created a machine translation system that can translate sentences of news articles from Chinese to English, as well as a person.

Moogsoft raises $40 million Series D round

Moogsoft, a  provider of artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps), has raised $40 million in Series D funding.