Chorus raises $45M

Chorus.ai, a conversation intelligence platform for sales teams, has raised a $45 million Series C round.

Explorium raises $31M (Israel)

Tel Aviv, Israel-based data discovery company Explorium has raised $31 million. The Series B funding round was led by existing investor Zeev Ventures. 01 Advisors and Dynamic Loop, participated in the...

Quantilope raises $28M

Agile insights platform company Quantilope has raised $28 million in a Series B funding round.

Autodesk to acquire Pype

Autodesk has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pype, a provider of cloud-based solutions for automating construction project management workflows.

Q&A: Facebook’s CTO is at war with bad content, and AI is his best...

Mike Schroepfer explains Facebook’s AI strategy against hate speech and election interference, writes Tekla S. Perry. Here is the link: https://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/software/qa-facebooks-cto-is-at-war-with-bad-content-and-ai-is-his-best-weapon

LogicHub selected by Defense Innovation Unit to deliver intelligent decision automation platform

LogicHub was selected by the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) organization, to deliver an Intelligent Decision Automation Platform (iDAP) prototype.

CMU, Facebook working on ‘common sense’ semantic navigation systems for robots

A "semantic" navigation system developed by Carnegie Mellon University and Facebook AI Research (FAIR) can concentrate on relationships between objects and room layouts, rather than also learning route planning.

Armaments Research Company awarded Air Force $1.5M ground sensor data contract

Armaments Research Company (ARC), an IoT and predictive analytics company, was given a $1.5 milion Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract.

Afresh raises $12M

Afresh Technologies, an artificial intelligence-powered fresh food optimization platform for grocers, has raised a $12 million Series A follow-on round of funding.

Duality Technologies awarded DARPA contract for privacy-preserving ML capabilities

Duality Technologies, a provider of Privacy-Enhancing Technologies (PETs), has contracted with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a privacy-preserving Machine Learning (ML) capability.

Lanxess, Infosys ink infrastructure digitization deal

Infosys has inked a long term partnership with Lanxess, a specialty chemicals company headquartered in Germany.

ClickUp raises $35M

San Diego, CA-based enterprise collaborative software company ClickUp has raised $35 million in a Series A funding round.

Johns Hopkins Medicine inks five-year Microsoft Azure deal

Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) has inked a five-year relationship with Microsoft, centered on Microsoft’s Azure and analytical tools.

University of California Riverside wins $10M grant to develop environmental AI

The University of California Riverside (UCR), has won a $10 million grant to develop artificial intelligence that can be used for environmental and economic stability of agriculture in the Western U.S.

MIT: Engineers put tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses on a single chip

MIT engineers have designed a “brain-on-a-chip,” that is made from tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses known as memristors.