Artificial Intelligence

MIT and IBM Lab partnership launches 48 projects to tackle AI challenges — Forbes

Today, the lab has 100 AI scientists that include 60 from MIT and 40 from IBM and resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Within a year,...

UK Met Office starts using Cray Urika-XC AI and analytics

The Met Office, the United Kingdom’s National Weather Service, has expanded its Cray XC40 supercomputer with artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics capabilities.

Alibaba Cloud to work with Kenyan ministry to support wildlife protection project

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud-computing arm of Alibaba Group, and the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife of the Republic of Kenya have agreed to explore a collaboration to deploy Alibaba Cloud’s technology to support the Kenya Wildlife Protection Project. 

Tamr raises $10 million

Data unification and AI-based analytics company Tamr has closed a $10 million funding round.

Atomwise enters into an evaluation agreement with Pfizer

Atomwise has entered into an evaluation agreement with Pfizer, in which the drug giant will evaluate Atomwise’s platform to identify potential drug candidates.

The creator of Google’s self-driving car project is now working to automate boring office functions — CNBC

Sebastian Thrun, is taking on a new challenge that's a big shift from his work in autonomous transportation or online education, writes Jillian D'Onfro. Here is the...

Microsoft acquires deep learning startup Lobe for undisclosed sum

Microsoft has acquired San Francisco, Calif.-based deep learning startup Lobe for an undisclosed sum. 

Andrew Moore to head Google Cloud AI; Fei-Fei Li transitioning to advisory role

Dr. Andrew Moore, Dean of the School of Computer Science at CMU, will be joining Google Cloud to head up Google Cloud AI.

DARPA investing $2billion in advanced artificial intelligence projects

DARPA has announced a multi-year investment of more than $2 billion in new and existing programs, called the 'AI Next' campaign.

Thoma Bravo to acquire majority interest in Apttus

Private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in Apttus.

Baidu launches EZDL, an AI model training platform that requires no coding experience — VentureBeat

Baidu has launched an online tool in beta — EZDL — that makes it easy to build, design, and deploy artificial intelligence (AI) models,...

Diffbot launches AI-powered knowledge graph of 1 trillion facts about people, places, and things — VB

A Mountain View, California-based startup's mission is to convert the web’s unstructured data into structured data, writes Kyle Wiggers. Here is the link: https://venturebeat.com/2018/08/30/diffbot-launches-ai-powered-knowledge-graph-of-1-trillion-people-places-and-things/

Honeywell, Carnegie Mellon developing supply chain robotics and AI solutions

Honeywell has inked a strategic collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University to work on artificial intelligence and robotic technologies.

JP Morgan just hired a top Google executive in a big bet on artificial intelligence — CNBC

The bank hired Apoorv Saxena, Google's head of product management for cloud-based artificial intelligence, according to a memo obtained exclusively by CNBC, writes Hugh Son. Here...

BAE Systems to develop cyber defense tools for DARPA

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected BAE Systems to develop cyber-hunting tools that detect and analyze cyber threats for large enterprise networks.