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ID R&D raises $5.7M

ID R&D, a biometrics technology provider that offers AI-based voice and behavioral biometrics and voice and face anti-spoofing technologies, has raised $5.7 million.

10 things we should all demand from Big Tech right now — Vox

We need an algorithmic bill of rights, writes Sigal Samuel. Here is the link: https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/5/22/18273284/ai-algorithmic-bill-of-rights-accountability-transparency-consent-bias

Robocrop: world’s first raspberry-picking robot set to work — The Guardian

Each robot will be able to pick more than 25,000 raspberries a day, writes Julia Kollewe and Rob Davies. Here is the link: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/may/26/world-first-fruit-picking-robot-set-to-work-artificial-intelligence-farming

Prowler.io raises $24M

Prowler.io, has raised $24 million in a funding round, from both existing and new investors.

Andrew Yang: The U.S. government is 24 years behind on tech — VB

Moments before Yang stepped onstage last week to deliver a speech at the Techonomy 2019 conference in New York City, VentureBeat spoke with him, writes Kyle Wiggers. Here is the link: https://venturebeat.com/2019/05/21/andrew-yang-the-u-s-government-is-24-years-behind-on-tech/

HPE to acquire Cray for $1.3 billion

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Cray have entered into a definitive agreement under which HPE will acquire Cray for approximately $1.3 billion.

U.S. Department of Energy awards Cray $600M supercomputer contract

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Cray a contract to build the 'Frontier' supercomputer at Oak  Ridge National Laboratory.

PathAI secures $60M

PathAI has raised $60 million in Series B funding.

Interos wins supply chain risk management contract for F-35 fighter jet program

Interos has received a contract award from the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) for Supply Chain Risk Management, the company said in a statement.

Artificial intelligence versus 101 radiologists — Physics World

A commercial artificial intelligence (AI) system matched the accuracy of over 28,000 interpretations of breast cancer screening mammograms by 101 radiologists, writes Cynthia Keen. Here is the link: https://physicsworld.com/a/artificial-intelligence-versus-101-radiologists/

Intel acquires Omnitek

Intel has acquired Omnitek, a provider of optimized video and vision FPGA IP solutions.

Lemonade raises $300M

Lemonade, an insurance company powered by artificial intelligence and behavioral economics, has raised a $300 million Series D funding round.

Affectiva raises $26M

MIT Media Lab spin-off Affectiva has closed $26 million in funding.

Google has opened its first Africa Artificial Intelligence lab in Ghana — CNN

Last week, the technology company opened its first center in Africa in Ghana's capital city, Accra, writes Aanu Adeoye. Here is the link: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/14/africa/google-ai-center-accra-intl/index.html

Google Brain’s AI predicts code from your previous edits — VentureBeat

A team at Google Brain, though, describe a promising new approach in a preprint paper on Arxiv.org (“Neural Networks for Modeling Source Code Edits“), writes Kyle Wiggers. Here is the link: https://venturebeat.com/2019/04/08/google-brains-ai-predicts-code-from-your-previous-edits/