Clearview AI agrees to permanent ban on selling facial recognition to private companies —...

Facial recognition surveillance company Clearview AI has agreed to permanently ban most private companies from using its service under a court settlement, writes Adi Robertson. Here is the link:

SirionLabs raises $85M

SirionLabs has raised $85 million in Series D funding.

Synthesis AI raises $17M

San Francisco, Calif.-based Synthesis AI has closed $17 million in a Series A financing round.

Elementary raises $30M

Elementary, a startup working on an artificial intelligence-based platform for quality and inspection in manufacturing, has closed $30 million in a Series B funding round. The investment was led by Tiger Global....

Writer raises $21M

Writer, a company that provides an AI-based writing assistant for business use cases like marketing and documentation, has raised a $21 million Series A funding round. raises $100M

Automated machine learning (autoML) and time series forecasting cloud platform company has raised $100 million in Series E funding.

Landing AI raises $57M

Landing AI has raised a Series A funding round of $57 million. The investment was led by McRock Capital.

WhyLabs raises $10M

WhyLabs, a provider of observability for AI and data applications, has closed a $10 million Series A funding round.

IBM, Boston Dynamics join forces to deliver data analysis at the edge

IBM Consulting will develop edge payloads that integrate with Spot, the agile, mobile robot from Boston Dynamics, under the terms of the agreement. 

NeuroLogica receives FDI clearance for AI-based auto lung nodule detection

NeuroLogica, the healthcare subsidiary of Samsung, has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Auto Lung Nodule Detection (ALND) tool, the company said in a statement. 

Neural Magic raises $30M

Neural Magic has raised a $30 million Series A funding round.

VCs invested over $75B in AI startups in 2020 — VB

Investments in AI are growing at an accelerated pace, according to a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), writes Kyle Wiggers. Here is the link:

UC Berkeley researchers receive $2M grant to build criminal justice Big Data tools

CS Prof. Joseph Hellerstein, and Assistant Profs. Aditya Parmeswaran and Sarah Chasins, are among the principal investigators of a new lab that received a $2 million grant from the NSF.

AI can predict if it will rain in two hours’ time – BBC

Scientists at Google-owned London AI lab DeepMind and the University of Exeter partnered with the Met Office to build the so-called nowcasting system, according to the BBC report. Here is the link:...

AI cannot be the inventor of a patent, appeals court rules — BBC

Artificial intelligence (AI) cannot be the inventor of new patents, the UK Court of Appeal has ruled, according to the report. Here is the link: