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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.

Instana raises $20 million Series B round

Instana, a company working on a monitoring solution to apply automation and artificial intelligence to automate  application performance management (APM),  has raised a $20 million Series B investment. The round was led...

7-Eleven stores in Thailand geting AI-based facial recognition, behavioral analysis

Remark Holdings, a global technology company focused on artificial intelligence, and CP ALL are partnering to deploy Remark's KanKan data intelligence and AI technologies in approximately 11,000 7-Eleven stores that CP ALL operates throughout Thailand.

LLamasoft acquires Opex Analytics

Enterprise supply chain design and decision-making solutions provider LLamasoft has  acquired Opex Analytics.

Enlitic raises $15M

Enlitic, a privately-held company utilizing artificial intelligence for medical imaging workflows for radiologists, has closed a $15 million Series B financing round.

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

Gradient AI raises $6M

Gradient AI, an enterprise software provider of artificial intelligence solutions in the insurance technology space, has raised $6 million.

Algo raises $15 million

Algo, a supply chain technology company based in Troy, MI, has raised $15 million.

Google is giving away AI that can build your genome sequence — Wired

Google announced the open source release of DeepVariant, a deep learning technology to reconstruct the true genome sequence from HTS sequencer data with what the company says significantly greater accuracy, than previous...

HPE launches new artificial intelligence capabilities

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is launching purpose-built artificial intelligence (AI) platforms and services capabilities, with an initial focus on deep learning. The company is announcing the following offerings: Rapid Software Installation for...

Thomson Reuters plans $100 million expansion of technology center

One year after the launch of the Thomson Reuters Technology Center, the company has announced a new long-term facility for the technology center, a commitment totaling more than $100 million including...

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.

Nvidia’s $99 Jetson Nano is an AI computer for DIY enthusiasts — Engadget

Nvidia is unveiling an entry-level AI computer, the Jetson Nano, that's aimed at developers, makers and enthusiasts, writes Jon Fingas. Here is the link: https://www.engadget.com/2019/03/18/nvidia-jetson-nano-ai-computer/

US universities and retirees are funding the technology behind China’s surveillance state — BuzzFeed

Millions of dollars from US university endowments, foundations, and retirement plans have helped fund two billion-dollar Chinese facial recognition startups: SenseTime and Megvii, writes Ryan Mac, Rosalind Adams, Megha Rajagopalan. Here is...

God Is a bot, and Anthony Levandowski is his messenger — Wired

There is a ghost, no, God in the machine! Anthony Levandowski has founded a religious organization called Way of the Future. Its purpose? To "develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based...