AI-powered chatbot Mezi raises $9 million

AI-powered chatbot shopping app Mezi, has raised $9 million in Series A funding. Existing investors Nexus Venture Partners participated in the round, along with new investors Saama Capital and American Express...

Bloomberg Beta closes $75 million fund

Bloomberg announced the close of a second $75 million fund, with venture capital firm Bloomberg Beta. The new fund will continue building on Bloomberg Beta's specialty in machine intelligence, according to...

Cylance says Citi Ventures participated in latest fundraise

Cylance, a cybersecurity company that applies machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms to identify and stop malware and advanced threats, said Citi Ventures was among the participants in its recent $100 million fund raise. Insight Venture...

Google unveils Springboard enterprise search

Google is launching a new enterprise search product called Springboard. The company says it continues to invest in applying technologies like machine intelligence to power its web search engine, and Google Springboard shows...

Gamma 2 Robotics launches autonomous security robots

Gamma 2 Robotics, a Lakewood CO.-based company that makes autonomous security robots, have launched Ramsee, a security patrol robot. Ramsee patrols autonomously without supervision, and provides real-time data on intruders, motion, heat, fire, smoke,...

Microsoft adds enhancements to its Computational Network Toolkit

Microsoft is adding language enhancements, an expanded toolbox, and improved readers for text and speech to its open source Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK), a tool used to speed up advances in...

Yandex adds AI-based personal recommendations to browser

Yandex has built a personalized content recommendation technology called Zen into its browser. Based on artificial intelligence technologies, Zen uses the company's global web index to pick stories, images, videos and other content...

Cylance raises $100 million Series D funding

Cylance,  a cybersecurity company that applies artificial intelligence algorithms to predictively identify and stop malware and advanced threats, has closed a $100 million Series D funding round. The investment was led by Blackstone Tactical...

Data analytics and AI startup Armorway Raises $2.5 million

Armorway, a Venice, California-based data analytics startup with an AI platform, has completed a $2.5 million seed round. Investors include Aristos Ventures, as well as private angel investors. According to a press release announcing the funding, Armorway...

Machine learning algorithms could construct first images of black holes

Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Harvard University have developed a new algorithm that could help astronomers produce the first image of a black hole. The algorithm would...

Lumiata Raises $10M

Lumiata, a San Francisco-based AI-powered predictive analytics startup, has raised $10 million in Series B financing led by Intel Capital. Existing investors Blue Cross Blue Shield Venture Partners, Sandbox Industries, and Khosla...

Can Your AI Deliver A TED Talk?

XPrize is creating a prize competition presented by TED, for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) so advanced that it could deliver a TED Talk with no human involvement. The announcement was made at the TED2014 conference stage.

Google Takes On Teleconferencing With Chromebox For Meetings

Google has unveiled Chromebox for meetings, a combination of hardware that brings together Google+ Hangouts and Google Apps for high-definition video meetings. Chromebox for meetings comes with an Intel Core i7-based Chromebox, a high-definition...

Google Buys Artificial Intelligence Company DeepMind For $400M

Google is buying artificial intelligence company DeepMind for a reported $400 million. Founded by Demis Hassabis, Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman, DeepMind is based in London. DeepMind combines techniques from machine learning and systems...

Facebook Builds Artificial Intelligence Research Lab

Facebook has created a new research laboratory with the long-term goal of bringing about major advances in Artificial Intelligence. Yann LeCun, director of the Center For Data Science at New York University, has joined the...