Amazon, Microsoft collaboration lets Alexa talk to Cortana

Amazon and Microsoft are teaming up to make their respective intelligence assistants talk to each other. Consumers can expect to turn to their Echo devices and say, “Alexa, open Cortana,” or...

Intel unveils Myriad X vision processing unit

Intel has launched a vision processing unit (VPU), which the company says is the world's first such. Dubbed the Movidius Myriad X, it is a system-on-chip shipping with a dedicated Neural...

Versive raises $12.7 million

AI-based cyber security company Versive has raised $12.7 million in funding. The latest investment brings Versive’s total funding to $54.7 million to date.

Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for outright ban of killer robots — The...

Tesla's Elon Musk, and Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder and head of Applied AI at Google-owned DeepMind Technologies, are among others requesting the United Nations to ban autonomous weapons. The Guardian's Samuel Gibbs writes. 

ThoughtSpot raises $60M

AI-driven analytics platform ThoughtSpot has raised a $60 million investment round, bringing the total capital raised by the company to date to roughly $160 million. Existing investors led by LightSpeed Ventures participated...

SparkCognition awarded AI and machine learning contract

SparkCognition was awarded a contract by the Department of Defense's Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), to provide artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to support the first stage of Project Quantum.  Subsequent phases...

Kyndi raises $8.5 million

Palo Alto, California-based artificial intelligence startup Kyndi has raised $8.5 million in a Series B round. PivotNorth Capital, Darling Ventures and Citrix Systems participated in the round.

Genpact acquires OnSource

Genpact has acquired OnSource, an Inspection-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider for property and casualty (P&C) insurance carriers and their customers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The OnSource IaaS product will leverage Genpact...

PARC to develop Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) science for DARPA

PARC was recently awarded a multi-million dollar contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), under its Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) program, to develop an interactive sense-making system. The key idea behind...

Baidu to use Microsoft cloud for self-driving cars outside of China

The self-driving car alliance formed by Chinese Internet search giant Baidu will be using Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform. As a member of the Apollo alliance, Microsoft will provide global scale for Apollo...

Alation raises $23 million

Redwood City, California-based collaborative data cataloging company Alation has closed a $23 million Series B funding round, led by Icon Ventures. Harmony Partners, Costanoa Ventures, and Data Collective also participated in...

Thomson Reuters launches startup incubator for transformational technologies

Thomson Reuters has launched an incubator as part of the Thomson Reuters Lab, an incubator located in Switzerland. The incubator will host early-stage entrepreneurs building products in big data, advanced analytics,...

Nvidia, Baidu ink artificial intelligence partnership

Nvidia and Baidu have inked a broad partnership on artificial intelligence technology, for cloud computing, self-driving vehicles and AI home assistants. The announcement was made by Baidu president and COO Qi...

Wipro, Tel Aviv University to conduct joint research

Wipro and Ramot, the Business Engagement Center at Tel Aviv University (TAU), have inked a partnership for joint research in emerging technologies. The partnership involves creating a joint research capability at TAU,...

Nokia, Xiaomi sign business cooperation and patent agreements

Nokia and Xiaomi have signed a business collaboration and a multi-year patent agreement, including a cross license to each company's cellular standard essential patents. Xiaomi has also acquired patent assets from...