CrowdFlower raises $20 million

San Francisco-based artificial intelligence company CrowdFlower has raised $20 million. The investment was led by Industry Ventures, with new investor Salesforce Ventures, participating alongside existing investors Canvas Ventures, Microsoft Ventures and...

Vattenfall hires Accenture to digitally transform its HR

European electricity and heat retailer and producer Vattenfall has awarded Accenture a five-year agreement to digitally transform its human resources (HR) function, including deployment of a new platform and delivery of...

DataRobot acquires Nutonian

Machine learning company DataRobot has acquired Nutonian, a data science software company specializing in time series analytical modeling. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Developed in Cornell's Artificial Intelligence Lab, Nutonian's A.I.-powered...

Demandbase closes $65M funding round

Artificial intelligence-enabled account-based marketing (ABM) company Demandbase has closed $65 million in funding. The investment was led by Sageview Capital, along with new investor Silver Lake Waterman, Silver Lake's late stage growth...

Transamerica chooses Salesforce Financial Services Cloud Einstein

Transamerica Financial Network (TFN), a North American distribution channel of Transamerica— is deploying Salesforce Financial Services Cloud Einstein.

Bosch, Nvidia developing AI self-driving systems for mass market cars

Bosch says it is working with Nvidia to develop artificial intelligence self-driving systems for mass market cars. According to a statement from Nvidia, the two companies are developing an AI self-driving car computer...

D-Wave, Virginia Tech to create permanent quantum computing center

D-Wave and Virginia Tech have inked an agreement to work towards the creation of a permanent quantum computing center, to house a D-Wave system at the Hume Center for National Security...

IBM, Salesforce to deliver joint AI solutions based on Watson and Einstein

IBM and Salesforce have inked a global strategic partnership to deliver joint solutions designed to leverage artificial intelligence.

Celect raises $10M

Celect, a Boston-based company that offers a cloud-based predictive analytics SaaS platform for retailers, has closed $10 million in Series B funding. The investment was led by Activant Capital, with participation from Fung Capital...

Microsoft acquires deep learning startup Maluuba

Microsoft has acquired Maluuba, a Montreal-based deep learning company working on natural language understanding. In a blog post, Harry Shum, executive vice president, Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research Group, said Maluuba’s expertise in deep learning...

Cogito raises $15M

DARPA-funded artificial intelligence company Cogito has raised a $15 million Series B round. The investment was led by OpenView, with participation from existing investors Romulus Capital and Salesforce Ventures. Scott Maxwell, founder and...

Chorus.ai raises $6.3 million

Chorus, a San Francisco and Tel-Aviv-based startup that says it uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing to helps sales teams learn what to say to route them more quickly to a...

Mitsubishi develops automated design deep learning algorithm

Mitsubishi says it has developed a high-speed training algorithm for automotive deep learning that incorporates necessary inference functions for identification, recognition and prediction of unknown facts based on known facts. The new algorithm...

AARP, University of Illinois opening technology lab for research

AARP and the University of Illinois are opening The Tech Nest, a new technology lab at the University of Illinois Research Park. The new lab, a 2,700 square-foot facility, enables AARP to...

Veritone closes $50 million funding agreement with Acacia Research

Cloud-based Artificial Intelligence company Veritone has signed a funding agreement with patent investment group, Acacia Research, for up to $50 million in working capital. The funding is structured as an initial $20...