The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as part of its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, has awarded Austin, Texas-based Synthetik funding to develop machine learning training data.
A French startup called Storelift believes it can create a new convenience store concept that leans on many of the same AI and computer vision tools used in Amazon Go, writes...
Scientists at Elon Musk-backed Neuralink gave a progress update during a conference streamed online from the company’s headquarters in Fremont, California; writes Kyle Wiggers. Here is the link: https://venturebeat.com/2020/08/28/neuralink-demonstrates-its-next-generation-brain-machine-interface/
A new tool aims to get screenplays to the top of the pile at agencies and studios, and not tossed back onto the unwanted stack of unsolicited submissions, writes Etan Vlessing. Here...
Chorus.ai, a conversation intelligence platform for sales teams, has raised a $45 million Series C round.
Tel Aviv, Israel-based data discovery company Explorium has raised $31 million. The Series B funding round was led by existing investor Zeev Ventures. 01 Advisors and Dynamic Loop, participated in the...
Agile insights platform company Quantilope has raised $28 million in a Series B funding round.
Autodesk has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pype, a provider of cloud-based solutions for automating construction project management workflows.
Mike Schroepfer explains Facebook’s AI strategy against hate speech and election interference, writes Tekla S. Perry. Here is the link: https://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/software/qa-facebooks-cto-is-at-war-with-bad-content-and-ai-is-his-best-weapon
LogicHub was selected by the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) organization, to deliver an Intelligent Decision Automation Platform (iDAP) prototype.
A "semantic" navigation system developed by Carnegie Mellon University and Facebook AI Research (FAIR) can concentrate on relationships between objects and room layouts, rather than also learning route planning.
Armaments Research Company (ARC), an IoT and predictive analytics company, was given a $1.5 milion Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract.
Afresh Technologies, an artificial intelligence-powered fresh food optimization platform for grocers, has raised a $12 million Series A follow-on round of funding.
Duality Technologies, a provider of Privacy-Enhancing Technologies (PETs), has contracted with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a privacy-preserving Machine Learning (ML) capability.
Infosys has inked a long term partnership with Lanxess, a specialty chemicals company headquartered in Germany.