McDonalds purchase of an AI company goes ways beyond “Do you want fries with...

McDonald's acquisition of an AI company (Dynamic Yield) last week is one of two powerful indicators of how AI is rapidly going to change the stories and frameworks we have used...

Skymind raises $11.5M

San Francisco-based enterprise AI and data science company Skymind, has raised $11.5 million dollars.

AI will eliminate 80 per cent of existing project management tasks: Gartner

By 2030, 80 percent of the work of today’s project management (PM) discipline will be eliminated, thanks to advances in AI, says Gartner.

Anthem Blue Cross joins AI for Health affiliation as founder member

Anthem Blue Cross is joining the AI for Health affiliation program as the initial founding member.

DeepMotion raises $2.2M

Motion Intelligence company DeepMotion has raised $2.2 million in a funding round.

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/

Apple acquires Laserlike, an ML startup that might make Siri smarter — VentureBeat

Apple has acquired a small machine learning startup called Laserlike, writes Jeremy Horowitz. Here is the link: https://venturebeat.com/2019/03/13/apple-bought-laserlike-an-ml-startup-that-might-make-siri-smarter/

Elsa raises $7M

Elsa has raised a Series A funding round of $7 million.

New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators —...

The Elon Musk-backed nonprofit company OpenAI declines to release research publicly for fear of misuse, writes Alex Hern. Here is the link: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/feb/14/elon-musk-backed-ai-writes-convincing-news-fiction

Trump’s Artificial Intelligence initiative needs to show us the money — Fortune

The order lacks specifics about how much the U.S. plans to invest in automation and its effects on American workers, writes Jonathan Vanian. Here is the link: http://fortune.com/2019/02/11/trumps-artificial-intelligence-initiative-needs-to-show-us-the-money/  Here is the link to the...

AIStorm raises $13.2M

San Jose, California-based AI-in-sensor processors company AIStorm has closed $13.2 million funding round.

Google explores AI’s mysterious polytope — ZDNet

Expect, therefore, to see the polytope popping up more and more in research from Google's and others, writes Tiernan Ray. Here is the link: https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-explores-ais-mysterious-polytope/ 

Zoovu raises $14M

Artificial intelligence-based digital sales assistant platform Zoovu has closed a $14 million Series B funding round.

Gmail is now blocking 100 million extra spam messages every day with AI —...

Google is using TensorFlow to help train additional spam filters for Gmail users, writes James Vincent. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/6/18213453/gmail-tensorflow-machine-learning-spam-100-million

McCormick using AI to mix flavors

Food company McCormick is collaborating with IBM to use artificial intelligence for flavor and food product development, the companies said in a statement.