PathAI secures $60M

PathAI has raised $60 million in Series B funding.

Interos wins supply chain risk management contract for F-35 fighter jet program

Interos has received a contract award from the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) for Supply Chain Risk Management, the company said in a statement.

Artificial intelligence versus 101 radiologists — Physics World

A commercial artificial intelligence (AI) system matched the accuracy of over 28,000 interpretations of breast cancer screening mammograms by 101 radiologists, writes Cynthia Keen. Here is the link: https://physicsworld.com/a/artificial-intelligence-versus-101-radiologists/

Intel acquires Omnitek

Intel has acquired Omnitek, a provider of optimized video and vision FPGA IP solutions.

Lemonade raises $300M

Lemonade, an insurance company powered by artificial intelligence and behavioral economics, has raised a $300 million Series D funding round.

Affectiva raises $26M

MIT Media Lab spin-off Affectiva has closed $26 million in funding.

Google has opened its first Africa Artificial Intelligence lab in Ghana — CNN

Last week, the technology company opened its first center in Africa in Ghana's capital city, Accra, writes Aanu Adeoye. Here is the link: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/14/africa/google-ai-center-accra-intl/index.html

Google Brain’s AI predicts code from your previous edits — VentureBeat

A team at Google Brain, though, describe a promising new approach in a preprint paper on Arxiv.org (“Neural Networks for Modeling Source Code Edits“), writes Kyle Wiggers. Here is the link: https://venturebeat.com/2019/04/08/google-brains-ai-predicts-code-from-your-previous-edits/

Deep Lens raises $14M

Deep Lens, an AI-driven digital pathology company focused on clinical trial recruitment at the time of diagnosis, has closed a $14 million Series A financing round. 

AI systems should be accountable, explainable, and unbiased, says EU — The Verge

The European Union has published new guidelines on developing ethical AI, writes James Vincent. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/8/18300149/eu-artificial-intelligence-ai-ethical-guidelines-recommendations You can find the EU guidelines here: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/ethics-guidelines-trustworthy-ai

Enlitic raises $15M

Enlitic, a privately-held company utilizing artificial intelligence for medical imaging workflows for radiologists, has closed a $15 million Series B financing round.

Google’s brand-new AI ethics board is already falling apart — Vox

Just a week after it was announced, Google’s new AI ethics board is already in trouble, writes Kelsey Piper. Here is the link: https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/4/3/18292526/google-ai-ethics-board-letter-acquisti-kay-coles-james

MIT’s ‘cyber-agriculture’ optimizes basil flavors — TechCrunch

Machine learning-optimized hydroponic “cyber-agriculture” has produced a superior plant with more robust flavors, writes Devin Coldewey. Here is the link: https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/03/mits-cyber-agriculture-optimizes-basil-flavors/

Pagaya raises $25M

Pagaya, a financial technology company using artificial intelligence (AI) for asset management, has raised $25 million.

Intel Capital invests $117 million in startups

Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment organization, announced new investments totaling $117 million in 14 technology startups.