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ClimateAi raises $22M

San Francisco, Calif.-based ClimateAi, a startup applying machine learning to climate risk forecasting to generate actionable insights, has raised $22 million in a Series B funding round.

The round was led by Four Rivers Group, with participation from Neotribe’s Ignite fund and Yaletown Partners. Existing investors Radical Ventures, Neotribe Seed Fund, and Academy Investor Network, also participated in the round.

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Elon Musk’s xAI is working on making Grok multimodal — The Verge

Elon Musk’s AI company, xAI, is making progress on adding multimodal inputs to its Grok chatbot, according to public developer documents, writes Kylie Robison in The Verge.