Category Archives: machine learning

The 2021 machine learning, AI, and data landscape

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It’s been a hot, hot year in the world of data, machine learning, and AI. Just when you thought it couldn’t grow any more explosively, the data/AI landscape just did: the rapid pace of company creation, exciting new product and project launches, a deluge of VC financings, unicorn creation, IPOs, etc. It has also been […]

AI Weekly: UN recommendations point to need for AI ethics guidelines

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Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more The U.N.’s Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) this week approved a series of recommendations for AI ethics, which aim to recognize that AI can “be of great […]

Rescale raises $50M more to meet demand for high-performance compute

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Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more San Francisco, California-based Rescale, a startup developing compute infrastructure for scientific research simulations, today announce that it raised $105 million in an expanded series C that included Jeff […]

IBM launches AI service to assist companies with climate change analysis

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The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! IBM today launched the Environmental Intelligence Suite, a set of AI-powered software that customers can use to prepare for climate risks that could disrupt operations. By combining AI, weather data, climate risk analytics, and carbon accounting capabilities, the Environmental Intelligence […]

AI Weekly: EU facial recognition ban highlights need for U.S. legislation

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The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! This week, The European Parliament, the body responsible for adopting European Union (EU) legislation, passed a non-binding resolution calling for a ban on law enforcement use of facial recognition technology in public places. The resolution, which also proposes a moratorium […]

CoreWeave, a provider of cloud services for GPU-powered apps, gets $50M

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CoreWeave, a specialized cloud services provider for GPU-based workloads, said it has partnered with GPU giant Nvidia to enable companies to scale their infrastructure, cut costs, and improve efficiencies. This rather new cloud services provider is offering on-demand computing resources across several verticals in the tech space and said it will continue to improve performance […]

Reinforcement learning improves game testing, AI team finds

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Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  As game worlds grow more vast and complex, making sure they are playable and bug-free is becoming increasingly difficult for developers. And gaming companies are looking for new tools, including artificial intelligence, to help overcome the mounting […]

Curbing computing’s environmental footprint requires efficient algorithms

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This article was contributed by Neil Thompson, a research scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab and the Initiative on the Digital Economy.  As computing applications become more complex and data sets grow, the environmental impact of computing is escalating. Historically, this wasn’t much of an issue because growing computational needs were offset […]

Symbl.ai, provider of conversational intelligence APIs and tools, gets $17M

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Symbl.ai, the Seattle-based company that provides APIs to developers to build apps capable of understanding natural human conversations, has raised a $17 million series A funding. Symbl.ai says its APIs unlock machine learning algorithms from a variety of industry partners and sources. The company helps developers ingest conversation data from voice, email, chat, and social, […]

H2O.ai secures $100M, lands partnership with Australian bank

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Mountain View, California-based H2O.ai, which provides a cloud platform for AI system development, today announced that it raised $100 million in a series E round led by Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) with participation from Goldman Sachs, Pivot Investment Partners, Crane Venture Partners, Celesta Capital, and others. It brings H2O’s total raised to over $251 […]