Ultimate.ai nabs $1.3M for a customer service AI focused on non-English markets
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Ultimate.ai nabs $1.3M for a customer service AI focused on non-English markets

For customer service, Ultimate.ai‘s thesis is it’s not humans or AI but humans and AI. The Helsinki- and Berlin-based startup has built an AI-powered suggestion…

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New techniques teach drones to fly through small holes
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New techniques teach drones to fly through small holes

Researchers at the University of Maryland are adapting the techniques used by birds and bugs to teach drones how to fly through small holes at…

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DARPA announces $2B investment in AI
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DARPA announces $2B investment in AI

At a symposium in Washington DC on Friday, DARPA announced plans to invest $2 billion in artificial intelligence research over the next five years. In a…

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Lockheed Martin teams up with drone racers to add AI
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Lockheed Martin teams up with drone racers to add AI

Lockheed Martin and the Drone Racing League are working together to make driverless drones much, much smarter. The project, aimed at bringing AI to commercial…

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Google and AISense will talk voice at Disrupt SF 2018
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Google and AISense will talk voice at Disrupt SF 2018

Only a few years ago, talking to your phone or computer felt really weird. These days, thanks to Alexa, the Google Assistant and (for its…

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Want To Dance Like A Pro? This Deepfakes for Dancing Can Help
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Want To Dance Like A Pro? This Deepfakes for Dancing Can Help

Image Source: arxiv.org (screenshot) Almost everyone loves to dance, but only a few are blessed with the capability to make dance moves that are appreciated…

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Cootek, the Chinese maker of TouchPal keyboard, files for $100M US IPO
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Cootek, the Chinese maker of TouchPal keyboard, files for $100M US IPO

Cootek, the Chinese mobile internet company best known for keyboard app TouchPal, has filed for a public offering in the United States. In its F-1…

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Y Combinator invests in non-invasive breast cancer screening bra EVA
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Y Combinator invests in non-invasive breast cancer screening bra EVA

According to a report by the American Cancer Society, an estimated 266,120 women will be newly diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States this year…

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Computer vision researchers build an AI benchmark app for Android phones
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Computer vision researchers build an AI benchmark app for Android phones

A group of computer vision researchers from ETH Zurich want to do their bit to enhance AI development on smartphones. To wit: They’ve created a…

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Planck Re scores $12M Series A to simplify insurance underwriting with artificial intelligence
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Planck Re scores $12M Series A to simplify insurance underwriting with artificial intelligence

Planck Re, a startup that wants to simplify insurance underwriting with artificial intelligence, announced today that it has raised a $12 million Series A. The…

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A robotic astronaut named CIMON is on its way to the ISS
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A robotic astronaut named CIMON is on its way to the ISS

There’s a new astronaut on its way to the International Space Station this morning aboard SpaceX’s most recent resupply launch, and it’s only the size…

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Prisma co-founders raise $1M to build a social app called Capture
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Prisma co-founders raise $1M to build a social app called Capture

Two of the co-founders of the art filter app Prisma have left to build a new social app. Prisma, as you may recall, had a viral…

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UK report warns DeepMind Health could gain ‘excessive monopoly power’
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UK report warns DeepMind Health could gain ‘excessive monopoly power’

DeepMind’s foray into digital health services continues to raise concerns. The latest worries are voiced by a panel of external reviewers appointed by the Google-owned AI…

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Accenture wants to beat unfair AI with a professional toolkit
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Accenture wants to beat unfair AI with a professional toolkit

Next week professional services firm Accenture will be launching a new tool to help its customers identify and fix unfair bias in AI algorithms. The…

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Apple introduces the A.I. phone
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Apple introduces the A.I. phone

At Apple’s WWDC 2018 – an event some said would be boring this year with its software-only focus and lack of new MacBooks and iPads…

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Apple introduces the AI phone
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Apple introduces the AI phone

At Apple’s WWDC 2018 — an event some said would be boring this year with its software-only focus and lack of new MacBooks and iPads —…

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Snips announces an ICO and its own voice assistant device
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Snips announces an ICO and its own voice assistant device

French startup Snips has been working on voice assistant technology that respects your privacy. And the company is going to use its own voice assistant…

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Alibaba’s newest initiative aims to make Hong Kong a global AI hub
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Alibaba’s newest initiative aims to make Hong Kong a global AI hub

Alibaba is teaming up with SenseTime, the world’s highest-valued AI startup, to launch a not-for-profit artificial intelligence lab in Hong Kong in a bid to…

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