Posted in artificial intelligence Cloud Einstein Enterprise natural language processing Salesforce Tech voice assistants voice recognition

Einstein Voice gives Salesforce users gift of gab

Salespeople usually spend their days talking. They are on the phone and in meetings, but when it comes to updating Salesforce, they are back at…

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Posted in AI artificial intelligence berlin chatbot contact center Customer Service europe finland Fundings & Exits helsinki Holtzbrinck Ventures microsoft natural language processing neural network nlp Recent Funding Startups Tech telia Zalando nabs $1.3M for a customer service AI focused on non-English markets

For customer service,‘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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Microsoft acquires Lobe, a drag-and-drop AI tool

Microsoft today announced that is has acquired Lobe, a startup that lets you build machine learning models with the help of a simple drag-and-drop interface….

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European parliament gives thumbs up to controversial copyright reforms

The European Parliament has just voted to back controversial proposals to reform online copyright — including supporting an extension to cover snippets of publishers content…

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Posted in artificial intelligence EC europe european union Freedom of Expression government law enforcement mass surveillance online extremism online freedom Security Social Social Media Tech Terrorism terrorist propaganda

Europe to push for one-hour takedown law for terrorist content

The European Union’s executive body is doubling down on its push for platforms to pre-filter the Internet, publishing a proposal today for all websites to…

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Posted in Adobe adobe photoshop artificial intelligence machine learning Photography photoshop Tech

Adobe supercharges Photoshop’s content-aware fill so you have more options, fewer AI fails

Everyone went nuts for Adobe’s “content-aware fill” in Photoshop when it came out. The boring-sounding feature is in fact an incredibly useful tool, essentially an…

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Posted in artificial intelligence Astronomy Berkeley machine learning Science SETI Tech uc-berkeley

SETI neural networks spot dozens of new mysterious signals emanating from distant galaxy

The perennial optimists at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, or SETI, have joined the rest of the world in deploying AI to help manage huge…

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Not hog dog? PixFood lets you shoot and identify food

What happens when you add AI to food? Surprisingly, you don’t get a hungry robot. Instead you get something like PixFood. PixFood lets you take…

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Posted in Advertising Tech Alphabet artificial intelligence copyright infringement copyright law Data Mining digital media europe european parliament european union german copyright law Google Internet freedoms internet memes Julia Reda media Social TC Tech Wikimedia

What you need to know ahead of the EU copyright vote

European Union lawmakers are facing a major vote on digital copyright reform proposals on Wednesday — a process that has set the Internet’s hair fully…

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Posted in AI algorithmic bias artificial intelligence Tech

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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Posted in artificial intelligence D-ID disrupt sf 2018 TC Tech

D-ID launches its initial product with customers in printing, automotive and financial services

D-ID, the company developing software to scramble facial recognition technologies, has signed its first customers and launched its initial product onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt San…

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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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Posted in artificial intelligence blockchains Brian Behlendorf chief technology officer Co-founder computing cryptocurrencies Cryptocurrency decentralization Distributed Ledger Emerging-Technologies ethereum ethereum foundation Gert Sylvest Hyperledger jutta steiner linux linux foundation LONDON mithril capital Parity Technologies SAN FRANCISCO start-up Startups TC Tech Technology tradeshift World Economic Forum

Peep the future of distributed ledgers with the leaders of Hyperledger, Parity Technologies and Tradeshift

As cryptocurrencies emerge from the speculative bloodletting of the past months, believers in the promise of distributed ledger technologies for business and consumer applications are…

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Posted in artificial intelligence Automotive Avrios carsharing company car e-bikes electric car europe fleet management Fundings & Exits Lakestar machine learning rental car SaaS TC Tech transport Transportation

Avrios has quietly raised $14M for an AI-fueled fleet management platform

Swiss startup Avrios reckons business mobility is going to get a whole lot more interesting as companies adopt more tailored mobility solutions, rather than sticking with…

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Posted in AI AISense artificial intelligence disrupt sf 2018 Events Google TC Tech voice voice recognition

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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Posted in artificial intelligence Augmented Reality BP computing Emerging-Technologies Events holography Intel microsoft Microsoft BizSpark northrop grumman TC Tech TechCrunch Sessions: AR/VR UCLA virtual reality

VNTANA CEO Ashley Crowder will talk holograms at TechCrunch Sessions: AR/VR

VNTANA CEO Ashley Crowder calls the company’s technology, “the world’s first scalable, affordable and interactive hologram.” The startup’s tech has certainly wowed crowds in recent…

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Posted in artificial intelligence Enterprise TC Tech

Amazon is quietly doubling down on cryptographic security

The growth of cloud services — with on-demand access to IT services over the Internet — has become one of the biggest evolutions in enterprise…

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Posted in artificial intelligence ggv capital New Knowledge SaaS TC Tech

New Knowledge just raised $11 million more to flag and fight social media disinformation meant to bring down companies

Back in January, we told you about a young, Austin, Tex.-based startup that fights online disinformation for corporate customers. Turns out we weren’t alone in…

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