Thursday, February 23, 2017

Artificial-intelligence-as-a-service available from CrowdAI

Computers aren’t blind, but they can’t see. They can detect objects, but must be trained to understand what those objects are. That takes two things: a ton of example data collected and organized by...

Babylon Health with UK’s NHS plans to replace helpline with AI-based chatbot

Babylon Health, the U.K. startup that offers a digital healthcare app via a mixture of artificial intelligence (AI) and video and text consultations with doctors and specialists, has scored a potentially significant trial with...

VCs look for neuroscience skills as lab team core in AI startups

by Ahmed Khalil, Lux Research Earlier this month, Uber announced that the company would be acquiring Geometric Intelligence, a startup founded by Gary Marcus, Zoubin Ghahramani, Doug Bemis, and Ken Stanley. Given Gary’s research on how...

GM taps 500 Startups to find early-stage investments

GM has made number of huge acquisitions and investments in the previous few years. It picked up self-driving company Cruise earlier this year and dropped $500 million into Lyft, Uber’s largest competitor. GM acknowledges that...

Building a business avatar that can capture your personality: Loom.ai

Virtual reality is often a technology that can lead to some deep existential questions related to who we are and what makes us human. These questions are especially poignant as startups grapple with how...

Microsoft Ventures launches new fund for AI startups, unveils investments

Microsoft continues to bet on artificial intelligence technology and on Monday unveiled a new Microsoft Ventures fund that focuses strictly on AI startups. The fund, part of the company’s investment arm that launched in May, will...

Andy Rubin’s Playground seeking $500 million for new fund

Andy Rubin is looking for another big round of funding for his hardware incubator, Playground Ventures. According to an SEC filing that popped up yesterday (via Dan Primack), the Android founder is looking to raise up to...

Facebook acquires emotion detection startup FacioMetrics

Facebook could one day build facial gesture controls for its app thanks to the acquisition of a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff company called FacioMetrics. The startup made an app called Intraface that could detect seven...

Startup Resolver plans to use AI to help out in customer service

Whenever I receive bad service from a brand, I typically fire off an angry tweet and hope the company or organisation I’m complaining about notices the blue tick next to my name and takes...

CT startup building Watson powered small business advisor

The owner of a Bridgeport startup says he is working toward using artificial intelligence to help grow small businesses throughout the state of Connecticut. Chris Sacchinelli, the founder of HelpGrowCT, says the company's goal is...

Future of AI