Sunday, April 30, 2017

Rigetti Computing Raises $64 Million

Rigetti Computing, a leading quantum computing start-up, announced it has raised $64 million in Series A and B funding. The Series A round of $24 million was led by Andreessen Horowitz. Vijay Pande, general partner...

Boston AI startup DataRobot tops $110M in funding after a $54M raise

Boston-based artificial intelligence company DataRobot announced Thursday it has raised a $54 million Series C round of funding, bringing its total investment to $111 million. Venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates is leading its third...

Elon Musk’s newest company Neuralink wants to boost the brain to keep up with...

Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk has a new company — yes, another one — focused on developing the capabilities of the brain through technological augmentation. Neuralink, the new venture, officially broke cover thanks to a Wall...

25 interesting European AI start-ups to watch in 2017

There are literally hundreds of promising companies pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence and machine learning in Europe. We’ve included a number of Israel-based start-ups because they too fall into the sphere of influence of...

How Machine Learning Became My Life’s Work

What was your path toward learning ML? What books did you enjoy most while learning ML? What were the blind alleys? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are...

Google Launches New Machine Learning Journal

On Monday, Google announced plans to launch a new peer review journal and “ecosystem” for machine learning. Writing on the Google Research Blog, Shan Carter and Chris Olah described the project as follows: “Science isn’t...

Y Combinator wants AI startups building ‘robot factory’ tech to apply

Y Combinator Partner Daniel Gross today announced that the accelerator-turned-venture-fund will offer its first “vertical” track exclusively for AI startups. YC gathers founders from different industries together in each investment cycle. The organization hosts interdisciplinary demo days...

9 startups to watch: Working hard to bring game-changing tech to market

This year is off and running with some extraordinary companies starting to make a name for themselves. I attend countless conferences and meetups. Over the course of my travels I meet with some of the...

S&P Global leads $50M investment into Harvard-born Kensho

Kensho Technologies Inc., a Cambridge-based machine learning startup, has raised $50 million and signed a deal with S&P Global Inc. for its investment analytics technology. S&P led the $50 million Series B funding in a...

Rokid’s Alien Smart Home Device Can See, Hear and Make Music

Startup Rokid is making a bid in the smart home device market, backed with recently with $50M in funds from Advantech, a Chinese investment firm. Rokid’s AI is named Melody, as Amazon’s is names...

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