Monday, May 21, 2018

Weekly Brief: AI Making Inroads Into Maritime Industry via Startups

The traditional maritime industry is about to be disrupted by marine technology startups incorporating AI, robotics and other new technology that have the potential to lower costs and improve outcomes. Here is a review...

Feature Labs Launches Out of MIT to Accelerate Machine Learning

Feature Labs, a startup with roots in research begun at MIT, officially launched today with a set of tools to help data scientists build machine learning algorithms more quickly. Co-founder and CEO Max Kanter says...

AI Diagnostics Move Into The Clinic; Algorithms Assist Specialists

True to form, artificial intelligence continues to equal and even surpass doctors in the prediction and diagnosis of condition after condition. Most of this work, however, has occurred in carefully controlled laboratory experiments, with clean...

A $21M Startup Battle Out of MIT Brews Over Next-Gen AI Chips

Here are the makings of an interesting tale. It involves two competing tech spinouts from MIT, and two rival CEOs who were co-authors on a key research paper. And now, each company has raised...

Andrew Ng Launches $175M AI Incubator Devoted to Machine Learning Startups

Artificial intelligence frontrunner Andrew Ng has raised $175 million for a new incubator devoted to machine learning startups. The fund, backed by NEA, Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners and SoftBank, won’t invest in outside startups, Ng said in a...

AI & Academic Luminaries Appointed to Glasswing’s Connect Council

Glasswing Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm investing in the next generation of AI-powered startups, this week unveiled its Connect Council. The Connect Council consists of two working groups: the AI & Academic Group,...

Can AI make your health insurance better? Accolade thinks so

Healthcare and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are each very much in the news right now. The United States Senate has released draft legislation for the repeal the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare"), leaving some Americans with trepidation about...

Artificial intelligence in software testing has arrived

What if software testing could undergo a metamorphosis, becoming better, faster and less expensive all the while letting testers focus on what they excel at? That rosy future could happen, thanks to a sudden...

EarlySign’s Algorithm for Identifying Colorectal Cancer Risk Validated

Medial EarlySign, a developer of machine learning tools for data-driven medicine, has announced the results of new research with Oxford University. The study provides further validation for Medial EarlySign’s ColonFlag algorithm platform to identify individuals...

Pymetrics attacks discrimination in hiring with AI and recruiting games

Identify the traits of your top performing employees and hire people like them, but without the discriminatory bias of traditional recruiting. That’s the promise of Pymetrics, an artificial intelligence startup that this week announced $8...

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