Saturday, March 25, 2017

Startup Intraspexion Receives Deep Learning Software Patent – Part 1

editors note: AI Trends met with Nick Brestoff, CEO, Intraspexion, a machine learning start-up that debuted at AI World 2016, where he was showcasing a new deep learning algorithm for the legal industry. The trials...

About to hit US streets: robot deliveries

In early February, delivery startup Postmates will begin testing ground robots in D.C., and DoorDash will follow suit in Redwood City. Customers placing orders during daylight may receive an order from the robots, which autonomously...

To make DIY deep learning less painful, Deepgram open sources Kur

Deepgram, a YC backed startup using machine learning to analyze audio data for businesses, is open sourcing an internal deep learning tool called Kur. The release should further help those interested in the space get their ideas...

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...

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