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Primer helps governments and corporations monitor and understand the world’s information

When Google was founded in 1998, its goal was to organize the world's information. And for the most part, mission accomplished -- but in 19 years the goal.. → Read More

New venture capitalists find strength in numbers

Ian Rountree, the twenty something captain at the helm of Cantos Ventures, an SF-based micro-fund, is characteristic of a new breed of venture capitalists in.. → Read More

Google’s AVA data set raises the bar for identifying human actions in videos

Today Google announced a new labeled data set of human actions taking place in videos. That may sound obscure, but it's a big deal for anyone working to solve.. → Read More

Apple makes the case that even its most banal features require a proficiency in machine learning

Amidst narratives of machine learning complacency, Apple is coming to terms with the fact that not talking about innovation means innovation never happened. A.. → Read More

Intel to ship new Nervana Neural Network Processor by end of 2017

This morning at the WSJ's D.Live event, Intel formally unveiled its Nervana Neural Network Processor (NNP) family of chips designed for machine learning use.. → Read More

Feedzai closes $50M Series C to help banks and merchants identify fraud with AI

Feedzai is announcing a $50 million Series C this morning led by an unnamed VC with additional capital from Sapphire Ventures. The six year old startup builds.. → Read More

Terminal makes it easy for companies to open international offices

Born out of a frustration with recruiting within the peninsula-trapped City of San Francisco, Terminal is a platform allowing companies to tap into talent.. → Read More

TensorFlow Lattice ensures your machine learning models follow global trends

Google's TensorFlow team released TensorFlow Lattice today to help developers ensure that their machine learning models adhere to global trends even when.. → Read More

ROSS Intelligence lands $8.7M Series A to speed up legal research with AI

Armed with an understanding of machine learning, ROSS Intelligence is going after LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters for ownership of legal research. The.. → Read More

Dow Jones said that Google was buying Apple, and the bots bought it

There you have it. Steve Jobs' will + Dow Jones + Apple Park = Google's buying Apple. I think we finally have algorithmic transparency. This morning Dow Jones.. → Read More

Deepgram opens up its machine transcription platform to everyone

Deepgram, a startup applying machine learning to audio data, is releasing its machine transcription platform this morning for free. No more will you have to.. → Read More

Petuum secures $93M Series B to push AI into the mainstream

With a shortage of machine learning developers bearing down on the industry, startups and big tech companies alike are moving to democratize the tools.. → Read More

Butterfly nabs $2.4M seed round to improve managers with targeted tips

One of life's puzzles that eludes me most is how a person could enjoy corporate trainings enough to spend their time designing and running them. Perhaps only.. → Read More

Rasa Core kicks up the context for chatbots

Context is everything when dealing with dialog systems. We humans take for granted how complex even our simplest conversations are. That's part of the reason.. → Read More

Is This Tesla’s Electric Truck?

Missouri is getting serious about Hyperloop, could this be Tesla's all-electric truck?, and the Waymo/Uber trial gets delayed. All this on Crunch Report. on.. → Read More

Judge delays Waymo/Uber trial until December 4th

Judge William Alsup has ruled that the Waymo v. Uber trial would be delayed until December 4. The trial had been expected to start with jury selection on.. → Read More

Artificial intelligence is about the people, not the machines

b From hedge funds to venture capital firms, everyone in finance has some idea about how data and quantitative analysis will reshape their industry. Firms.. → Read More

Accela gets acquired by Berkshire Partners as it looks to move govtech services to the cloud

Boston-based private equity shop Berkshire Partners announced this afternoon that it is acquiring Accela — a nearly 20 year old startup that sells regulatory management solutions to government clients. Accela has gone through a troika of CEOs in the last year. Previously acting CEO Mark Jung replaced Maury Blackman last October who had managed the company for about […] → Read More

Waymo clarifies it actually wants $1.8 billion from Uber

Last week, Uber's legal team told Judge William Alsup that Waymo was seeking $2.6 billion for an allegedly stolen trade secret related to the company's.. → Read More

Our favorite pitches from Alchemist Accelerator’s 16th batch

Alchemist Accelerator, known for its specialty in working with enterprise startups, held its 16th demo day at Microsoft’s offices in Mountain View, California. → Read More