Uber’s toxic culture risks its driverless future, too

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Spread the loveTweet So Uber’s blowhard-in-chief Travis Kalanick is finally out, out as CEO — after some of its most prominent investors put the squeeze on him to go (not…


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Ticketmaster’s chatbot for Facebook is actually not terrible

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Spread the loveTweet A lot of chatbots have launched on Facebook in recent months, but the Ticketmaster bot launching today is among the best that I’ve been forced to work…


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Regulation could stifle growing China-US venture activity

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Spread the loveTweet Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor: Last week, Reuters reported that the U.S. government is considering…


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Conspiracy Bot Shows That Computers Can Be as Gullible as Humans 

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Spread the loveTweet Photo by The New Inquiry’s conspiracy bot Computers believe in conspiracy theories now. The New Inquiry’s Francis Tseng trained a bot to recognize patterns in photos and…


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Element AI, a platform for companies to build AI solutions, raises $102M

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Spread the loveTweet The race for artificial intelligence technology is on, and while tech giants like Google and Facebook snap up top talent to build out their own AI-powered products,…


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Amazon Rekognition can now recognize celebrities

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Spread the loveTweet Amazon Rekognition, Amazon’s deep learning-powered image detection and recognition service, is getting a little bit smarter today. The service can now recognize thousands of celebrities across a…


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Facebook is speeding up training for visual recognition models

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Spread the loveTweet Every minute spent training a deep learning model is a minute not doing something else and in today’s fast paced world of research, that minute is worth…


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Microsoft acquires Israeli security firm Hexadite, sources say for $100M

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Spread the loveTweet Yet more activity in the world of cybersecurity. Microsoft today confirmed that it has acquired Hexadite, an Israeli startup that uses AI to identify and protect against attacks.…


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Cognata receives $5M to speed up autonomous testing

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Spread the loveTweet Rand Corporation reported in 2016 that autonomous cars would need to be tested over 11 billion miles in order to prove that they’re better drivers than humans.…


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London-based Trint raises $3.1M for AI-driven transcription service

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Spread the loveTweet London-based Trint, a startup co-founded by Emmy-winning journalist Jeff Kofman, is tackling a pain point I know all too well: the time it takes to transcribe an…


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