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Artificial Intelligence Weekly
Artificial Intelligence Weekly
Your essential reading list for all things AI.
This week: The AI gig economy is coming for you / Walmart is using AI-powered cameras to prevent theft at checkout lanes / Artificial Intelligence Will Soon Make Ransomware Attacks Scarier / Apple, Google, and Facebook Are Raiding Animal Research Labs / The future of AI research is in Africa / Russia Raises $2 B for Investment in Artificial Intelligence / and much more…
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The AI gig economy is coming for you - MIT Technology Review

Walmart is using AI-powered cameras to prevent theft at checkout lanes

Artificial Intelligence Will Soon Make Ransomware Attacks Scarier | Fortune.com

Apple, Google, and Facebook Are Raiding Animal Research Labs - Bloomberg

National National Research Council launches AI, cybersecurity, IoT hub in Waterloo

The future of AI research is in Africa - MIT Technology Review

Phronesis of AI in Radiology with Judy Gichoya - TWIML Talk #274

Data Moats Are Not Just About the Data - DZone Big Data

Why AI investors don’t get it right

Funding Updates
A state fund has tapped foreign investors to support domestic tech companies.

San Francisco-based Aera (formerly FusionOps) has raised $80 million to develop data processing and augmentation products powered by machine learning.

BabbleLabs, a speech technology startup, raised $14m in Series A financing. The round was co-led by Dell Technologies Capital and Intel Capital

When SeedLegals launched in 2017 in the U.K., I’d say many of us thought, “why has that not been done before?” After all, two things have happened that make this an obvious idea for a startup: startup funding rounds are now so common that there is no reason large amounts of automation could not be […]
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Security awareness training firm KnowBe has taken a $300 million investment led by private equity giant KKR, valuing the cybersecurity company at $1 billion.

Upcoming Events
VB Transform 2019 is the AI conference event of the year focused on practical applications of top brands using artificial intelligence to accelerate their organizations.

33 people interested. Check out who is attending ✭ exhibiting ✭ speaking ✭ schedule & agenda ✭ reviews ✭ timing ✭ entry ticket fees. 2019 edition of Telco AI Summit Asia will be held at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Kuala Lumpur starting on 03rd July. It is a 2 day event organised by Informa Connect and will conclude on 04-Jul-2019.
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One of the top rated AI and ML Europe conference to attend in Amsterdam with world famous speakers and platform for network and careers.A warm welcome to 2nd Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & IoT conference, AI & IoT Summit, Best Robotics Conference, Europe, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2019

47 people interested. Check out who is attending ✭ exhibiting ✭ speaking ✭ schedule & agenda ✭ reviews ✭ timing ✭ entry ticket fees. 2019 edition of World AI Show BFSI & NBFC - India will be held at Taj Lands End, Mumbai starting on 03rd July. It is a 1 day event organised by Trescon and will conclude on 03-Jul-2019.
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The inaugural Summer Institute on AI and Society, co-convened by CIFAR, the AI PULSE program at UCLA School of Law, and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii), takes place July 21-24, 2019 in Edmonton, Canada. Summer Institute takes place prior to Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning Summer School, and includes a combined event on July 24th for both Summer Institute and Summer School participants.

The corporate credit card for startups

Brex card frontScaling a startup? You need a card with better perks and no personal guarantee. Brex gives founders 10-20x higher limits and unheard-of perks: 7x on Uber/Lyft, 4x on travel, 2x on SaaS, and 1x on ads, servers, and all the rest. Sign up in 5 min & use “digest” for waived card fees for life. US only.
Techstars Startup Digest Artificial Intelligence Weekly is curated by:
Aashay Mody Aashay Mody - 👨‍💻 Growth at Carta | 🤖 AI Digest Curator at Startup Digest | 🎓 NYU Stern Alum
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