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Artificial Intelligence Weekly
Artificial Intelligence Weekly
Your essential reading list for all things AI.
This week: U.S. Air Force launch AI accelerator program / Taiwan Will Train 10,000 AI Workers Per Year / One of the fathers of AI is worried about its future / Amazon shareholders reject banning sale of facial recognition software to law enforcement / How AI could save lives without spilling medical secrets / AI to mimic humans.
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One of the fathers of AI is worried about its future - MIT Technology Review

Amazon shareholders reject banning sale of facial recognition software to law enforcement

Google’s Duplex Uses A.I. to Mimic Humans (Sometimes) - The New York Times

IDC Expects Asia/Pacific* Artificial Intelligence Systems Spending to Reach Nearly USD 5.5 Billion in 2019

Inside the Innovation Labs at 3 of the World's Largest Companies | Fortune

It's Getting Way Too Easy to Create Fake Videos of People's Faces - VICE

Taiwan Will Train 10,000 AI Workers Per Year For Google, Microsoft And More To Meet Rising Demand

MIT and U.S. Air Force launch AI accelerator program | VentureBeat

How AI could save lives without spilling medical secrets - MIT Technology Review

These 27 Expert Predictions About Artificial Intelligence Will Both Disturb and Excite You | Inc.com

SoftBank Group Corp.’s early-stage venture capital arm is setting up a second investment fund dedicated to unearthing promising startups in artificial intelligence, propelling founder Masayoshi Son’s ambition of staking out a position in the nascent technology

Funding Updates
The best salespeople like to pride themselves on having both a sixth sense when it comes to closing a deal, and a healthy amount of persuasive magic to get a sale over the line. Now, a startup that says it can help any salesperson be like those top people, and help those top people be […]
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Clinc, a four-year-old AI startup based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has raised $52 million in venture capital, more than 8 times its previous capital raised.

Artificial intelligence startup Vian Systems Inc., which was floated by former Infosys Ltd CEO Vishal Sikka after his controversial

Hunters.ai, a Tel Aviv-based startup that built an AI-based threat-hunting solution, today announced that it has raised a $5.4 million seed funding round led by YL Ventures and Blumberg Capital. Threat hunting has traditionally been a rather manual practice, where analysts try to actively identify potential threats to their systems. This has always been a […]
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Revenue Analytics, a company developing a commercial price prediction platform for a raft of industries, has raised $11 million in venture capital.

Events
AI for Good Global Summit - 28-31 May 2019, Geneva, Switzerland

The Festival of AI and Emerging Technology : CogX 2019

Early Registration Deadline June 7  |  AI World Government

12th - 13th June 2019 | ExCeL Centre, London UK | The AI Summit London gathers 20000+ attendees, AI start-up innovators, press/media and…

AI Toronto is the networking event of the year to keep your finger on the pulse of the burgeoning AI industry, with plenty of opportunities to network with over 70 exhibitors and 5000 of your industry peers.
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