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Artificial Intelligence Weekly
Artificial Intelligence Weekly
Your essential reading list for all things AI.
This week: A.I. Can Now Read Your Thoughts—And Turn Them Into Words and Images / Google’s lung cancer detection AI outperforms 6 human radiologists / A new way to build tiny neural networks could create powerful AI on your phone / Microsoft aims to train 15000 workers with AI, machine learning and data science by 2022 / and much more…
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A.I. Can Now Read Your Thoughts—And Turn Them Into Words and Images
Commentary: This mind-reading technology is just the beginning. Artificial intelligence brain implants will likely be next.
Tips on How to Make AI a Corporate Success - WSJ

Ericsson unveils Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerator in Montréal

A new way to build tiny neural networks could create powerful AI on your phone - MIT Technology Review

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5 Artificial Intelligence Companies To Invest Stock In For 2019

Google’s lung cancer detection AI outperforms 6 human radiologists

Microsoft aims to train 15000 workers with AI, machine learning and data science by 2022

Funding Updates
Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Clinc is today announcing a $52 million Series B. The company behind the conversational AI platform netted cash from Insight Partners, DFJ Growth, Drive Capital, Hyde Park Venture Partners and others. This round of financing brings Clinc’s total amount of funding to $60 million and will help Clinc scale its conversational AI […]
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Prowler.io, an artificial intelligence company based in Cambridge, England, has been valued at $100 million following a funding round involving a group of investors that includes Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Pearson Plc.

One of China’s most ambitious artificial intelligence startups, Megvii, more commonly known for its facial recognition brand Face++, announced Wednesday that it has raised $750 million in a Series D funding round. Founded by three graduates from the prestigious Tsinghua University in China, the eight-year-old company specializes in applying its computer vision solutions to a […]
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Algorithmia, a Seattle-based startup that offers a cloud-agnostic AI automation platform for enterprises, today announced a $25 million Series B funding round led by Norwest Partners. Madrona, Gradient Ventures, Work-Bench, Osage University Partners and Rakuten Ventures also participated in this round. While the company started out five years ago as a marketplace for algorithms, it […]
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Health at Scale, a startup with founders who have both medical and engineering expertise, wants to bring machine learning to bear on healthcare treatment options to produce outcomes with better results and less aftercare. Today the company announced a $16 million Series A. Optum, which is part of the UnitedHealth Group, was the sole investor. […]
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