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This week: SoftBank Launches New $108 Billion Vision Fund To Invest in AI / AWS race to teach Machine
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Artificial Intelligence Weekly
Artificial Intelligence Weekly
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This week: SoftBank Launches New $108 Billion Vision Fund To Invest in AI / AWS race to teach Machine Learning / AI & Work Performance Reviews / Governor from NYC signs Legislation to Study AI / China Private Sector betting on Data / 4 major industries revolutionized by Machine Learning and much more. As usual, we report on the latest AI startup funding rounds.
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SoftBank Launches New $108 Billion Vision Fund To Invest in AI

Why AWS is building tiny AI race cars to teach machine learning – TechCrunch

Putting A.I. and Algorithms to Work for Performance Reviews | Fortune

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Creating New State Commission to Study Artificial Intelligence and Robotics | Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

China’s Biggest Private Sector Company Is Betting Its Future on Data | Fortune

Computers can’t tell if you’re happy when you smile - MIT Technology Review

4 Major Industries Are Being Revolutionized by Machine Learning | BrainStation Blog

Machine Learning "Very Easy to Abuse" | The Scientist Magazine®

Zetta Bytes AMA: Hiring A CTO - Zetta Venture Partners - Medium

Funding News
CloudMinds Inc. seeks to raise half a billion dollars in its U.S. initial public offering, the Chinese cloud-based robotics company said in a filing late…

The startup launched Allspark, a SaaS product that enables end-to-end marketing automation for clients and partners across more than 20 countries, in 2017.
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One of the Holy Grails in the world of advertising and marketing has been finding a way to accurately capture and understand what consumers are doing throughout the day, regardless of whether it’s a digital or offline activity. That goal has become even more elusive in recent years, with the surge of regulations around privacy […]
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Ratio.City,​ ​a proptech startup specializing in using data for urban development, has raised $1 million in seed financing.
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