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Backers of artificial-intelligence startups are paying more attention to ethics and rooting out potential biases embedded in algorithms that power AI systems, a focus that is starting to affect company development.
Chinese company SenseTime has only been around for four years, but it is already one of the world’s leaders in AI and machine vision. The company’s technology is impacting not only China but other countries.
Despite the seemingly fantastical demonstration of walking and jumping robots, today’s robots are often stupid, brittle and inflexible, only capable of working in carefully engineered environments, and unable to respond dynamically and sensibly in unexpected circumstances. Deep learning has been spectacularly successful in certain problems (facial recognition, object recognition, etc.) but the “smart robots” that […]
Spacemaker, a Norway-based startup that’s created AI software to help property developers and architects make better design decisions, has picked up $25 million in Series A funding. The round is jointly led by Atomico and Northzone, with participation from investors in property and construction tech, including Nordic real estate innovator NREP, Nordic property developer OBOS […]
Vectra, a seven-year-old company that helps customers detect intrusions at the network level, whether in the cloud or on premises, announced a $100 million Series E funding round today led by TCV. Existing investors, including Khosla Ventures and Accel, also participated in the round, which brings the total raised to more than $200 million, according […]
RealityEngines.AI, a research startup that wants to help enterprises make better use of AI, even when they only have incomplete data, today announced that it has raised a $5.25 million seed funding round. The round was led by former Google CEO and Chairman Eric Schmidt and Google founding board member Ram Shriram. Khosla Ventures, Paul […]
CVPR is the premier annual computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and short courses. With its high quality and low cost, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers.
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.