This week: The State of AI Ethics Report (Oct 2020), AI pioneer Geoff Hinton: “Deep learning is going to be able to do everything”, Surveillance company harassed female employees using its own facial recognition technology, AI has cracked a key mathematical puzzle for understanding our world, and much more. As usual, we report on the latest VC investment rounds in notable AI startups. On the M&A front, some 4 AI startups were acquired by Apple, Intel and British Grocer “Ocado”.
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The retail giant is ending its push to have machines developed by Bossa Nova Robotics rove stores to keep track of inventory, after discovering during the coronavirus pandemic that humans can help get similar results.
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