YC’s Earth AI closes funding for its platform to make mining less wasteful

Discovering and drilling for the important minerals used for industry and the technology sector remains incredibly important as existing mines are becoming depleted. If the mining industry can’t become more efficient at finding these important deposits, then more unnecessary, harmful drilling and exploration takes place. Applying AI to this problem would seem like a no-brainer […]

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Google discloses its acquisition of mobile learning app Socratic as it relaunches on iOS

Google publicly disclosed its acquisition of homework helper app Socratic in an announcement this week, detailing the added support for the company’s A.I. technology and its relaunch on iOS. The acquisition apparently flew under the radar — Google says it bought the app last year. According to one founder’s LinkedIn update, that was in March […]

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Lucidworks raises $100M to expand in AI-powered search-as-a-service for organizations

If the sheer amount of information that we can tap into using the internet has made the world our oyster, then the huge success of Google is a testament to how lucrative search can be in helping to light the way through that data maze. Now, in a sign of the times, a startup called Lucidworks, […]

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MIT researchers are working on AI-based knitting design software that will let anyone, even novices, make their own clothes

The growing popularity of 3D printing machines and companies like Thingiverse and Shapeways have given previously unimaginable powers to makers, enabling them to create everything from cosplay accessories to replacement parts. But even though 3D printing has created a new world of customized objects, most of us are still buying clothes off the rack. Now […]

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VMware acquires ML acceleration startup Bitfusion

VMware today announced that it has acquired Bitfusion, a former participant in our Startup Battlefield competition. Bitfusion was one of the earliest companies to help businesses accelerate their complex computing workloads on GPUs, FPGAs and ASICs. In its earliest iteration, over four years ago, the company’s focus was less on AI and machine learning and […]

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Japan-based Cyber Security Cloud Starts Global Operations, Expands Into the US

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Cyber Security Cloud, a web application security company from Japan ranking 10th on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 50 list, has started its global operations by establishing its first local subsidiary in Seattle, Washington, United States.

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Digital Workforce Brings Robot-as-a-Service Model to the UK

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Cloud-based robotics services provider, Digital Workforce, a company that was founded in 2015 and is now employing over 240 IPA specialists in Finland, UK, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Poland, has launched in the UK.

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LaLiga boosts fan engagement with conversational AI on Azure

Explore how LaLiga developed a digital innovation platform based on Microsoft Azure. LaLiga, the Madrid-based Spanish football (soccer) organization has hundreds of millions of fans around the world. LaLiga fans are passionate about the game, and the league is passionate about making it as fun as possible for them. Using Microsoft Azure, the league can […]

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Latest Version Parallels Remote Application Server Enables Fast App Launch By Using AI

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Parallels has released version 17 of its Remote Application Server. Parallels RAS would enable faster launch of applications by using AI. It would also come wit added security features such as integration with Google Authenticator, while it debuts a web-based helpdesk console to more easily manage RDS, VDI and DaaS.

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A.I.-based travel app Hopper expands price monitoring to hotels worldwide

Hopper, the handy travel app that uses A.I. to predict airfare pricing, is today expanding its service to include hotels. Like airfare, hotel pricing is also dynamic — it can fluctuate with traveler demand. During busy times, prices are higher. And when a hotel has rooms to fill, the prices drop. Now, Hopper is bringing […]

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