Worksome pulls $13M into its high skill freelancer talent platform

More money for the now very buzzy business of reshaping how people work: Worksome is announcing it recently closed a $13 million Series A funding round for its “freelance talent platform” — after racking up 10x growth in revenue since January 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic sparked a remote working boom. The 2017 founded […] Continue reading Worksome pulls $13M into its high skill freelancer talent platform

Scammers aren’t always who we expect them to be: How AI and biometrics can help

When it’s time to hire a new employee, organizations go to great lengths to avoid hiring someone who would commit fraud: background checks, credit checks, drug tests, etc. But the truth is that few people deliberately join an organization with the inte… Continue reading Scammers aren’t always who we expect them to be: How AI and biometrics can help

SightCall raises $42M for its AR-based visual assistance platform

Long before Covid-19 precipitated “digital transformation” across the world of work, customer services and support was built to run online and virtually. Yet it too is undergoing an evolution supercharged by technology. Today, a startup called SightCall, which has built an augmented reality platform to help field service teams, the companies they work for, and […] Continue reading SightCall raises $42M for its AR-based visual assistance platform

DataRobot expands platform and announces Zepl acquisition

DataRobot, the Boston-based automated machine learning startup, had a bushel of announcements this morning as it expanded its platform to give technical and non-technical users alike something new. It also announced it has acquired Zepl, giving it an advanced development environment where data scientists can bring their own code to DataRobot. The two companies did […] Continue reading DataRobot expands platform and announces Zepl acquisition

Will Full Autonomy Ever Be Realized?

Matt Novak of Gizmodo posted an article on April 30, 2021 with the title “Elon Musk Shares Painfully Obvious Idea About the Difficulty of Self-Driving Cars,” available at Elon Musk Shares Painfully Obvious Idea About the Difficulty of Self-Driving Cars… Continue reading Will Full Autonomy Ever Be Realized?

DefakeHop: A deepfake detection method that tackles adversarial threat detection and recognition

Army researchers developed a deepfake detection method that will allow for the creation of state-of-the-art soldier technology to support mission-essential tasks such as adversarial threat detection and recognition. This work specifically focuses on a … Continue reading DefakeHop: A deepfake detection method that tackles adversarial threat detection and recognition

Shift Technology raises $220M at a $1B+ valuation to fight insurance fraud with AI

While insurance providers continue to get disrupted by startups like Lemonade, Alan, Clearcover, Pie and many others applying tech to rethink how to build a business around helping people and companies mitigate against risks with some financial security, one issue that has not disappeared is fraud. Today, a startup out of France is announcing some […] Continue reading Shift Technology raises $220M at a $1B+ valuation to fight insurance fraud with AI

Kubernetes adoption continues to grow

Portworx released findings from its survey which assesses the mass adoption and evolution of Kubernetes usage among enterprise users in the last 12 months, in addition to the impact of the pandemic on IT users’ attitudes towards their jobs. The finding… Continue reading Kubernetes adoption continues to grow