Pinecone lands $10M seed for purpose-built machine learning database

Pinecone, a new startup from the folks who helped launch Amazon SageMaker, has built a vector database that generates data in a specialized format to help build machine learning applications faster, something that was previously only accessible to the largest organizations. Today the company came out of stealth with a new product and announced a […] Continue reading Pinecone lands $10M seed for purpose-built machine learning database

Run:AI raises $30M Series B for its AI compute platform

Run:AI, a Tel Aviv-based company that helps businesses orchestrate and optimize their AI compute infrastructure, today announced that it has raised a $30 million Series B round. The new round was led by Insight Partners, with participation from existing investors TLV Partners and S Capital. This brings the company’s total funding to date to $43 […] Continue reading Run:AI raises $30M Series B for its AI compute platform

Tailored AI-generated advice may stop the spread of misinformation

Warnings about misinformation are now regularly posted on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms, but not all of these cautions are created equal. A research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows that artificial intelligence can help… Continue reading Tailored AI-generated advice may stop the spread of misinformation

Hyundai’s new interactive robot will meet n’ greet customers

Given the current importance of physical distancing, it’s understandable that both customers and staff at auto dealerships may be leery of getting too close to one another. That’s why Hyundai has developed a new artificially intelligent customer servic… Continue reading Hyundai’s new interactive robot will meet n’ greet customers

Extra Crunch roundup: Digital health VC survey, edtech M&A, deep tech marketing, more

Speaking as an unvaccinated urban dweller: I’d rather speak to a nurse or doctor via my laptop than try to remain physically distanced on a bus or hailed ride traveling to/from their office. Continue reading Extra Crunch roundup: Digital health VC survey, edtech M&A, deep tech marketing, more

Data Loss Prevention: Artificial Intelligence vs. Human Insight

The cybersecurity landscape continues to evolve as cybercriminals become ever more sophisticated, and digital security tools accelerate to mitigate the risks as much as possible. 2020 presented even more opportunities for hackers to strike, for exam… Continue reading Data Loss Prevention: Artificial Intelligence vs. Human Insight

IBM transformation struggles continue with cloud and AI revenue down 4.5%

A couple of months ago at CNBC’s Transform conference, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna painted a picture of a company in the midst of a transformation. He said that he wanted to take advantage of IBM’s $34 billion 2018 Red Hat acquisition to help customers manage a growing hybrid cloud world, while using artificial intelligence to […] Continue reading IBM transformation struggles continue with cloud and AI revenue down 4.5%

South African startup Aerobotics raises $17M to scale its AI-for-agriculture platform

As the global agricultural industry stretches to meet expected population growth and food demand, and food security becomes more of a pressing issue with global warming, a startup out of South Africa is using artificial intelligence to help farmers manage their farms, trees, and fruits. Aerobotics is a South African startup that provides intelligent tools […] Continue reading South African startup Aerobotics raises $17M to scale its AI-for-agriculture platform

Research team develops fast and affordable quantum random number generator

An international research team has developed a fast and affordable quantum random number generator. The device created by scientists from NUST MISIS, Russian Quantum Center, University of Oxford, Goldsmiths, University of London and Freie Universität B… Continue reading Research team develops fast and affordable quantum random number generator