Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook is the latest tech giant to hunt for AI talent in Canada

Facebook is turning its attention to Canada with a new AI research office in Montreal. Google and Microsoft already have outposts in the city and...

Geoffrey Hinton was briefly a Google intern in 2012 because of bureaucracy

Geoffrey Hinton is one the most famous researchers in the field of artificial intelligence. His work helped to kick off the world of deep learning...

Statespace, the Expa-backed training platform for gamers, launches out of stealth

Nobody likes to lose. Especially gamers. But unlike other sports or activities, video games aren’t conducive to practice. Sure, you could play Destiny 2 until your...

New Affectiva cloud API helps machines understand emotions in human speech

Affectiva, the startup that spun out of the MIT Media Lab several years ago with tools designed to understand facial emotions, announced a new cloud...

The director of Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab has departed

Adam Coates, director of Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab, has left the company, according to a recent LinkedIn update from Coates. Coates joined the Chinese search...

Modular, self-healing robot swarms are definitely a great idea

Robots are going to have to work together if they want to destroy us, their soft, fallible masters. But the current paradigm of having a...

Everything electric | Crunch Report

Today’s Stories What to expect from the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X (plot twist there’s more bezel) China plans to ban sales of fossil...

Teralytics wants to tap telcos’ big data to help cities get smarter about Uber...

Big data is an expansive umbrella with startups of all stripes squatting under...

IBM and MIT pen 10-year, $240M AI research partnership

IBM and MIT came together today to sign a 10-year, $240 million partnership agreement that establishes the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab at the prestigious Cambridge,...

Tech companies automate autocratic media in China around the world

Nick Monaco is a research associate at Alphabet’s human rights focused think-tank and technology incubator Jigsaw. He is also a research associate on...

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WTF is a liquidation preference?

If you work in the tech industry, you’ve undoubtedly heard the term “liquidation preference” at some point. You...