Workday acquires Rallyteam to fuel machine learning efforts

Sometimes you acquire a company for the assets and sometimes you do it for the talent. Today Workday announced it was buying Rallyteam, a San Francisco startup that helps companies...

Meet the man fighting plastic pollution with a fleet of AI-powered camera drones

Every year, up to 13 million metric tons of waste plastics wind up in the world's oceans. The Plastic Tide is a nonprofit which is using machine learning and drone...

Alexa can now analyze random requests to use skills you didn’t know existed

Amazon wants to minimize the impediments its customers face in using its services. A new tool for Alexa skills that is described in Amazon’s developer blog enables the smart voice...

Bessemer launches a seed fund for startups applying machine learning to health

Seeing a tremendous opportunity to leverage machine learning technologies in the healthcare industry, Bessemer Venture Partners is launching a $10 million early-stage seed program to back new startups. Led by the...

To truly protect citizens, lawmakers need to restructure their regulatory oversight of big tech

Gillian Hadfield Contributor More posts by this contributor Saudi Arabia’s TechUtopia Neom will have to reinvent the rules to succeed To control AI, we need to understand more about humans If members of the European...

Navigating the risks of artificial intelligence and machine learning in low-income countries

Aubra Anthony Contributor On a recent work trip, I found myself in a swanky-but-still-hip office of a private tech firm. I was drinking a freshly frothed cappuccino, eyeing a mini-fridge stocked with...

Nvidia’s researchers teach a robot to perform simple tasks by observing a human

Industrial robots are typically all about repeating a well-defined task over and over again. Usually, that means performing those tasks a safe distance away from the fragile humans that programmed them....

Meet Alchemist Accelerator’s latest demo day cohort

An IoT-enabled lab for cannabis farmers, a system for catching drones mid-flight and the Internet of Cows are a few of the 17 startups exhibiting today at Alchemist Accelerator’s ...

Music payments startup Exactuals debuts r.ai, a “Palantir for music royalties”

Exactuals, a software service offering payments management for the music industry, is debuting r.ai, a new tool that it’s dubbed the “Palantir for music”. It’s a service that can track...

What do AI and blockchain mean for the rule of law?

Digital services have frequently been in collision — if not out-and-out conflict — with the rule of law. But what happens when technologies such as deep learning software and self-executing...

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