Google Cloud releases COVID-19 data sets to foster coronavirus-fighting AI models
Mar 30, 2020Read More
In an effort to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, which is projected to infect millions of people in the U.S. alone, Google today launched the COVID-19 Public Datasets program, which will host a repository of public data sets that relate to the crisis and make them free to access and analyze.
A neural network can help spot Covid-19 in chest x-rays
Mar 25, 2020Read More
An open-access neural network called COVID-Net, released to the public this week, could help researchers around the world in a joint effort to develop an AI tool that can test people for COVID-19.
How Baidu is bringing AI to the fight against coronavirus
Mar 13, 2020Read More
Scientific and medical communities worldwide are using AI to understand and contain Covid-19, treat infected patients, and ultimately develop vaccines that prevent future outbreaks.
AI will be unstoppable with market value to jump 457% by 2025
Mar 11, 2020Read More
The global AI software market will be an unstoppable force in the coming years, with a 457% leap in market value from 22.6 billion this year to USD$126 billion in 2025, according to Learnbonds. As a result of this, one in five workers in a non-routine job will rely on AI for at least part of their role.
AI 100: The Artificial Intelligence Startups Redefining Industries
Mar 3, 2020Read More
The AI 100 is CB Insights’ annual ranking of the 100 most promising AI startups in the world. This year’s winning companies include startups working on synthetic voice, quantum machine learning, protein modeling, and more.
AI startup Cresta launches from stealth with millions from Greylock and a16z
Feb 4, 2020Read More
AI is poised to change how we work and investors are deciding which use cases make the most sense to put their money into right now.
AI startups raised $18.5 billion in 2019, setting new funding record
Jan 24, 2020Read More
While overall U.S. venture capital funding dipped in 2019, the artificial intelligence sector bucked this trend by reaching a new annual high for money raised by startups.
Health AI startups netted a record $4B in funding last year
Jan 24, 2020Read More
Healthcare AI startups received $4 billion in funding last year across 367 deals, according to intelligence platform CB Insights. That’s an almost 50% jump in cash from 2018, which saw almost $2.7 billion across 264 deals.
The AI effect: How artificial intelligence is making health care more human
Jan 21, 2020Read More
(New Report) Health-care institutions have been anticipating the impact that artificial intelligence (AI) will have on the performance and efficiency of their operations and their workforces—and the quality of patient care. But many have already been reaping the benefits of AI tools.
CES 2020: Toyota is building a 'smart' city to test AI, robots and self-driving cars
Jan 8, 2020Read More
(CNN) Carmaker Toyota has unveiled plans for a 2,000-person “city of the future,” where it will test autonomous vehicles, smart technology and robot-assisted living.
The ambitious project, dubbed Woven City, is set to break ground next year in the foothills of Japan’s Mount Fuji, about 60 miles from Tokyo.
Announcing the project at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Toyota’s CEO Akio Toyoda described the new city as a “living laboratory” that will allow researchers, scientists and engineers to test emerging technology in a “real-life environment.”
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Issue 13 - Voice, Acoustics and Imagery Upgraded to Mission Critical
Prior to COVID-19 crisis, business markets and technology were driving adoption of these modalities - now they are fast becoming Mission Critical.Read more
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