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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Top minds in machine learning predict where AI is going in 2020
Jan 2, 2020Read More
AI is no longer poised to change the world someday; it’s changing the world now. As we begin a new year and decade, VentureBeat turned to some of the keenest minds in AI to revisit progress made in 2019 and look ahead to how machine learning will mature in 2020.
AI (Artificial Intelligence): What We Can Expect In The New Year
Dec 20, 2019Read More
This year has seen notable breakthroughs in AI (Artificial Intelligence). They have included innovations about algorithms–like GANs or Generative Adversarial Networks–as well as advances in categories like NLP (Natural Language Processing), just to name a few. Then what can we expect in 2020?
Researchers train AI to map a person’s facial movements to any target headshot
Dec 9, 2019Read More
What if you could manipulate the facial features of a historical figure, a politician, or a CEO realistically and convincingly using nothing but a webcam and an illustrated or photographic still image?
AI In Healthcare Q3’19 Funding Breaks Records
Nov 26, 2019Read More
Multimodal learning is in right now — here’s why that’s a good thing
Nov 22, 2019Read More
Data sets are fundamental building blocks of AI systems, and this paradigm isn’t likely to ever change. Without a corpus on which to draw, as human beings employ daily, models can’t learn the relationships that inform their predictions.
But why stop at a single corpus? An intriguing report by ABI Research anticipates that while the total installed base of AI devices will grow from 2.69 billion in 2019 to 4.47 billion in 2024, comparatively few will be interoperable in the short term.
Lawmakers Propose Bill Limiting Government's Use of Facial Recognition
Nov 15, 2019Read More
A bipartisan pair of lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation that would force law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant before using facial recognition software to track American citizens.
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Issue 22 - European Venture Reaches All-Time High In The First Quarter Of 2021
2021 is shaping up to be a stellar year for startups in Europe with Early-stage funding at $5.8 billion, an all-time high for European startups.Read more