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  • 2021 Responsible AI Guidelines Released

    Nov 19, 2021

    Drawing upon best practices and input from government, non-profit, academic, and industry partners, DIU developed a set of guidelines to operationalize DoD’s Ethical Principles for AI in several of its AI prototype projects. DIU’s “Responsible AI Guidelines in Practice: Lessons Learned from the DIU AI/ML Portfolio,” was written by members of the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning portfolio at DIU in collaboration with researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute.

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  • Internet of Things projected to generate up to $12.6 trillion by 2030

    Nov 15, 2021

    From smart home devices to sensor-laden factories, the Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to generate trillions of dollars in value by the end of the decade, according to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI).

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  • State of AI Q3 2021

    Nov 14, 2021

    AI startups raised $17.9B in funding across 841 deals in Q3’21. This marks an 8% increase in funding and 43% increase in deals QoQ. At $50B, 2021 YTD funding has already surpassed 2020 levels by 55%.

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  • US PE deals top $787B as industry shatters records across the board

    Oct 12, 2021

    The US private equity industry is storming through 2021, smashing records as investors take advantage of a bullish climate and remain undeterred by the possibility of inflation and interest rate hikes.

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  • 4 Reasons Why Explainable AI Is the Future of AI

    Oct 11, 2021

    Artificial intelligence is going mainstream. If you’re using Google docs, Ink for All or any number of digital tools, AI is being baked in. AI is already making decisions in the workplace, around hiring, customer service and more. However, a recurring issue with AI is that it can be a bit of a “black box” or mystery as to how it arrived at its decisions. Enter explainable AI.

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  • VCs invested over $75B in AI startups in 2020

    Oct 8, 2021

    Investments in AI are growing at an accelerated pace, according to a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The Paris, France-based group found that the U.S. and China lead the growing wave of funding, taking in a combined 81% of the total amount invested in AI startups last year, while the European Union and U.K. boosted their backing but lag substantially behind.

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  • How Sweden became the Silicon Valley of Europe

    Aug 26, 2021

    As Klarna’s billionaire founder Sebastian Siemiatkowski prepares to stage one of the biggest-ever European fintech company listings, a feast of capitalism, he credits an unlikely backer for his runaway success: the Swedish welfare state.

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  • How voice biometrics is saving financial services companies millions and eliminating fraud

    Jul 26, 2021

    Banks, credit unions, brokerages, and credit card companies are using the latest advances in voice biometrics to verify identity, authenticate callers, and protect against fraud — saving millions, reducing handle time, and increasing customer satisfaction.

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  • How AI Can Help Surgeons Get a Better View of Their Patients

    Jun 10, 2021

    Much of the future of surgical tech, says one stakeholder, involves using AI to help surgeons see better.

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  • The Artificial Intelligence Deals Tracker: ~12K Deals Across 19 Industries In One Heatmap

    May 4, 2021

    AI companies are seeing deals and dollars across nearly every major industry. We track where AI is heating up, from health to finance to entertainment.

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  • Issue 25 - Buy One Get One Free

    The closest thing to a buy one, get one free deal on Wall Street is a stock Spin-off.

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  • Issue 25 - What You Need to Know About AI Venture in Q3 '21

    Q3 '21 Continues Record Setting Pace in H1'21

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