Emotion AI shows promise for IT leaders in the enterprise
Apr 22, 2020Read More
Emotion AI, or affective computing, may be the next big thing in AI. Enterprises are starting to explore emotion analytics technology to improve customer and employee experiences and offer innovative services.
Will lockdown help voice tech show what it's really made of?
Apr 20, 2020Read More
From its potential as a health diagnostic tool, to simply helping with loneliness, voice technology has reached new heights during the coronavirus pandemic. Marek Wrobel wonders if it will change things forever.
AI startups raised $6.9 billion in Q1 2020, a record-setting pace before coronavirus
Apr 15, 2020Read More
AI startups continued to outpace the overall U.S. venture capital market in the first quarter of 2020.
Top 10 Business Functions That Are Ready To Use Artificial Intelligence
Apr 12, 2020Read More
In the grand scheme of things, artificial intelligence (AI) is still in the very early stages of adoption by most organizations. However, most leaders are quite excited to implement AI into the company’s business functions to start realizing its extraordinary benefits. While we have no way of knowing all the ways artificial intelligence and machine learning will ultimately impact business functions, here are 10 business functions that are ready to use artificial intelligence.
After coronavirus, AI could be central to our new normal
Apr 8, 2020Read More
When we came out of the financial crisis of 2008, cloud computing kicked into high gear and started to become a pervasive, transformational technology. The current COVID-19 crisis could provide a similar inflection point for AI applications. While the implications of AI continue to be debated on the world stage, the rapid onset of a global health crisis and concomitant recession will accelerate its impact.
Most LPs Not Planning to Adjust Private Market Allocations Amid Market Turmoil
Apr 7, 2020Read More
Many VC investors came into 2020 under allocated into the asset class. They want to wait until the market stabilizes to assess if portfolios need to be rebalanced.
More than two-thirds of about 400 LPs polled by PitchBook responded that they are not planning to change their allocation percentage to private market investments over the next six months, said James Gelfer, senior strategy and lead venture analyst at PitchBook.
Apple Acquires AI Startup to Better Understand Natural Language
Apr 3, 2020Read More
Apple Inc. acquired Voysis, an artificial intelligence startup that developed a platform for digital voice assistants to better understand people’s natural language.
Natural Language Processing is an Untapped AI Tool for Innovation
Apr 1, 2020Read More
Natural language processing (NLP) will improve processes including technology landscaping, competitive analysis, and weak signal detection
Immersal maps Helsinki in city-scale AR using crowdsourcing mobile app
Mar 30, 2020Read More
Last year, U.K.-based Scape showed off a city-scale AR mapping solution that promised to let mobile devices tap into 3D maps and persistent, cloud-stored digital assets ranging from AR guidance to advertisements — ambitious technology that led Facebook to acquire Scape last month.
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.
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Issue 18 - The Impact of Deep Tech + Imagery on the Future of Healthcare
In the second issue of our Special Report Series, we turn our focus to the imagery modality and the impacts already being felt in the future of healthcare.Read more
Issue 18 - tagSpace: Augmented Reality for the Masses, now Covid Ready
tagSpace (Azafran Portfolio I) provides a no-code solution for location-based Augmented Reality - With a focus on markets such as music festivals, events and experiences, tagSpace has pivoted to also helping fight the spread of Covid-19.Read more