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Otter.ai raises $10 million for AI transcription tool

2020-01-27 venturebeat.com 50

Otter.ai says it has raised $10 million from strategic investor NTT Docomo and others, bringing its total raised to $23 million.
Google trained a trillion-parameter AI language model

2021-01-12 venturebeat.com 36

Researchers at Google claim to have trained a natural language model containing over a trillion parameters.
Viz.ai raises $50 million for AI that detects early signs of stroke

2019-10-24 venturebeat.com 29

Viz.ai, a healthcare startup that's using AI to help doctors spot early signs of stroke, has raised $50 million in a series B round of funding.
Microsoft opens AI and VR incubator in China

2019-01-18 venturebeat.com 24

Better known for its augmented reality headset HoloLens than its VR initiatives, Microsoft today opened a VR-AI incubator in China's first VR-centric city.
Healx raises $56 million to combat rare diseases with AI

2019-10-17 venturebeat.com 23

Healx, a startup using AI to expedite drug discovery for rare diseases, has raised $56 million in a round led by Atomico.
CB Insights: AI startup funding hit new high of $26.6 billion in 2019

2020-01-23 venturebeat.com 22

CB Insights found that global AI startup investment reached a new high of $26.6 billion in 2019, with early-stage deals continuing to dominate.
Researchers train AI to map a person's facial movements to any target headshot

2019-11-28 venturebeat.com 21

A novel technique enables anyone to manipulate the facial features of a target person in a headshot with highly realistic results.
Microsoft's AI rewrites sentences based on context

2019-10-22 venturebeat.com 21

Researchers propose a novel AI system that's capable of autonomously rewriting coherent utterances informed by sentence context.
Why the AI we rely on can't get privacy right (yet)

2020-03-09 venturebeat.com 20

The companies deploying consumer-facing AI frequently aren't the same companies that built the technology, leaving the responsibility for privacy unclear.
AI robotic perception system can recognize objects by touching them

2019-03-13 venturebeat.com 20

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley describe in a newly published paper an AI system that learns to classify objects by touch alone.
Researchers propose AI system that reverse-engineers black box apps

2020-06-24 venturebeat.com 19

In a preprint paper, researchers propose an AI technique that reverse-engineers programs without any privileged knowledge.
Robot maps a room using just sound and AI

2019-07-04 venturebeat.com 17

In a new preprint research paper, scientists describe a system that enables robots to map a room from sound signals alone.
Spacemaker raises $25 million to power urban construction projects with AI

2019-06-11 venturebeat.com 17

AI-powered construction simulation software company Spacemaker has raised $25 million in a series A round of funding co-led by Atomico and Northzone.
Google’s lung cancer detection AI outperforms 6 human radiologists

2019-05-21 venturebeat.com 17

Google AI researchers working with Northwestern Medicine created an AI model capable of detecting lung cancer from screening tests better than human radiologists with an average of eight years expe…
Woebot raises $8 million for its AI therapist

2018-03-02 venturebeat.com 17

Woebot, the startup behind an automated psychotherapy bot of the same name, announced today that it has closed an $8 million round of series A funding.
Human API raises $20 million to standardize health records with AI

2020-10-28 venturebeat.com 16

San Mateo, California-based startup Human API raised over $20 million to standardize health records with an AI pipeline.
AI guides single-camera drone through hallways it's never seen before

2019-02-13 venturebeat.com 16

In a paper, researchers at UC Berkeley describe an AI system that helps single-camera quadcopters navigate hallways they've never seen before.
Gmail is now blocking 100 million more spam emails a day, thanks to TensorFlow

2019-02-07 venturebeat.com 16

Google says that, in part as a result of the Gmail team's adoption of TensorFlow, Gmail is now blocking 100 million additional spam messages a day.
IBM's AI classifies seizure types to help people with epilepsy

2019-02-06 venturebeat.com 16

Researchers at IBM describe in a new paper an AI system that can accurately distinguish among seven seizure types from EEG data.
Ubisoft launches Sam the chat bot to answer your game questions

2018-01-25 venturebeat.com 16

Ubisoft is launching a chat bot named Sam to keep you engaged with games connected to your Ubisoft Club account. Sam works with voice commands or text chat messages on your phone, and it provides answers to your everyday gaming questions. In response to your queries, the iOS and Google Play app can tell you about the definition of insanity in Far Cry 3 and tell you if you can pet cats in Assassin’s Creed: Origins.