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Microsoft launches a drag-and-drop machine learning tool – TechCrunch

2019-05-02 2,166 Techcrunch MachineLearning Msft

Microsoft today announced three new services that all aim to simplify the process of machine learning. These range from a new interface for a tool that completely automates the process of creating models, to a new no-code visual interface for building, training and deploying models, all the way to hosted Jupyter-style notebooks for advanced users. […]
Mona Lisa frown: Machine learning brings old paintings and photos to life – TechCrunch

2019-05-22 1,995 Techcrunch ArtificialIntelligence tech MachineLearning DeepLearning AI monalisa

Machine learning researchers have produced a system that can recreate lifelike motion from just a single frame of a person's face, opening up the possibility of animating not just photos but also of paintings. It's not perfect, but when it works, it is — like much AI work these days — eerie and fascinating.
Let’s save the bees with machine learning – TechCrunch

2019-02-01 566 Techcrunch AI Machinelearning

Machine learning and all its related forms of "AI" are being used to work on just about every problem under the sun, but even so, stemming the alarming decline of the bee population still seems out of left field. In fact it's a great application for the technology and may help both bees and beekeep…
Amazon’s newest service uses machine learning to extract medical data from patient records – TechCrunch

2018-11-28 520 Techcrunch MachineLearning

Amazon has launched a new service that uses machine learning to extract key data from patient records and can potentially help healthcare providers and researchers save money, make treatment decisions, and manage clinical trials. The company announced the service, called Amazon Comprehend Medical, …
Three ways to avoid bias in machine learning – TechCrunch

2018-11-06 503 bigdata Techcrunch

At this moment in history it’s impossible not to see the problems that arise from human bias. Now magnify that by compute and you start to get a sense for just how dangerous human bias via machine learning can be.
Superb AI generates customized training data for machine learning projects – TechCrunch

2019-02-25 483 techcrunch

One of the big challenges of developing a machine learning project can be simply getting enough relevant data to train the algorithms. That’s where Superb AI, a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2019 class, can help. The startup helps companies create customized data sets to meet the requirem…
Instagram now uses machine learning to detect bullying within photos – TechCrunch

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Instagram and its users do benefit from the app’s ownership by Facebook, which invests tons in new artificial intelligence technologies. Now that AI could help keep Instagram more tolerable for humans. Today Instagram announced a new set of antii-cyberbullying features. Most importantly, it c…

2019-05-07 388 Techcrunch startups is a predictive database for developers who value quick time to market. Aito can search existing information, predict the future, find hidden correlations, and explain the results.
Run:AI - Virtualization and acceleration layer for deep learning

2019-04-03 347 startup startups AI techcrunch

Deep Learning Training: Faster, Easier & Under Control Run:AI virtualizes and accelerates deep learning. Our automated distributed training technology and neural network analysis allows companies to speed up time-to-delivery and train bigger models, while simplifying compute infrastructure processes and reducing costs. Request a Demo Take Control of Training Times and Costs Deep learning requires a … Homepage Read More »
Skymind raises $11.5M to bring deep learning to more enterprises – TechCrunch

2019-03-20 339 startups techcrunch

Skymind, a Y Combinator-incubated AI platform that aims to make deep learning more accessible to enterprises, today announced that it has raised an $11.5 million Series A round led by TransLink Capital, with participation from ServiceNow, Sumitomo’s Presidio Ventures, UpHonest Capital and Gov…
Amnesty International used machine-learning to quantify the scale of abuse against women on Twitter – TechCrunch

2018-12-19 334 socialmedia Techcrunch

A new study by Amnesty International and Element AI puts number to a problem many women already know about: that Twitter is a cesspool of harassment and abuse. Conducted with the help of 6,500 volunteers, the study, billed by Amnesty International as “the largest ever” into online abuse…
Meeshkan raises €370K for its ‘ChatOps’ bot for training machine learning models – TechCrunch

2018-12-17 307 startup Startups techcrunch machinelearning

Meeshkan, a Finnish startup that made quite a splash at the recent Slush conference, has quietly raised €370,000 in pre-seed funding to continue developing its “ChatOps” product for machine learning developers. Deployed on Slack, the bot allows developers to “rapidly stop, restart…
Amazon Comprehend adds customized language lists to machine learning tool – TechCrunch

2018-11-19 307 Techcrunch TechNews MachineLearning

Last year Amazon announced Comprehend, a natural language processing tool to help companies extract common words and phrases from a corpus of information. Today, a week ahead of its Re:invent customer conference, Amazon announced an enhancement to Comprehend that allows developers to build lists of…
Facebook says it removed 8.7M child exploitation posts with new machine learning tech – TechCrunch

2018-10-25 288 Techcrunch

Facebook announced today that it has removed 8.7 million pieces of content last quarter that violated its rules against child exploitation, thanks to new technology. The new AI and machine learning tech, which was developed and implemented over the past year by the company, removed 99 percent of th…
Nokia Chairman Risto Siilasmaa backs machine learning startup – TechCrunch

2019-05-07 287 Techcrunch startups

Aito, a Helsinki-based machine learning startup that is developing “predictive database” technology, has raised €1 million in pre-seed funding, including from Nokia Chairman Risto Siilasmaa (via his investment company First Fellow Partners). Others backing the round are Hermitage, UMO Capital, together with funding from Business Finland. Previous Aito investors include Futurice and the company’s own […]
HyperScience, the machine learning startup tackling data entry, raises $30 million Series B – TechCrunch

2019-01-16 273 startups techcrunch

HyperScience, the machine learning company that turns human readable data into machine readable data, has today announced the close of a $30 million Series B funding round led by Stripes Group, with participation from existing investors FirstMark Capital and Felicis Ventures as well as new investor…
Google invests in Japanese AI and machine learning startup ABEJA – TechCrunch

2018-12-05 273 techcrunch TechNews ArtificialIntelligence Japan

Google has made a rare investment in Japan after the company led a follow-on round for AI and machine learning startup ABEJA. The deal amount is undisclosed but a little digging suggests that it is likely a single-digit million US dollar figure. That’s because six-year-old ABEJA did confirm t…
Run.AI raises $13M for its distributed machine learning platform – TechCrunch

2019-04-03 272 startup AI techcrunch MachineLearning ISRAEL

Tel Aviv’s Run.AI, a startup that is building a new virtualization and acceleration platform for deep learning, is coming out of stealth today. As a part of this announcement, the company also announced that it has now raised a total of $13 million. This includes a $3 million seed round from …
Astroscreen raises $1M to detect social media manipulation with machine learning – TechCrunch

2019-04-18 268 startups techcrunch

In an era of social media manipulation and disinformation, we could sure use some help from innovative entrepreneurs. Social networks are now critical to how the public consumes and shares the news. But these networks were never built for an informed debate about the news. They were built to reward…
Krisp reduces noise on calls using machine learning, and it’s coming to Windows soon – TechCrunch

2018-12-10 265 Techcrunch

If your luck is anything like mine, as soon as you jump on an important call, someone decides it's a great time to blow some leaves off the sidewalk outside your window. 2Hz's Krisp is a new desktop app that uses machine learning to subtract background noise like that, or crowds, or even crying kid…