John Mannes

John Mannes is a student at the University of Michigan.

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Primer helps governments and corporations monitor and understand the world’s information

When Google was founded in 1998, its goal was to organize the world’s information. And for the most part, mission accomplished — but in 19 years the goalpost has moved forward and indexing

New venture capitalists find strength in numbers

Ian Rountree, the thirty something captain at the helm of Cantos Ventures, an SF-based micro-fund, is characteristic of a new breed of venture capitalists in tech — a group of  small funds look

Google’s AVA data set raises the bar for identifying human actions in videos

Today Google announced a new labeled data set of human actions taking place in videos. That may sound obscure, but it's a big deal for anyone working to solve problems in computer vision.

Apple makes the case that even its most banal features require a proficiency in machine learning

Amidst narratives of machine learning complacency, Apple is coming to terms with the fact that not talking about innovation means innovation never happened. A detailed blog posting in the company's ma

Intel to ship new Nervana Neural Network Processor by end of 2017

Intel has formally unveiled its Nervana Neural Network Processor family of chips designed for machine learning use cases. The technology underlying the chips is heavily tied to Nervana Systems, a de

Feedzai closes $50M Series C to help banks and merchants identify fraud with AI

Feedzai is announcing a $50 million Series C this morning led by an unnamed VC with additional capital from Sapphire Ventures. The six year old startup builds machine learning tools to help banks and

Terminal makes it easy for companies to open international offices

Born out of a frustration with recruiting within the peninsula-trapped City of San Francisco, Terminal is a platform allowing companies to tap into talent abroad. Starting with campuses in Kitchener-

TensorFlow Lattice ensures your machine learning models follow global trends

Google's TensorFlow team released TensorFlow Lattice today to help developers ensure that their machine learning models adhere to global trends even when training data is noisy. Lattice draws from the

ROSS Intelligence lands $8.7M Series A to speed up legal research with AI

Armed with an understanding of machine learning, ROSS Intelligence is going after LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters for ownership of legal research. The startup is announcing an $8.7 million Series A

Dow Jones said that Google was buying Apple, and the bots bought it

There you have it. Steve Jobs' will + Dow Jones + Apple Park = Google's buying Apple. I think we finally have algorithmic transparency. This morning Dow Jones shot some fake news out over the wires an

Deepgram opens up its machine transcription platform to everyone

Deepgram, a startup applying machine learning to audio data, is releasing its machine transcription platform this morning for free. No more will you have to pay for other services like Trint to get th

Petuum secures $93M Series B to push AI into the mainstream

With a shortage of machine learning developers bearing down on the industry, startups and big tech companies alike are moving to democratize the tools necessary to commercialize artificial intelligenc

Butterfly nabs $2.4M seed round to improve managers with targeted tips

One of life's puzzles that eludes me most is how a person could enjoy corporate trainings enough to spend their time designing and running them. Perhaps only with disdain for the status quo can a star

Rasa Core kicks up the context for chatbots

Context is everything when dealing with dialog systems. We humans take for granted how complex even our simplest conversations are. That’s part of the reason why dialog systems can’t live

Is this Tesla’s electric truck? | Crunch Report

Today’s Stories Missouri forms public-private partnership to advance Hyperloop One route Tesla electric semi truck possibly spied in new photo Judge delays Waymo/Uber trial until December 4th Credit

Judge delays Waymo/Uber trial until December 4th

This morning, Judge William Alsup ruled that the Waymo v. Uber trial would be delayed until December 4th. The trial had initially been expected to start with jury selection next Tuesday on October 10t

Artificial intelligence is about the people, not the machines

It takes money to make money and right now a lot of that money is going into the development of artificial intelligence. Ray Dalio explains the importance of understanding and how he and his hedge fun

Accela gets acquired by Berkshire Partners as it looks to move govtech services to the cloud

Boston-based private equity shop Berkshire Partners announced this afternoon that it is acquiring Accela — a nearly 20 year old startup that sells regulatory management solutions to government

Waymo clarifies it actually wants $1.8 billion from Uber

Last week, Uber’s legal team told Judge William Alsup that Waymo was seeking $2.6 billion for an allegedly stolen trade secret related to the company’s autonomous vehicle efforts. Over th

Uber says Waymo wants $2.6 billion for one allegedly stolen trade secret

During a tense exchange, Judge William Alsup allowed an Uber lawyer to disclose that Alphabet’s Waymo is seeking $2.6 billion for the highest value of a series of stolen trade secrets. There are
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