data science

Bobidi launches to reward developers for testing companies’ AI models

In the rush to build, test and deploy AI systems, businesses often lack the resources and time to fully validate their systems and ensure they’re bug-free. In a 2018 report, Gartner predicted th

Microsoft claims its new tools make language models safer to use

Timed to align with Build 2022, Microsoft today open sourced tools and datasets designed to audit AI-powered content moderation systems and automatically write tests highlighting potential bugs in AI

The market for synthetic data is bigger than you think

To understand what's happening, but also what's coming if synthetic data does get more broadly adopted, we talked to various CEOs and VCs over the last few months.

Investors flock to fund an AI cornerstone: Feature stores

As the demand for feature stores grows, tech giants and startups are developing products to meet the need -- and investors are backing them enthusiastically.

Hex scores $52M Series B to grow data science collaboration platform

Hex has been moving briskly along its startup evolutionary path with its data science collaboration platform growing at a rapid pace, so much so the company attracted the attention of fundraising mega

Snowflake acquires Streamlit for $800M to help customers build data-based apps

Snowflake helps customers store and manage oodles of data in the cloud without cloud vendor lock-in. Streamlit is a startup that developed a popular open source project for building data-based apps. S

Deepnote raises $20M for its collaborative data science notebooks

Deepnote, a startup that is building a data science platform on top of Jupyter-compatible notebooks, today announced that it has raised a $20 million Series A round co-led by Index Ventures and Accel,

South African crowd-solving startup Zindi building a community of data scientists and using AI to solve real-world problems

Zindi is all about using AI to solve real-world problems for companies and individuals. And the South Africa-based crowd-solving startup has done that over the last three years they have been in exist

Dataiku gets $400M at a $4.6B valuation, led by Tiger Global

Data science platform Dataiku announced today it has raised a $400 million Series E, bringing its valuation to $4.6 billion. The round was led by Tiger Global, with participation from returning invest

Uber’s first head of data science just raised a new venture fund to back nascent AI startups

Kevin Novak joined Uber as its seventh engineer in 2011, and by 2014, he was the company’s head of data science. He talks proudly of that time, but like all good things, it ran its course and by

Comet announces $13M Series A for ML model building tool

There’s been a lot of investment in machine learning startups recently as companies try to push the notion into a wider variety of endeavors. Comet, a company that helps customers iterate on mod

Pinecone lands $10M seed for purpose-built machine learning database

Pinecone, a new startup from the folks who helped launch Amazon SageMaker, has built a vector database that generates data in a specialized format to help build machine learning applications faster, s

As Next Insurance makes its first acquisition, insurtech looks energetic

Expect to keep hearing about insurtech for quarters and quarters to come.

Databricks launches SQL Analytics

AI and data analytics company Databricks today announced the launch of SQL Analytics, a new service that makes it easier for data analysts to run their standard SQL queries directly on data lakes. And

What’s different about hiring data scientists in 2020?

It’s 2020 and the world has changed remarkably, including in how companies screen data science candidates.

IoT and data science will boost foodtech in the post-pandemic era

Leveraging data, hardware and biological solutions can help brick-and-mortar stores remain relevant and continue churning out cash.

Mode raises $33M to supercharge its analytics platform for data scientists

Data science is the name of the game these days for companies that want to improve their decision making by tapping the information they are already amassing in their apps and other systems. And today

Datafold is solving the chaos of data engineering

It seemed so simple. A small schema issue in a database was wrecking a feature in the app, increasing latency and degrading the user experience. The resident data engineer pops in a fix to amend the s

Databricks acquires Redash, a visualizations service for data scientists

Data and analytics service Databricks today announced that it has acquired Redash, a company that helps data scientists and analysts visualize their data and build dashboards around it. Redash’s

Cape Privacy launches data science collaboration platform with $5.06M seed investment

Cape Privacy emerged from stealth today after spending two years building a platform for data scientists to privately share encrypted data. The startup also announced $2.95 million in new funding and
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