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Balderton joins $30M Series D for big data biotech platform play, Sophia Genetics

Switzerland based SaaS startup Sophia Genetics is hoping to give IBM Watson a run for its money in the healthcare diagnostics space. It's built a big data analytics platform that harnesses clinicians'

IBM and MIT pen 10-year, $240M AI research partnership

IBM and MIT came together today to sign a 10-year, $240 million partnership agreement that establishes the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab at the prestigious Cambridge, MA academic institution. The lab will be

IBM expands its cloud footprint with new data centers in London, Sydney and San Jose

IBM reported its quarterly earnings this week and, while the company’s overall results were once again disappointing, cloud revenue was up 15 percent year-over-year and accounted for $3.9 billio

Jefferies gives IBM Watson a Wall Street reality check

IBM's Watson unit is receiving heat today in the form of a scathing equity research report from Jefferies' James Kisner. The group believes that IBM's investment into Watson will struggle to return v

DoNotPay launches 1,000 new bots to help you with your legal problems

Since making headlines last year with his DoNotPay chatbot to help people fight their parking tickets, Joshua Browder has been heads-down building in new capabilities on his quest to democratize legal

IBM Watson and Udacity want developers to learn AI online

Udacity, the education platform focused on helping workers gain skills they need for great careers in tech, has partnered with IBM Watson, Didi Chuxing and Amazon Alexa to offer a new nanodegree in ar

Investing in AI offers more rewards than risks

It’s difficult to predict how artificial intelligence technology will change over the next 10 to 20 years, but there are plenty of gains to be made. By 2018, robots will supervise more than 3 millio

How legacy brands and retailers can keep up with our tech-driven world

The U.S. apparel industry is currently valued at $12 billion, and with the high number of dollars pouring into the retail economy, brands are looking to technology to foster deeper connections with co

PepperPay’s robot photographer replaces cashiers

Machine vision technology will let any smartphone or tablet recognize objects so we don’t have to rely on humans or barcode scanners. TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon project PepperPay brings mac

Setting the AI record straight (for now)

Artificial intelligence is changing the way we interact with our devices, friends and data. It promises to revolutionize how we work, shop, socialize, date, bank, heal, navigate… how we live. Yet he

This trailer made by IBM’s Watson proves AI knows how to creep you out

I am admittedly the jumpy sort, so maybe the bar was low, but this AI-created trailer for upcoming sci-fi thriller Morgan definitely sent chills up my spine. And this is the ultimate troll because Mor

Retooling AI for the workplace

Given the massive chunk of our lives spent at work, shouldn’t we enjoy the tools we need to use for our jobs? Shouldn’t they feel more human and delightful, like Amazon’s Alexa or some of the ot

Startups will overtake enterprises in the new AI ecosystem

Artificial intelligence pops up as a buzzword every few years, but it has never moved beyond novelty status. This time, though, it is here to stay, and startups are poised to drive the AI economy forw

XPRIZE launches AI 2020 competition with IBM Watson

Close your eyes. What do you see when you think about artificial intelligence? Hal 9000 defying human orders? Ava savagely murdering her maker? What about ARIIA taking over the country from deep insi

7 Olympic technologies to help the athlete in you go higher, faster, better, stronger

Many American Olympic athletes are using cutting-edge technology like motion tracking systems, wearable jump monitors and Doppler radar to help them jump higher and go farther before hitting Rio this

IBM’s Cognitive Social Media Command Center is bringing Wimbledon to you

Most tennis fans would salivate over the chance to witness Serena Williams attempt to win Wimbledon and tie Steffi Graf's 22 Grand Slams, pulling within two of Margaret Court's 24 for the most major s

The hidden risks of the bot explosion

Gartner has predicted that by 2018, a full 30 percent of our interactions with technology will be through “conversations” with smart machines. Major players such as Microsoft, Facebook and Google

IBM’s Watson makes a move into self-driving cars with Olli, a minibus from Local Motors

IBM today took the wraps off its first big foray into the world of self-driving cars, not as the driver of them, but as the brain behind making your self-driving journey a little more interesting. IBM

The barbell effect of machine learning

Machine learning will have a barbell effect on the technology landscape. On one hand, it will democratize basic intelligence through the commoditization and diffusion of services like image recognitio

Twilio launches add-on marketplace

Twilio today announced the launch of its add-ons marketplace. Using these add-ons, developers who use Twilio’s API to power the messaging features of their apps and services can easily combine
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