machine learning

Embodied AI, superintelligence and the master algorithm

In the next year and a half, we’re going to see increasing adoption of technologies, which will trigger a broader industry shift, much as Tesla triggered the transition to EVs.

Gapsquare, a pioneer of machine learning into gender pay disparity, is acquired by XpertHR

Inequalities between women and men in the workplace have been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic, and are likely to persist in the near future, according to the International Labour Organization

Can your startup support a research-based workflow?

Most startups and scaleups are used to fast-paced resourcing and R&D cycles designed specifically for product development. However, there is no rushing academic-style research.

Tech leaders can be the secret weapon for supercharging ESG goals

Over the past few years, we have seen an uptick in organizations setting long-term sustainability goals. However, CEOs and CSOs typically forecast these often long-term and aspirational goals.

PayPal’s new ‘super app,’ to include messaging, is ready to launch

CEO Dan Schulman revealed the superapp would include high-yield savings, early access to direct deposit funds and messaging functionality outside of peer-to-peer payments.

Financial firms should leverage machine learning to make anomaly detection easier

Anomaly detection is one of the more difficult and underserved operational areas in the asset-servicing sector of financial institutions.

UK’s Mindtech raises $3.25M from In-Q-Tel, among others, to train CCTV cameras on synthetic humans

Imagine a world where no one’s privacy is breached, no faces are scanned into a gargantuan database and no privacy laws are broken. This is a world that is fast approaching. Could companies simp

How we built an AI unicorn in 6 years

Looking back, narrowly focusing on a branch of applied science undergoing a breakthrough paradigm shift that hadn’t yet reached the business world changed everything.

Nym gets $6M for its anonymous overlay mixnet to sell privacy as a service

Switzerland-based privacy startup Nym Technologies has raised $6 million, which is being loosely pegged as a Series A round. Earlier raises included a $2.5 million seed round in 2019. The founders als

How we got 75% more e-commerce orders in a single A/B test for this major brand

Before we discuss the changes that produced the lift, it is important to quickly go over the research that informed those changes.

Build a digital ops toolbox to streamline business processes with hyperautomation

Using a medley of technologies in a digital operations toolbox helps businesses achieve key performance indicators through hyperautomation.

Where is suptech heading?

With the finance world now leveraging tech to conduct business, financial services regulators are also developing new tech to monitor markets, supervise institutions and for administration.

Gembah raises $11M to ‘democratize product innovation’

Gembah’s mission statement is a deceptively simple one. The Austin-based company says it’s looking to “democratize product innovation by drastically lowering barriers to entry for creation of ne

Is the US labor shortage the big break AI needs?

Misconceptions about AI in the workplace have long been a barrier to widespread adoption — but companies experiencing labor shortages should consider where it can make their employees' lives better.

For successful AI projects, celebrate your graveyard and be prepared to fail fast

By streamlining the process to fail fast on infeasible projects, teams can significantly increase their overall success with AI initiatives.

WellSaid attracts $10M A round for higher quality synthetic speech

WellSaid Labs, whose tools create synthetic speech that could be mistaken for the real thing, has raised a $10M Series A to grow the business. The company’s home-baked text-to-speech engine work

Tiger Global leads $34M investment into Unit21, a no-code fraud prevention platform

Unit21, a startup that helps businesses monitor fraudulent activities with its no-code software, announced today it has raised $34 million in a Series B round of funding led by Tiger Global Management

Opaque raises $9.5M seed to secure sensitive data in the cloud

Opaque, a new startup born out of Berkeley’s RISELab, announced a $9.5 million seed round today to build a solution to access and work with sensitive data in the cloud in a secure way, even with

YouTube’s recommender AI still a horror show, finds major crowdsourced study

For years YouTube’s video-recommending algorithm has stood accused of fuelling a grab bag of societal ills by feeding users an AI-amplified diet of hate speech, political extremism and/or conspi

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
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