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Sesamm, a French startup that helps financial firms and corporates adhere to their ESG goals by using natural language processing (NLP) to generate insights from digital content, has raised €35…

Sesamm bags $37M to give corporates ESG insights using natural language processing

When Microsoft released Bing Chat, an AI-powered chatbot co-developed with OpenAI, it didn’t take long before users found creative ways to break it. Using carefully tailored inputs, users were able…

Can AI really be protected from text-based attacks?

Natural language processing (NLP), while hardly a new discipline, has catapulted into the public consciousness these past few months thanks in large part to the generative AI hype train that…

German startup Kern AI nabs seed funding for modular NLP development platform

AI may be getting hyped as the next billion dollar (or much bigger) opportunity these days after that mega-round for OpenAI from Microsoft, but that rising tide is not lifting…

SoundHound, the voice AI company, raises $25M after laying off 40% of staff earlier this month

ChatGPT, the AI that can write poems, emails, spreadsheet formulas and more, has attracted a lot of negative publicity lately. Q&A coding site Stack Overflow temporarily banned users from sharing…

AI21 Labs intros an AI writing assistant that cites its sources

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Petals is creating a free, distributed network for running text-generating AI

BigScience, a community project backed by startup Hugging Face with the goal of making text-generating AI widely available, is developing a system called Petals that can run AI like ChatGPT by joining resources from people across the internet. With Petals, the code for which was released publicly last month, volunteers can donate their hardware power…

5:30 am PST • December 20, 2022
Petals is creating a free, distributed network for running text-generating AI

Released two years ago, OpenAI’s remarkably capable, if flawed, GPT-3 was perhaps the first to demonstrate that AI can write convincingly — if not perfectly — like a human. The…

While anticipation builds for GPT-4, OpenAI quietly releases GPT-3.5

It’s difficult to convince users to switch search engines. That’s one reason why public search service startups rarely succeed. Another is that it’s expensive to index a huge number of…

Y Combinator-backed Andi taps AI to build a better search engine

While small- and medium-sized (SMBs) businesses are the bulwark of the economy, driving up to 44% of activity in the U.S. alone, it can be hard for sales teams to…

Tarci secures capital for AI designed to spot SMB sales leads

Google today launched AI Test Kitchen, an Android app that allows users to try out experimental AI-powered systems from the company’s labs before they make their way into production. Beginning…

Google’s new app lets you test experimental AI systems like LaMDA

Aisera, a startup developing what it describes as an “AI-driven” support ticketing system, today announced that it raised $90 million in Series D funding led by Goldman Sachs with participation…

Aisera lands $90M to automate customer service requests with AI

Large-scale machine learning models are at the heart of headline-grabbing technologies like OpenAI’s DALL-E 2 and Google’s LaMDA. They’re impressive, to be sure, capable of generating images and text convincing…

Flush with new cash, AssemblyAI looks to grow its AI-as-a-service business

Neji Tawo, the founder of boutique software development company Wiscount Corporation, says he was inspired by his dad to become an engineer. When Tawo was a kid, his dad tasked…

PayTalk promises to handle all sorts of payments with voice, but the app has a long way to go

In the customer service arena in particular, enterprises are facing a historic labor shortage. Owing to burnout, flexibility and customer satisfaction challenges, agents are quitting at a faster rate than…

Neuron7 raises $10M to help customer service agents find solutions

Invoca, a platform that uses AI to analyze calls for marketing, sales and customer agent training purposes, today closed an $83 million funding round that values the company at $1.1…

Proving that contact center tech remains desirable, Invoca raises $83M

Mintlify, a startup developing software to automate software documentation tasks, today announced that it raised $2.8 million in a seed round led by by Bain Capital Ventures with participation from…

Mintlify taps AI to automatically generate documentation from code

Whether to power translation to document summarization, enterprises are increasing their investments in natural language processing (NLP) technologies. According to a 2021 survey from John Snow Labs and Gradient Flow,…

One AI raises $8M to curate business-specific NLP models

Benchmarks are as important a measure of progress in AI as they are for the rest of the software industry. But when the benchmark results come from corporations, secrecy very…

When big AI labs refuse to open source their models, the community steps in

When we last checked in with AI-powered captioning service Ava, they had just raised a seed round and it was six months into a pandemic that would reshape how we…

Ava sets the example for universal live captioning and raises $10M to keep building

Accern, which uses AI to analyze online conversations around particular companies, trends and industries, today announced that it raised $20 million in a Series B round co-led by Mighty Capital…

Accern lands $20M for AI that analyzes financial documents on the web

Natural language processing (NLP), the field of AI that involves parsing text for tasks including summarization and generation, is a fast-growing technology. According to a 2021 survey from John Snow…

Deepset raises $14M to help companies build NLP apps

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The emerging types of language models and why they matter

AI systems that understand and generate text, known as language models, are the hot new thing in the enterprise. A recent survey found that 60% of tech leaders said that their budgets for AI language technologies increased by at least 10% in 2020 while 33% reported a 30% increase. But not all language models are…

5:30 am PDT • April 28, 2022
The emerging types of language models and why they matter

In 2016 at TechCrunch Disrupt New York, several of the original developers behind what became Siri unveiled Viv, an AI platform that promised to connect various third-party applications to perform…

Adept aims to build AI that can automate any software process

Today during its second Work Transformation Summit this week, Zoom announced Zoom IQ for Sales, a product that uses AI to analyze sales meetings and deals to provide insights. It’s…

Zoom launches AI-powered features aimed at sales teams

As we start to see AI advance in business, the ways in which we interact with machines are beginning to change. Companies like Salesforce are looking for new opportunities for…

New Salesforce AI chief eyes a future with voice-driven coding

Search is hard, but even the decent tools developed by Google, Microsoft and others can’t seem to get it right when it comes to navigating the thousands of documents and…

Agolo’s summary-powered search brings in government work and fresh funding

The explosion in audio and video content and interfaces over the last few years has been plain to see, but ways of dealing with all that media behind the scenes…

AssemblyAI snags $28M for all-in-one API to transcribe, summarize and moderate audio

OpenAI’s impressive AI language model GPT-3 has plenty of things going it, but with 175 billion parameters no one would claim it’s particularly streamlined. The Allen Institute for AI (AI2)…

AI2 shows off an open, Q&A-focused rival to GPT3

Google Cloud announced a multiyear partnership with Cohere, an early-stage startup that is building a natural language processing platform to make it easier for developers to build natural language processing…

Google Cloud teams up with NLP startup Cohere on multiyear partnership around TPUs

Artificial intelligence is becoming an increasingly common part of how customer service works — a trend that was accelerated in this past year as so many other services went virtual…

Cognigy raises $44M to scale its enterprise-focused conversational AI platform