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Self-Driving Vehicles Get in on the Delivery Scene Amid COVID-19

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Meanwhile, in early April Softbank-backed Nuro became the second company in California to receive a permit to operate a driverless vehicle on public roads. Co-founder Dave Ferguson said Nuro was putting its latest R2 vehicles to work delivering medical supplies to a temporary COVID-19 hospital in Sacramento and a temporary medical facility in San Mateo County.


A.I. Versus the Coronavirus

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Advanced computers have defeated chess masters and learned how to pick through mountains of data to recognize faces and voices. Now, a billionaire developer of software and artificial intelligence is teaming up with top universities and companies to see if A.I. can help curb the current and future pandemics. Thomas M. Siebel, founder and chief executive of C3.ai, an artificial intelligence company in Redwood City, Calif., said the public-private consortium would spend $367 million in its initial five years, aiming its first awards at finding ways to slow the new coronavirus that is sweeping the globe. "I cannot imagine a more important use of A.I.," Mr. Siebel said in an interview. Digital Transformation Institute, the new research consortium includes commitments from Princeton, Carnegie Mellon, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California, the University of Illinois and the University of Chicago, as well as C3.ai and Microsoft.


IBM Services and C3.ai Announce Strategic Alliance for Digital Transformation with AI - C3.ai

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ARMONK, NY & REDWOOD CITY, CA – February 27, 2020 – IBM (NYSE: IBM) and C3.ai, a leading enterprise AI software provider, today announced a global strategic alliance to bring enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) solutions across industries globally. With the combined expertise of the IBM Services global delivery network and C3.ai's platform, this alliance is designed to help fast-track the delivery of enterprise-scale industry and domain specific AI applications, shorten the time to value and accelerate the scaling of mission-critical solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, IBM will become the first preferred global systems integrator for the C3.ai platform. "It takes a sophisticated ecosystem of partners to help companies realize the promise and opportunity of digital transformation," said Thomas M. Siebel, CEO, C3.ai. "C3.ai and IBM Services offer a powerful platform for companies seeking to dramatically reduce cost and risk, accelerate deployment, and quickly generate financial returns from their digital transformation programs."


A Sales Leader's Story Worth Reading SalesChoice

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SalesChoice Inc., an award winning AI SaaS Sales Platform is expanding its USA market coverage as it enters its Scale Up Plans in the Guided Selling and Responsible AI Market place. This is the amazing story of what made a veteran Silicon Valley sales leader join SalesChoice. The global artificial intelligence software market is expected to experience massive growth in the coming years, with revenues increasing from around 9.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2018 to an expected 118.6 billion by 2025, according to the market research firm Tractica. "We wanted to ensure we recruit only talent that can see beyond where we are today in Sales Enablement and can help guide our customers to a more productive top line revenue growth realization. The reality is B2B Sales Productivity is rapidly declining and CRM systems, have in many cases been empty and unproductive vessels of incomplete or inaccurate data. Our software is uncannily simple where every move you make on opportunities or accounts, determines your odds, like in chess. AI gives Sales professionals an edge that we have never had before, by blending Science and Relationships into a stronger formula that no longer focusses only a segment of sales but on the entire journey. We wanted to go beyond just forecasting or predictions to enable sales teams end-to-end. Accordingly, we had to ensure that we recruited strong sales talent that were passionate about the changes with AI Enablement, and also have been in the trenches in both mid and large enterprises with robust CRM operational experiences and valued fact based leadership, something I deeply learned from my Xerox Leadership experience. We found these leadership skills in Steve Levy who recently joined our Sales and Marketing Leadership Team to advance our USA market coverage in the Silicon Valley," says Dr. Cindy Gordon, CEO and Founder, SalesChoice Inc. Steve Levy, Strategic Advisor and Silicon Valley Scale Up Leader, shares his story: The journey to SalesChoice for me started three decades ago in Redwood City, California.


Software Engineer, Machine Learning Job in Menlo Park, CA at Leia Inc

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At Leia we are working at the forefront of display technology -- making screens come to life in richer, deeper, and more beautiful ways. We apply our proprietary nanotechnology to give any display the ability to produce lightfield, immersive "holographic" content -- no glasses, no tracking, no fuss. Through our digital platform LeiaLoft, we also aim to create an environment where developers and artists of the future will bring their creativity to life and deliver breathtaking experiences to the world at large. Come join a team of passionate scientists, engineers and artists in a beautiful adventure where you will be defining the digital experiences of tomorrow. As a Software Engineer, Machine Learning with the Computer Vision group, you will develop software and models that marries cutting-edge computer vision and deep learning with Leia's lightfield technology.


Sr. Machine Learning Engineer (life-saving startup, up to $200k ) - Skyrocket Ventures - Menlo Park, CA Dice.com

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Skyrocket Ventures is a recruiting firm for hundreds of high growth technology companies that range from industry leaders to top-tier startups. This opportunity is with one of our client companies for a full-time permanent hire. Please only apply if you are authorized to work in the U.S. Please note that even if this job is not a perfect match, we encourage you to apply as long as it is in the ballpark. Companies are often flexible in hiring candidates who do not perfectly fit their written job description, as long as the most important qualifications are there and the candidate is good in general. Most of the jobs we are recruiting for are not posted online, so if you would like to know of all the opportunities we have that match your interests and qualifications, then please get in touch with us.


Artificial intelligence and chemistry compute at Lanxess

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Artificial intelligence (AI) isn't magic, it's just really complicated math, said Greg Mulholland, CEO and founder of Citrine Informatics (Redwood City, CA), at a press roundtable hosted by Lanxess (Cologne, Germany) at K 2019. But Mulholland's hosts seemed quite bedazzled by his AI-enabled platform, nonetheless. Lanxess is the first company to adopt Citrine's technology at scale, and Dr. Markus Eckert, Senior Vice President, Head of Business Unit Urethane Systems at Lanxess was eager to explain what it means for customers. Citrine is a Silicon Valley startup that couldn't be more niche: It has developed a platform that leverages data and AI specifically to accelerate the development of materials and chemicals. Citrine has been recognized for technology innovation by the World Economic Forum as a Tech Pioneer, and collaborates with world-class academic institutions such as Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and the University of California, Berkeley.


We are recruiting for a Senior Product Marketing Manager in San Mateo, CA, USA

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My client is a growing technology company in the AI Tech space, and they are looking to add a number of key hires to the team. They're now looking for a Senior Product Manager to play a key role in growing the team.


Data Navigator Uses NLP for Queries

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A new AI-based data "navigation" system is billed as the first analytics platform to use natural language processing to generate SQL queries from spoken requests. The result is a sort of virtual assistant for data analysts. Promethium, a data management startup based in Menlo Park, Calif., said this week its NLP-generated SQL queries can be used to assemble data across different systems and platforms. The navigation system is based on the company's AI and machine learning-driven contextual automation tool. The software can be used to locate data, then present it in form that is most useful to business analysts.


Inception Spotlight: New Skydio 2 Drone Powered by NVIDIA Jetson GPUs Can Track up to 10 Objects at a Time - NVIDIA Developer News Center

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Redwood City, California-based Skydio and member of NVIDIA's startup accelerator, Inception, has just released the latest version of their AI capable GPU-accelerated drone, Skydio 2. Comprised of six 4K cameras, with an NVIDIA Jetson TX2 as the processor for the autonomous system, Skydio 2 is capable of flying for up to 23 minutes at a time and can be piloted by either an experienced pilot or by the AI-based system. The Jetson TX2 has 256 GPU cores and is capable of 1.3 trillion operations a second. According to the team, the drone uses nine custom deep neural networks that help the drone track up to 10 objects while traveling at speeds of 36 miles per hour. "Skydio 2 enables you to capture everything from a backyard pickup game to a downhill adventure with a single tap, the company wrote in blog post. "It builds on Skydio R1's foundation and takes it to the next level."