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Amazon will shut down its web ranking site next year


Before Amazon's Alexa became known as the e-commerce giant's voice assistant, it was the name of the company's web ranking site. It was established in 1996 and became famous sometime ago for analyzing web traffic and listing the most popular websites around the world. The service also offers paid subscriptions for those who want detailed SEO analytics and insights. Now, Amazon has announced that it's retiring on May 1st, 2022, just a month after it celebrates its 26th anniversary. "Twenty-five years ago, we founded Alexa Internet. After two decades of helping you find, reach, and convert your digital audience, we've made the difficult decision to retire on May 1, 2022. Thank you for making us your go-to resource for content research, competitive analysis, keyword research, and so much more."

Edge Artificial Intelligence Market Research Report by Processor, by Component, by Source, by End-Use, by Application, by Region - Global Forecast to 2026 - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19


GNW The Global Edge Artificial Intelligence Market size was estimated at USD 572.00 million in 2020 and expected to reach USD 701.73 million in 2021, at a CAGR 23.35% to reach USD 2,014.99 million by 2026. Market Statistics: The report provides market sizing and forecast across five major currencies - USD, EUR GBP, JPY, and AUD. It helps organization leaders make better decisions when currency exchange data is readily available. In this report, the years 2018 and 2019 are considered historical years, 2020 as the base year, 2021 as the estimated year, and years from 2022 to 2026 are considered the forecast period. Market Segmentation & Coverage: This research report categorizes the Edge Artificial Intelligence to forecast the revenues and analyze the trends in each of the following sub-markets: Based on Processor, the market was studied across ASIC, CPU, and GPU.

Chan Zuckerberg Commits $500 Million to Harvard Neuroscience and AI Institute


Chan Zuckerberg Initiative co-founders and co-CEOs Mark Zuckerberg '06, L.L.D. '17 and Priscilla Chan '07, announced today a gift to establish the Kempner Institute for the Study of Natural and Artificial Intelligence at Harvard. The new institute, which will have dedicated space in the recently completed Science and Engineering Complex in Allston (see "A 500-Year Building"), is named after Karen Kempner Zuckerberg, the mother of the Meta CEO and founder (Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are Meta Platforms Inc.'s best-known apps) and her parents. According to Jeff MacGregor, vice president of science communications for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), the Kempner Institute will receive $500 million in funding during the next 15 years. The gift will support 10 new faculty appointments, new computing infrastructure, and resources for students--from undergraduates to post-doctoral fellows--that will allow them to pursue knowledge in an uninhibited way across labs and disciplines. Zuckerberg and Chan, a pediatrician, will donate an additional $2.9 billion to support biomedical research focused on improving human health, with the aim of ultimately ending all human disease.

Roche announces the release of its newest artificial intelligence based digital pathology algorithms to aid pathologists in evaluation of breast cancer markers, Ki-67, ER and PR


Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the research use only (RUO) launch of three new automated digital pathology algorithms, uPath Ki-67 (30-9), uPath ER (SP1) and uPath PR (1E2) image analysis for breast cancer, which are important biomarkers for breast cancer patients. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the world with an estimated 2.3 million new cases in 2020¹ and is the most common cancer in women globally¹,². These new algorithms complete the Roche digital pathology breast panel of image analysis algorithms. This includes a whole slide analysis workflow with automated pre-computing of the slide image prior to pathologist assessment, and a clear visual overlay highlighting tumour cells with and without nuclear staining. Intended for use with Roche's high medical value assays and slides stained on a BenchMark ULTRA instrument using ultraView DAB detection kit, the uPath Ki-67 (30-9) image analysis, uPath ER (SP1) image analysis and uPath PR (1E2) image analysis algorithms are ready-to-use and integrated within Roche's uPath enterprise software and NAVIFY Digital Pathology, the cloud version of uPath.

Council Post: How AI Will Democratize Access To Investing


"Alexa, buy a stock that has the best chance of going up between 1% and 3% today." Could the complexity of financial research ever become this simple? New developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are disrupting the underwriting process, portfolio composition, robo-advising, research and virtually every corner of fintech. Someday, you'll have reliable AI that can analyze your specific investing style, alert you as to where opportunities lay hidden and offer you hard-hitting analyses to stay informed. This is vital because sound financial systems underpin economic growth and development, and they're the engine behind the civilized world in advancing shared prosperity and reducing class inequality.

BlackRock-led group wins $15.5bn Saudi gas pipeline deal

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A group led by BlackRock Inc. will invest $15.5 billion in Saudi Arabia's natural-gas pipelines as the kingdom looks to boost production of the fuel and open up more to foreign companies. The consortium will buy a 49% stake in a new entity that holds 20-year leasing rights over pipelines carrying Saudi Aramco's gas across the country. Hassana Investment Co., controlled by the Saudi government's pension fund, will head the group alongside BlackRock Real Assets. The deal, announced by Aramco on Monday, is part of Saudi Arabia's drive to sell assets and use the money to fund new industries from artificial intelligence to electric vehicles, while also increasing output of both oil and gas. In a similarly-structured transaction in April, Aramco sold a $12.4 billion stake related to its oil pipelines to investors including Washington-based EIG.

Knightscope Kicks Off Public Listing to Trade on NASDAQ


WIRE)--Knightscope, Inc., a developer of advanced physical security technologies focused on enhancing U.S. security operations, today announced the commencement of its offering of up to $40 million of Class A common stock, with shares to be listed immediately following closing on the Nasdaq Global Market ("NASDAQ") under the ticker symbol "KSCP." The offering is for up to 4 million shares priced at $10 per share. BUY SHARES NOW Digital Offering, LLC, will act as the lead managing selling agent and sole bookrunner for the offering. The Offering can be purchased through multiple broker-dealers for a planned selling period of approximately 30 to 45 days, subject to market conditions. Learn how to buy shares in the public listing now at For additional information on Knightscope, the offering and any other related topics, please review the offering circular that can be found here.

Sense raises $50M to bolster recruitment efforts with AI


Recruiting is a top concern for enterprises in 2021. In a survey by XpertHR, roughly one-half of responding employers plan to increase their workforce in 2021, but expect that hurdles will stand in the way. A high volume of low-quality applicants is stymying the search for the ideal candidates, with one source pegging the average number of unqualified applicants at 75%. Even among those that do make it through the recruiting funnel, a significant portion ultimately change their minds -- exacerbating the recruiting challenge. Against this backdrop, Sense, an "AI-driven" talent engagement and communications platform, today announced that it raised $50 million in series D funding led by SoftBank.

Longevity tips and AI startups


Aging (spelled ageing in British English) is the process of becoming older, that involves a series of functional changes that appear over time and are not the result of illness or accident, but occur as a consequence of accumulating disorders in the body's structure and functions. It is an unpreventable chronological, social and biological process and is genetically determined and environmentally modulated. Let's see now how aging and life expectancy are affected. In the case of mammals, life expectancy varies hugely and it ranges from 3–4 years in small rodents to as long as 150–200 years in bowhead whales. As for us humans, we can potentially live for one hundred and twenty years, and just now an international research team has identified more than 2,000 new genes linked to longevity in humans (linked to DNA repair, coagulation and inflammatory response) during an evolutionary comparative genomic study that included 57 species of mammals.

Nota raises $14.7M to adapt biometrics, AI models for edge applications


Nota, which provides technology to optimize AI models, announced that it has closed a $14.7 million Series B funding round. The company's technology is another important piece of the puzzle when it comes to helping resource-constrained edge devices run applications such as biometric identification. Participants in the funding round included Stonebridge Ventures, LB Investment, DS Asset, Intervest, and Company K Partners. The fresh funding comes roughly a year after Nota closed its Series A round with $6.7 million. Nota has raised a total of $23 million to date.