Ronnie Vuine runs a Berlin-based startup that harnesses artificial intelligence for industrial uses – but that doesn't mean he's all business, all the time. His company Micropsi Industries also programmed an A.I. game piece known as D1 "for fun, and because we want to show what's possible," he told Handelsblatt. D1's A.I. "brain" looks a bit like a fire hydrant spraying out countless tiny streams of water. The figure uses trial and error to track down food, Mr. Vuine explained, and each stream represents a different experience.
Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. The author is a Forbes contributor. The opinions expressed are those of the writer. South Korea's biggest tech company has signaled major changes for its own direction as well as the local tech industry, as Naver announced the appointment of vice president Han Seong-sook as its first female CEO and the first woman to lead a major Korean tech company. Following shareholder approval last Friday afternoon, she replaced Kim Sang-hun, who concludes his eight-year post at the helm to assume an advisory role.
Technology giants are opening their checkbooks to keep pace in the hot field of artificial intelligence, where some of the best ideas and most sought-after talent reside in small startups and academia. Intel Corp.'s purchase of Israeli startup Habana Labs for $2 billion this month is the biggest AI deal in a year when those transactions have already hit a record. Other tech giants, including Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp., have made acquisitions in recent years to strengthen their ability to apply complex algorithms...
BENGALURU HYDERABAD: Apple's recent acquisition of Indian machine-learning startup Tuplejump offers further evidence of a revival in the interest of global technology giants in the country's startup space, especially in areas such as artificial intelligence, cloud infrastructure and automation. Enthusiasm for tech startups in India had waned in the last two years with fewer exits, a funding crunch and an inability to scale up. That seems to be changing with Intel, Apple and Nutanix shopping around for companies and the people who work there. Intel bought Soft Machines, a Silicon Valley chip designer with offices in Hyderabad, for 300 million in September. The company was cofounded by former Intel veteran Mahesh Lingareddy.