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Running an AI Startup and the Future of Deep NLP - Interview with Daniel Jiwoong Im

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While most attention to the AI boom is understandably focused on the latest exploits of algorithms beating humans at poker or piloting juggernauts, there's a less obvious scramble going on to build a new breed of computer chip needed to power our AI future. At a computer vision conference in Hawaii, Harry Shum, who leads Microsoft's research efforts, showed off a new chip created for the HoloLens augmented reality googles. The chip, which Shum demonstrated tracking hand movements, includes a module custom-designed to efficiently run the deep learning software behind recent strides in speech and image recognition. The TPU, for tensor processing unit, was created to make deep learning more efficient inside the company's cloud.


AI Chatbot Lawyers for the Law Firms of the Future - Nanalyze

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So far it's helped save people $9.3 million on 375,000 parking tickets, though one wonders how many of those people just didn't want to pay their ticket. Founded in 2013, San Francisco startup Casetext has taken in $20.8 million in funding to build their CARA platform which is an "easy to use AI technology that helps you quickly discover and understand the cases you need". Then there's ROSS Intelligence, another San Fran startup that's raised $120,000 in seed funding to build "the world's first artificially intelligent lawyer" which they claim will also be "the world's smartest lawyer" so essentially they're working on The Singularity. There are probably dozens more players in this space, but when we read about these startups we can't help but think of LexisNexis, a pioneer in legal assistance research since the 1970s.


Bill Gates, Y Combinator channel millions to trucking app

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SAN FRANCISCO -- A few tech startups want to build trucks that drive themselves. Until then, other tech ventures aim to earn a slice of the nation's $800 billion trucking pie today by using technology to connect drivers with shipments. Convoy, a nearly two-year-old Seattle-based startup, has convinced a growing number of high profile investors -- including Bill Gates, through his firm Cascade Investment -- that its solution is worth banking on. "By improving trucking, Convoy is improving the foundation of our economy," YC Continuity parnter Anu Hariharan said in a statement.


Tencent Kicks Off AI Accelerator With 25 Startups

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The enterprise will also introduce AI experts and mentors to the startups, offer relevant industry resources and business-building resources. Tencent's own business groups, including the AI Lab, cloud computing service Tencent Cloud, machine learning research and development team Youtu and vastly popular messaging and lifestyle app WeChat will provide the services. The company already operates basic technology research programs such as the AI lab, Youtu and Tencent Cloud and business-driven applications such as artificial intelligence for gaming, social networking, content and platforms. The enterprise is looking to connect Tencent's internal resources with entrepreneurs at home and abroad in order to establish a business-building ecosystem, supporting AI entrepreneurs and promoting the industrialization of AI technologies.


MUST-HAVES BEFORE GETTING IN ON THE AI GAME -- Notes for Founders and Investors

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According to stories, after the product was developed, they needed real life data to train and test; effectively info on how existing personal assistants work. The X.ai team worked as personal assistants themselves, building their own proprietary data for the machine to observe and learn from. It is one thing to build an AI product for a high-tech multinational, it another thing to build an AI product for your accountant. Therefore, directly following step 3, you must secure buy-in from potential customers as early as possible, which includes working with them on integration into their existing workflow.


Drones and phones are the next frontier for AI breakthroughs

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"Machine learning and artificial intelligence not only makes devices more autonomous and valuable but also allows them to be more personal depending on what a customer likes or needs," says Vadim Budaev, software development team leader at Scorch AI. Much of the work in the area is being led by tech's biggest companies, which are adding basic AI and machine learning applications to products as they develop them. If phones can't process data quickly enough, AI systems will run down their batteries. Google's Tensor Processing Units powers its translate and search systems, while UK startup Graphcore has developed its own machine learning chips.


Venture Scanner Artificial Intelligence (AI) Report Q3 2017

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Next Leap for Robots: Picking Out and Boxing Your Online Order

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Automation companies such as Kuka AG KU2 -0.04%, Dematic Corp. and Honeywell International Inc. unit Intelligrated, as well as startups like RightHand Robotics Inc. and IAM Robotics LLC are working on automating picking. Hudson's Bay is testing RightHand's robots in a distribution center in Scarborough, Ontario. Swisslog, a subsidiary of Kuka, sells picking robots that can be integrated into the company's other warehouse automation systems or purchased separately.


Next Leap for Robots: Picking Out and Boxing Your Online Order

Wall Street Journal

Automation companies such as Kuka AG KU2 -0.04%, Dematic Corp. and Honeywell International Inc. unit Intelligrated, as well as startups like RightHand Robotics Inc. and IAM Robotics LLC are working on automating picking. Hudson's Bay is testing RightHand's robots in a distribution center in Scarborough, Ontario. Swisslog, a subsidiary of Kuka, sells picking robots that can be integrated into the company's other warehouse automation systems or purchased separately.