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"I Robot:" The SEC Evaluates the First Law of Robotics

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One of the priorities announced in the 2021 Examination Priorities Report of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Examinations ("EXAMS") is a review of robo-advisory firms that build client portfolios with exchange-traded funds ("ETF's") and mutual funds. EXAMS notes that these clients are almost entirely retail investors without investments large enough to support the costs of regular human investment advisers. EXAMS sees that the risks involved in these robo-advisor accounts pose particular issues, that retail clients may well not recognize. Accordingly, it may help to reflect on the Laws of Robotics invented by that science fiction author Isaac Asimov (for "I Robot," a short story in his 1950 collection), particularly the First Law: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. Investors may not understand the risks associated with specific investments; the risk profiles of mutual funds and of ETF's vary widely, from diversified to concentrated, from simple to complex strategies.


Robotics Firm UiPath Files for IPO After $35B Valuation

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UiPath, a New York robotics automation company, on Friday said it had filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering. The move comes not long after UiPath raised fresh capital from investors at a valuation of $35 billion, making the company one of the most valuable privately held tech businesses in the U.S., CNBC reported. The company, which plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PATH, aims to raise $1 billion in the IPO, the SEC Form S-1 says. It has not detailed the number of shares it plans to offer or the estimated price range. In the fiscal year ended Jan.


TuSimple's IPO filing reveals roadblocks for self-driving startups with Chinese ties – TechCrunch

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While the governments of the United States and China are pushing policies for technological decoupling, private tech firms continue to tap resources from both sides. In the field of autonomous vehicles, it's common to see Chinese startups -- or startups with a strong Chinese link -- keep operations and seek investments in both countries. But as these companies mature and expand globally, their ties to China also come under increasing scrutiny. When TuSimple, a self-driving truck company headquartered in San Diego, filed for an initial public offering on Nasdaq this week, its prospectus flagged a regulatory risk due to its Chinese funding source. On March 1, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) requested a written notice from TuSimple regarding an investment by Sun Dream, an affiliate of Sina Corporation, which runs China's biggest microblogging platform Sina Weibo.


What's Ahead for a Cooperative Regulatory Agenda on Artificial Intelligence?

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In her first major speech to a U.S. audience after the U.S. presidential election, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen laid out priority areas for transatlantic cooperation. She proposed building a new relationship between Europe and the United States, one that would encompass transatlantic coordination on digital technology issues, including working together on global standards for regulating artificial intelligence (AI) aligned with EU values. A reference to cooperation on standards for AI was included in the New Transatlantic Agenda for Global Change issued by the Commission on December 2, 2020. In remarks to Parliament on January 22, 2021, President von der Leyen called for "creating a digital economy rule book" with the United States that is "valid worldwide." Some would say Europe's new outreach on issues of tech governance and the suggestion of establishing an "EU-U.S. Trade and Technology Council" is incongruous to the current regulatory war being waged against ...


Global Artificial Intelligence Microscopy Market Analysis

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ZEISS Germany, Nikon Instruments, Ariadne.ai, Mindpeak, Aiforia, Celly.AI Corporation, SVision LLC, Scopio Lab, AlexaPath, MicroscopeIT, Nanotronics, AiScope, Thermo Fisher, Ash Vision, Sigtuple, GoMicro, MantiScope, Cognex, Paige.AI, Motic, and Pleora Technologies among others are the players in the artificial intelligence microscopy market.Brooklyn, New York, March 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to a new market research report published by Global Market Estimates, the Artificial Intelligence Microscopy Market will grow with a CAGR value of 7.2 percent from 2021 to 2026. The market for AI in microscopy will increase with the rising prevalence of infectious disease, cancer, and other disorders that require routine blood morphology analysis. Moreover, with the rising need for advanced live-cell imaging, cloud sharing, and efficient lab workflow, clubbed with the rising research activities in the field of drug testing and toxicology, the market will grow rapidly from 2020 to 2021. Browse 151 Market Data Tables and 111 Figures spread through 181 Pages and in-depth TOC on “Global Artificial Intelligence Microscopy Market - Forecast to 2026" https://www.globalmarketestimates.com/market-report/global-artificial-intelligence-microscopy-market-2824 Key Market Insights Optical or light microscopy is estimated to be the largest segment as per market share or market revenue generation from 2021 to 2026Cancer disease diagnosis and prevention is the major driving factor for this segment to grow rapidlyThe market for independent & private laboratories will be dominant from 2021 to 2026ZEISS Germany, Nikon Instruments, Ariadne.ai, Mindpeak, Aiforia, Celly.AI Corporation, SVision LLC, Scopio Lab, AlexaPath, MicroscopeIT, Nanotronics, AiScope, Thermo Fisher, Ash Vision, Sigtuple, GoMicro, MantiScope, Cognex, Paige.AI, Motic, and Pleora Technologies among others are the players in the artificial intelligence microscopy market Browse the Report @ https://www.globalmarketestimates.com/market-report/global-artificial-intelligence-microscopy-market-2824 Imaging Modalities Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2019-2026) Optical MicroscopyElectron MicroscopyScanning Probe Microscopy Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2019-2026) Clinical PathologyNeuron MorphologyCell BiologyPharmacology & ToxicologyOncologyOthers Product Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2019-2026) AI-Enabled Cloud SoftwareAI-Enabled Microscopes End-User Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2019-2026) Hospital LaboratoriesIndependent & Private LaboratoriesAcademic Research LabsPharmaceutical & Biotechnology LaboratoriesContract Research Organizations Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2019-2026) North America The U.S.CanadaMexico Europe GermanyUKFranceSpainItalyRest of Europe Asia Pacific ChinaIndiaJapanSouth KoreaAustraliaRest of APAC Central & South America BrazilArgentinaRest of CSA Middle East & Africa Saudi ArabiaUAERest of MEA Website: Global Market Estimates CONTACT: Contact: Yash Jain Email address: yash.jain@globalmarketestimates.com Phone Number: +16026667238


The AI Index 2021 Annual Report

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

Welcome to the fourth edition of the AI Index Report. This year we significantly expanded the amount of data available in the report, worked with a broader set of external organizations to calibrate our data, and deepened our connections with the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI). The AI Index Report tracks, collates, distills, and visualizes data related to artificial intelligence. Its mission is to provide unbiased, rigorously vetted, and globally sourced data for policymakers, researchers, executives, journalists, and the general public to develop intuitions about the complex field of AI. The report aims to be the most credible and authoritative source for data and insights about AI in the world.


Covariance Prediction via Convex Optimization

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

We consider the problem of predicting the covariance of a zero mean Gaussian vector, based on another feature vector. We describe a covariance predictor that has the form of a generalized linear model, i.e., an affine function of the features followed by an inverse link function that maps vectors to symmetric positive definite matrices. The log-likelihood is a concave function of the predictor parameters, so fitting the predictor involves convex optimization. Such predictors can be combined with others, or recursively applied to improve performance.


The Year Of The SPAC And What It Means For Hardware

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CBS MarketWatch declared 2020: The Year of the SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation). A record 219 companies went public through this fundraising vehicle that uses a reverse merger with an existing private business to create a publicly-listed entity. This accounted for more than $73 billion dollars of investment, providing private equity startups a new outlet to raise capital and provide shareholder liquidity. According to Goldman Sachs, the current trends represents a "year-over-year jump of 462% and outpacing traditional IPOs by $6 billion." In response to the interest in SPACs, the Securities and Exchange Commission agreed last week to allow private companies to raise capital through direct listings, providing even more access to the public markets outside of Wall Street's traditional institutional gatekeepers.


How machines are changing the way companies talk

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Anyone who's ever been on an earnings call knows company executives already tend to look at the world through rose-colored glasses, but a new study by economics and machine learning researchers says that's getting worse, thanks to machine learning. The analysis found that companies are adapting their language in forecasts, SEC regulatory filings, and earnings calls due to the proliferation of AI used to analyze and derive signals from the words they use. In other words: Businesses are beginning to change the way they talk because they know machines are listening. Forms of natural language processing are used to parse and process text in the financial documents companies are required to submit to the SEC. Machine learning tools are then able to do things like summarize text or determine whether language used is positive, neutral, or negative.


Over a Decade of Social Opinion Mining

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

Social media popularity and importance is on the increase, due to people using it for various types of social interaction across multiple channels. This social interaction by online users includes submission of feedback, opinions and recommendations about various individuals, entities, topics, and events. This systematic review focuses on the evolving research area of Social Opinion Mining, tasked with the identification of multiple opinion dimensions, such as subjectivity, sentiment polarity, emotion, affect, sarcasm and irony, from user-generated content represented across multiple social media platforms and in various media formats, like text, image, video and audio. Therefore, through Social Opinion Mining, natural language can be understood in terms of the different opinion dimensions, as expressed by humans. This contributes towards the evolution of Artificial Intelligence, which in turn helps the advancement of several real-world use cases, such as customer service and decision making. A thorough systematic review was carried out on Social Opinion Mining research which totals 485 studies and spans a period of twelve years between 2007 and 2018. The in-depth analysis focuses on the social media platforms, techniques, social datasets, language, modality, tools and technologies, natural language processing tasks and other aspects derived from the published studies. Such multi-source information fusion plays a fundamental role in mining of people's social opinions from social media platforms. These can be utilised in many application areas, ranging from marketing, advertising and sales for product/service management, and in multiple domains and industries, such as politics, technology, finance, healthcare, sports and government. Future research directions are presented, whereas further research and development has the potential of leaving a wider academic and societal impact.