Alice&Bob raises $3.3 million to create the first fault-tolerant quantum computer

Alice&Bob has raised $3.3 million to join the quantum computing arms race by accelerating research that promises to make this next generation computing more stable. Elaia Partners and Breega led the round of funding...

A fight for the soul of machine learning

Last Tuesday, Google shared a blog post highlighting the perspectives of three women of color employees on fairness and machine learning. I suppose the comms team saw trouble coming: The next day NBC...

Microsoft launches Project Bonsai, an AI development platform for industrial systems

Microsoft announced the public preview of Project Bonsai, a platform for building autonomous industrial control systems, during its Build 2020 online conference. Alongside it, the company debuted an experimental platform called Project Moab...

Azure Synapse Link anchors Microsoft’s new big data analytics capabilities

During its Build 2020 online developer conference this week, Microsoft announced a number of new and updated products targeting enterprises engaged in big data analytics. The newest product in the company’s portfolio is...

DeepMind researchers develop method to efficiently teach robots tasks like grasping

In a paper published this week on the preprint server Arxiv.org, scientists at DeepMind introduce the idea of simple sensor intentions (SSIs), a way to reduce the knowledge needed to define rewards (functions...

Quantum computing will (eventually) help us discover vaccines in days

The coronavirus is proving that we have to move faster in identifying and mitigating epidemics before they become pandemics because, in today’s global world, viruses spread much faster, further, and more frequently than...

Nvidia launches Clara Guardian to power smart hospitals with surveillance, sensors, and edge AI

Nvidia today announced the launch of Clara Guardian, a smart hospital edge AI system that uses sensors like cameras to limit the spread of infectious disease and do things like operating room analytics...

Traitify raises $12 million to assess job candidates’ personalities with AI

Traitify’s (previously Woofound), which taps AI and machine learning to perform job candidate assessments, today announced it raised $12 million. The bulk of the funds will be put toward product R&D, the company...

Uber rolls out AI to verify drivers are wearing face masks

Uber today announced it will roll out technology to its mobile app to verify whether drivers are wearing a mask. As a part of a new checklist designed to ensure drivers have taken...

Altr raises $15 million to broaden data-security-as-a-service

Altr has raised $15 million to broaden its business of providing data-security-as-a-service in the era of cloud technology. The Austin, Texas-based company has created a data security solution that lets organizations monitor, access, and store...

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