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Artificial Intelligence: Marty the Robot Hunts for Spills in Supermarket Aisles

Marty the supermarket robot is rather smart. Armed with three high-resolution cameras, computer vision, navigation systems, numerous sensors, and smart AI software, Marty is able to sidestep shoppers and pinpoint spills. Marty is a social robot and the first of its kind to be deployed in a live customer environment in supermarkets.

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Jana Partners May Push for Bloomin’ Brands to Sell
August 30, 2019

Activist fund discloses new stake in Outback Steakhouse Owners Jana Partners disclosed a 9% stake in Bloomin Brands (NASDAQ: BLMN) on Friday. Barry Rosenstein’s shop is one of the most…

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Leading global macro fund to launch $1 billion crypto fund for institutions
August 30, 2019

Elwood Asset Management, backed by billionaire Alan Howard, will launch an institutional crypto hedge fund that could raise as much as $1 billion Elwood manages the personal crypto assets of…

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Ray Dalio: An Economic Downturn Could Lead to Depression-Like Conditions
August 30, 2019

Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund in the world, has painted a grim picture of current economic conditions Writing on LinkedIn, Dalio said a trifecta…

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Baton Systems Raises $12 Million in Series A Round
August 30, 2019

Trinity Ventures leads round with participation from Alsop Louie and Commerce Ventures Baton Systems has raised more than $12 million. The provider of high-speed, blockchain-inspired, bank-to-bank payments infrastructure, aims to…

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Google parent Alphabet forays into ‘tech-enabled infrastructure’ with Ontario Teachers
August 30, 2019

Alphabet, its subsidiary Sidewalk Labs LLC, and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan join in setting up an infrastructure holding company The new firm, Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP), will invest in projects…

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SEC Fraud Charges: Cambridge Capital Group Advisors, Broad Reach Capital, San Diego-based ANI Development
August 30, 2019

NFL Fraud, Covering that Amex Tab, and a Scam Involving Booze in California SEC fraud charges are more common than you think. On Thursday, the SEC has charged multiple parties…

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SEC Charges Michael Hild for Fraud
August 30, 2019

Charges spawn from a complex bond pricing scheme Michael Hild, founder and CEO of Live Well Financial, faces charges for running a $140 million bond scheme. The U.S. Attorney’s Office…

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ThoughtSpot, an AI-powered, Data Analytics Startup, Raises $248 Million
August 29, 2019

The latest funding round takes Thoughtspot’s valuation to $1.95 billion and total funding to $554 million Thoughtspot, which was founded in 2012 by Indian-origin tech entrepreneurs, is a US-based data…

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Alto Receives Seed Funding from Family Office
August 29, 2019

Alto wrapped up a $5.4 million seed fund round led by led by Jefferson River Capital, the family office of Tony James, Executive Vice Chairman of Blackstone Also participating in…

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Shanghai: 2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference
August 29, 2019

The Shanghai expo on artificial intelligence commenced Thursday with plenty on the cards: A debate between Jack Ma and Elon Musk, deal-making and networking The highlights of the conference so…

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