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Slope, a two-year-old AI startup based in San Francisco, has secured a substantial $30 million equity round led by Union Square Ventures and featuring participation from OpenAI’s CEO, Sam Altman. This brings the startup’s total funding to an impressive $187 million.
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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 far, on Day 1 of the three-day conference:
Undeterred by the political turbulence in Hong Kong, Megvii Technology is going ahead with an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
The China-based artificial intelligence start-up, which was recently valued at about $ 4 billion in its latest funding round in May, appears to be confident that the supercharged political environment in Hong Kong and jittery global markets will not affect its capital float.
Innovative AI start-ups out of the CRN Emerging Vendors 2019 list
These companies were asked by CRN to describe the AI features and functions of their products.
Though the US is currently the world leader in artificial intelligence technology, China is leaving no stone unturned to narrow the gap
A study from the Center for Data Innovation showed the US was far ahead of China and the EU in at least four of six parameters considered by the analysis.
These categories were talent, research, development, adoption, data, and hardware.
AI is the fastest-growing sector in European venture capital.
Investors poured in €1.3 billion in 2017 to fund AI startups in the region. They followed that up with €1.8 billion in 2018. By August 2019, investments in AI startups have already touched €1.9 billion.
Investors are looking to secure an early-mover advantage in AI, a fascinating and disruptive technology with enormous potential.
ccording to Kai-Fu Lee, a well-known Chinese venture capitalist, and founder of Sinovation Ventures, his AI start-up AInnovation would likely be ready to list within two years
Founded in March 2018, AInnovation focuses on artificial intelligence solutions for customers in the retail, finance and manufacturing sectors. Prominent clients include Foxconn, Nestlé, Carlsberg, Mars, and the Postal Savings Bank of China Co.
Data science and enormous computing power such as artificial intelligence are now able to provide new ESG insights to investment managers
Unstructured, voluminous and incompatible data always presented a challenge to investors and asset managers looking to make environmental, social and governance (ESG)-friendly investments. Artificial intelligence (AI) could change all that with its capacity to crunch vast amounts of data and throw Up new insights not available through other, traditional methods.
Developed at Intel’s facility in Haifa, Israel, the new chip Nervana NNP-I, a.k.a. Springhill targets the future situation of “AI everywhere.”
Intel designed its latest processor for large computing centers and AI applications. Based on a 10 nm Ice Lake processor, it can take up high workloads with low consumption of energy.
Goldman Sachs and Ping An lead $ 72.5 million funding round in AI firm H2O.ai
Wells Fargo, NVIDIA and Nexus Venture Partners also made repeat investments in the India-based artificial intelligence startup
With the latest Series D funding round, H2O.ai has raised a cumulative amount of $ 147 million. Other investors include Barclays, Capital One, New York Life, Walton River Wood, and Transamerica.
Cerebras Systems, the hitherto stealth mode AI start-up, has come out swinging with its Cerebras Wafer-Scale Engine (WSE), the largest chip ever built
“56x larger than any other chip, the WSE delivers more compute, more memory, and more communication bandwidth. This enables AI research at previously-impossible speeds and scale,” the company says on its website.
Dexai Robotics addresses the labor shortage in the restaurant industry by developing AI-powered robotics for commercial kitchens. It raised $5.5 million in a seed round led by Hyperplane Venture Capital.
New investors in the startup included Rho Capital, Harlem Capital, Contour Venture Partners, and NextView Ventures.