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    1. Rajeeb Dey’s new career platform Learnerbly secures £1.6M led by Frontline Ventures

      Rajeeb Dey’s new career platform Learnerbly secures £1.6M led by Frontline Ventures

      Professional development is one of the hot areas for big corporates grappling with their millennials influx who are hungry to learn, so it makes sense that new platforms are now appearing to service this need. Today, Learnerbly, a “curated professional development SaaS platform” based in London announces that it has raised £1.6 million in seed financing to create a so-called…

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    2. Does Silicon Valley have a moral responsibility to stop developing robots?

      Should Silicon Valley exercise its moral authority to stop developing this job-killing technology? Andrew McAfee, author of “The Second Machine Age” and the just published “Machine, Platform, Crowd” says absolutely not. Over the next fifty years the economy will become “massively automated”, but at the same time society will have had half a century to…

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    3. Canada’s Assent Compliance raises $31.4M Series B round to help businesses stay in compliance

      Assent Compliance isn’t in a sexy space. The company focuses on helping enterprises collect the necessary data to keep their global supply chains in compliance with local and international regulations. But while that may not sound like the most exciting space to be in, the company today announced that it has raised a $40 million CAD Series B round.

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    4. Cortica teaches autonomous vehicles with unsupervised learning

      Cortica teaches autonomous vehicles with unsupervised learning

      Cortica is moving into mobility by opening an automotive branch for its AI technology. The key, according to the company, is in the use of unsupervised learning that allows an autonomous system to process data and figure out its environment. For those just dipping their toes into the artificial intelligence pool, supervised machine learning is when the AI is given a set of examples and what…

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    5. Microsoft creates an AI research lab to challenge Google and DeepMind

      Microsoft creates an AI research lab to challenge Google and DeepMind

      Microsoft has created a new research lab with a focus on developing general purpose artificial intelligence technology, the company revealed today. The lab will be located at Microsoft’s Redmond HQ, and will include a team of over 100 scientists working on AI, from areas including natural language processing, learning and perception systems. The aim of building a general purpose AI that…

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    6. The Silicon Valley blacklist

      The Silicon Valley blacklist

      First, engineer Susan Fowler came forward about her time at Uber, where she says the company ignored her numerous reports of sexual harassment. Then, three female founders, Niniane Wang, Susan Ho and Leiti Hsu, came forward about their negative experiences of sexual harassment and unwanted advances with Justin Caldbeck, co-founder of Binary Capital. And just on Friday, the New York Times…

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    7. Invisible unicorns: 35 big companies that started with little or no money

      Invisible unicorns: 35 big companies that started with little or no money

      There’s a widespread belief among founders that venture capital is a precursor to success. VC is a common denominator of the most successful tech startups, but it isn’t a prerequisite. To help illustrate this, here are 35 companies that started with a few thousand dollars, or even just sweat equity, and went on to become exemplars of what I call “efficient…

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    8. Harver raises $8.1M to replace the tedious trawl though résumés with an AI

      Harver raises $8.1M to replace the tedious trawl though résumés with an AI

      The problem of dealing with CVs during the hiring process is a perennial one. There are a number of approaches and there are various assessment companies and recruitment companies providing human services to do so. But it’s tought to get around the fact that having to read a lot of CVs is often just pure grunt work. Imagine instead if you could apply machine-learning and a platform…

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    9. The Muse acquires Brand Amper to “amp” up its insight into hiring companies

      The Muse acquires Brand Amper to “amp” up its insight into hiring companies

      It’s hard to know what’s happening inside a company. Those best-places-to-work lists are helpful, but what’s great for one person might not be so great for another. The Muse, a content-rich recruitment site whose growth depends on its ability to match job seekers and companies, knows well the challenge of getting the “full story.” Though it counts more than 500…

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    10. Salesforce introduces several Einstein AI tools for third-party developers

      Salesforce introduces several Einstein AI tools for third-party developers

      Salesforce launched three AI tools for developers today at the TrailheaDX developer conference. These algorithms, which fall under the new Einstein Platform Services, enable third-party developers to add Einstein intelligence to applications built on top of the Salesforce platform. The new services include sentiment and intent analysis and some pretty sophisticated image recognition…

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    11. The next generational shift in enterprise infrastructure has arrived

      The next generational shift in enterprise infrastructure has arrived

      Cloud computing is driving growth at 3 of the 5 most valuable companies in the world. AI will impact jobs only as quickly as AI-powered business software evolves. These are just two of the ramifications of disruptions in enterprise technology permeating mainstream media. Yet the inner workings of the tightly knit enterprise software industry are rarely publicized. Most talented engineers flock…

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    12. App economy to grow to $6.3 trillion in 2021, user base to nearly double to 6.3 billion

      App economy to grow to $6.3 trillion in 2021, user base to nearly double to 6.3 billion

      The global app economy will be worth $6.3 trillion by 2021, up from $1.3 billion last year, according to a new report this morning from app analytics firm App Annie. During that same time frame, the user base will almost double from 3.4 billion people using apps to 6.3 billion, while the time spent in apps will grow to 3.5 tillion hours in 2021, up from 1.6 trillion in 2016. These figures…

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    13. 1500+ startups graduate Y Combinator’s first online Startup School

      1500+ startups graduate Y Combinator’s first online Startup School

      That’s out of 2,820 startups accepted from the 13,321 companies that applied to Y Combinator’s 10-week program of one-on-one mentorship from past YC startup founders, virtual office hours with a group of fellow students, and an online lecture series. The leading accelerator typically teaches two batches of about 100 startups per year through an in-person program where YC partners…

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    14. Entelo steps up its AI game with $20M Series C

      The race to crown a winner in the AI-powered recruiting software space is on. With both Workey and Mya nabbing rounds in the last few weeks, the timing is prime for a few players to seek advantage in the form of growth capital. This seems to be exactly what Entelo, a six year old player in the space, is doing. The company is announcing a $20 million Series C round of financing today led by U.S.

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    15. Highspot raises $15 million to perfect your sales pitch

      Highspot raises $15 million to perfect your sales pitch

      Salespeople have a lot of things to sell and the latest technology can help them sell even more. Do you think you have the perfect pitch? Highspot will tell you if you’re wrong. Or at least that’s their pitch. Highspot’s software analyzes various communications with prospective clients, including presentations, case studies and training videos. Then it provides data about…

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    16. Conviva nabs $40M for AI-based video analytics, now valued around $300M

      Conviva nabs $40M for AI-based video analytics, now valued around $300M

      As more video providers finding audiences directly through apps and the web — and away from pay-TV-based packages — we’re seeing the emergence of more analytics to measure how those videos are delivered, and who is watching them. Conviva, a company that has developed a set machine-learning-based algorithms to do just that, today announced that it has raised $40 million…

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    17. Facebook teaches machines to negotiate with humans

      Facebook teaches machines to negotiate with humans

      Though Facebook is rarely mentioned alongside Apple, Microsoft and Amazon in discussions about conversational AI, the company has published a hoard of papers that underscore a deep interest in dialog systems. As has become clear with Siri, Cortana and Alexa, dialog is hard — it requires more than just good speech recognition to deliver a killer experience to users. From the sidelines…

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