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    1. Tableau acquires ClearGraph, a startup that lets you analyze your data using natural language

      Tableau acquires ClearGraph, a startup that lets you analyze your data using natural language

      Business intelligence and analytics firm Tableau today announced that it has acquired ClearGraph, a service that lets you query and visualize large amounts of business date through natural language queries (think “this week’s transactions over $500”). Tableau expects to integrate this technology with its own products as it looks to make it easier for its users to use…

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    2. Anonymous app Whisper lays off 20% of staff to survive

      Anonymous app Whisper lays off 20% of staff to survive

      Startups are dying all over the place as last year’s investment cool-off leads many to run out of cash. But Whisper refuses to race into the graveyard like fellow anonymous social apps Secret and Yik Yak. A source told TechCrunch that Whisper experienced layoffs this week, and after requesting comment, the startup now confirms to us it’s let go of 20% of staff so it can become…

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    3. Life Bot’s new Alexa app can text you reminders, help with daily activities

      Life Bot’s new Alexa app can text you reminders, help with daily activities

      A new voice app from Life Bot wants to make it easier to use Amazon Alexa as a digital assistant, by aiding with your daily routines and learning your personal preferences. At launch, Life Bot’s Alexa app has a handful of tricks up its sleeve. But Life Bot’s longer-term ambition is to learn from its users, then be able to kick-off personalized workflows with a single voice command.

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    4. Salesforce claims you can set up customer service in Service Cloud update in less than a day

      Salesforce claims you can set up customer service in Service Cloud update in less than a day

      Salesforce announced an update to its Service Cloud today, which the company says enables non-technical administrators to build a customer service organization with connected services in less than day. That’s a bold claim, even for the marketing department, but the Service Cloud app builder has been built on top of the Salesforce Lightning development platform and designed to drag and…

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    5. Google launches its own AI Studio to foster machine intelligence startups

      Google launches its own AI Studio to foster machine intelligence startups

      Another week, another new Google initiative targeting AI startups. We started the month with the announcement of Gradient Ventures, Google’s on-balance sheet AI investment vehicle. Two days later we watched the finalists of Google Cloud’s machine learning competition pitch to a panel of top AI investors. And today, Google’s Launchpad is announcing a new hands-on Studio program.

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    6. Vicarious gets another $50 million to expand its research team and build smarter robots

      Vicarious gets another $50 million to expand its research team and build smarter robots

      Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg might not be able to agree about much when it comes to AI these days, but the pair do seem to see the same potential in Vicarious, a startup applying unsupervised learning techniques to robots. Musk and Zuckerberg were two of the early backers of Vicarious. The startup announced that it raised an additional $50 million in financing this morning (via…

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    7. This facial recognition system tracks how you’re enjoying a movie

      This facial recognition system tracks how you’re enjoying a movie

      As moviemaking becomes as much a science as an art, the moviemakers need to ever-better ways to gauge audience reactions. Did they enjoy it? How much… exactly? At minute 42? A system from Caltech and Disney Research uses a facial expression tracking neural network to learn and predict how members of the audience react, perhaps setting the stage for a new generation of Nielsen ratings.

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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. 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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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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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