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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Clustree grabs $7.9 million for its AI-powered recruitment service

      Clustree grabs $7.9 million for its AI-powered recruitment service

      French startup Clustree just raised a $7.9 million Series A round (€7 million) from Creandum with Idinvest Partners and Alven Capital also participating. Clustree leverages machine learning to help both good employees who feel stuck in their jobs and HR departments who might not think to check their own companies for the perfect candidate. In order to do this, Clustree has structured more…

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    10. NASA picks 3 research teams to lay the groundwork for an autonomous future

      NASA picks 3 research teams to lay the groundwork for an autonomous future

      NASA has greenlighted three of its teams of researchers to perform feasibility studies on projects that could pave the way for autonomous drones and self-driving cars to operate safely and effectively at scale. Many companies are investing both in self-flying drones and in driverless cars as future transportation technologies, but in order for these to become everyday options, there are a…

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    11. Apple announces watchOS 4 with a Siri watchface, better coaching & more

      Apple announces watchOS 4 with a Siri watchface, better coaching & more

      Apple’s Kevin Lynch came on stage this morning at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference to introduce the next version of Apple’s smartwatch software, watchOS 4. The new platform introduces a number of new features, including new watchfaces – like one that integrates Siri support – and other fitness related updates, like personalized challenges, updated Workout…

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    12. Sayspring raises $1.5M for software that lets designers prototype and test voice apps without coding

      Sayspring raises $1.5M for software that lets designers prototype and test voice apps without coding

      Sayspring, a startup that enables designers to create voice-enabled apps without code ahead of handing over projects to development, has just raised $1.5 million in funding for its efforts, the company is announcing today. The round was led by Compound (formerly Metamorphic Ventures), with participation from strategic angels including Scott Belsky, Alan Chung, and Peter Stern. The startup…

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    13. In the AI wars, Microsoft now has the clearer vision

      In the AI wars, Microsoft now has the clearer vision

      A week ago, Microsoft held its Build developer conference in its backyard in Seattle. This week, Google did the same in an amphitheater right next to its Mountain View campus. While Microsoft’s event felt like it embodied the resurgence of the company under the leadership of Satya Nadella, Google I/O — and especially its various, somewhat scattershot keynotes — fell flat…

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    14. Google in, Google out

      Google in, Google out

      Call it the Triumph of the Stacks. I attended Google I/O this week, and saw a lot of cool things: but what really hit home for me, at the keynote and the demos and the developer sessions, was just how dominant Google has become, in so many different domains … and, especially, how its only real competition comes from the four other tech behemoths who dominate our industry’s…

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    15. Google is giving a cluster of 1,000 Cloud TPUs to researchers for free

      At the end of Google I/O, the company unveiled a new program to give researchers access to the company’s most advanced machine learning technologies for free. The TensorFlow Research Cloud program, as it will be called, will be application based and open to anyone conducting research, rather than just members of academia. If accepted, researchers will get access to a cluster of 1,000…

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    16. Google to launch a jobs search engine in the U.S.

      Google announced today it’s launching its a jobs search engine in the U.S. The service will focus on all types of jobs – from entry-level and service industry positions to high-end professional jobs. It will also leverage Google technologies like machine learning and A.I. to better understand how jobs are classified and related, among other things. Google CEO Sundar Pichai gave…

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    17. Tackling diagnostic medicine with AI, Viz launches a tool to identify strokes

      Tackling diagnostic medicine with AI, Viz launches a tool to identify strokes

      On average, someone in the US has a stroke every 40 seconds. They’re the third leading cause of death in the country, killing more than 140,000 people and leaving hundreds of thousands more with long term disabilities that cost the healthcare system billions. One of the reasons why strokes are so deadly and debilitating is that they’re hard to diagnose and time is of the essence.…

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    18. The past, present, and future of design in Silicon Valley

      The past, present, and future of design in Silicon Valley

      The following is an excerpt from The Way to Design, a guide to becoming a designer founder and to building design-centric businesses. Adapted and reprinted with the author’s permission. Until very recently, success in Silicon Valley required focusing almost single-mindedly on an organization’s technical prowess. It meant having an unimpeachable technical founder, 10X engineers,…

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