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    1. Uber’s open source data visualization tool now goes beyond maps

      You may not be aware, but Uber offers an open source version of the data visualization framework it uses internally, called deck.gl. The tool was made available to anyone via open source license last November, and now it’s getting some key updates that should help make it more useful to external teams and individuals looking for interesting ways to take their data and turn it into…

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    2. Google says its custom machine learning chips are often 15-30x faster than GPUs and CPUs

      Google says its custom machine learning chips are often 15-30x faster than GPUs and CPUs

      It’s no secret that Google has developed its own custom chips to accelerate its machine learning algorithms. The company first revealed those chips, called Tensor Processing Units (TPUs), at its I/O developer conference back in May 2016, but it never went into all that many details about them, except for saying that they were optimized around the company’s own TensorFlow…

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    3. AI Bets in Canada, Thanks to Google Brain Toronto and Vector Institute investment

      AI Bets  in Canada, Thanks to Google Brain Toronto and Vector Institute investment

      Google is contributing to the $150 million going into The Vector Institute, a new initiative housed at the University of Toronto, guided by chief scientific adviser Geoffrey Hinton. The Institute is getting started today, with significant investment from the governments of Canada and the province of Ontario. Google’s contribution is around $5 million, but it’s likely the future of…

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    4. Facebook introduces personal fundraising tools, donate buttons in Facebook Live for Pages

      Facebook introduces personal fundraising tools, donate buttons in Facebook Live for Pages

      Facebook today announced it’s expanding its set of online fundraising tools to include its own GoFundMe competitor, with the added support for personal online fundraisers, starting first in the U.S. The new tool will allow Facebook users to raise money for personal crises and other campaigns – like school or medical expenses, emergency situations, funerals, and more. In addition,…

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    5. Bad Idea: Domino’s and Starship Technologies will deliver pizza by robot in Europe this summer

      Bad Idea: Domino’s and Starship Technologies will deliver pizza by robot in Europe this summer

      (Editor's note: Must have a lot safer neighborhoods than ours.)  We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again– the food delivery robots are coming! This time, they’ll be carting piping hot pizzas to Domino’s customers. The tech-loving pizza company joked about driverless delivery robots in 2015. Remember its “Domi-No-Driver” campaign? But now it’s making good on the April Fool’s gag. Domino’s has…

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    6. YouTube’s automatic captioning system can now describe sound effects | Follow @2Elearning

      YouTube’s automatic captioning system can now describe sound effects | Follow @2Elearning

      YouTube has long had an automatic captioning system that, thanks to Google’s machine learning advances in recent years, has gotten pretty good at automatically transcribing spoken words in a video. As the company announced today, its technology is now able to take this a step further by also captioning some of the ambient sounds like [LAUGHTER], [APPLAUSE] and [MUSIC]. For now, the…

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    7. WayUp gets $18.5 million more to help college grads find jobs

      WayUp gets $18.5 million more to help college grads find jobs

      Recent college grads need a better way to search for jobs. Or at least, that’s the thesis of New York-based WayUp, which recently raised $18.5 million in Series B funding to execute on this vision. Trinity Ventures, which led the investment, is also gaining a board seat via partner Karan Mehandru. Existing investors, including General Catalyst, Lerer-Hippeau Ventures and SV Angel…

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    8. Sales Lead: Millennial lender Upstart just raised $32.5 million to license its tech to other companies

      Upstart, a nearly five-year-old online lending company that prides itself on quickly identifying people who are less likely to default on money leant them, has raised $32.5 million in fresh funding that brings its total funding to date to around $85 million. Partly, the company wants to continue on its current growth trajectory. In fact, according to CEO (and former president of…

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    9. Bye Bye Chef School: BeeHex cooks up $1 million for 3D food printers that make pizzas

      Bye Bye Chef School: BeeHex cooks up $1 million for 3D food printers that make pizzas

      The phrase “3-D printer” typically brings to mind devices that churn out plastic objects like jewelry, toys, hardware prototypes or even prosthetics. Now, a startup building a 3-D food printer, BeeHex, has raised $1 million in seed funding to launch its first product, a pizza printer called the Chef 3D. Initially, BeeHex wanted to develop a printer that would be able to make a…

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    10. Mylestone lets you access your personal memories through Alexa | Follow @2Elearning

      Mylestone lets you access your personal memories through Alexa | Follow @2Elearning

      What if our photographs and social media updates could be turned into memories we – or our children – could later access just by asking a virtual assistant, like Amazon’s Alexa? That’s the premise behind a new startup called Mylestone, which is experimenting with turning our digital footprints into narratives that help us recall highlights from our lives, as well…

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    11. Microsoft asks for exemptions to Trump’s immigration order for visa holders | Follow @2Elearning

      Microsoft asks for exemptions to Trump’s immigration order for visa holders | Follow @2Elearning

      Microsoft isn’t ending its general opposition to Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration from last week, but it is more formally requesting the granting of immediate exceptions that would help its own employees, as well as the employees of other tech companies who are lawful visa holders but still affected by the ban. In a blog post, Microsoft President and Chief Legal…

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    12. Udacity launches deep learning nanodegree foundation program | Follow @2Elearning

      Udacity launches deep learning nanodegree foundation program | Follow @2Elearning

      Greater compute power and power efficiency has made deep learning algorithms ubiquitous in our world. Deep learning has found its way into self driving cars, convenience stores and hospitals. Yet the fight for top talent in the space remains fierce and is a bottleneck for reaching new industries and solving tough challenges. To complement Udacity’s previous AI courses, the…

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    13. Microsoft acquires Maluuba, a startup focused on general artificial intelligence | Follow @2Elearning

      Microsoft acquires Maluuba, a startup focused on general artificial intelligence | Follow @2Elearning

      Microsoft has acquired Canadian startup Maluuba, a company founded by University of Waterloo grads Kaheer Suleman and Sam Pasupalak that also participated in TechCrunch’s 2012 San Francisco Startup Battlefield competition. Maluuba focuses on natural language processing, in service of pursuing general artificial intelligence, or building computers that can think like people. The…

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    14. FinancialForce selects former Salesforce and Heroku exec to be new CEO

      FinancialForce, a cloud ERP solution built on the Salesforce platform, announced today that Tod Nielsen, an experienced executive from a Who’s Who of tech companies, will become the company’s new CEO. Nielsen replaces Jeremy Roche, who founded the company and has run it since its inception in 2009. Roche will remain on the board of directors, and have a yet-to-be-defined role…

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    15. Apple’s bulletproof Wall Street growth story came to a halt this year | Follow @2Elearning

      Apple’s bulletproof Wall Street growth story came to a halt this year | Follow @2Elearning

      This year was an interesting one in a long time for Apple — but not necessarily in a good way. iPhones aren’t selling the way they used to, the Apple Watch isn’t a big hit, and Alphabet is emerging as a bigger and formidable competitor. And that has Wall street asking some serious questions about Apple’s future. At the beginning of the year, Apple experienced a…

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    16. Sales Lead: OpenAI’s Universe is the fun parent every artificial intelligence deserves

      Every parent’s worst nightmare is a student spending more time playing video games and surfing the web than studying for school. But the team over at OpenAI believes that a “fun parent” approach could actually bring us all one step closer to the elusive generalized intelligence. Its new tool, Universe, was created to train and measure AI frameworks with video games…

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    17. Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions in letter to US regulators | Follow @2Elearning

      Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions in letter to US regulators | Follow @2Elearning

      Apple has publicly revealed its ambitions to play in the emerging market of self-driving vehicles with a policy recommendation letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Wall Street Journal first broke news of the communique. Precise details of Apple automotive products were not revealed in the letter. But it did state that: “Apple uses machine learning to make…

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