A CIO weighs in on how AI can benefit non-technical roles, particularly HR

Jeff Gregory, the Thirdera CIO, discussed how AI can impact non-technical roles in an organization, especially in the realm of human resources.

30 June 2021, venturebeat.com

Decoding the data: Leaders from American Express, Accenture, and more open up about challenges and successes

Panelists will break down the steps their organizations took to analyze and normalize data, ensuring accuracy and reliability, and more.

30 June 2021, venturebeat.com

AI and marshmallows: Developing human-AI collaboration

Despite unprecedented advancements in technology and countless depictions of complex human-AI interactions in sci-fi movies, we have yet to fully achieve AI bots that can engage in conversation as naturally as humans can. Kushal Chawla, researcher at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) and a doctoral student in computer science, and collaborators at both the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI) and ICT are taking us one step closer to this reality by teaching AI how to negotiate with humans.

30 June 2021, techxplore.com

Autonomous excavators ready for around the clock real-world deployment

Researchers from Baidu Research Robotics and Auto-Driving Lab (RAL) and the University of Maryland, College Park, have introduced an autonomous excavator system (AES) that can perform material loading tasks for a long duration without any human intervention while offering performance closely equivalent to that of an experienced human operator.

30 June 2021, techxplore.com

MLCommons releases latest MLPerf Training benchmark results

Open engineering consortium MLCommons has released its latest MLPerf Training community benchmark results.

NASA's Hubble telescope has a mystery computer problem. Here's how they are trying to fix it

The 31 years-old Hubble Space Telescope has been on standby for two weeks, and NASA engineers are rushing to figure out what's wrong.

30 June 2021, zdnet.com

How to help entrepreneurs adopt cutting edge technologies to grow their businesses

Entrepreneurs can create entirely new ways of providing goods and services if they're adequately trained to take advantage of technological advances.

30 June 2021, theconversation.com

Facebook updates Habitat environment to train ’embodied AI’

Facebook today announced Habitat 2.0, an updated version of its simulation environment, alongside new datasets and benchmarks.

30 June 2021, venturebeat.com

Moveworks raises $200M to automate enterprise IT tasks

Moveworks, a startup developing a platform to automate common IT tasks, has raised $200 million at a $2.1 billion valuation.

30 June 2021, venturebeat.com

Quantum computing: This new approach could be the fastest path to real applications

Rigetti has designed a brand-new approach to building quantum processors that could pave the way for large-scale quantum computers.

30 June 2021, zdnet.com

Editing out fake news

Fake news and misinformation have become commonplace in the political, economic, climatic, and social arenas in recent years and are amplified significantly by social media with important repercussions for political outcomes and our quality of life. As we continue to face the global COVID-19 pandemic, fake news and misinformation in this realm becomes a matter of life and death.

30 June 2021, techxplore.com

Neural network to study crowd physics for training urban robots

The chaotically moving objects dense clusters digital twin is being developed by students from NUST MISIS, ITMO and MIPT to navigate robots. It is going to be a web service using graph neural networks, which will allow studying the physics of crowds, the laws of swarm behavior in animals and the principles of "active matter" motion.

30 June 2021, techxplore.com

Construction digitization: Building the right technology for an industry driven by humans

The construction industry generates massive amounts of data every day. But 96% goes unused, largely because it is stuck in siloed solutions.

30 June 2021, venturebeat.com

A Big P.R. Problem

The exit of Teneo’s chief raises questions about the future of the influential advisory firm.

30 June 2021, nytimes.com

Versa Networks raises $84M to protect cloud networks

Versa Networks, a company offering security solutions for cloud networks, has raised $84 million in venture capital.

30 June 2021, venturebeat.com

Noname Security nabs $60M to protect APIs

Noname Security, which is developing a platform to protect APIs from attack, has raised $80 million in venture funding.

30 June 2021, venturebeat.com

GitHub releases an AI-powered copilot to help improve code

GitHub is helping developers to speed up and clean up their code with a new AI-powered tool that it calls Copilot.

Using A.I. to Find Bias in A.I.

The problem of bias in artificial intelligence is facing increasing scrutiny from regulators and is a growing business for start-ups and tech stalwarts.

30 June 2021, nytimes.com

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