Stoke nabs $15.5M to boost its AI-driven freelance management system

Stoke Talent raises $15.5 million to expand its freelance management system as the rise in contracters accelerates the "future of work."

08 June 2021, venturebeat.com

Machine learning reduces microscope data processing time from months to just seconds

Ever since the world's first ever microscope was invented in 1590 by Hans and Zacharias Janssen—a Dutch father and son—our curiosity for what goes on at the tiniest scales has led to development of increasingly powerful devices. Fast forward to 2021, we not only have optical microscopy methods that allow us to see tiny particles in higher resolution than ever before, we also have non-optical techniques, such as scanning force microscopes, with which researchers can construct detailed maps of a range of physical and chemical properties.

08 June 2021, techxplore.com

Can AI and cloud automation slash a cloud bill in half?

Many companies don’t realize how dramatically their cloud spend can increase given that those expenses aren’t charged up-front.

08 June 2021, venturebeat.com


Faster holographic imaging using recurrent neural networks

Digital holographic imaging is a commonly used microscopy technique in biomedical imaging. It reveals rich optical information of the sample, which could be used, for example, to detect pathological abnormalities in tissue slides. Common image sensors only respond to the intensity of the incoming light.

08 June 2021, techxplore.com

Best Father's Day gifts 2021: Tech gifts all under $150

Almost everything on this costs less than $150 -- and many items are available for $10 or less. it's a great list of unexpected gifts that Dad is sure to love.

08 June 2021, zdnet.com

AI-powered transcription startup Verbit raises $157M

Verbit, a startup offering AI-powered transcription services, has raised $157 million in venture capital at an over $1 billion valuation.

08 June 2021, venturebeat.com


AI transcription company becomes unicorn

There's a huge future in speech-to-text (to the tune of $1 billion).

08 June 2021, zdnet.com

Making virtual assistants sound human poses a challenge for designers

There's a scene in the 2008 film "Iron Man" that offers a glimpse of future interactions between human and artificial intelligence assistants. In it, Tony Stark's virtual assistant J.A.R.V.I.S. responds with sarcasm and humor to Stark's commands.

08 June 2021, techxplore.com

IBM releases AI model toolkit to help developers measure uncertainty

IBM has released a toolkit designed to help developers measure uncertainty in an AI and machine learning model.

08 June 2021, venturebeat.com


Study shows AI-generated fake reports even fool experts

If you use such social media websites as Facebook and Twitter, you may have come across posts flagged with warnings about misinformation. So far, most misinformation—flagged and unflagged—has been aimed at the general public. Imagine the possibility of misinformation—information that is false or misleading—in scientific and technical fields like cybersecurity, public safety and medicine.

08 June 2021, techxplore.com

Artificial intelligence can help you understand music better

Algorithms and technology have so far helped listeners to more of the same music. Now, UiO researchers are working on new technology that can get people interested in a greater musical variety.

08 June 2021, techxplore.com

Humans are ready to take advantage of benevolent AI

Humans expect that AI is benevolent and trustworthy. A new study reveals that at the same time humans are unwilling to cooperate and compromise with machines. They even exploit them.

08 June 2021, techxplore.com


Government and business can develop an ethical AI future together, KPMG study finds

Industry leaders believe the Biden administration will help advance AI adoption, and also believe it has an essential role in regulating AI.

08 June 2021, venturebeat.com

Price check! Big brands turn to in-store drones to peep products

There's a $1 trillion problem in retail. Major brands are betting autonomous drones can be part of the solution.

08 June 2021, zdnet.com

MicroStrategy to raise $400 million as it ups its giant Bitcoin bet

The company is also forming a subsidiary called MacroStrategy LLC to hold its Bitcoin.

08 June 2021, zdnet.com


Bain and Crosspoint Capital acquire ExtraHop in $900M deal

Bain Capital Private Equity and Crosspoint Capital Partners have agreed to acquire cybersecurity firm ExtraHop in a deal worth $900 million.

08 June 2021, venturebeat.com

Razer and ClearBot are using AI and robotics to clean the oceans

Razer has partnered with marine waste cleaning startup ClearBot to advance the use of AI and robotics to reduce ocean pollution.


Bias and discrimination in AI: whose responsibility is it to tackle them? 

Identifying and managing AI to minimize its dangers is everyone's responsibility, not just the developers working on those algorithms.

08 June 2021, venturebeat.com


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