US PayPal users can soon use crypto in lieu of fiat currency

The new service will allow users to buy, hold, and sell cryptocurrency such as bitcoin.

21 October 2020, zdnet.com

The 2020 data and AI landscape

Despite COVID's impact on the economy, many companies in the data ecosystem have not just survived but thrived. Here are some key areas to watch.

21 October 2020, venturebeat.com

FireCompass is Redesigning Red Teaming

FireCompass is redesigning red teaming using AI, saving time, money and resources

21 October 2020, aidaily.co.uk


Artificial intelligence and the antitrust case against Google

Federal prosecurots say Google uses anticompetitive business practices as well as artificial intelligence, data, and scale to maintain monopolies.

21 October 2020, venturebeat.com

Researchers find evidence of racial, gender, and socioeconomic bias in chest X-ray classifiers

Researchers claim to have found evidence of racial, gender, and socioeconomic bias in popular datasets used to train X-ray scan classifiers.

21 October 2020, venturebeat.com

The Left and the Right Speak Different Languages—Literally

A study analyzed patterns in online comments and found liberals and conservatives use different words to express similar ideas.

21 October 2020, wired.com


Landing AI launches product inspection platform for manufacturers

Landing AI is launching a platform to help manufacturers inspect products like automotive parts or semiconductors using computer vision.

21 October 2020, venturebeat.com

Data privacy startup Mine raises $9.5 million and expands to the U.S.

Mine, which is developing a platform that helps discover and manage personal data on the web, today closed a $9.5 million funding round.

21 October 2020, venturebeat.com

Kite expands its AI code completions from 2 to 13 programming languages

Kite's AI code completion supports programming languages Python, JavaScript, TypeScript, Java, HTML, CSS, Go, C, C#, C++, Objective C, Kotlin, and Scala.

21 October 2020, venturebeat.com


Good Vibrations for New Energy: Nanogenerator “Scavenges” Power From Surroundings

Imagine a mobile phone charger that doesn’t need a wireless or main power source. Or a pacemaker with inbuilt organic energy sources within the human body. Australian researchers led by Flinders University are picking up the challenge of ‘scavenging’

21 October 2020, scitechdaily.com

Sam’s Club expands autonomous floor-sweeping robots to all U.S. stores

Sam's Club and Brain Corp will partner to deploy autonomous floor-scrubbing robots in hundreds of Sam's Club stores around the U.S.

21 October 2020, venturebeat.com

Anyscale raises $40 million to launch a managed service for distributed computing workloads

Anyscale, the startup behind the open source project Ray, today closed a $40 million round to support its first commercial offering, a managed Ray platform.

21 October 2020, venturebeat.com


Syte raises $40 million to bring visual search to online retailers

Syte, a visual search and discovery platform for retailers, has raised $40 million in a round of funding led by Viola Ventures.

21 October 2020, venturebeat.com

Robots deciding their next move need help prioritizing

As robots replace humans in dangerous situations such as search and rescue missions, they need to be able to quickly assess and make decisions—to react and adapt like a human being would. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign used a model based on the game Capture the Flag to develop a new take on deep reinforcement learning that helps robots evaluate their next move.

21 October 2020, techxplore.com

Research collaboration COVID-19 cloud testing platform has potential to help beyond pandemic

A population-level disease monitoring system that employs at-home self-swab kits is being expanded today, at no cost to participants, as part of an infection prevalence study in the San Francisco Bay Area. The system could have broader impact on testing not only for COVID-19, but for other diseases as well.

21 October 2020, techxplore.com


Best face masks for work: Pandemic protection for businesses and professionals

Here are some non-medical face masks you can wear back to work.

21 October 2020, zdnet.com

Navigating the ‘Great Rehire’ with data intelligence

With a stark difference between a data-driven hiring team and an intelligence-driven team, companies must prepare before a war for talent begins in 2021.

21 October 2020, venturebeat.com

Digital fortress: 5G is a weapon in national defense

A new generation of warfighting will occur (and be enabled by) low-latency 5G networks.

21 October 2020, zdnet.com


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