Archive | February, 2019

GeekWire Robotics Cup is thrilling new addition to annual Bash, featuring 24 teams of junior geeks

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Weasel Eggs, Mini-Taurs, LEGO Lassies, and the Cyber Cheetahs! With team names like these, you know the first annual GeekWire Robotics Cup is going to be a true geek gathering.

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An insider’s peek at TC Sessions: Robotics & AI

We are not quite ready to announce the agenda for TechCunch’s April 18 robotics and AI show at UC Berkeley, but anyone who has been watching the speaker announcements is bound to be just a bit excited. Here’s a…

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Agriculture startup iUNU raises $7.5M to turn greenhouses into high-tech manufacturing plants

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Seattle startup iUNU has raised more cash to expand its platform that uses technologies such as artificial intelligence and computer vision to change the way commercial greenhouse operators monitor their crops.

The 6-year-old company just reeled in a $7.5 million…

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Light is expanding from smartphone cameras to self-driving cars

This year’s MWC has been very much the beginning of a new phase for Light. Until now, the Palo Alto startup has been best known for its 16-lens DSLR competitor, an utterly fascinating, if not particularly practical device.

At this…

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NVM ReRAM Memory Cell Targets Edge AI

Researchers have demonstrated a chip that integrates resistive RAM with silicon computing units and new memory resiliency features that provide 2.3x the capacity of existing ReRAM.Target applications include energy-efficient, smart-sensor nodes to support artificial intelligence on the internet of things…

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Helping children overcome their mobility challenges, Trexo Robotics gets a Y Combinator boost

Manmeet Maggu and Rahul Udasi didn’t know it when they met at the University of Waterloo eleven years ago, but the bond that the two forged in late night study sessions as roommates in the UW Place…

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The real reason Amazon, Apple, and Google are some of the world’s biggest companies

These companies use functional, if decidedly unglamorous, types of AI. The future of AI will be more of the same–not far-flung fantasies, like humanoid robots and machine consciousness.

Artificial intelligence researchers and engineers have spent a lot of effort trying…

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It’s up to Smart Humans to Stop Being Stupid About AI

As AI becomes a bigger and perhaps transformative technological force, it’s crucial to recognize that artificial intelligence is only as good as the genuine human thinking that goes into it.

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