Archive | October, 2020

4 Critical Questions to Ask Before Starting an AI Project

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Twitter and a Supercell billionaire are backing a new A.I.-focused venture capital fund

Twitter and top executives from Google and video game company Supercell are among those backing a London venture capitalist’s new fund dedicated to investing in early stage startups with artificial intelligence at the heart of their business models.Air Street Capital, a boutique venture capital company founded and run by Nathan Benaich, said Friday that it had closed a new $17

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Tesla raises price of ‘Full Self-Driving’ option to $10,000

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Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” option, which currently enables Autopilot features like changing lanes on highways and automatic car parking, now costs $10,000, or $2,000 more than before. The price rise only covers the US for now, where the company’s Full Self-Driving functionality has just launched in limited beta, allowing Autopilot’s

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An automated trading firm turns its machine learning expertise to venture capital investing

XTX Markets doesn’t have any human traders. But it does have human venture capitalists.XTX is well known in the financial industry as an automated trading firm—it buys and sells some $250 billion of assets, from foreign-exchange to stocks and US Treasuries, each day. It’s the only company in the top ranks of currency trading that isn’t a global investment bank,

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Dog training technique helps robot learn and other news

BBC Click’s Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

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Top Four Technologies Guiding Pandemic Containment Efforts

Still without an effective vaccine or therapy to administer, the COVID-19 pandemic continues globally. Lacking tools to treat the population and create herd immunity to the virus, governments must rely on other methods of containment and mitigation. Just as the digital revolution has transformed most aspects of everyday life, so too does it provide tools for coordinating these efforts. The

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe successfully stores small sample of asteroid rocks in its belly

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has successfully stored a small cache of rocks that it grabbed from the surface of an asteroid named Bennu last week, sealing the pebbles inside the vehicle’s belly. The asteroid particles will now remain inside the spacecraft over the next three years, as OSIRIS-REx makes its way back to Earth.
OSIRIS-REx grabbed the sample

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To see what makes AI hard to use, ask it to write a pop song

Welcome home welcome home oh oh oh the world is beautiful the world. They’re not the most catchy lyrics. But after I’ve listened to “Beautiful the World” half a dozen times, the chorus is stuck in my head and my foot is tapping. Not bad for a melody generated by an AI trained on a data set of Eurovision songs

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