Archive | December, 2020

Graphcore Raises a Further $222M to Seed Expansion

Graphcore (Bristol, UK) has raised a further $222 million that the company says will be used to speed development of its AI and machine learning  chips, systems and software development.
The E-series funding brings the total raised since its founding in 2016 to $710 million, valuing the company at $2.77 billion.
Nigel Toon
Graphcore’s co-founder and CEO, Nigel Toon, said

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Top 10 Construction Robots in Use Around the World

Construction — no matter if it is residential, commercial, or industrial — is one of the most labor-intensive jobs on the planet. It’s also the least automated, but that is rapidly changing as more robots are entering the field due to labor shortages and the pandemic. Adaptation has always been on the front lines when it comes to new technologies.

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A list of good things that happened this year in the world of tech, science, education, and more

Have you heard that 2020 was a tough year? Well, it’s true … but people also did some amazing things, too.
For a dose of inspiration and optimism as we head into 2021, here’s a list of stories highlighting people and organizations using tech and innovation for good. This is one trend we hope will continue next year.
1. Entrepreneurs

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Need a boost for the new year? Pacific Northwest geeks share the different things that inspire them

Need a little inspiration to make it out of 2020 and into 2021? We’ve been asking data scientists, video game designers, engineers, doctors, students and startup founders all year where they find theirs.
We’ve read more than enough about what has bummed us out over the past year. It might seem difficult to find something or someone that will make

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Strategizing for 2021 With Sentiment Analysis Using Product Review Data

2020 started with a lot of concern; individuals, businesses, and governments were all thrown into a state of confusion. COVID-19 ravaged the world and there was no known remedy.
2021, however, promises to be a year full of hope. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech have filed for emergency authorization in the US of their Covid-19 vaccine; the advanced trial showed

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Meet The Entrepreneur Working To Reduce Food Waste Who Just Raised $2 Million

Phood, a food service platform that uses Artificial Intelligence through computer vision to help food businesses of all sizes cut their food waste, recently announced that it has raised $2 million in seed.

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Israeli Computer Vision Startup Raises $60 Million To Expand ‘Frictionless’ Checkout

Artificial intelligence-driven cashierless checkout platform uses commodity hardware for speedy scale.

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The biggest technology failures of 2020

This was a year we needed technology to save us. A pandemic raced over the land, there were wildfires, uneasy political divisions, and we gasped in the miasma of social media. In 2020, the ways in which technology can help or hurt never seemed clearer.

In the success column we have covid-19 vaccines. But this article is

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