This week we saw another tech giant face internal push back on partnering with the government on AI initiatives. It was Google over the past few weeks with Project Maven, and now it’s Amazon with the use of its facial recognition software with U.S. police departments. Will be interesting to see if this trend continues.… Read More »
Another busy week in AI. In particular, I’ve noticed more news on AI’s impact on the continent of Africa. Highlights there include Google’s new AI research center in Ghana, Zimbabwe looking to expand their AI capabilities with the help of China, and a great profile of Azuri Technologies’ initiatives to bring solar energy to east… Read More »
One industry that AI is already having an enormous impact on is the logistics industry. As such, I’ve decided to pursue a series of posts relating to four main areas of logistics being impacted by AI. These areas are 1. Truckload shipping 2. Air / drone shipping 3. Maritime shipping and 4. Rail freight shipping.… Read More »
Big news this week with Microsoft’s $7.5bn acquisition of GitHub. Other news this week includes numerous developments in the autonomous vehicles space, with announcements from Waymo, GM, Ford, Innoviz, Cadillac, Volvo and more. We also received word that the White House plans to release government data to help advance the speed of AI developments. It… Read More »
Special shout out this week to David Vandegrift and Ablorde Ashigbi of 4Degrees, who officially announced their $1mm pre-seed funding round. Very proud of the team they’ve assembled and overall progress of the company. In general, there was a ton of fundraising news in AI this week. Highlights include Sensetime’s $620mm follow on round, Softbank’s… Read More »
Recapping the week of May 21st-27th. This week’s post to follow soon. Big highlights from last week include Sensetime’s partnership to invest in AI startups in Hong Kong, Microsoft developing a tool to “detect biased algorithms” and congress diving into recent use cases of facial recognition. Company developments: Mobvoi Releases 4 New AI-Powered Wearable &… Read More »
Interesting week in AI to say the least. To start, a school in China is now using AI to catch students who aren’t paying attention and/or napping. RIP to those students if they were anything like me in school. Meanwhile across the pond, the Metropolitan (U.K) police admitted their facial recognition technology has an abysmal… Read More »
Busy week in many different areas of the AI world. Highlights include Google hosting their annual I/O festival for developers, and the White House finally taking concrete steps to foster AI collaboration between the private sector and government by hosting an AI summit. Meanwhile, on the autonomous vehicle front, Drive.AI announced a ride-haling services pilot program… Read More »
This week featured a number of AI developments from Facebook, who had their annual F8 developer conference on May 1st and 2nd.
Meanwhile, across the pond in South Wales (U.K), the local police force is having issues with their facial recognition software. At an 8% accuracy rate for its recent use during the UEFA Champions League matches, “having issues” might be an understatement.
This week featured many positive news stories. Most notable was the use of new facial recognition software by police in India to find thousands of missing children. Always great to see the use of AI to help make the world a safer and better place. Company developments: IAI developing autonomous vehicles – Apr. 29, 2018… Read More »