Tag Archives: Apple

What’s happened in AI: September 11th-16th

By | September 17, 2018

This week we saw some interesting M&A activity. Microsoft made yet another acquisition in the field of AI. This time they acquired Lobe, who’s developed an AI drag and drop tool. In addition we saw U.K. based Medopad acquire Sherbit to continue to enhance their AI driven disease detection solutions. KPMG has previously said Medopad… Read More »

What’s happened in AI: August 27th-September 3rd

By | September 4, 2018

Busy week leading into Labor Day weekend. Highlights are centered around the autonomous vehicle world with one of Apple’s self-driving cars getting rear-ended, and Toyota investing $500mm into Uber. Very interesting move by Toyota given their own autonomous vehicle program and Uber’s have struggled compared to peers. Maybe this partnership provides synergies that aren’t immediately… Read More »

What’s happened in AI: July 16th-22nd

By | July 23, 2018

This past week has been quite a busy one. Highlights include Apple’s increased investment in its autonomous vehicle program, Softbank’s push to invest in Sensetime, Microsoft’s AI/cloud partnership with Walmart, Zoox’s $630mm potential investment round, and much more. Company developments: Get down with Google’s new pose-matching machine learning experiment – July 20, 2018 (Android Authority)… Read More »

What’s happened in AI: July 9th-July 15th

By | July 17, 2018

Another exciting week in AI. In particular, lots of news on the autonomous vehicle front. Pony.ai just raised another massive fundraising round, numerous U.S. states are driving forward autonomous vehicle investment and research, SpotHero is prepping Chi-town for the revolution with customized parking spots designed for autonomous vehicles, a former Apple employee was charged attempting… Read More »

What’s happened in AI: June 10th-17th

By | June 18, 2018

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 »

What’s happened in AI: June 4th-June 9th

By | June 10, 2018

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 »

What’s happened in AI: May 14th-20th

By | May 23, 2018

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 »

What’s happened in AI: March 16th-23rd

By | March 24, 2018

Arguably the biggest week in AI this year in terms of new developments. Not all developments are positive and rosy though. This week we witnessed the tragic and unfortunate death of Elaine Herzberg, who was struck by one of Uber’s autonomous vehicles in Arizona. While I’m a strong proponent of autonomous vehicles, especially given the… Read More »