Tag Archives: Google

What’s happened in AI: June 18th-24th

By | June 25, 2018

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 »

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 28th-June 3rd

By | June 5, 2018

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 »

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: May 7th-13th

By | May 15, 2018

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 »

What’s happened in AI: April 30th-May 6th

By | May 7, 2018

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.

What’s happened in AI: April 23rd-29th

By | May 1, 2018

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 »

What’s happened in AI: April 8th-14th

By | April 16, 2018

Another busy week per usual. Highlights include SenseTime’s insane $600mm Series C round. They’re now the world’s most valuable AI startup. Company developments: Veteran Global AI Leader Dongyan Wang Joins DeepBrain Chain as Chief AI Officer, Executive VP of Silicon Valley Research Center – Apr. 13, 2018 (satPRnews) DeepBrain Chain (www.deepbrainchain.org), the world’s first Artificial… Read More »

What’s happened in AI: April 1st-7th

By | April 8, 2018

This week has seen a heavy push on policies and government initiatives related to AI. Looks like the Uber accident in Arizona has failed to deter most regulatory bodies from halting autonomous vehicle legislation and policy. Among the many other developments this week, for all ramen lovers, Google has developed a program that can categorize… Read More »