UK AI chip startup Graphcore has announced a $200 million Series D round today that’s jointly led by an existing investor, European VC Atomico, along with new investor Sofina, an investment holding firm.
One way to measure progress in artificial intelligence is to chart victories by algorithms over champions of increasingly challenging games—checkers, chess, and, in 2016, Go. On Wednesday, five bots sought to extend AI’s mastery to esports, in the fantasy Continue reading →
“Fighting technology means fighting human ingenuity,” an IBM software program admonished Israeli debating champion Dan Zafrir in San Francisco Monday. The program, dubbed Project Debater, and Zafrir, were debating the value of telemedicine, but the point could also apply to Continue reading →
Zebra Medical Vision, an Israeli medical imaging startup that uses machine and deep learning to build tools for radiologists, has raised a $30 million Series C led by health technology fund aMoon Ventures, with participation from Aurum, Johnson & Continue reading →
French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent visit to Washington highlighted how differently our two nations are thinking about the future. In March, the French government unveiled a national strategy for artificial intelligence technology that has a clear goal: make France a Continue reading →
Time was software companies left inventing new hardware to others. Google’s search and ads empire was built on infrastructure assembled from commodity components, for example. But the growing competition among tech companies in artificial intelligence has convinced some software makers Continue reading →
Artificial intelligence is a recurring theme in recent remarks by top executives at Alphabet. The company’s latest Founders’ Letter, penned by Sergey Brin, is no exception—but he also finds time to namecheck possible downsides around safety, jobs, and fairness. Continue reading →