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Coronavirus is the first test for AI, robots, and drones that can prevent pandemics

Coronavirus the first test for AI, robots, and drones

The novel coronavirus that first appeared in mainland China has now spread across the world, with more than 82,000 reported cases and nearly 3,000 deaths, as of Thursday. And right alongside the outbreak is the deployment of myriad types of AI-powered tech that is now being put on full display. New technology like infrared thermometers — potentially unreliable devices known...

SparkLabs Group launches Connex, an accelerator program for smart city technology

SparkLabs launches Connex accelerator program for smart city technology

SparkLabs Group announced today that it has launched SparkLabs Connex, the latest program in its network of startup accelerators and venture funds. Focused on real estate technology (proptech) and the Internet of Things, SparkLabs Connex will tap into startup ecosystems in Silicon Valley, Seoul, Shenzhen, Taipei and Singapore. The program will support startups working with tech, like artificial intelligence, 5G,...

Toyota’s is giving $400M investment into self-driving startup Pony.ai

Toyota’s is giving $400M investment into self-driving startup Pony.ai

One of the world’s largest car makers, Toyota, has further demonstrated its intent on supporting self-driving vehicles. The Japanese carmaker is planning to invest $400 million into Pony.ai, a Chinese self-driving car startup that’s based across Silicon Valley in the US and Guangzhou in China, Bloomberg reports. With the latest round of funding, Pony.ai is reportedly now valued at around...

Tractable claims $25M to sell damage-assessing AIs to more insurance giants

Tractable claims $25M to sell damage-assessing AIs to insurance giants

London-based insurtech AI startup Tractable, which is applying artificial intelligence to speed up accident and disaster recovery by using computer vision to perform visual damage appraisal instead of getting humans to do the job, has closed a $25 million Series C, led by Canadian investment fund Georgian Partners. Existing investors also participated, including Insight Partners and Ignition Partners. The round...

Stonly grabs $3.5 million to make customer support more interactive

Stonly grabs $3.5 million to make customer support more interactive

Stonly is building a service for customer support teams so that they can share step-by-step guides to solve the most common issues users have. The startup just raised a $3.5 million funding round led by Accel with business angels also participating, such as Eventbrite CTO Renaud Visage and PeopleDoc founders Jonathan Benhamou and Clément Buyse.…

Jio Fiber Review of an ordinary internet user

Jio Fiber Review of an ordinary internet user

Jio Giga fiber much-anticipated fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service is finally here all around India. It was first launched on August 12, 2019. It was recently introduced in Kerala. I took the Jio Fiber FTTH at my home, the 849 SILVER plan and I am more than happy with it. So here is my jio fiber review after one month of usage....

New York’s BounceX reaches $100M ARR, rebrands

New York’s BounceX reaches $100M ARR, rebrands

Welcome to the $100 million ARR club, BounceX. This morning (evening, timezone depending), BounceX, a New York-based marketing technology startup, announced that it has reached the $100 million annual recurring revenue (ARR) threshold, adding its name to our running list of companies that have crossed over into nine-figure revenue while remaining private. BounceX also announced a name change to Wunderkind,...

3 top tips to help you be a good boss

3 top tips to help you be a good boss

Attracting — and retaining — talent in the startup world is beyond challenging and in the very early stages, it’s a task that’s largely down to the founder, who has to sell their vision to prospective candidates. Founders are the most important brand ambassador for their business and are responsible for shaping company culture with their leadership style. But startup...

Neuroscience shows what’s right and wrong with AI

Neuroscience shows what’s right and wrong with AI

Two separate studies, one by UK-based artificial intelligence lab DeepMind and the other by researchers in Germany and Greece, display the fascinating relations between AI and neuroscience. As most scientists will tell you, we are still decades away from building artificial general intelligence, machines that can solve problems as efficiently as humans. On the path to creating general AI, the human brain,...

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