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April 10, 2019

KeyMe raises $50 million for AI-powered kiosks that duplicate keys in seconds

Key duplication service KeyMe has raised $50 million in fuding from NYC-based asset manager BlackRock, bringing its total funding north of $150 million.

April 10, 2019

New IBM technique cuts AI speech recognition training time from a week to 11 hours

In a research paper, IBM detailed an AI technique that cuts down automatic speech recognition model training time from a week to roughly 11 hours.

April 10, 2019

Google’s new AI tools scan documents, take phone calls, and search for products

At Google Cloud Next 2019, Google launched Document Understanding AI and Contact Center AI in beta, plus Vision Product Search in general availability.

April 10, 2019

Google debuts Cloud Data Fusion, connected sheets in BigQuery, and Data Catalog

Google today debuted a slew of new features aimed at analytics workloads, including Cloud Data Fusion, connected sheets in BigQuery, and Data Catalog.

April 10, 2019

Google debuts AutoML Video and AutoML Tables for structured data

Google introduced two new classes for AutoML, its service that uses AI to create AI: AutoML Video and AutoML Tables. Both debuted today at Cloud Next.

April 10, 2019

Google announces Cloud SQL for Microsoft SQL Server

At Cloud Next 2019, Google announced Cloud SQL for Microsoft SQL Server, Cloud Bigtable, Cloud multi-region replication, and SQL for PostgreSQL version 11.

April 10, 2019

Google’s Cloud Code extends IntelliJ and Visual Studio Code to Kubernetes apps

Google’s Cloud Code extends two Integrated Development Environments (IDEs), IntelliJ and Visual Studio Code, to cloud-native Kubernetes applications.

April 10, 2019

Google debuts new Cloud Storage archive class for long-term data retention

Google introduced a new archive class designed for long-term data retention, as well as Cloud Firestore improvements and more.

April 10, 2019

Atlassian announces new features for OpsGenie, Confluence, AgileCraft, and more

Today at its Summit Las Vegas conference, Atlassian announced a host of new features heading to products across its portfolio.

April 10, 2019

You can now use your Android phone as a 2FA security key for Google accounts

Android phones can now double as a Fast Identity Online (FIDO) security key for signing into personal and work Google accounts.

April 10, 2019

Google debuts Policy Intelligence, AI for cloud governance

Google today introduced Policy Intelligence, which uses machine learning to automate best practices for cloud governance related to identity management.

April 10, 2019

Google Cloud Platform beefs up with 30 security announcements

Google made over 30 security Google Cloud Platform announcements at Google Cloud Next 2019. Here are most, but not all, of them.

April 10, 2019

Google launches AI Platform, a collaborative model-making tool for data scientists

Google today debuted AI Platform, a tool for data scientists to test, build, and deploy AI models, at the Cloud Next conference in San Francisco.

April 10, 2019

RedSeal raises more than $60 million for its cybersecurity tools

Cybersecurity provider RedSeal has attracted a substantial equity investment from Symphony Technology Group (STG), it announced.

April 10, 2019

Why AI and edge computing is capturing so much attention

The opportunities for edge computing in every industry are taking thought leaders by storm. To compete, you need to understand the state of the industry.

April 8, 2019

Google Brain’s AI predicts code from your previous edits

Researchers at Google Brain have devised a machine learning system that predicts future code edits based on edit histories.

April 8, 2019

Microsoft launches first Chromium Edge builds for Windows 10

Microsoft released the first Edge builds based on Google’s Chromium open source project: Canary (updated daily) and Developer builds (updated weekly).

April 8, 2019

Clearpath Robotics’ new autonomous warehouse robot can carry payloads up to 750 kilograms

Clearpath Robotics’ new autonomous warehouse rover — the Otto 750 — can carry large and medium payloads weighing up to 750 kilograms.

April 8, 2019

Alexa scientists teach AI language models new tongues with transfer learning

In a paper, scientists at Amazon’s Alexa division describe a transfer learning method that makes it easier to add support for new languages to AI systems.

April 8, 2019

Deep Lens raises $14 million to improve clinical trial recruitment with AI

Deep Lens, a Columbus, Ohio-based startup developing a precision medicine software suite, has raised $14 million in funding.

April 8, 2019

Bitglass raises $70 million to monitor and secure employee devices

Bitglass, a Campbell, California-based startup developing a cloud service that helps to protect corporate data, has raised $70 million in fresh capital.

April 8, 2019

Top 10 cloud security trends for 2019

Learn how organizations of ever size can evolve their data protection tactics to protect their sensitive data and their cloud investments.

April 4, 2019

Microsoft brings Visual Studio Code to Linux as a Snap

Microsoft made Visual Studio Code available for Linux as a Snap, supporting the containerized software package and seamless auto-updates for Linux users.

April 4, 2019

A fintech VC explains how to go from big idea to big money (VB Live)

Find out the difference between fintech startups that fail and the ones that disrupt entire industries in this VB Live event.

April 4, 2019

Amazon launches HIPAA-eligible Alexa skills for health care

Amazon has created a HIPAA-eligible environment for health care-related Alexa skills to share sensitive patient data or schedule doctor appointments.

April 4, 2019

Alexa AI scientists reduce speech recognition errors up to 22% with semi-supervised learning

Scientists from Amazon’s Alexa Seech group say they used a million hours of unlabeled data and semi-supervised learning to lower speech recognition errors.

April 3, 2019

Ubisoft Winnipeg guides Ubisoft’s use of AI and cloud computing to make bigger, better games

Ubisoft Winnipeg’s Darryl Long details how his studio uses AI and cloud computing to help the French publisher make massive games — quicker and better.

April 3, 2019

Google launches Android Q Beta 2 with multitasking Bubbles, foldables emulator, and zoomable microphones

Google today launched Android Q Beta 2 for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and the official Android Emulator.

April 1, 2019

AI improves sleep apnea classification by generating synthesized data

Researchers describe in a paper a data augmentation technique that improves the accuracy of automatic snore sound classification systems for sleep apnea.

April 1, 2019

Automattic launches Happy Tools, distributed workforce products that cost $5 per user

Automattic, best known for WordPress.com, has launched a productivity suite called Happy Tools aimed at the distributed workforce.

April 1, 2019

Alexa researchers develop 2-mic speech recognition system that beats a 7-mic array

Researchers at Amazon’s Alexa division have developed a technique that improves the speech recognition performance of systems on hardware with fewer mics.

April 1, 2019

Productiv raises $8 million to help companies track SaaS app engagement

Productiv, a SaaS-tracking startup founded by former Google Analytics lead Jody Shapiro, today emerged from stealth with $8 million in funding.

April 1, 2019

MIT CSAIL’s machine learning algorithm helps predict patterns in large data streams

Researchers at MIT CSAIL have devised a machine learning algorithm that’s highly adept at predicting patterns in large data streams.

March 29, 2019

AI Weekly: Will Amazon’s cosponsored NSF solicitation help or warp AI research?

Amazon’s cosponsored NSF solicitation is fueling debate among academics over the role of corporations in computer science research.

March 29, 2019

Google: Play Protect cut harmful Android app installs by 20% in 2018

In Google’s latest Android Security & Privacy Year in Review, it reports that Google Play Protect cut harmful Android app installs by 20 percent in 2018.

March 29, 2019

ProBeat: Microsoft needs to make the case for Cortana — or leave her to Halo

Microsoft has no clear use case for its AI assistant Cortana. The company either needs to figure one out, or send her back to the Halo universe.

March 28, 2019

Outlook’s new AI features help you plan for meetings

Microsoft Outlook’s new AI-driven features recommend meeting times and places and collate content relevant to upcoming and past meetings in one place.

March 28, 2019

Amazon’s Alexa for Business Blueprints lets employees make custom voice apps

Amazon’s new Alexa for Business Blueprints feature lets employees submit organizational apps for approval by an IT manager.