Category Archives: machine learning

Box deepens partnership with Microsoft and turns its attention to AI and machine learning

Box and Microsoft logos When I spoke to Box CEO Aaron Levie last year at the Boxworks customer conference, I had to ask the obligatory machine learning question. Surely Box was of sufficient size with enough data running through its systems to take advantage of machine learning. All he would say was they were thinking about it. Today, the company announced a deepening relationship with Microsoft in which Box will… Read More

Autodesk Generative Design takes in constraints and makes its own 3D models

 It’s easy to see machine learning as a creativity-killing, bubble-inducing agent invading our Facebook News Feeds and dumbing-down our Netflix habits. But increasingly machine learning is finding a home helping humans break their own internal biases to enhance rather than subjugate creativity. Autodesk’s Generative Design tool in Netfabb 2018 is the latest example of this. The… Read More

Fintonic banks $28M to grow its personal finance management app

 Spanish startup Fintonic has closed a €25 million Series B funding round to expand into new markets in Latin America and continue developing the product. Investors in the round include banking and financial services giant the ING Group and insurance group PSN.  Read More

DeepMind Health inks another 5-year NHS app deal in face of ongoing controversy

 DeepMind Health, the division of the Google-owned AI company that’s applying machine learning to medical data in the hopes of profiting from diagnostic gain, has inked another services agreement with the UK’s National Health Service — expanding the deployment of its alerts, messaging and task management app, Streams. Read More

Regulation could stifle growing China-US venture activity

 Let’s step back from politics and look at some cold, hard numbers to assess the current state of cross-border investment and other transactional activity between the U.S. and China. We’ll look at one type of transaction that could be affected: venture capital investments. We’ll show the “big picture,” as well as analysis of transactions in AI and related sectors. Read More

These undergrads built a Generative Adversarial Net that creates art

 I can’t tell you for sure if we have reached peak GAN but there are far more people messing around with them than there were a year ago and that’s a great thing. Two undergraduates at William’s College taught themselves introductory machine learning and read about 50 papers on the now almost mainstream Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) before embarking on a project with… Read More

Google to ramp up AI efforts to ID extremism on YouTube

 Last week Facebook solicited help with what it dubbed “hard questions” — including how it should tackle the spread of terrorism propaganda on its platform. Yesterday Google followed suit with its own public pronouncement, via an op-ed in the FT newspaper, explaining how it’s ramping up measures to tackle extremist content. Read More

A discussion about AI’s conflicts and challenges

 “The competition for talent at the moment is absolutely ferocious,” agrees Professor Andrew Blake, whose computer vision PhD was obtained in 1983, but who is now, among other things, a scientific advisor to UK-based autonomous vehicle software startup, FiveAI, which is aiming to trial driverless cars on London’s roads in 2019… Read More

HealthUnlocked support social network app goes global

 Long time UK-based health-focused social network HealthUnlocked has launched its first mobile app, aiming to boost access to its global community and feed more data into machine learning matching algorithms it began applying to the platform earlier this year — idea being to help people with the same health condition find each other so they can share information and support. Read More