Category Archives: machine learning

VoiceOps launches to put insights in the hands of managers coaching sales reps

 The enterprise voice space grows hotter today as VoiceOps announces its seed round with participation from Accel, Founders Fund and Lowercase Capital. The YC-backed startup aims to support sales teams by offering managers clear insights into what tactics are being used on the front lines. Founders, Daria Evdokimova, Ethan Barhydt and Nate Becker designed a machine learning-powered system… Read More

Sisense Pulse uses machine learning to trigger data anomaly alerts

Electrocardiogram (ECG) trace. An ECG measures the electrical activity of the heart. Sisense introduced a new tool today called Pulse, which uses machine learning to trigger an alert when it detects results outside of normal parameters for a particular metric. A user can set a Pulse alert to monitor a metric or KPI such as sales activity or win rate. The machine learning component watches the chosen metric and learns over time what’s normal. When it detects an… Read More

Grokstyle is putting computer vision to work on home decor with $2M in funding

 One of the things I’ve always wanted out of technology is the ability to point my phone at something or take a screenshot, and have it say, here’s what that thing is and here’s where you can buy it. My consumerist dream is starting to come true, and Grokstyle is one company working to do so — in this case, automatically identifying furniture and home decor from just… Read More

Microsoft launches Sprinkles, a silly camera app powered by machine learning

 Microsoft is getting into the “fun camera app” game with a new iOS application called Sprinkles, which has now earned a featured spot in the “New apps we love” section of the App Store. The gist with Sprinkles, clearly aimed at a teen audience, is to offer a variety of traditional photo decorating tools like stickers, emoji and captions, but leverages… Read More

Google partners with VCs to host its own machine learning startup competition

 On the heels of acquiring data science community Kaggle, Google is launching a machine learning competition of its own for startups. Google is targeting early-stage companies taking an innovative approach to machine learning. The competition is being run in partnership with seven venture capital firms. Read More

Why 2017 will be the year of the industry cloud

hand touching visual screen 2016 was another year of impressive growth in the Enterprise cloud software space: Last year there were 31 cloud software companies that were publicly held and commanded a market capitalization north of $1 billion. 2016 also was notable because cloud companies with businesses aimed at vertical industries became juicy buyout targets for large horizontal software companies. Read More

Super Smash Borg Melee: AI takes on top players of the classic Nintendo fighting game

smashbros You can add the cult classic Super Smash Bros Melee to the list of games soon to be dominated by AIs. Research at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has produced a computer player superior to the drones you can already fight in the game. It’s good enough that it held its own against globally-ranked players. Read More