A|I: The AI Times – Doubling down on deep learning

Petuum is a software start-up based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, founded by computer scientists Eric Xing, Quirong Ho, and Ning Li. Petuum, which came out of research in machine learning and artificial intelligence at Carnegie Mellon University states its mission is to "provide the next-generation omni-lingual (programmable in all languages), omni-mount (deployable on all hardware), and omni-source (compatible with all data formats) Operating System optimized for efficient and productive machine learning programming and computing. Built for the enterprise, Petuum’s Operating System creates big data and artificial intelligence solutions that are high-quality, high-efficiency, high-availability, and low-maintenance."

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Ross Intelligence raises $13 million Series A (BETAKIT)

The company plans to launch new product lines outside of legal research.

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Sukhinder Singh Cassidy outlines which traits make for great leaders and how they pitch a global vision.

AWS and Microsoft double down on deep learning with Gluon, a simplified ML model builder(TECHCRUNCH)

Amazon and Microsoft have launched Gluon to help developers build and run machine learning models for their apps and other services using open-source AI software.

Deep learning startup ParallelDots raises $1.4M(VCCIRCLE)

ParallelDots, an AI and deep learning solutions provider, raised the funding from Multipoint Capital LLC.

Microsoft Ventures launches competition to fund AI startups (BETAKIT)

The competition is open to North America, Europe, and Israel.

AI startup Petuum is the latest company to get a big check from SoftBank (CNBC)

Petuum, which has developed software to train and deploy artificial neural networks on services and computers, raised $93 million from SoftBank.

DeepMind opens second international lab in Montreal(BETAKIT)

DeepMind’s partnership with McGill University will provide funding to AI research and sponsorship of PhD students.

AI implants will allow us to control our homes with our thoughts within 20 years, government report claims(TELEGRAPH)

Artificially intelligent nano-machines will be injected into humans within 20 years to repair and enhance muscles, cells, and bones, according to a senior inventor at IBM.

Thales launches AI lab with IVADO, MILA, and Vector Institute(BETAKIT)

Thales says this will create 50 new jobs for AI researchers and developers.


Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.

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