AI-driven voice assistant PolyAI raises $14M round led by Khosla Ventures

PolyAI

“Conversational AI” startup PolyAI, based out of London, has raised $14 million in a funding round led by Silicon Valley’s Khosla Ventures, with participation from existing investors (Point72 Ventures, Amadeus Capital, Sands Capital Ventures, Passion Capital and Entrepreneur First). This follows their $12m Series A, and will provide resources for further US expansion beyond its existing US team. The startup has now raised $28m to date.

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Navigating the pitfalls and the opportunities of AI and Machine Learning for Business [with Video]

AI dashboard

Industry experts share insights into how these new technologies are impacting our work today and tomorrow. Applying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning more widely in business is not a matter of if, but when. There is more and more data that can benefit from advanced processing, as well as an increasing complexity in the problems we need to solve that call for algorithm-augmented intelligence.

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[Report] 300 Data Science Leaders share what’s holding their Teams back

Holding data science back

The world’s most sophisticated companies overwhelmingly count on data science as a key driver for their long-term success. But according to a new survey of 300 data science executives at companies with more than $1 billion in annual revenue, flawed investments in people, processes, and tools are causing failure to scale data science.

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Database startup SingleStore raises $80M

SingleStore

Database startup SingleStore today announced that it raised $80 million in a series F funding tranche led by Insight Partners, bringing its total raised to over $319 million at a post-money valuation “just shy” of $1 billion. Khosla Ventures, Dell Capital, Rev IV, Glynn Capital, and Google Ventures also participated in the round, which CEO Raj Verma says will be put toward product development and improving awareness of SingleStore’s managed database service offering.

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Who benefits from Sentiment Analysis?

Sentiment Analysis

With the evolution of technology and the growth of social media platforms, the interactions between businesses and customers are rapidly evolving. This has led to the generation of vast volumes of unstructured data. Every industry, company or organisation collects such data and requires that it is transformed into valuable, actionable insights that can be applied for business growth.

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