Gupshup’s chatbot authoring and multichannel messaging platform gets $100M boost

Gupshup platform

upshup, a messaging-focused customer engagement platform, today announced it has raised $100 million in funding from Tiger Global Management, valuing the startup at $1.4 billion. Gupshup says the funds will be put toward its go-to-market, product, and customer acquisition efforts.

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Survey finds 96% of execs are adopting ‘offensive AI’ against cyberattacks

Darktrace report

“Offensive AI” will enable cybercriminals to direct attacks on enterprises while flying under the radar of conventional, rules-based detection tools. That’s according a new survey published by MIT Technology Review Insights and Darktrace, which found that more than half of business leaders believe security strategies based on human-led responses are failing.

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Snorkel AI’s app development platform lures $35M

Snorkel AI

Snorkel AI, a startup developing data labeling tools aimed at enterprises , today announced that it raised $35 million in a series B round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. The funding marks the launch of the company’s Application Studio, a visual builder with templated solutions for common AI use cases based on best practices from academic institutions.

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CaptivateIQ raises $46 million to automate sales commission programs

Captivate IQ platform

Incentive compensation platform CaptivateIQ today announced that it raised $45 million in series B financing led by Accel. The company says it plans to use the funding to expand its reach, as well as to develop AI technologies that benefit sales planning and other parts of the business connected to sales.

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Blue Dot raises $32M for AI that helps companies comply with tax codes

Bluedot platform

Tax compliance platform Blue Dot (previously VatBox) today announced it has raised $32 million, bringing its total raised to over $96 million. The firm says it will put the funds toward product R&D and expanding the size of its globlal workforce.

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Upsolver enables no-code data analytics in the cloud with $25M funding

Upsolver

Upsolver, a no-code startup that enables analytics on cloud data lakes, this morning announced that it raised $25 million in financing led by Scale Venture Partners. The company, which also today launched a free community edition of its product, says the funds will be used to hire engineers and scale its go-to-market efforts.

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Generalists vs. Tech Leaders: AI Adoption at Any Stage

The healthcare and life sciences industries have been on the pulse of AI for years now, and as such, a recent survey, “The 2021 AI Healthcare Survey Report,” seeks to explore the trending technologies, tools, practices, and attitudes towards AI. Part of this research uncovers some of the fundamental differences of AI behaviors between AI novices and experts.

The healthcare and life sciences industries have been on the pulse of AI for years now, and as such, a recent survey, “The 2021 AI Healthcare Survey Report,” seeks to explore the trending technologies, tools, practices, and attitudes towards AI. Part of this research uncovers some of the fundamental differences of AI behaviors between AI novices and experts.

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At John Deere, ‘Hard Iron Meets Artificial Intelligence’

John Deere

John Deere is leveraging Intel’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology to help solve a costly, age-old problem in the manufacturing welding process. Deere is piloting a solution that uses computer vision to automatically spot common defects in the automated welding process in its manufacturing facilities.

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Positives & Negatives of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Thumbs up/ Thumbs down

Artificial Intelligence – a blessing or a curse. It has always been the dream of humans to build machines having the ability to think like them. For a long time, humans had been watching this far-fetched dream coming true just in science fiction movies until the self-driving cars and Siri-like applications were introduced. From the smartphones in our pockets to the robots cleaning our floors, we have incorporated Artificial Intelligence into our lives.

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AI is the New Age Solution to fight against Climate Change

Climate change

To help humans undo their actions against the Earth’s environment, AI will help us do the deed. The United Nations has already warned us that 2021 is the final chance for us to make a substantial difference in the fight against global warming. The UN organization is hosting the CPO26 climate summit to address this pressing concern. Industry giants like Hitachi and BCG are the partners for this endeavor and along with Climate AI champions, these companies can innovate and provide the right solutions.

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IBM Expanding AI, ML capabilities in IBM Cloud Satellite through the Cloud Pak for Data Add-On

IBM cloud satellite

With the recent release of its IBM Cloud Pak for Data, IBM is quickly expanding the tools it offers to enterprise customers that want to put their workloads onto IBM’s Cloud Satellite. The IBM Cloud Pak for Data, which became generally available to customers on March 26, is the first major add-on for Cloud Satellite since the nascent service was launched on March 1.

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[Infographic] How AI is changing the Healthcare Industry

AI Healthcare infographic

Numerous industries-from manufacturing, to logistics, to security-have embraced artificial intelligence (AI). But while AI may provide immense benefits to companies operating in those spaces, it can have an even greater impact on the healthcare industry. That’s because AI technology has the potential to save lives. AI is powering the next wave of technological innovation in healthcare. Let’s examine what that means for healthcare organizations in both the short and long term.

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Top AI/ML Libraries for JavaScript in 2021

Web applications are the future of creating smart, innovative, modern and future-ready solutions. JavaScript is one of the leading programming languages used by web applications. Hence integrating machine learning capabilities in JavaScript is the sure way of getting your web applications future-ready and competent in this intense competition-driven market. Here are the Top AIML Libraries for JavaScript that are going to be hot favourites in 2021.

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How NASA is using AI to develop the Next Generation of Self-Driving Planetary Rovers

Mars perseverance

With each new generation of NASA’s Mars rovers, improvements in AI, machine learning and other advanced technologies continue to make them more autonomous as they traverse the Martian soil looking for clues about the history of Earth and our solar system.

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The pros and cons of Edge Computing

Edge computing, a process in which computing happens on local servers and devices “on the edge” of the network instead of on distant cloud data centers. Despite its growing popularity and accessibility, is edge computing an enduring solution for efficient and accurate data processing? Read some of the pros and cons.

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