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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YC-backed Abacum nets $7M to empower finance teams with real-time data and collaboration tools

Abacum

SaaS to support mid-sized companies’ financial planning with real-time data and native collaboration isn’t the sexiest startup pitch under the sun but it’s one that’s swiftly netted Abacum a bunch of notable backers — including Creandum, which is leading a $7M seed round that’s being announced today.

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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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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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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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Top 20 Artificial Intelligence research labs in the world in 2021

Top 20 AI tech labs 2021

Artificial intelligence is continuously evolving and propagating across every industry. With much of the groundbreaking innovations moving the industry forward, the technology is continuously making headlines every day. Here’s a look at the top 20 AI Research Labs in the world that are leading the research and development in AI and related technologies.

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Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Casino Gaming

Casino blackjack table

You’ve heard about Artificial Intelligence but can it really be used in the casino business? After all, doesn’t the casino already have a house edge? Now that the pandemic has happened, and casinos throughout both Europe and the US are facing fiscal challenges, many casino operators are looking to Artificial Intelligence to ensure the casino remains in the black.

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Delivering AI/ML without proper Dataops is just wishful thinking!

DataOps Team Process

Given the iterative nature of AI/ML projects, having an agile process of building fast and reliable data pipelines (referred to as DataOps) has been the key differentiator in the ML projects that succeeded (unless there was a very exhaustive feature store available which is typically never the case).

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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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Artificial Intelligence courses, books, and programs for entrepreneurs

Every day there are more and more start-ups that uses AI or build around them. AI has been around for almost 1950s and since 2008 with the introduction of AlexNets and deep learning, it became the hottest topic in Data science. Artificial Intelligence courses, books, and programs for entrepreneurs

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Reverse Logistics Company uses AI to find Value in Retail

Reverse Logistics Ecosystem

While “Retail Apocalypse” would no doubt make a great sequel to the iconic movie “Apocalypse Now”. While most fingers point at Amazon (AMZN) as the primary culprit behind the destruction of the American strip mall Main Street America, the retail apocalypse is another example of evolve or die. Margins are tight, so companies looking to survive are searching for ways to eke out value anywhere along the supply chain. One emerging avenue is through something called reverse logistics. 

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Do companies need a Chief AI-Ethics Officer?

Ethical workflow

The world we live in is becoming more and more data-driven. This is causing companies to make more and more use of AI techniques such as machine learning and deep learning. The task of the Chief AI Ethics Officer (CAIEO) should not be primarily technical. Instead, it should sensitize data scientists, machine learning engineers, and developers to ethical issues. The whole process should be firmly integrated into the respective process models and phases.

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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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