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


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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Streamlit nabs $35M Series B to expand machine learning platform


As a company founded by data scientists, Streamlit may be in a unique position to develop tooling to help companies build machine learning applications. For starters, it developed an open source project, but today the startup announced an expanded beta of a new commercial offering and $35 million Series B funding.

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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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What the Floq: The secret mission Of Google


Quantum computing requires state-of-the-art tools to perform high-end computing. This is where TPUs come in handy. The liquid-cooled Tensor Processing units, built to slot into server racks, can deliver up to 100 petaflops of compute. It powers Google products like Google Search, Gmail, Google Photos and Google Cloud AI APIs. 

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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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These Stanford AI Lab dropouts raised $50 million to improve Conversations

Zayd Enam - Cresta

Using its artificial intelligence tools, Cresta studies chats and phone conversations, then tells retail representatives the “best,” or most likely to be effective, replies while they’re still on the line. Agents using the startup’s software convert 20% more sales than those who don’t Enam claims.

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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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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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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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