• STARTUPS
    Calling start-ups to showcase cutting-edge solutions in IoT, AI, Blockchain, AR/VR

    With increasing globalization, evolving social fabric and increasing strain on environmental resources, innovation is an essential ingredient in the sustainable growth story of India. The startup and impact enterprise space in India is growing fast, with India ranking third in the number of startups only behind the US and Britain. Venture funds, incubators, accelerators, corporates […]

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    Tech giants acquired 34 AI startups in Q1 2017

    A total of 34 artificial intelligence startups were acquired in the first quarter of this year, more than twice the amount of activity in the year-ago quarter, according to the research firm CB Insights. Tech giants seeking to reinforce their leads in artificial intelligence or make up for lost ground have been the most aggressive […]

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    Google to mentor 6 more Indian startups in AI, Machine Learning

    The Internet giant Google on Wednesday said it will mentor six more Indian startups in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) at its developers’ launchpad in San Francisco from July 17. “Six Indian startups have been selected for the two-week mentorship bootcamp to help them learn more on AI and ML by leveraging our latest […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Hollywood ‘studio’ approach aims to free-up AI entrepreneurs

    A new “studio” approach to backing entrepreneurs working in artificial intelligence has been launched in San Francisco, in the latest attempt to tap engineers targeting one of the hottest new areas of technology. The venture, run by Phil Libin, co-founder and former chief executive officer of mobile app Evernote, is also aiming to set up […]

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    UK start-up ComplyAdvantage uses AI to speed up financial compliance

    A UK start-up ComplyAdvantage uses artificial intelligence to help banks and other financial firms with anti-money laundering compliance received $8.2 million to fund its expansion in Europe and North America. Photo: iStockphoto London: A UK start-up that uses artificial intelligence to help banks and other financial firms with anti-money laundering compliance received $8.2 million to […]

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    IIIT-Hyderabad starts accelerator focused on AI, deep tech

    A file photo of a computer lab at IIIT Hyderabad. Photo: Mint Hyderabad: Computer science focused educational research institute International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)-Hyderabad is starting a new accelerator focused on technologies such as artificial intelligence, natural language processing, machine learning, augmented reality and virtual reality. These technologies, incidentally, are focused around research areas […]

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    Microsoft Is Training AI With Minecraft, and Soon You Can Help Too

    Some of Microsoft’s top minds have been training a computer to make it understand the concept of learning by way of playing Minecraft, and the software giant now wants your help. “We’re trying to program it to learn, as opposed to programming it to accomplish specific tasks,” Fernando Diaz, a senior researcher at the company’s […]