NLPCloud.io helps devs add language processing smarts to their apps

While visual ‘no code‘ tools are helping businesses get more out of computing without the need for armies of in-house techies to configure software on behalf of other staff, access to the most powerful tech tools — at the ‘deep tech’ AI coal face — still requires some expert help (and/or costly in-house expertise). This […]

Google fires top AI ethics researcher Margaret Mitchell

Google has fired Margaret Mitchell, the founder and former co-lead of the company’s ethical AI team. Mitchell announced the news via a tweet. Google confirmed Mitchell’s firing in a statement to TechCrunch; Google said: After conducting a review of this manager’s conduct, we confirmed that there were multiple violations of our code of conduct, as […]

Google has a new responsible AI lead

Google has appointed Dr. Marian Croak to lead its responsible artificial intelligence division within Google Research, Bloomberg reported earlier today. Croak was previously the vice president of engineering at the company. In her new role, Croak will oversee the teams working on accessibility, AI for social good, algorithmic fairness in health, brain fairness, ethical AI […]

Google reportedly tightens grip on research into ‘sensitive topics’

Google is currently under fire for apparently pushing out a researcher whose work warned of bias in AI, and now a report from Reuters says others doing such work at the company have been asked to “strike a positive tone” and undergo additional reviews for research touching on “sensitive topics.” Reuters, citing researchers at the […]

Sight Tech Global is live! Join top AI technologists and accessibility innovators to discuss the future of assistive tech

Today and tomorrow, from 8 a.m. PST to 12:30 p.m. PST the first annual, virtual event Sight Tech Global is streaming on TechCrunch. The event looks at how AI-based technologies are rapidly changing the field of accessibility, especially for blind people and those with low vision. Today’s programming includes AI giants Amnon Shashua and Kai-Fu […]

Alphabet’s DeepMind achieves historic new milestone in AI-based protein structure prediction

DeepMind, the AI technology company that’s part of Google parent Alphabet, has achieved a significant breakthrough in AI-based protein structure prediction. The company announced today that its AlphaFold system has officially solved a protein folding grand challenge that has flummoxed the scientific community for 50 years. The advance in DeepMind’s AlphaFold capabilities could lead to […]

Weather forecasts get an AI update with Atmo as businesses grapple with climate-related catastrophes

“Almost every business on earth is affected by weather,” says Alexander Levy, an investor serial entrepreneur whose latest company is the new weather prediction startup Atmo. The company, which graduated from Y Combinator earlier this year, has recently raised $2 million from Signia Venture Partners and Sound Ventures for its predictive software, because sometimes businesses […]

AI-tool maker Seldon raises £7.1M Series A from AlbionVC and Cambridge Innovation Capital

Seldon is a U.K. startup that specializes in the rarified world of development tools to optimize machine learning. What does this mean? Well, dear reader, it means that the “AI” that companies are so fond of trumpeting does actually end up working. It has now raised a £7.1 million Series A round co-led by AlbionVC […]

Provizio closes $6.2M seed round for its car safety platform using sensors and AI

Provizio, a combination hardware and software startup with technology to improve car safety, has closed a seed investment round of $6.2million. Investors include Bobby Hambrick (the founder of Autonomous Stuff); the founders of Movidius; the European Innovation Council (EIC); ACT Venture Capital. The startup has a “five-dimensional” sensory platform that — it says — perceives, […]

Duplex, Google’s conversational AI, has updated 3M+ business listings since pandemic

Google today offered an update on the status of Duplex, its A.I. technology that uses natural conversations to get things done — like making restaurant reservations, booking appointments, or updating a Google Business listing, for example. When the pandemic began, Google expanded its use of Duplex for business updates to eight countries, and has since […]

Google launches a suite of tech-powered tools for reporters, Journalist Studio

Google is putting AI and machine learning technologies into the hands of journalists. The company this morning announced a suite of new tools, Journalist Studio, that will allow reporters to do their work more easily. At launch, the suite includes a host of existing tools as well as two new products aimed at helping reporters […]

South Korea pushes for AI semiconductors as global demand grows

The South Korean government has made no secret of its ambition to be a key player in the global artificial intelligence industry, including making the semiconductors powering AI functionalities. This week, the country’s information and communications technology regulator announced plans to develop up to 50 types of AI-focused system semiconductors by 2030, Yonhap News Agency […]

Headroom, which uses AI to supercharge videoconferencing, raises $5M

Videoconferencing has become a cornerstone of how many of us work these days — so much so that one leading service, Zoom, has graduated into verb status because of how much it’s getting used. But does that mean videoconferencing works as well as it should? Today, a new startup called Headroom is coming out of […]

Here’s the curtain raise on the Sight Tech Global agenda

The goal of Sight Tech Global, a virtual, global event on December 2-3, 2020, is to gather the world’s top experts who are applying advanced technologies, notably AI, to the future of accessibility and assistive tech for people who are blind or visually impaired. Today we’re excited to roll out most of the agenda. There […]

Arm CEO Simon Segars discusses AI, data centers, getting acquired by Nvidia and more

Nvidia is in the process of acquiring chip designer Arm for $40 billion. Coincidentally, both companies are also holding their respective developer conferences this week. After he finished his keynote at the Arm DevSummit, I sat down with Arm CEO Simon Segars to talk about the acquisition and what it means for the company. Segars […]

As it closes in on Arm, Nvidia announces UK supercomputer dedicated to medical research

As Nvidia continues to work through its deal to acquire Arm from SoftBank for $40 billion, the computing giant is making another big move to lay out its commitment to investing in U.K. technology. Today the company announced plans to develop Cambridge-1, a new £40 million AI supercomputer that will be used for research in the […]

Adobe’s ‘Liquid Mode’ uses AI to automatically redesign PDFs for mobile devices

We’ve probably all been there: You’ve been poking around your phone for an hour, deep in some sort of Google research rabbit hole. You finally find a link that almost certainly has the info you’ve been looking for. You tap it… aaaand it’s a 50-page PDF. Now you get to pinch and zoom your way […]

Google launches new AI-powered meeting room hardware

Google today announced the Google Meet Series One, a new video conferencing hardware suite for meeting rooms. Built in collaboration with Lenovo, the Series One uses high-end cameras and microphones and then marries them with Google’s AI smarts thanks to using Google’s own Coral M.2 accelerator modules with the company’s Edge TPUs. Previous Google Meet […]

Kneron launches its new AI chip to challenge Google and others

Fresh off a $40 million Series A round, edge AI specialist Kneron today announced the launch of its newest custom chip, the Kneron KL 720 SoC. With funding from the likes of Alibaba, Sequoia, Horizons Ventures, Qualcomm and SparkLabs Taipei (as well as a few undisclosed backers), it’s worth taking the company’s efforts seriously, and […]

Microsoft researcher Dr. Cecily Morrison will discuss keeping AI ‘personal’ at Sight Tech Global

For Dr. Cecily Morrison, research into how AI can help people who are blind or visually disabled is deeply personal. It’s not only that the Microsoft Principal Researcher has a 7-year-old son who is blind, she also believes that the powerful AI-related technologies that will help people must themselves be personal, tailored to the circumstances […]

Google’s Lookout app for vision-impaired now scans food labels and long documents

Google has updated its Lookout app, an AI toolkit for people with impaired vision, with two helpful new capabilities: scanning long documents and reading out food labels. Paper forms and similarly shaped products at the store present a challenge for blind folks and this ought to make things easier. Food labels, if you think about […]

Google Cloud earns defense contract win for Anthos multi-cloud management tool

Google dropped out of the Pentagon’s JEDI cloud contract battle fairly early in the game, citing it was in conflict with its “AI principals.” However, today the company announced a new seven-figure contract with DoD’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), a big win for the cloud unit and CEO Thomas Kurian. While the company would not […]

Index and Credo lead a $2.75M seed in anti-fraud tech, Resistant AI

Prague based Resistant AI has nabbed a $2.75M seed round. The security startup’s machine learning technology is designed to be deployed on top of AI systems used for financial decision making to protect customers in markets such as financial services and ecommerce from attacks such as targeted manipulation, adversarial machine learning and advanced fraud. The […]

Google medical researchers humbled when AI screening tool falls short in real-life testing

AI is frequently cited as a miracle workers in medicine, especially in screening processes, where machine learning models boast expert-level skills in detecting problems. But like so many technologies, it’s one thing to succeed in the lab, quite another to do so in real life — as Google researchers learned in a humbling test at […]

Euroz – It All Depends

[Verse 1]
Pull up looking like a lit
Still left with all my shit
I be all in the VIP
Nigga downing Henny ion’t take sips
Wondering how I got here
Don’t take a guess, take a risk
See a little how I’m living, get a glimpse
Niggas swear they hot I am not convinced
Kicking back, blunts rolled all piff
If it ain’t the Forbes fuck y’all list
Velcro on my RPM door that’s how I’m coming off the rip
Nigags can’t see him but it an’t no tint
Talking reckless till I see you now you tense
Niggas know who the ruler is
Ain’t I still ain’t gave no boys an inch
It’s just really me, it ain’t an act
Still sticking to the script
King got his hands all on the game
When I leave you see my prints taking over
Why them niggas take offence?
It don’t cost shit to pay attention
Even though they hate to see us
Niggas up less this shit a straight legend

[Pre-Hook]
Oh now it makes sense, wooh
I finally put it together
Bad times call for great weed
Nigga feeling good living better
I been through too much not to win
I need somewhere wet to fall up in
The fuck shit, I can’t get caught up in
I swear this shit day to day it all depends, man

[Hook]
It all depends
If I’ma blow a bag it all depends
If I’m blowing gas it all depends
Who I’m going at it all depends, yeah
If I’ma fuck something it all depends
Did I do enough stunting? It all depends
Ion’t know I swear this shit all depends

[Verse 2]
Niggas be high as the Himalayas
For some this shit hard the hymn a layer
Don’t get it now you gon get it later
All indy but this shit is major
From the bottom this shit you can’t top though
I got the title I’m not Hov
Fuck what you heard I’m the honcho
Like sliding doors they behind homes
Ain’t no hoes in my storage
But throughout it you can tell that it got holes
Paradise on Earth while I’m here
Is there a heaven? Hell if I know
Keep bells on me like a bible
Live on my term that’s final
Lord knows where I’m heading
Might mean going to war with my idols
And I did the sentence way back
No you can’t erase that typo
Smoke and drive all these streets
Yeah I’ll forever take the high road
They say for the weak, only the strong survive
Live by AI code
You can get cash and keep it lowkey
They still hate on the high note

[Pre-Hook]
Oh now it makes sense, wooh
I finally put it together
Bad times call for great weed
Nigga feeling good living better
I been through too much not to win
I need somewhere wet to fall up in
The fuck shit, I can’t get caught up in
I swear this shit day to day it all depends, man

[Hook]
It all depends
If I’ma blow a bag it all depends
If I’m blowing gas it all depends
Who I’m going at it all depends, yeah
If I’ma fuck something it all depends
Did I do enough stunting? It all depends
Ion’t know I swear this shit all depends

Henry Metal – Models And Bottles lyrics

Going to the club, looking very sweet
On the prowl tonight for a buttery treat
I will tell her ’bout my riches and my job
She will be impressed and be about my knob

Hey, it’s me, sayin’ the coolest shit you ever heard
I like jet air planes, I been all over the world
See this wad? It contains mass dollars
You see this shirt? It contains a popped collar

Girls will recognize we are socially able
And then we will invite them to sit at the table
We will laugh and engage in mild high jinx
The girls will be amazed by the action and the drinks

(models and bottles) I think it’s about time
(models and bottles) that I got mine
(models and bottles) I hope you’ll agree
(models and bottles) that’s the way it should be

Over here, hey, it’s me
Are you prepared for some prime douche baggery?
I’m a big deal and yeah I know it
But that’s cool, because I own it

We will be funny and tell great lies
We’ll touch them subtly on the face and the thighs
Two bottles of Kettle and one champaign
Cause bein’ cool is the name of the game

(models and bottles) I think it’s about time
(models and bottles) that I got mine
(models and bottles) I hope you’ll agree
(models and bottles) that’s the way it should be

Let me be clear tonight
That I enjoy the finer things in life

Oh you got a Bentley?
I just bought a Rolls’
Yeah, oh you got a Ferarri?
I just got a boat
You got one too?
Yeah but I got a real one
Don’t you know I’m in AI startups son?
You got an island?
Yeah, I just bought three
Two for the weekend, one just for me
Plus I look better in just a cotton T

(models and bottles) I think it’s about time
(models and bottles) that I got mine
(models and bottles) I hope you’ll agree
(models and bottles) that’s the way it should be

(models and bottles) livin’ that suite life
(models and bottles) droppin’ that sweet dime
(models and bottles) and who knew?
(models and bottles) that’s the thing to do

Kehlani – Crzy (Sweetsexysavage Deluxe Album)

Crazy
I go, I go, I go
Everything I do, I do it with a passion
If I gotta be a bitch, I’mma be a bad one
I’m AI with the designs, du-ragging
Bounce back game two, why we talkin’ practice?
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Pull up score when I want to
Best thing next to Heaven
They be tryna count me out though
I’m just countin’, countin’ blessing’s
A real woman by the paper
Niggas don’t know where I came from
Why I really-really came up
You never could say I’m back in
All this shit I’ve been through and it made me more real than assassin
I kill ’em, I kill ’em, I kill ’em with compassion
And baby if they askin’
Tell ’em, tell ’em, tell ’em, tell ’em
I go, I go, I go, I go crazy, crazy
I go, I go, I go, I go crazy, crazy
Live for the challenge, only make me stronger
One more reason to turn up on ’em
I go, I go, I go, I go crazy, crazy
Lit, lit, lit, lit
Only L I take is to the face
You showed up to see me lose
But I overcome so you overcame
Basic, basic
Ain’t nothin’ ’bout me basic
I’m crazy, I’m crazy
Better watch what you say to me ’cause
Young Sway got the answers
Give ’em hell, give ’em pressure
Big couch, no manners
Dirty-dirty-dirty dancin’
Take a look at what I did
Go for circle with the wrist
Whippin’-whippin’ up the grits
Get a hand full of this nicely
I got it, I got it, I got it
And you gon’ respect it
Ain’t nothin’, ain’t nothin’, gon’ stop me from makin’ it happen
So baby if they askin’
Tell ’em, tell ’em, tell ’em, tell ’em
I go, I go, I go, I go crazy, crazy
I go, I go, I go, I go crazy, crazy
Live for the challenge, only make me stronger
One more reason to turn up on ’em
I go, I go, I go, I go crazy, crazy

Kehlani – Crzy (On Jimmy Kimmel) (Live)

Crazy
I go, I go, I go
Everything I do, I do it with a passion
If I gotta be a bitch, I’mma be a bad one
I’m AI with the designs, du-ragging
Bounce back game two, why we talkin’ practice?
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Pull up score when I want to
Best thing next to Heaven
They be tryna count me out though
I’m just countin’, countin’ blessing’s
A real woman by the paper
Niggas don’t know where I came from
Why I really-really came up
You never could say I’m back in
All this shit I’ve been through and it made me more real than assassin
I kill ’em, I kill ’em, I kill ’em with compassion
And baby if they askin’
Tell ’em, tell ’em, tell ’em, tell ’em
I go, I go, I go, I go crazy, crazy
I go, I go, I go, I go crazy, crazy
Live for the challenge, only make me stronger
One more reason to turn up on ’em
I go, I go, I go, I go crazy, crazy
Lit, lit, lit, lit
Only L I take is to the face
You showed up to see me lose
But I overcome so you overcame
Basic, basic
Ain’t nothin’ ’bout me basic
I’m crazy, I’m crazy
Better watch what you say to me ’cause
Young Sway got the answers
Give ’em hell, give ’em pressure
Big couch, no manners
Dirty-dirty-dirty dancin’
Take a look at what I did
Go for circle with the wrist
Whippin’-whippin’ up the grits
Get a hand full of this nicely
I got it, I got it, I got it
And you gon’ respect it
Ain’t nothin’, ain’t nothin’, gon’ stop me from makin’ it happen
So baby if they askin’
Tell ’em, tell ’em, tell ’em, tell ’em
I go, I go, I go, I go crazy, crazy
I go, I go, I go, I go crazy, crazy
Live for the challenge, only make me stronger
One more reason to turn up on ’em
I go, I go, I go, I go crazy, crazy