1. Middle East healthcare platform Vezeeta raises $40M Series D led by Gulf Capital

Vezeeta, a healthcare platform operating in the Middle East and Africa, has raised a $40 Million Series D funding round led by UAE-based Gulf Capital, alongside further investment from existing Riyadh-based investor Saudi Technology Ventures (STV), which previously led Vezeeta’s Series C round in September 2018.

Author: Mike Butcher

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2. How Is Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning Used In Engineering?

Just like with many other industries, artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing engineering. Even though these technologies are now seemingly “everywhere,” we shouldn’t overlook how truly incredible they are and the remarkable things they enable us to do today and will allow us to do tomorrow. For engineers, artificial intelligence and machine learning might cause the tasks they do to evolve, but it can also help them do things they weren’t capable of before.

Author: Bernard Marr

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3. An algorithm that can spot cause and effect could supercharge medical AI

Understanding how the world works means understanding cause and effect. Why are things like this? What will happen if I do that? Correlations tell you that certain phenomena go together. Only causal links tell you why a system is as it is or how it might evolve. Correlation is not causation, as the slogan goes.

Author: Will Douglas Heaven

Read More On: MIT Technology Review

4. Elon Musk’s mind-reading technology could be about to take a big leap forward

The dreams of those who want to connect their brains to computers could be about to take another step towards reality, as Elon Musk took to Twitter to tease an “awesome” update around his neural interface start-up Neuralink. Commenting on the findings of analysis firm ARK, which ranked deep learning as the number one “big idea of 2020”, Musk Tweeted that the impact of high-bandwidth combined with high-precision neural interfaces is “underappreciated”.

Author: Daphne Leprince-Ringuet

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5. Worlds gets $10 million to help enterprises observe their physical environments with AI

Worlds, whose AI helps large organizations observe their physical spaces to ensure security, safety, and productivity, has raised $10 million in a first round of funding. The Dallas-based startup uses multiple cameras to track spaces in 3D over time, providing a more reliable view of what’s happening than typical 2D security video would. Worlds then trains its AI models to find unusual patterns within and across locations — and if a pattern is unusual enough, it alerts the company.

Author: Matt Marshall

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6. 8 Powerful Examples Of AI For Good

Amid the cacophony of concern over artificial intelligence (AI) taking over jobs (and the world) and cheers for what it can do to increase productivity and profits, the potential for AI to do good can be overlooked. Technology leaders such as Microsoft, IBM, Huawei and Google have entire sections of their business focused on the topic and dedicate resources to build AI solutions for good and to support developers who do.

Author: Bernard Marr

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7. Democracy tech will be the next hot investment space

In the winter of 2018, Emmanuel Macron hosted the inaugural Govtech Summit in the grand buildings of Paris City Hall. Justin Trudeau was the opening speaker, and he was followed by the Secretary General of the OECD and the vice president of the European Union. The audience of more than 1,000 people had travelled from 90 countries.

Author: Robyn Scott

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8. Sony Envisions an AI-Fueled World, From Kitchen Bots to Games

In 1997, Hiroaki Kitano, a research scientist at Sony, helped organize the first Robocup, a robot soccer tournament that attracted teams of robotics and artificial intelligence researchers to compete in the picturesque city of Nagoya, Japan. At the start of the first day, two teams of robots took to the pitch.

Author: will knight

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9. How To Teach Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence—code that learns—is likely to be humankind’s most important invention. It’s a 60-year-old idea that took off five years ago when fast chips enabled massive computing and sensors, cameras, and robots fed data-hungry algorithms. We’re a couple of years into a new age where machine learning (a functional subset of AI), big data and enabling technologies are transforming every sector.

Author: Tom Vander Ark

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10. This Site Uses AI to Generate Fake News Articles

A new website, “NotRealNews.net,” uses artificial intelligence to populate what resembles a news site’s home page, complete with AI-written fake news stories. The website, a project by the AI development company Big Bird, is supposed to be a showcase of how the company’s algorithms can help journalists quickly write compelling news, according to the website’s “about” page.

Author: Dan Robitzski

Read More On: Futurism