This week’s Top Automation Articles focuses on Apple Tracking System and machines that save time and money. The non-code security automation and synthetic data company appear to have raised a sizable sum of money. Furthermore, AI-as-a-service is a new buzzword, and AI technology uses facial recognition to read your emotions and much more.

There is much more to explore. Let’s dive into the Automation world!

1) Apple will let you use your iPhone to find other lost products

iPhones will soon be able to track lost items using a built-in app called Find My, Apple announced on Wednesday.

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Author: Kif Leswing

Read More: CNBC

2) Machines That Shop For Themselves Promise To Save Time And Money

The day might soon come when a car itself pays for parking using funds it earned by sharing data collected as it drives. Or a cat’s bowl orders the appropriate pet food after analyzing the feline’s nutritional needs.

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Author: Benoit Morenne

Read More: WSJ

3) Tines raises $26M Series B for its no-code security automation platform

Tines, a no-code automation platform co-founded by two senior cybersecurity operators, today announced that it has raised a $26 million Series B funding round led by Addition. Existing investors Accel and Blossom Capital participated in this round, which also includes strategic investments from CrowdStrike and Silicon Valley CISO Investments.

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Author: Frederic Lardinois

Read More: Tech Crunch

4) Synthesis AI emerges from stealth with $4.5M to create synthetic face datasets

Synthesis AI, a synthetic data company, today emerged from stealth with the announcement that it closed a $4.5 million funding round. The startup says that the capital will allow it to expand its R&D team and develop new synthetic data technologies.

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Author: Kyle Wiggers

Read More: VentureBeat

5) Deloitte Introduces ReadyAI™ Artificial Intelligence-as-a-Service Solution

Deloitte introduced ReadyAI, a full portfolio of capabilities and services to help organizations accelerate and scale their artificial intelligence (AI) projects. ReadyAI brings together skilled AI specialists and managed services in a flexible AI-as-a-service model designed to help clients scale AI throughout their organizations.
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Read More: Modern Diplomacy

6) Discover the stupidity of AI emotion recognition with this little browser game

Tech companies don’t just want to identify you using facial recognition — they also want to read your emotions with the help of AI.

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Read More: The Verge

7) US spy agencies warn of ‘unstable world’ due to bitcoin, artificial intelligence

The U.S. spy agencies predict an increasingly leaderless and unstable world in the coming decades as trends such as artificial intelligence, digital currencies, and climate change reshape the global arena, according to the National Intelligence Council.

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Read More: Live Mint

8) Physicists working with Microsoft think the universe is a self-learning computer

A team of theoretical physicists working with Microsoft today published an amazing pre-print research paper describing the universe as a self-learning system of evolutionary laws.

In other words: We live inside a computer that learns.

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Author: Tristan Greene

Read More: The Next Web

9) The NYPD used a controversial facial recognition tool. Here’s what you need to know

Newly-released emails show New York police have been widely using the controversial Clearview AI facial recognition system—and making misleading statements about it.

Author: Tate Ryan Mosley

Read More: MIT Technology Review

10) The Robots Are Coming … to Mow Your Lawn

Gas-power yard equipment spews noise and pollutants. Newer models, using batteries or electricity, are quieter and greener, and might even manage themselves.