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    1. Genius grant winner uses AI to seek cancer cure

      Comments A computational linguist working to apply machine learning and language interpretation to oncology is one of the recipients of a 2017 MacArthur Foundation Fellows Program award, commonly known as a “genius grant.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor Regina Barzilay does research in multiple areas of natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning, applying the analysis of patterns and symbols to the interpretation and generation of human language and other areas of artificial intelligence. According to MIT , Barzilay believes that similar data-driven approaches will revolutionize cancer treatment. See Also Tech training crucial for future farmers “I’m rarely interested ...

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    2. Geekdom Fund is lead investor of startup that uses AI to drive sales

      – Reporter, San Antonio Business Journal Oct 9, 2017, 2:03pm CDT San Antonio-based investment firm Geekdom Fund LP is the lead investor behind a $3 million round for an East Coast startup. Spiro Technologies Inc., based in Boston, is a virtual personal assistant for sales professionals. The software leverages artificial intelligence and specifically natural language processing, which refers to automated human writing, to streamline the workflow of sales professionals.

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    3. LogMeIn buys Israeli AI startup for $45M

      LogMeIn's offices at 333 Summer St. in Boston's Innovation District. W. Marc Bernsau Boston-based LogMeIn Inc. on Tuesday said that it agreed to acquire Nanorep, an Israel-based maker of artificial intelligence and chatbot software aimed at customer service for companies, for $45 million. Headquartered in Herzliya, Israel, Nanorep uses artificial intelligence and patented natural language processing technologies to make customer service more engaging and intuitive, LogMeIn said.

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    4. 3M buys healthcare information coding company

      3M buys healthcare information coding company
      3M Co. said Tuesday it has purchased CodeRyte Inc., a company that 3M has worked with for three years to provide computer-assisted coding technology to healthcare clients. said Tuesday it has purchased CodeRyte Inc., a company 3M has worked with for three years to provide computer-assisted coding technology to healthcare clients. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Maryland-based CodeRyte, which uses the tagline of "Making the language of healthcare meaningful," uses clinical natural language
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