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    1. Freshdesk owner Freshworks acquires Joe Hukum as it plans a move into chatbots

      Freshdesk owner Freshworks acquires Joe Hukum as it plans a move into chatbots

      After raising $55 million last year to build its business beyond its existing help desk services, today Freshworks ( the parent company of Freshdesk ) has made an acquisition to help it fill out that strategy. The company has acquired Joe Hukum , a startup out of India that offers a platform for businesses to build their own chatbots. I’ve asked, but the companies are not revealing any terms of the deal.

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    2. TechCrunch Tel Aviv Pitch-Off: Here are your startups and judges!

      TechCrunch Tel Aviv Pitch-Off: Here are your startups and judges!

      A competition wouldn’t be a competition without judges! Please meet the illustrious group who are going to join us on stage next week: Ilana Golan, Golan Ventures

      Ilana Golan is a Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor and Investor. Selected as 40 top women to watch in 2016 and Silicon Valley Business Journal Women of Influence for 2017. Bringing 20 years of engineering, product, sales, operations and entrepreneurial experience to help primarily Israel based startups succeed in the US.

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    3. At AI bot startups, cool kids rule – TechCrunch

      At AI bot startups, cool kids rule – TechCrunch

      Joanna Glasner is a reporter for Crunchbase . More posts by this contributor: CrunchBase Spotlight: Data hints at down rounds, but not wipeout, for marketplace lending You would think at least one AI-powered humanoid bot would have a properly nerdy name. Maybe a Poindexter or Hildegarde to add some natural language processing to your customer chat app? No such luck. Instead, it sounds like the cool kids are in charge at most digital assistant and bot startups.

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      Mentions: Amazon Apple Google
    4. Codota raises $2M from Khosla as autocomplete for developers

      Codota raises $2M from Khosla as autocomplete for developers

      Codota raises $2M from Khosla as autocomplete for developers Posted Hardware Club raises $28 million for its hardware seed fund In recent years, GitHub has fundamentally changed developer workflows. By centralizing code on an easily accessible platform, the company was able to rapidly change the way people code. Following in these footsteps, Israeli startup Codota wants to further optimize workflows for the often neglected developer community — this time with machine intelligence.

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    5. Element AI, a platform for companies to build AI solutions, raises $102M

      Element AI, a platform for companies to build AI solutions, raises $102M

      Element AI, a platform for companies to build AI solutions, raises $102M Posted HealthUnlocked support social network app goes global The race for artificial intelligence technology is on, and while tech giants like Google and Facebook snap up top talent to build out their own AI-powered products, a new startup has just raised a huge round of funding to help the rest of us.

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      Mentions: Korea Apple Google
    6. Facebook’s AI crosses language barrier to assist in Spanish

      Facebook’s AI crosses language barrier to assist in Spanish

      Facebook’s AI crosses language barrier to assist in Spanish Posted Snapsheet raises $12 million to save you time after a car accident Any technology that only works in English neglects 75% of the world. That problem is especially severe for Facebook with its global userbase. Yet most languages are being left out by the advances in artificial intelligence centered around natural language processing led by researchers in the U.S. and China. But today marks a milestone for AI accessibility.

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      Mentions: China Mexico
    7. Upbeat gets $1.5M to create a data science-driven alternative to PR agencies

      Upbeat gets $1.5M to create a data science-driven alternative to PR agencies Posted SpaceX aims to reuse a Falcon 9 booster used in January on June 17 Out of all the how-to guides ever written about pitching journalists , I’ve never seen one address the truth—that most are simply too busy trying not to get murdered by their inboxes to even open emails. Upbeat wants to use data science to create PR pitches that don’t automatically end up in the Trash folder.

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    8. Growlabs nabs $2.2M to automate outbound sales

      Growlabs nabs $2.2M to automate outbound sales

      Growlabs nabs $2.2M to automate outbound sales Posted Scan these new QR-style Spotify Codes to instantly play a song Just six months into its life, Growlabs , a startup using machine intelligence to support outbound sales teams, has raised a $2.2 million seed round. Founded by Ben Raffi, the creator of ticketing app Universe, Jaclyn Klein and Safeer Jiwan, Growlabs helps businesses reduce their customer acquisition costs by enabling smalls sales teams to do more with less.

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      Mentions: CTO CMO
    9. UiPath raises $30M to build ‘software robots’ for internal business tasks

      UiPath raises $30M to build ‘software robots’ for internal business tasks

      UiPath raises $30M to build ‘software robots’ for internal business tasks Posted Samsung posts 48% profit jump — but it’s all down to components not smartphones The world is awash with bots these days — applications the run either partly or entirely using natural language processing, machine learning, computer vision and other artificial intelligence technologies to help consumers ask and answer questions, buy things and get other stuff done.

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      Mentions: Amazon Romania Accel
    10. Facebook Messenger’s Ai ‘m’ suggests features to use based on your convos

      Facebook Messenger’s Ai ‘m’ suggests features to use based on your convos

      Home / Mobile / Facebook Messenger’s AI ‘M’ suggests features to use based on your convos Facebook Messenger’s AI ‘M’ suggests features to use based on your convos techguy 1 min ago Mobile Leave a comment 1 Views Write “You owe me $20” and Messenger will suggest you use its payments feature. If someone says “goodbye,” Messenger will recommend a “bye-bye” GIF. That’s how Facebook’s new M Suggestions work.

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    11. Facebook Messenger’s Ai “m” suggests features to use based on your convos

      Facebook Messenger’s Ai “m” suggests features to use based on your convos

      Facebook Messenger’s AI “M” suggests features to use based on your convos Posted New Google tool helps developers pick the right colors for their apps Write “You owe me $20” and Messenger will suggest you use its payments feature. If someone says “goodbye”, Messenger will recommend a “bye-bye” GIF. That’s how Facebook’s new M Suggestions work.

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    12. Tencent increases its focus on artificial intelligence

      Tencent increases its focus on artificial intelligence Posted Snapcart raises $3M to track offline commerce data in Southeast Asia When it comes to artificial intelligence (AI) and Chinese tech companies, thoughts often begin and end with Baidu. But Tencent, Asia’s second highest-valued tech company behind Alibaba, has reminded the world that it too is investing in the field. Search giant Baidu was one of the first to make a major commitment to deep learning.

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      Mentions: China Google Stanford
    13. Buoy hopes to fight fake online health news with an artificially intelligent app

      Buoy hopes to fight fake online health news with an artificially intelligent app

      Buoy hopes to fight fake online health news with an artificially intelligent app Posted YC graduate Markhor now sells handcrafted leather cases for Apple products Nearly every time I go to WebMD’s symptom checker it somehow leads to telling me I might have some horrible, cancerous disease. Heading over to Yahoo Answers is usually no different.

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    14. Backed with $2.8 million Anchor’s digital radio revolution gets new tools

      Backed with $2.8 million Anchor’s digital radio revolution gets new tools

      Backed with $2.8 million Anchor’s digital radio revolution gets new tools Posted Savings app Qapital raises $12 million and plans to add debit accounts Anchor FM, the audio social network , has just raised $2.8 million and launched some new tools as it looks to make recording and transmitting interactive audio content even easier.

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    15. Google’s smarter, A.I.-powered translation system expands to more languages

      Google’s smarter, A.I.-powered translation system expands to more languages

      Google’s smarter, A.I.-powered translation system expands to more languages Posted Russian hackers reportedly extorting cash from liberal political groups Last fall, Google introduced a new system for machine-assisted language translations, Google Neural Machine Translation system (GNMT), which takes advantage of deep neural networks to translate entire sentences – not just phrases – for greatly improved translations.

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    16. 3 habits of successful language learners

      3 habits of successful language learners Posted Fresh with cash, Anand Sharma’s Gyroscope is building the backend to the journey of you Masato Hagiwara Crunch Network Contributor Masato Hagiwara is a research scientist and engineer at Duolingo . Dr. Hagiwara holds a PhD from Nagoya University, and his research interests include Japanese and Chinese language processing, machine translation and language education. He speaks Japanese, Chinese and English fluently.

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