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    1. 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
    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. Rare Carat’s Watson-powered chat bot will help you put a diamond ring on it

      Rare Carat’s Watson-powered chat bot will help you put a diamond ring on it

      Rare Carat’s Watson-powered chat bot will help you put a diamond ring on it Posted The rituals of courtship have changed since 1477 when the Archduke Maximillian of Austria bought the first diamond engagement ring for Mary of Burgundy, but for many folks across the world diamonds still are everyone’s best friend. That’s why Ajay Anand, a former consultant, has launched Rare Carat . Unlike any number of other jewelry peddlers (online and off) Rare Carat doesn’t sell anything.

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    7. London startup launches chatbot to help renters exercise their rights

      London startup launches chatbot to help renters exercise their rights

      London startup launches chatbot to help renters exercise their rights Posted It’s on like (a) Donkey Kong (watch) London-based startup RentersUnion has created what it’s hoping will be a socially useful chatbot, pitching their web-based bot as a robot replacement for (expensive) housing lawyers. The intended user is anyone not on the London property ladder, and thus at the mercy of landlords, tenancy agreements and (apparently ever-inflating) rents.

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      Mentions: England London
    8. Microsoft acquires Maluuba, a startup focused on general artificial intelligence

      Microsoft acquires Maluuba, a startup focused on general artificial intelligence

      Microsoft acquires Maluuba, a startup focused on general artificial intelligence Posted Naver will soon begin testing self-driving cars on Korean roads Microsoft has acquired Canadian startup Maluuba , a company founded by University of Waterloo grads Kaheer Suleman and Sam Pasupalak that also participated in TechCrunch’s 2012 San Francisco Startup Battlefield competition.

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    9. Reverse-engineering the universal translator

      Reverse-engineering the universal translator

      How male allies can support women in technology Vadim Berman Crunch Network Contributor Vadim Berman is director of engineering at Aspect Software . He came to Aspect with the acquisition of LinguaSys in 2015. Vadim co-founded LinguaSys in 2010 and was the chief technology officer. He recently moved to Massachusetts from Melbourne, Australia.

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    10. Edtech startup Peergrade picks up backing from a supergroup of Nordic angels

      Edtech startup Peergrade picks up backing from a supergroup of Nordic angels

      Edtech startup Peergrade picks up backing from a supergroup of Nordic angels Posted VR creators make content to put people into the news and natural disasters Peergrade , a startup out of Denmark that enables students to grade each other’s work, has raised a modest $300,000 in seed funding. However, more newsworthy are its new backers. They comprise UK edtech accelerator Emerge Education , and Nordic Makers — which might be best described as a supergroup of Nordic angels.

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      Mentions: Norway Finland Sweden
    11. Voice recognition technology is expediting the race to frictionless retail

      Voice recognition technology is expediting the race to frictionless retail

      Voice recognition technology is expediting the race to frictionless retail Posted Qasim Mohammad Crunch Network Contributor Qasim Mohammad is a Toronto-based venture capitalist and a member of the investment team at OMERS Ventures . More posts by this contributor: How to join the network You’re a sales associate at a big-box retailer and a customer just asked whether the latest iPhone 7 is in stock.

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    12. Scientists gain a versatile, modern search engine with the AI-powered Semantic Scholar

      Scientists gain a versatile, modern search engine with the AI-powered Semantic Scholar

      Scientists gain a versatile, modern search engine with the AI-powered Semantic Scholar Posted Apple’s iBooks StoryTime app for Apple TV will read to your kids Scientific papers come out with such frequency that keeping up with the literature is practically a full-time job for anyone at the cutting edge of a major field.

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    13. Google rebrands its business apps as G Suite, launches Team Drive & upgrades apps

      Google rebrands its business apps as G Suite, launches Team Drive & upgrades apps

      Google rebrands its business apps as G Suite, launches Team Drive & upgrades apps Posted Tales from a Tesla Model S at 200k miles Google announced today that its now ten-year old service Google Apps for Work (formerly Google Apps for Your Domain), is getting rebranded yet again. This time around, the company will call it “ G Suite .” Sounds more hip, right?

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    14. Google unleashes deep learning tech on language with Neural Machine Translation

      Google unleashes deep learning tech on language with Neural Machine Translation

      Google unleashes deep learning tech on language with Neural Machine Translation Posted Occipital launches $500 dev kit to turn your iPhone into a room-scale tracked VR headset Translating from one language to another is hard, and creating a system that does it automatically is a major challenge, partly because there’s just so many words, phrases, and rules to deal with. Fortunately, neural networks eat big, complicated data sets for breakfast.

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    15. Maluuba wants to make chatbots smarter by teaching them how to read

      Maluuba wants to make chatbots smarter by teaching them how to read

      Maluuba wants to make chatbots smarter by teaching them how to read Posted Weekly Roundup: Apple’s auto rumors, GoPro’s new devices and CZI’s $3B pledge Maluuba launched its first Siri-like personal assistant at TC Disrupt San Francisco four years ago. Since then, the company has raised $11 million and has licensed its technology to a number of handset manufacturers that now use it to power their own personal-assistant features.

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    16. Microsoft wants to crack the cancer code using artificial intelligence

      Microsoft wants to crack the cancer code using artificial intelligence

      Microsoft wants to crack the cancer code using artificial intelligence Posted Hacking for investor profit Cancer is like a computer virus and can be ‘solved’ by cracking the code, according to Microsoft. The computer software company says its researchers are using artificial intelligence in a new healthcare initiative to target cancerous cells and eliminate the disease.

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      Mentions: Microsoft IBM
    17. Angel.ai, a company that builds chat bots, acqui-hired by Amazon

      Angel.ai, a company that builds chat bots, acqui-hired by Amazon

      Angel.ai, a company that builds chat bots, acqui-hired by Amazon Posted Here’s the full U.S. Federal Automated Vehicles Policy It looks like Google, which yesterday acquired API.ai, a company that helps developers build conversational interfaces, isn’t the only major tech company hoovering up chatbot talent. TechCrunch understands that Angel.ai (formerly known as GoButler) has been, at least partially, acqui-hired by Amazon.

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    18. Google Drive gets more Google-like with debut of smarter search

      Google Drive gets more Google-like with debut of smarter search

      Google Drive gets more Google-like with debut of smarter search Posted Here’s MakerBot’s bid for the future The search box in Google Drive is getting an upgrade that will make it function more like Google Search, Google announced this morning. The improvements include a new autocorrect feature which will help by suggesting corrections to misspelled search terms, as well as support for natural language processing.

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    19. Whyd announces its voice-controlled connected speaker for $299

      Whyd announces its voice-controlled connected speaker for $299

      Whyd announces its voice-controlled connected speaker for $299 Posted CNN is launching a drone-based news collecting operation French startup Whyd started off as a social network for music lovers but recently announced that it would switch its focus for a hardware project. The company just unveiled this secret hardware project — it’s a high-fidelity connected speaker that combines voice recognition with all music streaming services out there. The company isn’t doing a Kickstarter.

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      Mentions: Google CNN Spotify
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