80% of orgs that paid the ransom were hit again

The aftermath of a ransomware attack is costly, with 65% of organizations hit by an attack reporting revenue loss, Cybereason said. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 22 hours ago

Homomorphic encryption is ready to deliver stronger data security

Homomorphic encryption enables computing on data while it remains encrypted. IBM believes this will unlock a new generation of services. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 3 days ago

Cord raises $4.5M to automate computer vision annotation processes

Cord, a computer vision annotation automation platform, has raised an estimated $4.5 million in a seed funding round. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 3 days ago

80% of tech could be built outside IT by 2024, thanks to low-code tools

Thanks to low-code tools and AI, 80% of tech will be built outside of IT teams, according to new predictions from Gartner. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 4 days ago

Pasqal’s ‘neutral atom’ tech promises 200 qubits of quantum

Pasqal is leveraging technology that was developed at the Institut d'Optique in France and relies on a process called "neutral atoms." | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 7 days ago

Google used reinforcement learning to design next-gen AI accelerator chips

In a paper published in the journal Nature, Google detailed its method for creating an AI system capable of designing computer chips. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 9 days ago

DeepMind says reinforcement learning is ‘enough’ to reach general AI

Scientists at U.K.-based AI lab DeepMind argue true artificial intelligence will emerge from sticking to the principle of reward maximization. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 9 days ago

Facebook proposes NetHack as a grand challenge in AI research

Facebook is proposing the '80s game NetHack as a grand challenge in AI and machine learning research, launching a competition at NeurIPS 2021. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 9 days ago

Identity verification company Trulioo lands $394M

Identity verification platform Trulioo has closed a $394 million series D round of funding at a $1.75 billion valuation. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 10 days ago

Building AI that doesn’t give your users ‘algorithmic fatigue’

When an AI algorithm fails to live up to expectations, users can end up feeling annoyed, frustrated, and tired. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 12 days ago

Signalwire Raises $30M

SignalWire, a company developing a distributed video and voice communications network, has raised $30 million in venture capital. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 14 days ago

The cost of cloud, a trillion dollar paradox

While cloud clearly delivers ROI early in a company’s journey, the costs can start to outweigh the benefits as a company scales. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 14 days ago

Google Announces TPUv4

Google detailed TPUv4 at Google I/O 2021. They're accelerator chips that deliver high performance on AI workloads. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 1 month ago

No-code app development platform Adalo nabs $8M

Adalo, a no-code app development platform, has raised $8 million in venture funding -- its first major round. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 1 month ago

Understanding the differences between biological and computer vision

Biological and Computer Vision by Gabriel Kreiman explains how AI attempts to replicate how humans and animals process visual data. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 1 month ago

GPT-3’s free alternative GPT-Neo is something to be excited about

GPT-Neo performs on par with GPT-3 on several key benchmarks, but unlike GPT-3, it's open to anyone who wants to use it. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 1 month ago

Mythic's Analog Computing for ML Applications

Mythic has raised $70 million to fund the analog-based AI processors that it plans to launch later this year. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 1 month ago

Linux Foundation launches open source agriculture infrastructure project

The Linux Foundation has launched AgStack, a new open source digital infrastructure project aimed at the agriculture industry. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 1 month ago

Zynga Buys Chartboost

Mobile game publisher Zynga has agreed to acquire mobile ad and monetization firm Chartboost. The price of the deal wasn't disclosed. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 1 month ago

Huawei trained the Chinese-language equivalent of GPT-3

Huawei trained a 200-billion-parameter Chinese-language model. But whether it moves the needle on research is an open question. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 1 month ago

Sony will integrate Discord into Playstation Network starting early 2022

Sony is integrating Discord into PSN starting early next year. PlayStation is also investing into the communication platform. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 1 month ago

What Silicon Valley refuses to learn from Steve Jobs (2014)

Guest Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Just about every tech leader in Silicon Valley says they admire Steve Jobs, but when it comes to following his lead, where’s the love? Visit any hacker hangout, tech firm, or investment company in S … | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 1 month ago

Google-led paper pushes back against claims of AI inefficiency

In a newly released paper, Google pushes back against the notion that training AI models significantly harms the environment. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 1 month ago

Apple’s new iPhone privacy changes, explained

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. (Reuters) — Apple on Monday will begin rolling out an update of its iOS operating system with new privacy controls designed to limit digital advertisers from tracking iPhone users. For Apple’s more than 1 … | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 1 month ago

Zoom launches Immersive View to unify participants in the same virtual room

Zoom has launched a new immersive video feature designed to help businesses create more engaging and collaborative virtual meetings.  | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 1 month ago

Waymo’s leadership shift spotlights self-driving car challenges

Waymo's recent executive shuffle signals driverless technology has a ways to go before a robust self-driving car industry becomes reality. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 1 month ago

Nhost raises $3M for it’s open source Firebase rival

Nhost is an open source backend-as-a-service (BaaS) platform that lets developers forget about the infrastructure and focus on the front end. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 1 month ago

Epic Games raises $1B for long-term metaverse plans, with $200M from Sony

Epic Games has raised another $1 billion to fund its plans to build a metaverse, with Sony contributing $200 million. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 2 months ago

Pinterest open-sources big data analytics tool Querybook

Pinterest recently open-sourced Querybook, a tool for performing big data analytics at enterprise scale. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 2 months ago

Honeywell: Quantum computers to outpace standard verification in 18 to 24 months

Honeywell says quantum computing platforms are approaching a processing milestone that conventional computers can't simulate. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 2 months ago

MIT study finds ‘systematic’ labeling errors in popular AI benchmark datasets

In a new study, researchers at MIT find evidence of mislabeled data in corpora popularly used to benchmark AI systems. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 2 months ago

Nexon Invests $874M in Hasbro, Bandai Namco, Konami, and Sega Sammy

Maplestory and Kart Rider maker Nexon has invested $874 million in Hasbro, Bandai Namco, Konami, and Sega Sammy. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 2 months ago

Intel will invest in factories and manufacture chips for other companies

Intel will invest $20 billion in new factories, launch a new foundry service to make chips for other companies, and relaunch its dev event. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 2 months ago

CoScreen exits stealth with $4.6M, multi-user screen sharing for macOS/Windows

CoScreen touts itself as a "deep collaboration" platform for engineering teams, spanning next-gen screen sharing, editing, and communication. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 2 months ago

Major flaws found in machine learning for Covid-19 diagnosis

High levels of bias and not enough high quality data plague machine learning for COVID-19 diagnosis and prognosis, an analysis found. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 2 months ago

Discord exploring sale that could be worth more than $10 billion

Discord is going through a sales process now that could result in a purchase of the platform for more than $10 billion. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 2 months ago

Discord is going through a sales process now that could result in a purchase of the platform for more than $10 billion. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 2 months ago

Synthetic data could save AI

Guest Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. AI is facing several critical challenges. Not only does it need huge amounts of data to deliver accurate results, but it also needs to be able to ensure that data isn’t biased, and it nee … | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 2 months ago

Alienware and Cherry MX create a true mechanical keyboard on a gaming laptop

Alienware and Cherry MX are launching what they call the first "truly mechanical keyboard" on a gaming laptop. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 3 months ago

Why machine learning struggles with causality

Humans intuitively understand causality; AI struggles. Researchers look at how to create AI systems that can learn causal representations. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 3 months ago

The great data decentralization is coming – are you ready?

Several major factors are pushing companies towards greater data decentralization. Here are three of the biggest. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 3 months ago

Gartner’s 2021 Magic Quadrant cites 'glut of innovation' in data science and ML

The report evaluates DSML platforms' scope, revenue, and growth, customer counts, market traction, and product capability scoring. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 3 months ago

AI patent intelligence platform PatSnap secures $300M

PatSnap, a startup developing AI technologies to analyze and organize patents for R&D, has raised $300 million. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 3 months ago

Hard lessons learned from the OVH datacenter blaze

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@venturebeat.com | 3 months ago

Facebook's new computer vision model learns from random images

Facebook announced an AI model trained on a billion images that it claims achieves state-of-the-art results on a range of benchmarks. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 3 months ago

Annual index finds AI is ‘industrializing’ but needs better metrics and testing

The 2021 AI Index from Stanford University gathers data about AI research, startups, and changes to business and government policy. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 3 months ago

AI ethics research conference suspends Google sponsorship

The ACM Conference for Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAccT) decided to pause its sponsorship relationship with Google. | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 3 months ago

Sonantic Partners with Microsoft's Obsidian Entertainment

Sonantic has figured out how to use AI to turn written words into spoken words in a script, and it can infuse those words with the proper emotion. And it turns out this is a pretty good way to prototype the audio storytelling in triple-A video games. That’s why the Sonantic techn … | Continue reading


@venturebeat.com | 3 months ago