President Trump included more than a dozen tech and telecom CEOs on a list of high-profile business executives who would be joining a task force to advise the White House on how to restart the economy. But at least five of the executives weren’t notified in advance, people familiar with the matter said. Among the more than 200 chief executives and other business leaders and economists included...
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Chatbot Startup Character Seeks $250 Million, Testing Investor Appetite for AI
Character, an AI chatbot startup founded by two former Google researchers, has told investors it wants to raise as much as $250 million in new funding, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter. The pitch will test investors’ appetite for machine-learning startups as Microsoft’s multibillion-dollar deal with OpenAI casts a halo over the sector. A funding round of...
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