Amazon Web Services announced it is launching a new business unit that aims to help military and private commercial organizations manage data from the satellites they launch into space, among other tasks. The move shows how AWS is aiming to carve out an early-mover advantage in an area of cloud computing that is poised to expand significantly in the coming years due to a flood of public and...
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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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