India’s ambitions in space looked to have taken a significant hit on Friday after its Vikram lunar lander lost contact with controllers on final approach to the moon’s surface. The condition of the craft is not known, but the worried faces and hushed murmurs in the control center—shown on a live-streamed feed—suggested officials feared the Vikram was lost. An official in the control center...
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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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