Google recently published a research paper claiming that its quantum computer was the first to perform a calculation that even the world’s most powerful supercomputer couldn’t handle, reported The Verge. Google later took the paper offline, but not before IBM—another leader in quantum computing—strongly disputed Google’s findings. The episode is an early look at the marketing battles that...
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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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