On Monday California’s governor, Gavin Newsom said that Disney was exempt from his statewide ban on large gatherings. Later that day the company reversed course and said it was going to be closing down at the end of the week until the end of the month. These parks are often bustling with people, many of them bunched together in close proximity. Other large gatherings like sporting events have...
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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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