NEA has raised $6.2 billion across two new funds, its largest fundraise to date, the Menlo Park-based venture capital firm announced on Thursday. Scott Sandell, who’s been with the firm since 1996, will continue to lead NEA as its managing general partner. NEA is an investor in cloud-based database software startup Databricks and financial technology startup Plaid. It was also an early backer...
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Fear and Longing in the AI Wars
Hi, welcome to your Weekend! This is Abe filling in for Jon, who returns as Weekender-in-Chief next Saturday.If the cars, brain implants and spaceships don’t pan out, Elon Musk has a promising future as a fear-monger. His was the leading name attached to a widely discussed open letter published this week that urged a halt in artificial intelligence research, warning that AI poses “profound...
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