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Startup Otter.ai Raises $50 Million, Hires Chief Marketing Officer

Feb. 25, 2021 · 4:53 PM PST
With work meetings now happening online, Otter.ai has emerged as a popular way for people to document important details.

Google Fires Another Prominent AI Researcher

Feb. 19, 2021 · 4:05 PM PST
Margaret Mitchell, who co-led Google's Ethical AI team, has been terminated after an internal probe found violations of corporate security policies.

Google Appoints New Ethical AI Research Leader

Feb. 18, 2021 · 2:33 PM PST
After an extended period of internal turmoil following the firing of respected AI research leader Timnit Gebru, Google is now trying to right the ship.
Clockwise from top-left: Alicia Boler Davis, Dilip Kumar, Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec and Rohit Prasad. Photos by Bloomberg
A worker at a cell center in South Africa last July. Photo by Bloomberg
A still image from an Amazon instructional video about its new deliver van cameras. Credit: Amazon via Vimeo
Photos by Bloomberg; Shutterstock. Illustration by Mike Sullivan
SoftWear Automation CEO Raj Rajan. Photo provided by the company

FTC Cracks Open Door to AI Regulation

Jan. 19, 2021 · 4:18 PM PST
The FTC's decision to force a company to delete a facial recognition algorithm could be a landmark case as regulators increase their focus on AI.
VMware's Craig McLuckie. Photo provided by VMware

New OpenAI Program Can Generate Images From Text

Jan. 6, 2021 · 3:24 PM PST
OpenAI, which is actively working to build a business around its AI research, shares details of a major breakthrough.

OpenAI Research VP, Colleagues Depart for New Project

Dec. 29, 2020 · 3:19 PM PST
Originally founded as a non-profit, OpenAI has been increasingly focused on generating revenue from its research and development efforts.
Benchmark's Bill Gurley. Photo by Bloomberg
A  pedestrian wearing a protective mask walks past signage for SoftBank Corp.  in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Bloomberg.
Cisco's Chuck Robbins (left), MongoDB's Dev Ittycheria, Microsoft's Satya Nadella and Oracle's Safra Catz. Photos provided by the companies; Catz photo by Bloomberg

Hyundai Buys Boston Dynamics for $921 Million

Dec. 10, 2020 · 10:08 AM PST
Boston Dynamics, whose human-and canine-like robots have simultaneously thrilled and frightened people over the years, is getting a new home.

DataRobot Inks Partnership With Snowflake, Expands Funding Round

Dec. 9, 2020 · 3:35 PM PST
DataRobot, an AI company that sells to customers in a broad range of industries, is getting cozy with Snowflake, which is riding high after its September IPO.

AI Firm C3.ai Begins Trading in IPO

Dec. 9, 2020 · 11:47 AM PST
Shares of the enterprise software firm opened at 138% above the IPO price.

Apple’s Self-Driving Car Unit Now Reports to AI Chief

Dec. 8, 2020 · 4:12 PM PST
Apple's top artificial intelligence executive, John Giannandrea, now oversees the company's secretive autonomous vehicle efforts.

ServiceNow Acquiring Startup Element AI for $500 Million

Nov. 30, 2020 · 11:54 AM PST
ServiceNow, which sells software for automating business functions, is adding AI research expertise to help it attract more business.