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COVID-19, the golden opportunity of health technology

COVID-19, the golden opportunity of health technology Big data is presented as a tool to help doctors and patients to overcome diseases or pandemics The crisis unleashed by the new coronavirus is testing state health systems, world economies and the moral...

Rigetti Computing took a $71 million down round, because quantum computing is hard

The $71 million in financing that quantum computing technology developer Rigetti Computing recently raised came at a significant cut to the company’s valuation, according to several sources with knowledge of the company. The company declined to comment on its valuation...

Los Angeles-based Talespin nabs $15 million for its extended reality-based workforce training tools

It turns out the virtual and augmented reality companies aren’t dead — as long as they focus on the enterprise. That’s what the Los Angeles-based extended reality technology developer Talespin did — and it just raised $15 million to...

Five, the self-driving startup, raises $41M and pivots into B2B, away from building its own fleet

We are still years away from a time when fully-autonomous cars will be able to drive us from A to B, and the complexity of getting to that point is likely going to need hundreds of billions of dollars...

Clearview said its facial recognition app was only for law enforcement as it courted private companies

After claiming that it would only sell its controversial facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies, a new report suggests that Clearview AI is less than discerning about its client base. According to BuzzFeed News, the small, secretive...

SparkLabs Group launches Connex, an accelerator program for smart city technology

SparkLabs Group announced today that it has launched SparkLabs Connex, the latest program in its network of startup accelerators and venture funds. Focused on real estate technology (proptech) and the Internet of Things, SparkLabs Connex will tap into startup...

German football league Bundesliga teams with AWS to improve fan experience

Germany’s top soccer (football) league, Bundesliga, announced today it is partnering with AWS to use artificial intelligence to enhance the fan experience during games. Andreas Heyden, executive vice president for digital sports at the Deutsche Fußball Liga, the entity...

London’s Met Police switches on live facial recognition, flying in face of human rights concerns

While EU lawmakers are mulling a temporary ban on the use of facial recognition to safeguard individuals’ rights, as part of risk-focused plan to regulate AI, London’s Met Police has today forged ahead with deploying the privacy hostile technology...

Aki acquires Eyeview’s ad personalization tech

Video advertising company Eyeview shut down in December, but its technology will live on thanks to an acquisition by Aki Technologies. Aki CEO Scott Swanson told me that he’s anticipating serious growth in the demand for ad personalization, particularly as...

Sundar Pichai calls for AI regulation in major op-ed

Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has written an op-ed in the Financial Times, claiming it is time artificial intelligence is regulated. In the article Pichai explains how his own company Google has put in place guidelines for company use...
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Net neutrality and other luxuries in the pre-COVID-19 world

This legal principle is suspended in the country due to the emergence of the coronavirus. The measure opens questions about how we use the...

Philippine President threatens to "kill with one stone" anyone who does not respect quarantine

Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines, is taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic crisis to violate rights: in addition to locking people in dog...