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Groupon acquires Presence AI to bolster booking capabilities with AI

Groupon today announced that it’s purchased Presence AI, a San Francisco-based company developing a communications platform that automates business-to-customer calls and messaging. The terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but Groupon chief product officer Sarah Butterfass said that Presence AI’s portfolio will complement Groupon’s existing booking products and help to …

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DeepMind’s new AI tracks Serengeti herds from images alone

DeepMind, the U.K.-based AI research subsidiary acquired by Alphabet in 2014 for $500 million, today detailed ecological research its science team is conducting to develop AI systems that’ll help study the behavior of animal species in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. It hopes to expedite the analysis of data from hundreds …

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NHS creates AI Lab to tackle health care challenges

The U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) today announced it will reroute £250 million ($302.86 million) in funds to create a new Artificial Intelligence Lab within a unit tasked with digitizing the country’s health care system. The NHS says the new lab will work to bring together academics, specialists, and tech …

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IBM Research launches explainable AI toolkit

IBM Research today introduced AI Explainability 360, an open-source collection of state-of-the art algorithms that use a range of techniques to explain AI model decision making. The launch follows IBM’s release of AI Fairness 360 a year ago for the detection and mitigation of bias in AI models. IBM is …

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Where Will AI Take the Real Estate Market in 10 Years?

Artificial intelligence is here and shows no signs of slowing down. According to PwC, business leaders said they believe AI is going to be fundamental in the future. Most people referred to AI as a “business advantage.” The same survey reports that 63% of people agree AI will help solve …

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Sony’s AI drums up beats for songs

AI might soon become an invaluable tool in musicians’ compositional arsenals, if recent developments are any indication. In July, Montreal-based startup Landr raised $26 million for a product that analyzes musical styles to create bespoke sets of audio processors, while OpenAI and Google earlier this year debuted online creation tools …

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Google’s AI maps fruit fly brains

Google’s latest research dives deep into the brains of fruit flies — quite literally. In collaboration with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Janelia Research Campus and Cambridge University, the tech giant today published the results of a study (“Automated Reconstruction of a Serial-Section EM Drosophila Brain with Flood-Filling Networks …

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MIT CSAIL tackles knitting with twin AI tools

Who knew modern knitting machines could be so complicated? The type of whole-garment method that’s used to produce socks, gloves, sportswear, shoes, car seats, and other textiles requires knowledge of the low-level language used to create knitting machine routines. It’s expert-level stuff, and the stakes are high — even minor …

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