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Provizio closes $6.2M seed round for its car safety platform using sensors and AI

Provizio closes .2M seed round for its car safety platform using sensors and AI Provizio, a combination hardware and software startup with technology to improve car safety, has closed a seed investment round of $6.2million. Investors include Bobby Hambrick (the founder of Autonomous Stuff); the founders of Movidius; the European Innovation Council (EIC); ACT Venture […]

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Inside fintech startup Upstart’s IPO filing

Inside fintech startup Upstart’s IPO filing While the world awaits the Airbnb IPO filing that could come as early as next week, Upstart dropped its own S-1 filing. The fintech startup facilitates loans between consumers and partner banks, an operation that attracted around $144 million in capital prior to its IPO. First Round Capital, Khosla […]

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Intel has acquired Cnvrg.io, a platform to manage, build and automate machine learning

Intel has acquired Cnvrg.io, a platform to manage, build and automate machine learning Intel continues to snap up startups to build out its machine learning and AI operations. In the latest move, TechCrunch has learned that the chip giant has acquired Cnvrg.io, an Israeli company that has built and operates a platform for data scientists […]

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AWS launches its next-gen GPU instances

AWS launches its next-gen GPU instances AWS today announced the launch of its newest GPU-equipped instances. Dubbed P4, these new instances are launching a decade after AWS launched its first set of Cluster GPU instances. This new generation is powered by Intel Cascade Lake processors and eight of NVIDIA’s A100 Tensor Core GPUs. These instances, […]

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Cough-scrutinizing AI shows major promise as an early warning system for COVID-19

Cough-scrutinizing AI shows major promise as an early warning system for COVID-19 Asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is a huge contributor to the pandemic, but of course if there are no symptoms, how can anyone tell they should isolate or get a test? MIT research has found that hidden in the sound of coughs is a […]

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iPhones can now tell blind users where and how far away people are

iPhones can now tell blind users where and how far away people are Apple has packed an interesting new accessibility feature into the latest beta of iOS: a system that detects the presence of and distance to people in the view of the iPhone’s camera, so blind users can social distance effectively, among many other […]

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Big tech’s ‘blackbox’ algorithms face regulatory oversight under EU plan

Big tech’s ‘blackbox’ algorithms face regulatory oversight under EU plan Major Internet platforms will be required to open up their algorithms to regulatory oversight under proposals European lawmakers are set to introduce next month. In a speech today Commission EVP Margrethe Vestager suggested algorithmic accountability will be a key plank of the forthcoming legislative digital […]

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Passion Capital backs UK fertility workplace benefits provider, Fertifa

Passion Capital backs UK fertility workplace benefits provider, Fertifa UK-based Fertifa has bagged a £1 million (~$1.3M) seed to plug into a fertility-focused workplace benefits platform. Passion Capital is investing in the round, along with some unnamed strategic angel investors. The August 2019-founded startup sells bespoke reproductive health and fertility packages to UK employers to […]

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Apple search crawler activity could signal a Google competitor, or a bid to make Siri a one-stop-shop

Apple search crawler activity could signal a Google competitor, or a bid to make Siri a one-stop-shop Encouraged by the spate of antitrust activity brewing in both the Justice Department and on Capitol Hill, Apple may be developing a search competitor to Google, according to a report in the Financial Times. That would be a […]

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Apple’s Jeff Bigham, disability rights lawyer Haben Girma, author Sara Hendren and more to join Sight Tech Global

Apple’s Jeff Bigham, disability rights lawyer Haben Girma, author Sara Hendren and more to join Sight Tech Global The other day we announced the first ten sessions for Sight Tech Global, a virtual event Dec. 2-3 that is convening the world’s top technologists to discuss how AI-based technologies are revolutionizing the future of accessibility. Today, […]

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