A week's news in artificial intelligence and machine learning

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Nathan Benaich

December 19 · Issue #5 · View online
An analytical digest of artificial intelligence and machine learning news from the technology industry, research lab and venture capital market.

10th thru 18th December. Have an awesome weekend and happy holidays!
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Technology news, trends and opinions
Research, development and resources
Venture capital financings and exits
$80m worth of financing during this period (median deal size of $5m), including the following noteworthy transactions:
  • Blue River Technology: $17m Series B from Data Collective, Khosla and Innovation Endeavors (Eric Schmidt). The company produces tractor-towed robots that measures plant health and treat weeds to grow crop yields. 
  • WorkFusion: $11.3m Series C for its platform that combines the best of human and machine intelligence to increase workforce productivity and engagement, automate predictable manual work, and improve data quality.
  • Preferred Networks: $8.2m direct investment from Toyota to further its application of deep learning and edge-heavy computing to autonomous vehicles. 

Anything else catch your eye? Just hit reply! I’m actively looking for entrepreneurs building companies that build/use AI to rethink the way we live and work.
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