Nvidia’s Q3 revenues rise 57% to $4.73 billion as gaming and datacenters stay strong

Nvidia reported revenues of $4.73 billion for its third fiscal quarter ended October 25, up 57% from a year earlier. The revenues and non-GAAP earnings per share of $2.91 a share beat expectations as new gaming hardware and AI products generated strong demand.

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ControlUp raises $27 million to apply AI to remote machine monitoring

ControlUp leverages AI to help IT teams remediate problems with on-premise, hybrid, and cloud infrastructure. Today, the company raised $27 million in funding to expand its platform for monitoring user experiences for office and work-from-home deployments.

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AI researchers made a sarcasm detection model and it’s sooo impressive

Researchers in China say they’ve created sarcasm detection AI that achieved state-of-the-art performance on a dataset drawn from Twitter. The AI uses multimodal learning that combines text and imagery since both are often needed to understand whether a person is being sarcastic. The researchers argue that sarcasm detection can…

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Stanford and Carnegie Mellon find race and age bias in mobility data that drives COVID-19 policy

Smartphone-based mobility data has played a major role in responses to the pandemic. Describing the movement of millions of people, location information from Google, Apple, and others has been used to analyze the effectiveness of social distancing polices and probe how different sectors of the economy have been affected.

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How The Trevor Project uses AI to help LGBTQ+ youth and train its counselors

The Trevor Project, a nonprofit organization focused on ending suicide among LGBTQ+ youth, is using artificial intelligence to better meet its mission. Over the past couple of years, the organization has used natural language processing (NLP) to expedite and improve its volunteer training and to triage incoming calls. The group’s AI team has dealt with common language issues in unique ways and is currently working to significantly expand its volunteer training capabilities and offer its services to more youth around the world.

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Abacus.AI Lands $22M Series B

Artificial intelligence startup Abacus.AI has raised $22 million in a Series B round led by Coatue, the company announced Wednesday. With Abacus.AI, an organization’s team of developers–with access to the organization’s data–can use its platform to create deep-learning systems that can make accurate predictions without having to invest the time and resources to do so from scratch.

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The 3 AI operating models — and how to know which works best for you

“No one should select an AI operating model just to select an AI operating model,” says Jennifer Roubaud-Smith, VP, global head of strategic advisory at Dataiku. “No one should set up centers of excellence just to set up centers of excellence. It should always be about the kind of business challenges you want to solve.”

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NVIDIA: Implementing Robotics Applications with ROS 2 and AI on the Jetson Platform

Deep learning is being adopted in robotics to accurately navigate indoor environments, detect and follow objects of interest, and maneuver without collisions. However, the increasing complexity of deep learning makes it challenging to accommodate these workloads on embedded systems. While you can make trade-offs between accuracy and deep learning model size, compromising accuracy to meet real-time demands often proves counterproductive in most robotics applications.

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Cogito raises $25 million to analyze phone calls with AI

Boston-based call analytics startup Cogito today closed a $25 million convertible debt round led by Goldman Sachs Growth Equity, Salesforce Ventures, and other new and existing investors. The company says this latest capital will be used to expand its go-to-market efforts and accelerate the development of new products.

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IBM acquires Instana for its AI-powered app performance monitoring

IBM today acquired Instana, a German-American software firm that specializes in developing application performance management software. The acquisition represents IBM’s continued investment in hybrid cloud, big data, and AI capabilities. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

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Deepfence nabs $9.5 million to build AI shields for cloud workloads

Deepfence, a startup developing a cybersecurity platform focused on protecting cloud-native workloads, today nabbed $9.5 million in funding. The 10-employee company says this investment follows a year in which its revenues and customer base more than doubled.

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Slash road congestion with AI-Powered Traffic Management

AI in improving traffic management, on hearing this, most of you must be thinking that how can this even be possible, since this very technology is supposed to work with a different mechanism to its credit. But this is where our thought process has been proven wrong, as technology is stepping into the most controversial system we all face the brunt of it daily, and that is traffic management.

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