Balto raises $10 million to analyze call center conversations with AI

Balto, which is developing a conversational AI platform for call centers, today announced the close of a $10 million round. A spokesperson said the capital will enable Balto to triple the size of its go-to-market team while bolstering product development.

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InduNet v1.0 — An industry predictor using company descriptions

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a large area of research with many relevant applications for businesses. Being able to take in arbitrary text and extracting sentiment, performing translation, auto-suggest/correct are some typical use cases seen. But the applications are of course endless.

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Accurics raises $20 million for ‘self-healing’ cloud monitoring tools

Accurics, a company providing what it describes as “self-healing” infrastructure for cloud environments, has raised $20 million. A spokesperson says the funding will be used to bolster Accurics’ 35-person workforce as it pursues customer acquisition opportunities.

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Spotify open-sources Klio, a framework for AI audio research

This week at the 2020 International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, Spotify open-sourced Klio, an ecosystem that allows data scientists to process audio files (or any binary files) easily and at scale. It was built to run Spotify’s large-scale audio intelligence systems and…

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When AI hurts people, who is held responsible?

Following a Maricopa County Grand Jury decision, the woman behind the wheel of a semi-autonomous Uber vehicle was charged last month with negligent homicide in the 2018 death of Elaine Herzberg. The lawsuit against the backup driver in the first known autonomous vehicle fatality promises to be a landmark case with the power to shape the future of artificial intelligence in the U.S.

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Snapdocs raises $60 million to expedite mortgage processing with AI

Real estate tech company Snapdocs today closed a $60 million funding round. According to a spokesperson, the proceeds will be put toward product development and expanding the company’s workforce. (Snapdocs plans to double its 225-employee headcount within the next 9 months.)

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Demystify employee leaving with Machine Learning

Creation and Evaluation of Handful of Machine Learning Models for Leave Prediction. Here I will share recent work in the human resource domain to bring some predictive power to any firm struggling to retain their employees. I aim to evaluate and contrast the performances of a handful of different models.

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Solve real-world problems using Deep Learning & Artificial Intelligence

Every new technology introduced has had a purpose(almost always). Usually, it is a solution to a certain problem(s) identified by its creator while brainstorming. But when we talk about Artificial Intelligence, which is a largely unexplored yet constantly evolving field of computing, we often get detracted by the spruced-up object detection projects.

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