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Terminal taps AI to help companies build remote engineering teams

The COVID-19 crisis has thrust the issue of remote working to the top of corporate agendas globally, with online communication and collaboration tools gaining traction. But many companies already operated remote “distributed” workforces — WordPress parent Automattic has long embraced remote working, as have GitLab, GitHub, and Basecamp. Last year, payments giant Stripe launched a new remote…
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DeepMind’s AI studies game players to exploit weaknesses in their strategies

In a paper published on the preprint server Arxiv.org, scientists at Alphabet’s DeepMind propose a new framework that learns an approximate best response to players within games of many kinds. They claim that it achieves consistently high performance against “worst-case opponents” — that is, players who aren’t good, yet at least play by the rules and actually complete the game — in…
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Peak.AI raises $12 million to bolster enterprise AI adoption

Peak.AI, a startup developing AI solutions for enterprise customers, today announced that it has raised $12 million in extended series A funding. The fresh capital will fuel Peak’s growth, commercial expansion, and R&D, according to CEO Richard Potter, and will come as up to 25% of companies report experiencing a 50% failure rate in deploying AI models. Despite the promise of AI, the…
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QuillBot taps AI to rewrite and rephrase whole paragraphs

QuillBot, a startup developing AI tools that intelligently rewrite text, today announced that it raised $4 million in financing. Fresh capital in hand, the cofounders hope to make QuillBot’s platform a one-stop editing shop, with modules that will summarize information from articles and complete paragraphs by synthesizing sentences informed by intent. QuillBot also plans to establish an R&D…
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