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Verusen raises $8 million to reconcile supply chain data using AI

Atlanta, Georgia-based Verusen, a startup leveraging AI to build a connected supply chain, today raised $8 million in series A funding co-led by Forte Ventures and Flyover Capital. The company says it’ll put the funds toward R&D as it expands the size of its workforce. A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report anticipated that companies would have to address the implications of their supply…
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AI holds the key to even better AI

For all the talk about how artificial intelligence technology is transforming entire industries, the reality is that most businesses struggle to obtain real value from AI. 65% of organizations that have invested in AI in recent years haven’t yet seen any tangible gains…
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World Economic Forum launches global alliance to speed trustworthy AI adoption

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is launching the Global AI Action Alliance today, with more than 100 organizations participating at launch. The steering committee includes business leaders like IBM CEO Arvind Krishna, multinational organizations like the OECD and UNESCO, and worker group representatives like International Trade Union Confederation general secretary Sharan Burrow. The Global AI…
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Ukko raises $40 million to address food allergies with AI

Ukko, a 30-employee biotech company using AI to investigate solutions for food allergies and sensitivities, today raised $40 million in a series B round led by Bayer’s Leaps by Bayer. Ukko says the new funding will allow it to enter clinical trials with an investigational…
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Researchers create new model to evaluate AI-generated navigation instructions

A burgeoning subfield of AI focuses on leveraging models to improve the performance of robots that follow instructions given by people. These models generate directions (e.g., “Walk up the stairs and enter the first room on the left”) that ostensibly improve robots’ navigation performance in simulated and real-world environments. But a study coauthored by Google researchers finds that the…
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Researchers built an AI that plays chess like a person, not a super computer

We mere mortals haven’t truly been competitive against artificial intelligence in chess in a long time. It’s been 15 years since a human has conquered a computer in a chess tournament. However, a team of researchers have developed an AI chess engine that doesn’t set out to crush us puny humans — it tries to play like us.  The Maia engine doesn’t necessarily play the best…
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