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Via raises $200 million to optimize ride-sharing routes with AI

Transportation startup Via today announced that it’s raised $200 million in series E financing, bringing its total raised to over $500 million at a $2.25 billion valuation. According to cofounders Oren Shoval and Daniel Ramot, part of the funding will enable Via to expand its efforts around the novel coroanvirus outbreak, which include emergency services and transit network optimization in…
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The AI Show: AI-assisted software development saves time and reduces errors

AI-assisted software development saves time and reduces errors, according to one company that has introduced a low-code visual platform for building customer enterprise software. “Something that took [developers] … five minutes, now they can achieve in 15 seconds,” says Antonio Alegria, head of AI at OutSystems. “And curiously, we’ve seen developers saying … that it’s actually helped…
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Microsoft’s AI determines whether statements about video clips are true

In a paper published on the preprint server Arxiv.org, researchers affiliated with Carnegie Mellon, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 AI Research describe a challenge — video-and-language inference — that tasks AI with inferring whether a statement is entailed or contradicted by a given video clip. The idea is to spur investigations into…
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Textio’s AI optimizes for inclusivity to help companies attract more job applicants

Seattle-based Textio is introducing new AI-powered tools this week that detect and help employers remove language from job applications that can make older people, women, or people of color feel excluded. With exclusionary language removed, and increasing accommodation language included, companies can hire job candidates faster by reaching the broadest array of people. For companies like Nvidia…
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