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Uber rolls out AI to verify drivers are wearing face masks

Uber today announced it will roll out technology to its mobile app to verify whether drivers are wearing a mask. As part of a new checklist designed to ensure drivers have taken safety measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the app will apply a computer vision algorithm to drivers’ selfies to detect the presence (or absence) of face coverings. Riders, who won’t be subject to the same…
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Facebook is using more AI to detect hate speech

In Q1 2020, 9.6 million pieces of content posted on Facebook were removed for violation of company hate speech policy, the “largest gain in a period of time,” Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer told journalists today. For context, as recently as four years ago, Facebook removed no content with AI. The data comes from Facebook’s Community Standards Enforcement Report (CSER) report, which says AI…
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Lilt raises $25 million for AI enterprise translation tools

Lilt, which develops AI-powered business translation software, today announced it has raised a fresh $25 million. The company says the cash infusion will enable future product development, research into natural language processing, and acceleration of its go-to-market strategy. Lilt’s solutions target development and deployment challenges around enterprise marketing, support, ecommerce, and…
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Intel Capital commits $132 million to 11 AI startups

Intel today announced that Intel Capital, its global investment organization, committed a total of $132 million to 11 startups focused on AI, automation, and chipset design. It follows a year in which the firm invested $466 million in 36 new companies (and 35 follow-on…
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How Walmart uses AI to enable two-hour Express Delivery

Last month, Walmart launched Express Delivery, a service that allows customers to receive orders in two hours or less. Pilot tests began across 100 U.S. stores on April 16, and Walmart plans to expand Express Delivery to nearly 1,000 stores in early May and about 2,000 in the weeks after. Express Delivery, which offers more than 160,000 items across Walmart’s inventory, wasn’t motivated…
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