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Here’s a demo of Cast Connect on Android TV as Google details supported apps

Last week, Google quietly introduced “Cast Connect” to make Casting on Android TV more native with support for remote controls and other app features. The company officially announced it today and detailed partner support, as well as providing a brief demo. Cast Connects allows Android, iOS, and Chrome (sender) apps to directly Cast to their counterpart Android TV application. As a result…
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Salesforce open-sources the AI Economist, a research environment for exploring tax policies

In April, Salesforce detailed the AI Economist, a research environment for understanding how AI could improve economic design. The company pledged to eventually make the codebase available in open source, and today marks the release of the initial version. Studies have shown that income inequalities can negatively impact economic growth, opportunity, and health, and tax policy has similar effects.
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Zencity raises $13.5 million to help cities aggregate community feedback with AI and big data

Zencity, a platform that meshes AI with big data to give municipalities insights and aggregated feedback from local communities, has raised $13.5 million from a slew of notable backers, including lead investor TLV Partners, Microsoft’s VC arm M12, and Salesforce Ventures. Gathering data through traditional means, such as surveys or Town Hall meetings, can be a slow and time-consuming process and…
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Syntiant raises $35 million for AI speech-processing edge chips

Syntiant, a startup developing AI edge hardware for voice and sensor solutions, today closed a $35 million round. CEO Kurt Busch says the funds will be used to ramp up production throughout the remainder of 2020. According to a report published by Meticulous Research, the speech and voice recognition hardware market is expected to reach $26.8 billion by 2025. That’s because devices like smart…
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