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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gets xCloud streaming at no additional cost
by Jeff Grubb on July 16, 2020 at 4:29 pm
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is Microsoft key to its gaming future, and it's combining that service with its cloud-streaming technology.
T-Mobile’s Un-carrier Next adds free extra phone number, scam blocking
by Jeremy Horwitz on July 16, 2020 at 4:03 pm
Following its merger with U.S. cellular carrier Sprint, the country's #3 carrier is announcing new initiatives to fight scams and offer free phone numbers.
Carbonated raises $8.5 million for squad-based mobile shooter
by Dean Takahashi on July 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Carbonated has raised $8.5 million for its mobile-first game studio that is building a squad-based shooter that taps artificial intelligence.
Twitter hack delays launch of its new API
by Chris O'Brien on July 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Twitter planned to launch a new API today, but an embarrassing hack led the company to push back a rollout that promises to give developers new flexibility.
GDC: Pandemic is clobbering indie game devs and freelancers
by Dean Takahashi on July 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Indie game devs and freelancers are having a tough time in the pandemic, even though the video game industry hasn't been hit as hard as other industries.
Verizon advances 5G edge computing with IBM deal, interoperability specs
by Jeremy Horwitz on July 16, 2020 at 1:49 pm
Edge computing will be critically important to delivering highly responsive cellular services in the 5G era, and Verizon is pushing the industry forward.
TinyBuild acquires Hello Neighbor devs and will invest $15 million in franchise
by Dean Takahashi on July 16, 2020 at 1:30 pm
TinyBuild has acqui-hired the developers behind Hello Neighbor from Dynamic Pixels and will invest more than $15 million in the franchise.
Openpath raises $36 million to bring keyless building access to more industries
by Paul Sawers on July 16, 2020 at 1:03 pm
Openpath, a company that builds keyless and contactless access systems for buildings, has raised $36 million in a series C round of funding.
Uber acquires Routematch to make public transport ‘more accessible’
by Paul Sawers on July 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Uber has acquired Routematch, an Atlanta-based company that provides technology services to transit agencies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Game investments in Q2 2020: Fewer deals, but bigger value at $7.8 billion
by Dean Takahashi on July 16, 2020 at 12:45 pm
There were fewer game investments and acquisitions in the second quarter of 2020, but the value of the deals was higher than in Q1.
Hackers hijack accounts of prominent Twitter users, including Biden, Obama, and Musk
by Reuters on July 16, 2020 at 7:05 am
Twitter said hackers accessed its internal systems to hijack some of the platform's top voices, including Joe Biden, Barack Obama, and Elon Musk.
Announcing the AI Innovation Awards winners at Transform 2020
by VB Staff on July 16, 2020 at 12:18 am
The five winners of VentureBeat's second annual AI Innovation Awards at Transform 2020 have been announced.
Why supervised learning is more common than reinforcement learning
by Khari Johnson on July 15, 2020 at 11:50 pm
Unlike supervised learning, reinforcement learning algorithms must observe, and that can take time, said UC Berkeley professor Ion Stoica at Transform.
Pfizer: Transforming 170 years of technical debt into collective intelligence
by VB Staff on July 15, 2020 at 11:25 pm
Reinventing a siloed organization into an integrated, collaborative entity has kept Pfizer's Chris Kakkanatt occupied for more than a decade.
Yelp: Bunsen lets us test products at scale
by Kyle Wiggers on July 15, 2020 at 9:55 pm
In a conversation at Transform 2020, Yelp head of data science Justin Norman detailed Bunsen, the company's internal product experimentation platform.
The right data: Transform’s panel of experts weigh in
by VB Staff on July 15, 2020 at 9:25 pm
Data is the bedrock of AI and machine learning -- at Transform 2020 we queried some leading data experts about the trends they're seeing.
MIT researchers warn that deep learning is approaching computational limits
by Kyle Wiggers on July 15, 2020 at 8:59 pm
In a newly published study, MIT researchers find evidence that deep learning will soon (or already has) run up against computational limits.
DotData 2.0 platform delivers AI insights for enterprises
by Dean Takahashi on July 15, 2020 at 7:45 pm
DotData is announcing version 2.0 of its artificial intelligence and machine learning platform for enterprises so they can adopt AI tools more quickly.
How Visa harnessed data and AI to prevent $25 billion in fraud
by Chris O'Brien on July 15, 2020 at 7:25 pm
Visa says it prevents $25 billion in annual fraud thanks to the AI it has developed. The path Visa took to get there offers lessons to other companies.
Artie releases tool to measure bias in speech recognition models
by Kyle Wiggers on July 15, 2020 at 7:02 pm
Researchers at Artie released a tool to detect bias in speech recognition systems. In a proof of concept, they find evidence of bias in a Google model.
CommonSpirit Health leverages data and AI to reimagine health care after the pandemic
by Seth Colaner on July 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm
The pandemic is forcing us to reimagine what a "good" health care system looks like. For CommonSpirit Health, that includes AI and personalized care.
Goldman: AI tools have potential in finance beyond smart stock trading
by Jeremy Horwitz on July 15, 2020 at 6:35 pm
The global head of machine learning for one top investment bank sees AI as a smart solution for handling masses of data, but warns against ML over-reliance.
Intelligent automation transforms customer-facing teams
by Rashmi Vittal, Conversica on July 15, 2020 at 5:56 pm
While already used by manufacturing and supply chains, intelligent automation is ripe for adoption by revenue-generating teams such as marketing and sales.
Apple News adds free Today podcast, 20 weekly audio stories for News+
by Jeremy Horwitz on July 15, 2020 at 5:35 pm
Apple is augmenting its free and subscription news services with audio features, but they're primarily for U.S. users at this point.
Don’t try to predict the future when you scale your AI projects
by Seth Colaner on July 15, 2020 at 5:30 pm
Dataiku's Kurt Muehmel talks about the biggest mistakes enterprises make, and the best practices, when they're trying to scale their AI projects.
How Chase is using AI to update banking
by Paul Sawers on July 15, 2020 at 5:05 pm
Chase's chief data and analytics officer Sandra Nudelman outlines some of the ways the bank is harnessing AI and ML across its business.