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This week I enter the ‘smelliverse,’ the dimension of odors, with Alexei Koulakov, a professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Alexei uses machine learning to explore the least understood of our senses: the sense of smell. He’s working to unlock the mechanism by which we perceive odors and to classify millions of volatile molecules by their smell.

 

CORPORATE COVERAGE | 08.16.2019

Decooda CEO David Johnson

Decooda CEO David Johnson

Decooda plans to kick off USD 25m Series B in fall

The AI company focused on the finance and retail industries plans to double headcount by the end of the year, said CEO David Johnson. Read more

 

INTERVIEW | 06.19.2019

INTERVIEW: Turing Award winner Yann Lecun. Watch here

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER  | Finance Watch

Week Ending 08.18.2019 — Decooda to kick off USD 25m Series B in fall • Globant acquires Belatrix • Apex SPAC IPO to raise USD 275m • TPG funds Lucidworks and Au10tix • WEF sees five hurdles to AI • Israel’s RSIP opens Silicon Valley office. Read more

NextOrbit founder and CEO Kishore Rajapal

NextOrbit founder and CEO Kishore Rajapal

CORPORATE COVERAGE | O7.16.2019

NEXTORBIT SEEKS USD 2M IN SEED FINANCING — The company plans to meet with US investors in September, founder and CEO Kishore Rajapal said. Read more

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER | Research Watch

Week Ending 08.18.2019 — Newly published papers and discussions around them. Read more

INTERVIEW | 03.28.2019

The Bengio Brothers. Watch here

CORPORATE COVERAGE  |  O7.16.2019

BRAINWORKS SEEKS SERIES A AFTER CLOSING SEED ROUND LAST MONTH — The AI company commercializing healthcare technology plans to double headcount by the end of the year, a person familiar with the matter said. Read more

FEATURE |  03.08.2019

AI ARMS RACE: CHINA AND THE CONFUCIAN/COMMUNIST EDGE— China is awash in data like no other country and with the Communist Party on one side and Confucian culture on the other, that data is being used to train AI systems with little of the resistance met in the West. Read more

 
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Athena Security Chief Technology Officer Chris Ciabarra

Athena Security Chief Technology Officer Chris Ciabarra

CORPORATE COVERAGE | RECENT

ATHENA SECURITY TARGETS 10X JUMP IN REVENUE — The security camera company using machine learning plans to bring in 10 more engineers to quickly scale up, co-founder Chris Ciabarra says. Read more

RESEARCH | RECENT

IS THAT GUACAMOLE ACTUALLY MY MOTHER? — What the camera sees isn’t necessarily what’s there. Read more