No-code industrial robotics programming startup Wandelbots raises $30 million – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Dresden, Germany-based Wandelbots – a startup dedicated to making it easier for non-programmers to ‘teach’ industrial robots how to do specific tasks – has raised a $30 million Series B funding round led by 83North, an with participation from Next47 and Microsoft’s M12 venture funding arm. Wandelbots will use the funding to help it…

Stockwell, the AI-vending machine startup formerly known as Bodega, is shutting down July 1 – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Stockwell AI entered the world with a bang but it is leaving with a whimper. Founded in 2017 by ex-Googlers, the AI vending machine startup formerly known as Bodega first raised blood pressures — people hated how it referenced and poorly ‘disrupted’ mom-and-pop shops in one fell swoop — and then raised a lot of money. But ultimately,…

IoT solutions are enabling social distancing – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tyler Cracraft Contributor Tyler Cracraft is an electronic engineer turned solution architect at Advantech who has more than a decade of experience working in the electronics technology industry. If you’re a business owner or investor and are wondering about the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the business world, you’re not alone. Today’s…

You can help a Mars Rover’s AI learn to tell rocks from dirt – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Mars Rover Curiosity has been on the Red Planet for going on 8 years, but its journey is nowhere near finished — and it’s still getting upgrades. You can help it out by spending a few minutes labeling raw data to feed to its terrain-scanning AI. Curiosity doesn’t navigate on its own; There’s a…

Controversial startup to continue supplying police with facial-recognition tech

[ad_1] Image: Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP / Shutterstock Michael Kan for PCMag 2020-06-11 23:41:31 UTC Follow @https://twitter.com/PCMag PCMag.com is a leading authority on technology, delivering Labs-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from technology. Not every tech…

OpenAI makes an all-purpose API for its text-based AI capabilities – TechCrunch

[ad_1] If you’ve ever wanted to try out OpenAI’s vaunted machine learning toolset, it just got a lot easier. The company has released an API that lets developers call its AI tools in on “virtually any English language task.” Basically, if you’ve got a task that requires understanding words in English, OpenAI wants to help…

Optimized sensors are key to future of automated vehicles – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Puneeth Meruva Contributor Puneeth Meruva is an Associate at Trucks Venture Capital, studied EECS at MIT and developed vehicle telematics software at Microsoft Research, BMW and Uber. Sensors are critical components of the modern vehicle. They are the eyes of a car, enabling everything from existing ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems) features such as automated…

IBM ends all facial recognition business as CEO calls out bias and inequality – TechCrunch

[ad_1] IBM CEO Arvind Krishna announced today that the company would no longer sell facial recognition services, calling for a “national dialogue” on whether it should be used at all. He also voiced support for a new bill aiming to reduce police violence and increase accountability. In a letter reported by CNBC, written in support…

Scale AI releases free lidar data set to power self-driving car development – TechCrunch

[ad_1] High-quality data is the fuel that powers AI algorithms. Without a continual flow of labeled data, bottlenecks can occur and the algorithm will slowly get worse and add risk to the system. It’s why labeled data is so critical for companies like Zoox, Cruise and Waymo, which use it to train machine learning models…