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,…

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…

What happens if Magic Leap shuts down? – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Since first uploading a YouTube teaser video of its tech five years ago, Magic Leap’s presence in the augmented reality industry has been controversial. Some have lauded the team’s ambitions, while others I’ve talked to say the company’s posturing has dissuaded investors from taking chances on other AR hardware startups, which has hampered the…