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…

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…

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…

Kenya’s Apollo Agriculture raises $6M Series A led by Anthemis – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Apollo Agriculture believes it can attain profits by helping Kenya’s smallholder farmers maximize theirs. That’s the mission of the Nairobi based startup that raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Anthemis. Founded in 2016, Apollo Agriculture offers a mobile based product suit for farmers that includes working capital, data analysis for higher…

The real threat of fake voices in a time of crisis – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Jinyan Zang is a researcher at Data Privacy Lab and a Ph.D. candidate in Government at Harvard University . Latanya Sweeney Contributor Latanya Sweeney is a professor of government and technology in residence at Harvard University’s Department of Government, editor-in-chief of Technology Science and the founding director of the Technology Science Initiative and the…

Immunai wants to map the entire immune system and raised $20 million in seed funding to do it – TechCrunch

[ad_1] For the past two years the founding team of Immunai had been working stealthily to develop a new technology to map the immune system of any patient. Founded by Noam Solomon, a Harvard and MIT-educated postdoctoral researcher, and former Palantir engineer, Luis Voloch, Immunai was born from the two men’s interest in computational biology…

Amazon releases Kendra to solve enterprise search with AI and machine learning – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Enterprise search has always been a tough nut to crack. The Holy Grail has always been to operate like Google, but in-house. You enter a few keywords and you get back that nearly perfect response at the top of the list of the results. The irony of trying to do search locally has been…

Activ Surgical launches visualization tech for making surgeries safer – TechCrunch

[ad_1] After $25 million in funding and three years of development, the Boston-based medical device and software development company Activ Surgical is bringing its first product to market, the company said yesterday. The company’s ActivEdge platform, an artificial intelligence and machine learning software system using data from a hardware attachment that can be fixed to…

Enterprise companies find MLOps critical for reliability and performance – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Rish is an entrepreneur and investor. Previously, he was a VC at Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI fund), co-founded a fintech startup building an analytics platform for SEC filings and worked on deep-learning research as a graduate student in computer science at MIT. More posts by this contributor The future of deep-reinforcement learning, our contemporary…

FDA-cleared AI-based medical triage tool goes free to help busy radiology diagnostics departments – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Medical startup Nines, which has developed an AI-based triage tool that has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use, is making that tool available for free to all until June 30 to help address the growing burden on radiology diagnostics departments as COVID-19 continues to reshape the healthcare landscape…