Posts Tagged 'StartUps'

Getting from A to B: Cognitive Scale Infusion

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Austin-based cognitive platform startup Cognitive Scale announced that it had closed a $21.8 Series B round of funding lead by Intel Capital and Norwest Venture Partners. See more details:

http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2016/08/02/austin-big-data-software-maker-rakes-in-21-8m.html

Founded in 2013 and launched in 2014 by Manoj Saxena and Matt Sanchez, former IBM Watson executives, the company had significant early support from Saxena’s The Entrepreneurs’ Fund. The new round is another indicator that the venture community is beginning to look at cognitive as a maturing opportunity. Most cognitive and ...

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Viv To Demo “New” Virtual Assistant

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Attendees at TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference will see the first large public demo of startup Viv Labs’ “Viv” virtual assistant. In gestation for over a decade and in concentrated development since Viv Labs was founded 4 years ago, the new assistant brings an open architecture model to the problem of creating a voice-driven personal service with range and depth.

Created by the team that developed Siri and sold it to Apple, the goal of Viv is literally to replace the current middleman ...

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Apple AI Acquisition Spree

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Apple spent the past week acquiring Perceptio and UK-based VocalIQ, two startups working to commercialize software in the areas of image recognition and speech recognition, respectively. Some speculate that the company is hoping to catch up with (or leapfrog) the work being done in these areas at Google, Microsoft, and Facebook.

Read More at Business Insider

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