Balderton joins $30M Series D for big data biotech platform play, Sophia Genetics – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Switzerland based SaaS startup Sophia Genetics is hoping to give IBM Watson a run for its money in the healthcare diagnostics space. It’s built a big data analytics platform that harnesses clinicians’ […]

Documents detail DeepMind’s plan to apply AI to NHS data in 2015 – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch More details have emerged about a controversial 2015 patient data-sharing arrangement between Google DeepMind and a UK National Health Service Trust which paint a contrasting picture vs the pair’s public narrative about […]

Building health AIs should be UK ambition, says strategy review – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch A wide-ranging, UK government-commissioned industrial strategy review of the life sciences sector, conducted by Oxford University’s Sir John Bell, has underlined the value locked up in publicly-funded data held by the country’s […]

Microsoft Brainwave aims to accelerate deep learning with FPGAs – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch This afternoon Microsoft announced Brainwave, an FPGA-based system for ultra-low latency deep learning in the cloud. Early benchmarking indicates that when using Intel Stratix 10 FPGAs, Brainwave can sustain 39.5 Teraflops on […]

Prisma shifts focus to b2b with an API for AI-powered mobile effects – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch The startup behind the Prisma style transfer app is shifting focus onto the b2b space, building tools for developers that draw on its expertise using neural networks and deep learning technology to […]

Crunch Report | Apple Spending $1 Billion on Original Content – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Apple is spending $1 billion to acquire original content, Workday acquires Pattern, Google Home now lets you make free phone calls and Andrew Ng is starting an AI fund. All this on […]

Crunch Report | SpaceX Launches and Recovers another Rocket – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch SpaceX launches and recovers another rocket, GoDaddy tells Daily Stormer to find a new domain provider, Amazon refunds fake eclipse glasses and OpenAI bot beats masters of Dota 2. All this on […]

Crunch Report | David Letterman Is Coming to Netflix – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch David Letterman is coming to Netflix, Didi Chuxing backs Careem in the Middle East, Crusie is running an autonomous ride-hailing service and Andrew Ng launches All this on Crunch Report. Read […]

IBM touts improved distributed training time for visual recognition models – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Two months ago, Facebook’s AI Research Lab (FAIR) published some impressive training times for massively distributed visual recognition models. Today IBM is firing back with some numbers of its own. IBM’s research […]