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AI start-up Cognigy raises $44 million in Series B funding

In a funding round led by global venture capital and private equity firm, Insight Partners, conversation AI start-up Cognigy raised $44 million, in order to establish new partnerships, boost customer growth around the world and improve the capabilities of their platform for enterprises.


UK slow to deploy AI post-Covid, research suggests

Results from the recent IBM Global AI Adoption Index 2021 survey of senior IT decision-makers makes for uncomfortable reading in the UK. More than 5,000 businesses across the world responded to the survey on the use of AI, with 500 coming from the UK.


IBM unveils raft of AI solutions at Think 2021

IBM unveiled a range of AI-enabled solutions at IBM’s Think conference this week. The new tools have been launched to assist customers’ digital transformation journeys and help make strategic business ecosystems more effective.


New AI supercomputing processor by Cerebras breaks 2.5 trillion transistor mark

California startup Cerebras Systems has announced they have created the largest AI processor ever made, the Wafer Scale Engine 2 (WSE-2).


Enterprise AI adoption grows despite mounting skills shortage

A new survey by American learning firm O’Reilly has explored how companies are adopting AI and the barriers that limit more widespread usage.


IBM and Moderna partner to make Covid-19 vaccine supply chain and distribution smarter

First on the to-do list is a pilot of a standardised approach to vaccine distribution that improves supply chain visibility and brings ‘near real-time’ tracking of vaccine administration at the individual batch level, as they travel from manufacturing facilities to administration sites.


Informatica extends serverless cloud data management platform to NVIDIA GPUs

Cloud data management company Informatica has announced the integration of its Spark-based Cloud Data Integration engine with NVIDIA graphical processing units (GPUs).


Persuasive AI could corrupt human behaviour, study suggests

Results reveal that AI-generated advice corrupts people, even when they know the source of the advice. In fact, AI’s corrupting force is as strong as humans”


Graduate’s AI robo-glove could help ‘millions’ boost muscle grip

An engineering graduate hopes to aid millions of people after helping create a robotic glove which uses artificial intelligence to boost muscle grip.

Seeing his aunt’s struggles with daily tasks such as drinking water or changing TV channel after loss of movement caused by multiple sclerosis led Ross O’Hanlon, 24, to produce the device.


New AI predicts inner feelings from radio signals

“With deep learning we’ve shown we can accurately measure emotions in a subject-independent way, where we can look at a whole collection of signals from different individuals and learn from this data and use it to predict the emotions of people outside of our training database.”


UK competition watchdog hints at algorithm regulation

Algorithms used to serve people suggested content, services and other options online can reduce competition and potentially harm consumers, a UK watchdog has warned.


Superintelligent AI would be impossible to control, study claims

The prospect of superintelligent machines escaping human control and running amok has haunted humanity for decades, ever since Alan Turing famously argued mere machines could conceivably demonstrate human-like intelligence.