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IoT security firm Viakoo raises $10M

In a series A round of funding led by Shasta Ventures, IoT device remediation company Viakoo has secured $10 million in funding. The California-based firm is hoping to capitalise on the growth of IoT devices and the accompanying need to secure network data. Part of the money will be spent on investment in product development,… Read More


Dublin Science Gallery illuminates bias in AI systems

n late October, the Dublin Science Gallery launched the BIAS: BUILT THIS WAY exhibition.


Mailchimp bets on AI-powered email marketing campaigns

The marketing automation platform and email marketing service, Mailchimp, recently announced the launch of their new Content Optimizer product. Focused on utilising advances in artificial intelligence to boost the performance of email marketing campaigns, Content Optimizer forms insights from the massive amounts of data the firm holds on what a successful marketing campaign looks like. A… Read More


Startup Gretel AI raises $50M

The main benefit of Gretel AI is the power it gives engineers to produce anonymised, synthetic data sets from in-house data sets that can be fed into machine learning tools to train them effectively.


New bill requires US military to measure AI effectiveness

Introduced on September 30 by Republican Senator Mike Rounds, the Department of Defense Artificial Intelligence Metrics Act instructs the US military to monitor a range of metrics related to how well artificial intelligence is being incorporated into operations. According to a report from Nextgov, which has seen the five-page Department of Defense Artificial Intelligence Metrics Act,… Read More


Vodafone and Ericsson partner to halve energy consumption in 5G trial

Thanks to an innovative new 5G radio from Ericsson, Vodafone UK have been able to reduce energy consumption by as much as 55% at peak times. In a trial using the Ericsson antenna-integrated radio solution (AIR 3227) on the roof of Vodafone’s office in Central London, average energy consumption fell by 43%, compared to the… Read More


WhatsApp fined $267M for breaching GDPR rules

After an investigation, Ireland’s data watchdog, the Data Protection Commission, concluded that Facebook-owned WhatsApp fell foul of EU data privacy rules. Handing down a $267M fine, the watchdog said WhatsApp failed to inform European Union citizens enough about how the communications firm collected, used and shared their personal data. The investigation into WhatsApp started in… Read More


China’s new data protection law set to come into effect

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) is the body that will enforce the law and, if their previous actions against firms that fall short of data security expectations are a sign of the future, penalties will be substantial for lawbreakers.


IBM unveils innovative Telum chips to boost fraud detection

Designed to enable enterprises to combat fraud in real-time through advanced deep learning technology, the Telum chip is the first IBM processor that contains on-chip acceleration for AI inferencing.


Bluecore raises $125M to drive retail customer retention using big data

Founded in 2013, The New York-based company helps direct-to-consumer (D2C) retailers match first-party shopper data with product interactions, enabling them to design personalised mass marketing communications across various channels


Russian venture Big Data Platform finishes MPC testing

The benefits of MPC technology revolve around the power it has to create advanced machine learning models from the combined data of different companies.


E-commerce marketing network Connexity acquired by Taboola for $800M

In an e-commerce marketplace increasingly dominated by major players like Amazon, Taboola hopes this partnership will enable both publishers and retailers to make sales outside of the ecosystem dominated by firms that take a major profit cut.