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AI Weekly: The state of machine learning in 2020

AI WEEKLY: THE STATE OF MACHINE LEARNING IN 2020

Artificial intelligence is generating revenue for businesses, but there's a big opportunity to address risks associated with deploying...

Daniel Melville interview: What it feels like to have a Metal Gear Solid bionic arm

DANIEL MELVILLE INTERVIEW: WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO HAVE A METAL GEAR SOLID BIONIC ARM

Open Bionics and Metal Gear Solid publisher Konami teamed up to create a bionic arm for Daniel Melville, who was born without a right...

 
 
 
TinyBuild invests $3 million in Secret Neighbor developer Hologryph

TINYBUILD INVESTS $3 MILLION IN SECRET NEIGHBOR DEVELOPER HOLOGRYPH

Game publisher TinyBuild announced has invested $3 million into game studio Hologryph, which made the hit multiplayer game Secret Neighbor.

How Ubiq Security uses APIs to simplify data protection

HOW UBIQ SECURITY USES APIS TO SIMPLIFY DATA PROTECTION

Ubiq Security raised a $6.4 million seed round to develop APIs that simplify the task of building encryption into applications.

 
 
 
Robotics researchers propose AI that locates and safely moves items on shelves

ROBOTICS RESEARCHERS PROPOSE AI THAT LOCATES AND SAFELY MOVES ITEMS ON SHELVES

Robotics researchers at Google and the University of California, Berkeley propose methods that help robots to more accurately move...

STUDIO MDHR WILL DELAY CUPHEAD'S THE DELICIOUS LAST COURSE DLC

Studio MDHR announced in a tweet that it has delayed the release of its Cuphead downloadable content, dubbed The Delicious Last Course.

 
 
 
Supercell invests $2.8 million in 2Up, a co-op mobile game studio

SUPERCELL INVESTS $2.8 MILLION IN 2UP, A CO-OP MOBILE GAME STUDIO

Supercell is investing $2.8 million in New Zealand game studio 2UP Games, which is working on a co-op mobile game.

Epic Games launches Fortnite Crew subscription for $12 a month

EPIC GAMES LAUNCHES FORTNITE CREW SUBSCRIPTION FOR $12 A MONTH

Epic Games will launch its Fortnite Crew monthly subscription for $12 a month on December 2. It's a new way of paying.

 
 
 

LEYLINE REWARDS GOOD DEEDS WITH GIFT CARDS AND IN-GAME ITEMS

Leyline will offer rewards like gift cards and in-game items in exchange for charitable deeds like giving blood and donating time.

Glue raises $8 million to automate customer loyalty programs

GLUE RAISES $8 MILLION TO AUTOMATE CUSTOMER LOYALTY PROGRAMS

Glue, a startup developing customer loyalty programs for businesses, raised $8 million in venture capital backing.

 
 
 
Percepto raises $45 million for robots that inspect critical infrastructure

PERCEPTO RAISES $45 MILLION FOR ROBOTS THAT INSPECT CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Percepto, a startup developing a platform that orchestrates infrastructure-inspecting robots, raised $45 million.

Finance sector embraces VR to make remote working more interesting

FINANCE SECTOR EMBRACES VR TO MAKE REMOTE WORKING MORE INTERESTING

VR has been seized on by the financial sector as a way of enlivening home working for lonely traders or isolated executives.

 
 
 
This is how we'll merge with AI

THIS IS HOW WE'LL MERGE WITH AI

In the same way that culture coevolved with larger brains, we will coevolve with our AI creations. Here's how.

Yellow Brick Games debuts with Dragon Age creator Mike Laidlaw

YELLOW BRICK GAMES DEBUTS WITH DRAGON AGE CREATOR MIKE LAIDLAW

Yellow Brick Games has debuted has a new studio led by video game industry veterans Mike Laidlaw, a leader on the Dragon Age series.

 
 
 
Quick-start guide to building a design-first company

QUICK-START GUIDE TO BUILDING A DESIGN-FIRST COMPANY

User experience is key to a business's success and differentiation, so innovative teams know they have to make it priority from day...

Automated workflows are eating the world

AUTOMATED WORKFLOWS ARE EATING THE WORLD

In the past 12 months, over $2.2 billion has been funneled into companies building workflow automation. This isn't a bubble. It's a...

 
 
 
PlayStation is the Energizer Bunny of the game industry TV ads

PLAYSTATION IS THE ENERGIZER BUNNY OF THE GAME INDUSTRY TV ADS

From Oct. 16 through Nov. 15, gaming brands generated 1.49 billion TV ad impressions, and PlayStation led the pack.

Practical strategies to minimize bias in machine learning

PRACTICAL STRATEGIES TO MINIMIZE BIAS IN MACHINE LEARNING

The question isn't whether a machine learning model will systematically discriminate against people - it's who, when, and how.

 
 
 

WHAT WE THINK OF THE PLAYSTATION 5 A WEEK LATER | GB DECIDES 173

One week later, we have more thoughts about the PlayStation 5 now that more of our team has one. Also, something is brewing in Astro.

Genies raises $3 million from Bandai Namco for Asia expansion

GENIES RAISES $3 MILLION FROM BANDAI NAMCO FOR ASIA EXPANSION

Genies has raised $3 million from Bandai Namco and is opening an office in Tokyo as part of an Asia expansion for its 3D avatar business.

 
 
 



Some restaurants hate delivery apps, so they're seeking alternatives

Some restaurants hate delivery apps, so they're seeking alternatives

Despite seeking a new way to delivery, many restaurants are finding themselves tied to delivery services they hate, without a clear path out. Read more ...

New rule could allow poison gas, firing squads for US executions

New rule could allow poison gas, firing squads for US executions

The official told the AP the federal government “will never execute an inmate by firing squad or electrocution unless the relevant state has itself authorized that method of... Read more ...

Many turn to real Christmas trees as bright spot amid pandemic

Many turn to real Christmas trees as bright spot amid pandemic

With holiday parades and festivals canceled, stir-crazy families also are looking for a safe way to create special memories. Read more ...

CDC's COVID-19 vaccine advisers set meeting to vote on who should get first...

CDC's COVID-19 vaccine advisers set meeting to vote on who should get first doses

The CDC has already recommended that the first group should include front-line health providers and support personnel. Read more ...

Trump spent $3 million for a vote recount in Wisconsin's largest county to...

Trump spent $3 million for a vote recount in Wisconsin's largest county to support his baseless claim of ballot fraud but lost by even more than initially thought

Summary List Placement President-elect Joe Biden gained votes in Wisconsin's largest county on Friday after Trump's election campaign demanded a recount earlier this month. The... Read more ...

Ohio State vs. Illinois football game canceled Saturday due to positive...

Ohio State vs. Illinois football game canceled Saturday due to positive coronavirus tests

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Iranian president points finger at Israel after assassination of top...

Iranian president points finger at Israel after assassination of top military scientist near Tehran

President Hassan Rouhani has blamed ‘mercenaries of the usurping Zionist regime' for the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a military scientist, who was accused by Israel of... Read more ...

College football schedule today: TV channels, start times to watch every...

College football schedule today: TV channels, start times to watch every NCAA game on Friday

Sporting News breaks down how to watch every game in Week 12 involving a Top 25 team on Black Friday. Read more ...

The US surpassed 13 million COVID-19 cases - less than a week after hitting...

The US surpassed 13 million COVID-19 cases - less than a week after hitting 12 million cases

Summary List Placement The United States surpassed 13 million coronavirus cases on Friday, just six days after it hit 12 million cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins... Read more ...

US appeals court rejects Trump appeal over Pennsylvania race

US appeals court rejects Trump appeal over Pennsylvania race

PHILADELPHIA - President Donald Trump's legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected its latest effort to... Read more ...