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PreciTaste lands cash for tech that checks restaurant orders for accuracy

PreciTaste, which sells an AI-powered system to check for mistakes in restaurant orders, has raised $24 million in a venture funding round.

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Drover AI is using computer vision to keep scooter riders off sidewalks

Shared micromobility companies have been adopting startlingly advanced new tech to correct for the thing that cities hate most —  sidewalk...

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Lime has built its own camera-based sidewalk detection technology

Shared micromobility giant Lime is finally bringing on some of its own city-appeasing advanced rider assistance system (ARAS) technology. At a Lime...

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Perceptron: Analyzing images in the blink of an eye and tracking the lifecycle of snow

In this week's Perceptron, TechCrunch's semiregular AI research column, we look at efforts to track the lifecycle of snow and develop...

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AI-powered parking platform Metropolis bags $167M

Metropolis, a startup developing a computer vision-powered parking platform, has raised $167 million in a venture funding round.

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Microsoft’s new Power Apps feature turns sketches into apps

Express Design, a new feature in Microsoft's Power Apps service, uses computer vision models to recognize elements in app sketches and turn them...

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AI-powered construction management platform Buildots lands $60M

Buildots, a startup developing a construction management platform powered in part by AI and computer vision, has raised $60 million in venture...

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The market for synthetic data is bigger than you think

To understand what's happening, but also what's coming if synthetic data does get more broadly adopted, we talked to various CEOs and VCs...

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Perceptron: AI bias can arise from annotation instructions

Research in the field of machine learning and AI, now a key technology in practically every industry and company, is far too voluminous for anyone to...

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Synthesis AI raises $17M to generate synthetic data for computer vision

Synthesis AI, a platform that generates synthetic data primarily for computer vision applications, has raised $17 million in venture funding.

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Adept aims to build AI that can automate any software process

Adept, founded by a team of accomplished AI researchers and data scientists, aims to build AI systems that can understand and automate any software...

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Deep Science: AI simulates economies and predicts which startups receive funding

This week in Deep Science, TechCrunch's semiregular AI- and machine-learning focused column, predictive systems feature prominently.

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Datagen raises $50 million Series B to empower computer vision teams

With its self-serve platform, Datagen now has a much more scalable way to help clients themselves generate the visual data that they need to train...

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3D content collaboration startup Taichi Graphics closes $50M Series A

For years, open source software in China was only attracting developers and was poorly understood by returns-seeking investors. But they are finally...

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Ambient.ai aims to provide AI-powered building security, minus bias and privacy pitfalls

Security — as in “hey you, you can’t go in there” — quickly becomes a complex, arguably impossible job once you get past a few...

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Streetlogic launches computer vision-based e-bike collision warning system, raises $2.1M

Streetlogic wants to help e-bike riders have a safer experience on the road. The company announced a $2.1 million pre-seed raise, as well as the...

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Qualcomm launches new AR dev kit, acquires Clay AIR

Qualcomm today launched a new developer platform for building head-worn augmented reality experiences: the Snapdragon Spaces XR Developer Platform....

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Activeloop snags $5M seed to build streaming database for AI applications

Activeloop, a member of the Y Combinator summer 2018 cohort, is building a database specifically designed for media-focused artificial intelligence...

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Adobe’s Project Strike a Pose uses AI to pose your models for you

One of the highlights of Adobe’s annual MAX conference is its so-called “Sneaks” session, where the company shows off some of its...

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Mobius Labs nabs $6M to help more sectors tap into computer vision

Berlin-based Mobius Labs has closed a €5.2 million (~$6.1M) funding round off the back of increased demand for its computer vision training...

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Taipei-based computer vision startup eYs3D gets $7M Series A

EYs3D Microelectronics, a fabless design house that focuses on end-to-end software and hardware systems for computer vision technology, has raised a...

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Snap acquires AR startup WaveOptics, which provides tech for Spectacles, for over $500M

Snap yesterday announced the latest iteration of its Spectacles augmented reality glasses, and today the company revealed a bit more news: it is also...

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Computer vision inches toward ‘common sense’ with Facebook’s latest research

Machine learning is capable of doing all sorts of things as long as you have the data to teach it how. That’s not always easy, and researchers...

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Orca AI, which puts computer vision onto cargo ships, raises $13M Series A funding

Tel Aviv’s Orca AI, a computer vision startup that can be retrofitted to cargo ships and improve navigation and collision avoidance, has raised...

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SLAIT’s real-time sign language translation promises more accessible online communication

Sign language is used by millions of people around the world, but unlike Spanish, Mandarin or even Latin, there’s no automatic translation...

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Singapore-based retail analytics company Trax raises $640M Series E led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and BlackRock

COVID-19 forced many retailers and brands to adopt new technologies. Retail analytics unicorn Trax expects that this openness to tech innovation will...

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Hong Kong-based viAct raises $2M for its automated construction monitoring platform

Hong Kong-based viAct helps construction sites perform around-the-clock monitoring with an AI-based cloud platform that combines computer vision,...

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Quest for prosthetic retinas progresses toward human trials, with a VR assist

An artificial retina would be an enormous boon to the many people with visual impairments, and the possibility is creeping closer to reality year by...

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