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Artificial Intelligence Is Almost Ready for Business

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an idea that has oscillated through many hype cycles over many years, as scientists and sci-fi visionaries have declared the imminent arrival of thinking machines. But it seems we’re now at an actual tipping point. AI, expert systems, and business intelligence have …

Cognitive Computing

How Machine Learning Can Teach Your iPhone To “See”

Now Warden’s tackling a new challenge: teaching smartphones (and cameras in general) how to recognize objects.<p>Back in April, Warden released a …

Deep Learning

Slam Dunk: Foot Locker Sales Surge

Foot Locker reported better than expected fourth quarter earnings on Friday, thanks to strong sales over the holiday period.<p>Shares rose 5% in premarket trading.<p>The athletic-wear retailer said comparable store sales surged 10.2% in the quarter. Net income rose 25% to $146 million, or $1.01 per …

Music app Shazam to add sights to sounds

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Shazam, the company behind the mobile phone app that enables its 100 million users to recognize music they hear, and buy the recordings, is now promising to extend the app’s scope to objects, such as products in retail outlets.<p>Shazam's Chief Executive Rich Riley poses after an …

Soundtracks

Shazam planning to expand its service to ‘object recognition’

As if Shazam wasn’t awesome enough, now the app that IDs music tracks, TV shows and ads is talking about moving beyond audio and into object …

Jack Ma fires back at domestic critics over charity giving ‘scandal’

You probably know the name Jack Ma. The man is, after all, the chairman and founder of Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba, and his word carries some …

Software And Data Are Disrupting Venture Capital Firms

<b>Editor’</b><b>s note:</b> <i>Aaron Holiday is co-founder of</i> 645 Ventures <i>and Managing Entrepreneurial Officer at</i> Cornell Tech<i>.</i><p>Over the last decade, the estimated number of new tech startups formed in the U.S. each year ranged from 16,000 to 20,000, and the total amount of venture funding per year for software …

Venture Capital