Mar
10
2017
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Google partners with VCs to host its own machine learning startup competition

 On the heels of acquiring data science community Kaggle, Google is launching a machine learning competition of its own for startups. Google is targeting early-stage companies taking an innovative approach to machine learning. The competition is being run in partnership with seven venture capital firms. Read More

Jan
19
2017
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With a $1.5M seed round, Eloquent Labs mixes AI and Mechanical Turk to fix customer service

widget_on_store Keenon Werling would be the first to agree that conversational AI is regularly overhyped. So instead of taking the traditional approach and gloating about a glitzy new deeper learning algorithm to pitch his new venture Eloquent Labs, Werling instead opted to differentiate by optimizing something far more low-tech, people. The startup’s special sauce is embracing a mix of AI,… Read More

Jun
07
2016
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CrowdFlower raises $10M to combine artificial intelligence with crowdsourced labor

artificial intelligence CrowdFlower is announcing that it has raised $10 million in Series D funding.
The round was led by Microsoft, with participation from Canvas Ventures and Trinity Ventures. The San Francisco-based company has now raised a total of $38 million, according to CrunchBase.
CrowdFlower launched at the TechCrunch50 conference (today’s Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt) back in 2009… Read More

Jun
02
2016
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Microsoft Accelerator startup DefinedCrowd connects machine learning with native speakers

definedcrwod_hed Part of Microsoft Accelerator’s batch 3 of startups, DefinedCrowd is filling a niche in the big data and machine learning community, providing near-real-time feeds of rich language data, checked by actual well-informed humans all over the world. Read More

Jan
07
2016
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MyMusicTaste, A Crowdsourcing Platform For Concerts, Raises $10M Series A

concerts shutterstock MyMusicTaste, a Seoul-based startup that gauges fan interest to help figure out where to plan concerts, plans to expand throughout Asia after landing a $10 million Series A led by Softbank Ventures Korea. Read More

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