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Here’s your wrap of the latest technology, innovation, and finance news.
💎 Artificial Intelligence
Fake people are beginning to pop up across the internet. The New York Times created its own AI system to understand just how easy it is to create fake faces. This is also a beautifully animated piece of interactive media.
DataRobot, a Boston-based startup developing an AI development platform designed for enterprise customers, has raised $270 million. The equity round values the company at over $2.7 billion.
DataRobot’s suite is a portable architecture that runs on cloud platforms, on-premise datacenters, or as a fully managed service. It lets customers prepare data and create and validate machine learning models, including classification, advanced regression, time series, and deep learning algorithms. Once it’s deployed, customers can monitor models from a single dashboard and test, run, and maintain them to optimize outcomes that inform decision-making.
Autodesk has acquired Oslo-based Spacemaker, a company that uses AI to assist with urban planning, for $240 million. Autodesk’s CEO Andrew Anagnost said he believes the startup’s underlying technology will help catalyse AI development across his company. Michiel Kotting invested in Spacemaker last year and explained the investment in this thread on Twitter.
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