Softbank, Google join US$1.9 billion investment in China truck-hailing firm
Japan's Softbank Group and Alphabet Inc's venture capital fund CapitalG are among investors pouring US$1.9 billion into a truck hailing service platform Manbang, the Chinese company said in a statement on Tuesday.
GUEST: AI is becoming the new user interface. From self-driving cars and Amazon’s Alexa to robo-advisors and facial recognition locks, consumers are interacting with AI like never before. And this is just the beginning. For years, AI enthusiasts have used the Turing test as a guide for developing conversational bots. Developed in 1950, the Turing test focuses […]
This week, OpenAI published an analysis that documents an explosion in compute power over the past six years, which is driving advances in artificial intelligence. Compute power used in the largest AI training runs, the piece found, has doubled every 3.5 months since 2012. The breakdown of compute power necessary to create well-known AI systems like ResNets […]
France is looking to see if the European Union could compensate European companies that might be facing sanctions by the United States for doing business with Iran, said French finance minister Bruno Le Maire on Sunday.