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Salesforce, Apple partnership begins to come to life – TechCrunch

Salesforce, Apple partnership begins to come to life – TechCrunch

Last year at Dreamforce, Salesforce’s enormous annual customer conference, Apple and Salesforce announced the beginnings of a partnership where the two organizations would work together to enhance Salesforce products running on Apple devices. Today, as this year’s Dreamforce conference begins, the companies announced the fruits of that labor with general availability of two new tools […]

Facebook’s Libra code chugs along ignoring regulatory deadlock – TechCrunch

Facebook’s Libra code chugs along ignoring regulatory deadlock – TechCrunch

“5 months and growing strong” the Libra Association announced today in an post about its technical infrastructure that completely omits the fierce regulatory backlash to its cryptocurrency. 40 wallets, tools, and block explorers plus 1,700 Github commits have how now been built on its blockchain testnet that’s seen 51,000 mock transactions in the past two […]

The ONNX format becomes the newest Linux Foundation project – TechCrunch

The ONNX format becomes the newest Linux Foundation project – TechCrunch

The Linux Foundation today announced that ONNX, the open format that makes machine learning models more portable, is now a graduate-level project inside of the organization’s AI Foundation. ONNX was originally developed and open-sourced by Microsoft and Facebook in 2017 and has since become somewhat of a standard, with companies ranging from AWS to AMD, […]

John Carmack steps down at Oculus – TechCrunch

John Carmack steps down at Oculus – TechCrunch

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. John Carmack steps down at Oculus to pursue AI passion project ‘before I get too old’ Legendary coder John Carmack is […]

Amazon and Google double down on hands-free recipes to help sell their smart displays – TechCrunch

Amazon and Google double down on hands-free recipes to help sell their smart displays – TechCrunch

Amazon and Google have identified a solid use case for their smart speaker devices, powered by Alexa and Google Assistant, respectively: recipes. The companies this week have both announced new product features that aim to help users cook, hands-free, while guided by the voice assistant. Amazon this week rolled out a new feature integration in […]

Moveworks snags $75M Series B to resolve help desk tickets with AI – TechCrunch

Moveworks snags $75M Series B to resolve help desk tickets with AI – TechCrunch

Moveworks, a startup using AI to help resolve Help Desk tickets in an automated fashion, announced a $75 million Series B investment today. The round was led by Iconiq Capital, Kleiner Perkins and Sapphire Ventures. Existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, and Comerica Bank also participated. The round also included a personal investment […]

Eigen nabs $37M to help banks and others parse huge documents using natural language and ‘small data’ – TechCrunch

Eigen nabs $37M to help banks and others parse huge documents using natural language and ‘small data’ – TechCrunch

One of the bigger trends in enterprise software has been the emergence of startups building tools to make the benefits of artificial intelligence technology more accessible to non-tech companies. Today, one that has built a platform to apply power of machine learning and natural language processing to massive documents of unstructured data has closed a […]

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