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Micro-mobility Leader, Helbiz, Announces Launch of E-bikes in Cesena, Italy

Business Wire | April 23, 2021, 9 a.m.

CESENA, Italy--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Helbiz, a global leader in micro-mobility that is the business combination target of GreenVision Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: GRNV), today announced that it will launch its fleet of electric bikes in Cesena, Italy. Starting with 60 e-bikes, the fleet will gradually increase to 400 in the coming weeks, allowing citizens to move in a convenient, sustainable and safe way. "We are happy to see the continued interest from citizens towards our micro-mobility service acro

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HBO Max: Mortal Kombat, other movies, watching 'free' and everything else - CNET

CNET | April 23, 2021, 8:32 a.m.

HBO Max released big-screen flick Mortal Kombat on Friday, and Godzilla vs. Kong is still available to stream. Here's everything to know.

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Now for AI’s Latest Trick: Writing Computer Code

Wired | April 23, 2021, 8 a.m.

Programs such as GPT-3 can compose convincing text. Some people are using the tool to automate software development and hunt for bugs.

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The challenges of applied machine learning

VentureBeat | April 22, 2021, 8:40 p.m.

The book Real World AI: A Practical Guide for Responsible Machine Learning explores the challenges of applied machine learning.

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HBO Max: Mortal Kombat release time and everything else to know - CNET

CNET | April 22, 2021, 7:13 p.m.

HBO Max will start streaming Mortal Kombat early Friday morning. Here's everything to know about HBO's amped-up streaming service.

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Daily Crunch: First impressions of Apple’s AirTags

TechCrunch | April 22, 2021, 7:10 p.m.

We test out Apple’s lost item finder, Google Fi gets a new unlimited plan and Facebook tests new video ad targeting features. This is your Daily Crunch for April 22, 2021. The big story: First impressions of Apple’s AirTags AirTags are Apple’s new Tile competitor designed to help owners locate lost objects. They use Bluetooth […]

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Bank of England warns of potential risks from cloud data providers

VentureBeat | April 22, 2021, 6:20 p.m.

The Bank of England is considering stronger controls on cloud providers and technology firms to manage possible third-party risks.

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At Basis Set Ventures merging venture capital and software development yields a $165 million new fund

TechCrunch | April 22, 2021, 2:41 p.m.

When Xuezhao Lan first formed Basis Set Ventures, the goal was to leverage technology to give venture capital investing super powers. From the earliest days, when Lan hired former TechCrunch reporter John Mannes, and then built out the team with the data scientist, Rachel Wong, former Upfront Ventures partner, Chang Xu, and former vice president […]

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Fraud prevention platform Sift raises $50M at over $1B valuation, eyes acquisitions

TechCrunch | April 22, 2021, 2:05 p.m.

With the increase of digital transacting over the past year, cybercriminals have been having a field day. In 2020, complaints of suspected internet crime surged by 61%, to 791,790, according to the FBI’s 2020 Internet Crime Report. Those crimes — ranging from personal and corporate data breaches to credit card fraud, phishing and identity theft […]

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To ensure inclusivity, the Biden administration must double down on AI development initiatives

TechCrunch | April 22, 2021, 1:20 p.m.

The Biden administration must clarify current laws pertaining to AI and machine learning models — how we will evaluate use by private actors and how we will govern AI usage within our systems.

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Juniper publishes AI research report

Light Reading | April 22, 2021, 11:30 a.m.

Research shows fear, uncertainty and doubt surrounding AI adoption is giving way to excitement, optimism and proven outcomes for organizations.

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SmartHop Announces Amy Liu as Chief of Staff, Opens New York and Colombia Offices

Business Wire | April 22, 2021, 10 a.m.

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SmartHop announces new Chief of Staff, opens New York and Colombia offices, growing headcount by 31% in 2021.

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Ex.co acquires video adtech company Cedato

TechCrunch | April 22, 2021, 9:42 a.m.

Ex.co is announcing its very first acquisition — it’s buying Cedato, a video monetization startup founded in 2015. Previously known as Playbuzz, Ex.co is short for The Experience Company, and it provides publishers and other customers with an easy way to add interactive and visual elements (such as polls and product recommendations) to their content. […]

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Deep Instinct’s neural networks for cybersecurity attract $110M

VentureBeat | April 22, 2021, 8:43 a.m.

Deep Instinct announced it has raised $100 million to accelerate deployment of its deep learning cybersecurity models.

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What is Europe’s proposed artificial intelligence law all about?

TechHQ | April 22, 2021, 4:50 a.m.

The European Commission wants to boost public trust in AI, via a system of compliance checks and balances steeped in “EU values”, to encourage uptake of so-called “trustworthy” and “human-centric” AI Non-compliant companies based in the EU or abroad could face a fine of up to €20 million, or 4% of turnover The legislation won’t... Read more »The post What is Europe’s proposed artificial intelligence law all about? appeared first on TechHQ.

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Automation software maker UiPath shares rise over 23% in NYSE debut

VentureBeat | April 21, 2021, 9:40 p.m.

Robotic process automation startup UiPath jumped 23% in its stock market debut, raising $1.3 billion in one of the largest software IPOs.

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Corporate Tech Leaders Are Mixed on EU Artificial Intelligence Bill

Wall Street Journal | April 21, 2021, 9:02 p.m.

Some technology executives say a proposed clampdown by European regulators on the use of artificial intelligence will run up costs and stifle innovation. Others say stronger oversight will help build public trust in AI systems.

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Adversarial machine learning: The underrated threat of data poisoning

VentureBeat | April 21, 2021, 8:40 p.m.

Researchers warn machine learning models are vulnerable to data poisoning, which can result in poor decisions based on faulty outputs.

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Advantech Connect Online Partner Conference to Promote Edge-to-Cloud Partnerships and AIoT Solutions for Smart City Services

Business Wire | April 21, 2021, 6:30 p.m.

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advantech (stock code: 2395), a leading provider of advanced IoT intelligence systems, is excited to launch its Advantech Connect Online Partner Conference, an online partner conference for global partners, focusing on the theme “Edge-to-Cloud Partnerships Enable Smart City Services with AIoT.” The conference sessions will be livestreamed in North America on April 28-30 (UTC-4) and center around six main topics: Intelligent Hospitals, Telehealth & Mobile Sol

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Europe's Proposed Limits on AI Would Have Global Consequences

Wired | April 21, 2021, 3:29 p.m.

The EU released draft laws that would regulate facial recognition and uses of algorithms. If it passes, the policy will impact companies in the US and China.

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