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Your guide to AI

November 13 · Issue #1 · View online
Monthly analysis of AI technology, geopolitics, research, and startups.

Technology news, trends and opinions
Research, development and resources
Deep Multimodal Semantic Embeddings for Speech and Images, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The authors develop a model that learns spoken words associated with images using a pair of CNNs, along with an alignment and embedding model. This helps image search and annotation tasks. 
Discovery Radiomics via StochasticNet Sequencers for Cancer Detection, University of Toronto and University of Waterloo. The authors present a framework for discovering custom radiomic features from a large dataset of lung computed tomography images to detect cancer tissue. 
Venture capital financings and exits
Elastica, a US business that offers a security ops center for cloud apps and services, was acquired by Blue Coat Systems for $280m. Elastica raised a total of $45.8m since 2012., a provider of open source machine intelligence tools, raised a $20m Series B
CB Insights Raises $10 Million Series A from RSTP to Invest in Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics for Tracking the Global Private Markets
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Playfair Capital is actively seeking out entrepreneurs building companies that change the way we live, work and play using deep learning, machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer vision, speech and NLP.
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