India: 10 promising tech startups tapping AI to disrupt industries

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Using AI, machine learning to transform healthcare, education, auto & retail.

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Lyft partners Waymo for self-driving car pilots

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U.S. ride services company Lyft Inc and Alphabet Inc’s self-driving car unit Waymo have launched a self-driving vehicle partnership, bringing together two rivals to dominant ride-sharing service Uber Technologies Inc. Lyft, the No. 2 U.S. ride service by ride volume, in a statement said a deal to launch self-driving pilots would… Read more »


Tencent steps up AI push with research lab in Seattle

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Ex- Microsoft scientist Yu Dong is deputy head of the AI lab unit.


JPMorgan Chase & Co leaves blockchain consortium R3

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JPMorgan’s move follows the departure of other large banks from R3 consortium.


Singapore: NTU to invest $5.7m in Big Data, AI lab

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Partners PayPal and NVIDIA for research on fintech and deep learning.


Facebook raises curtain on unit researching brain-to-text technology

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Facebook Inc on Wednesday pulled aside the curtain on a secretive unit headed by a former chief of the Pentagon’s research arm, disclosing that the social media company is studying ways for people to communicate by thought and touch. Facebook launched the research shop, called Building 8, last year to… Read more »


Bosch to partner China’s Baidu, AutoNavi for self-driving projects

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The deal marks a push by the firm in China’s autonomous vehicle market.


China: Baidu set to launch self-driving car technology in July

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The project is named Apollo after the lunar landing program.


Volkswagen invests $180m in Google-backed Chinese startup Mobvoi Inc

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The startup, founded by a group of former Googlers, will develop products for VW and other brands.


India: Apple opens App Accelerator in Bangalore

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Through this, Apple experts will lead briefings and provide one-on-one app reviews for developers every week.