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VentureBeat is an American technology website headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States. It publishes news, analysis, long-form features, interviews, and videos. The VentureBeat company was founded in 2006 by Matt Marshall, an ex-correspondent for The Mercury News. In March 2009, VentureBeat signed a partnership agreement with IDG to produce DEMO Conference, a conference for startups to announce their launches and raise funding from venture capitalists and angel investors.Source
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Mozilla debuts its new Firefox logos

Mozilla debuts its new Firefox logos

Mozilla today introduced a new Firefox family of logos, a rebranding effort it kicked off more than 18 months ago. For most people, Firefox refers to a browser, but the company now wants the brand to encompass the entire Firefox family of apps and services.“The ‘Firefox’ you’ve always known as a browser is stretching to cover a family of products and services united by putting you and your privacy first,” Mozilla explained. “Firefox is a browser AND an encrypted service to send huge files. It’s an easy way to protect your passwords on every device AND an early warning if your email has been...

June 12, 2019
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Game Industry’s First Mental Health Event Debuts in October

Game Industry’s First Mental Health Event Debuts in October

The International Games Summit on Mental Health takes place on October 9-10 in Toronto. The will event take place on October 9-October 10 in Toronto, Canada, and it will be the first such event on for game industry professionals. It is based on the notion that game industry professionals are just like everyone else. And in any given year, one in five people in Canada and the United States will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. But games require a mental health conference of their own because the industry presents unique environmental challenges and opportunities. The...

August 27, 2019
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DeepMind hopes to teach AI to cooperate by playing Diplomacy

DeepMind hopes to teach AI to cooperate by playing Diplomacy

The Diplomacy game board.DeepMind, the Alphabet-backed machine learning lab that’s tackled , , , and beyond, believes the board game Diplomacy could motivate a promising new direction in reinforcement learning research. In a published on the preprint server Arxiv.org, the firm’s researchers describe an AI system that achieves high scores in Diplomacy while yielding “consistent improvements.”AI systems have achieved strong competitive play in complex, large-scale games like Hex, shogi, and poker, but the bulk of these are two-player zero-sum games where a player can win only by causing...

June 10, 2020
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Gala Games paves path for blockchain games in a deal with Brave

Gala Games paves path for blockchain games in a deal with Brave

Log OutBest practices for designing and managing your subscription strategy, a blockchain games startup that Zynga cofounder help create, cut a little-noticed but very interesting promotional deal this week with Brave, the maker of the privacy-focused web browser. And their deal shows a path for how blockchain-based game companies can survive and even thrive as they wait for their big audiences and big hits to come.Blockchain games have a chicken-and-egg problem. They have cool technology — the transparent and secure distributed ledger technology behind tokens and cryptocurrencies — that...

December 4, 2020
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Zapata raises $38 million for quantum machine learning

Zapata raises $38 million for quantum machine learning

Log OutLearn how to accelerate customer service, optimize costs, and improve self-service in a digital-first world.has raised $38 million for its quantum computing enterprise software platform. The figure, which brings its total funding to over $64 million, will be put toward Zapata’s core mission: “Delivering quantum advantage for customers through real business use cases.”Quantum computing leverages qubits (unlike bits that can only be in a state of 0 or 1, qubits can also be in a superposition of the two) to perform computations that would be much more difficult, or simply not feasible,...

November 19, 2020
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Percepto raises $45 million for robots that inspect critical infrastructure

Percepto raises $45 million for robots that inspect critical infrastructure

Log OutLearn how to accelerate customer service, optimize costs, and improve self-service in a digital-first world.Autonomous inspection solutions company today announced a $45 million round. The funds come as Percepto pivots from drone-based products to general robotics-driven inspections incorporating third-party platforms like Boston Dynamics’ Spot.According to a report from Technavio, the inspection robot market has the potential to grow to $3.72 billion between 2020 and 2024, bolstered by industries spanning energy, oil and gas, and mining. Beyond their cost-effectiveness, robots have...

November 24, 2020
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ProtonMail could use Google’s infrastructure to circumvent censorship [updated]

ProtonMail could use Google’s infrastructure to circumvent censorship [updated]

ProtonMail**This article was updated on March 16, 2020, to reflect additional input from Proton, which told VentureBeat that it would only use Google’s infrastructure in very limited situations — and that it won’t be directing actual connections through Google as this article originally stated. However, due to the nature of this new tool and the adversaries that it is looking to counter, the company is unable to disclose exactly how the technology works.Proton Technologies, the company behind encrypted email provider , has announced plans to circumvent censorship by using “alternative...

March 13, 2020
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Thought-detection: AI has infiltrated our last bastion of privacy

Thought-detection: AI has infiltrated our last bastion of privacy

Please wait...Log OutFrom TikTok to Instagram, Facebook to YouTube, and more, learn how data is key to ensuring ad creative will actually perform on every platform.Our thoughts are private – or at least they were. New breakthroughs in neuroscience and artificial intelligence are changing that assumption, while at the same time inviting new questions around ethics, privacy, and the horizons of brain/computer interaction.Research published last week from Queen Mary University in London describes an application of a deep neural network that can that are used like radar. In this research,...

February 13, 2021
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Microsoft’s AI generates voices that sing in Chinese and English

Microsoft’s AI generates voices that sing in Chinese and English

Log OutThe AI event for business leadersHosted OnlineTake the latest to share how your company is implementing AI today.Researchers at Zhejiang University and Microsoft claim they’ve developed an AI system — — that can generate singing voices in multiple languages by training on data from music websites. In a published on the preprint Arxiv.org, they describe the novel approach, which leverages a specially-designed component to capture the timbre of singers from noisy singing data.The work — like OpenAI’s music-generating — has obvious commercial implications. Music artists are often pulled...

July 13, 2020
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Despite Twitter’s Trump stance, it’s still just as toxic as Facebook

Despite Twitter’s Trump stance, it’s still just as toxic as Facebook

Friends have been slowly abandoning Facebook over the past few years. But outrage has intensified following the company’s refusal to condemn President Trump’s posts after the killing of George Floyd in police custody and ensuing protests.I understand this fury, having repeatedly grappled with the company’s various failings myself. What I find more baffling is that the triumphant decision to quit Facebook is often accompanied by a more dubious call to arms: Come follow me on Twitter!This is not just anecdotal. On June 4, following the Twitter-Trump dustup, Apptopia reported that downloads of...

June 8, 2020
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