March 20th – MIT Media Lab Uses TuringBox Platform to Study AI Algorithms
Now social and behavioral scientists can use the TuringBox platform to study artificial intelligence algorithms. AI contributors can upload existing and novel algorithms for review, gaining a reputation in their community. AI examiners meanwhile develop and post machine intelligence tasks to evaluate and characterize the behavior of AI algorithms, including novel questions of societal importance.
March 22nd – Amper Music Raises US$4 Million
Amper Music is the world’s first AI-powered music composer, enabling users to create and customize music. The company raised an additional US$4 million in seed round funding, which will help double the number of US Amper Music employees and help the company expand internationally.
March 22th – Google Assistant Lets You Send and Receive Money on Phones
Google Phone users can now send and receive money with Google Pay for free via Google Assistant. This feature is currently only available on new phones due to security concerns. It will be offered on Google Home smart speakers in the coming months.
March 27th – Toshiba Plans to Transform Itself With AI and IoT
Toshiba introduces a high-level digital transformation strategy for its business, with a focus on both AI and IoT solution development. Toshiba believes the strategy will maximize customer value through its various ecosystem partners.
March 27th – Waymo and Jaguar to Build Electric Autonomous Cars
Waymo partners with Jaguar to build a 20,000-electric-car fleet with fully autonomous driving capabilities in the next two years. The cars will have sufficient battery life to drive all day on one charge.
March 27th – Nvidia Teams up with ARM to Develop Deep Learning for IoT Devices
At GTC 2018, NVIDIA and ARM announce a partnership to integrate open source NVIDIA Deep Learning Accelerator architecture into ARM’s Project Trillium platform. This collaboration aims to simplify the product integration process for IoT chip companies.
March 28th – Hitachi AI Technology Improves Warehouse Work Efficiency
Hitachi’s new AI Technology service analyzes product, inventory, demand and sales information on warehouse management systems (WMS) and learns effective measures based on evaluation results. Hitachi says the service can boost product picking efficiency by 16 percent.
March 29th – Mitsubishi-Hitachi Power Systems Adopting AI Technology
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) announces new investments in innovative technologies with digital tools to deliver solutions to the power industry. MHPS plans to use AI technology, battery storage, and geothermal renewable power to achieve better energy efficiency.
March 29th – Apple Expands Health Records Products to More Hospitals
Apple announces that its health record products are now being used by 40 health systems and 300 hospitals. It has traditionally been time-consuming for patients to obtain their health records, and Apple’s health records products streamline the process. Apple is planning to make the products available to all iOS users.
March 29th – Microsoft France Announces US$30 Million for Artificial Intelligence Development
Microsoft France pledges US$30 million over three years to further France’s artificial intelligence development. The AI Impact group aims for AI with a positive impact on environment, transport, and health in France. The AI Skills program meanwhile will train 400,000 people over three years and aims to create 3,000 new jobs in the French digital ecosystem.
Analyst: Synced Industry Analyst Team| Editor: Michael Sarazen