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Synechron bets large on AI in testing

Synechron bets large on AI in testing

Synechron, a New York-based IT consulting company focused on the financial services, is investing in artificial intelligence technologies in testing. The technology firm hopes to use the technology to power predictive analytics and natural language processing to achieve savings of 30% for clients of their testing services, said Ashish Nangla, senior director at Synechron. While »

Microsoft Starts New Venture Fund With Investment in Bengio’s Element AI

Element AI, a Montreal-based research lab, started by Yoshua Bengio and others, will get an undisclosed amount from Microsoft Ventures, Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft said in a statement Monday. The size of the fund, which will back AI companies, wasn’t disclosed. “The kinds of companies in this fund will help people and machines work together to »

Google’s AI Brainiacs Achieve Speech-Generation Breakthrough

Google’s DeepMind unit, which is working to develop super-intelligent computers, has created a system for machine-generated speech that it says outperforms existing technology by 50 percent. U.K.-based DeepMind, which Google acquired for about 400 million pounds ($533 million) in 2014, developed an artificial intelligence called WaveNet that can mimic human speech by learning how to »