Seattle-based XNOR.ai, which is building a platform that lets developers deploy AI to devices more easily, raises $12M Series A led by Madrona Venture Group (Alan Boyle/GeekWire)

Alan Boyle / GeekWire: Seattle-based XNOR.ai, which is building a platform that lets developers deploy AI to devices more easily, raises $12M Series A led by Madrona Venture Group  —  “AI for Everyone, Everywhere” may sound like a science-fiction slogan, but it’s actually the name given to software … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2Iy3Nmq Advertisements

Google says it’s designing features using Duplex voice assistant tech to have “disclosure built-in” and will “make sure the system is appropriately identified” (Richard Nieva/CNET)

Richard Nieva / CNET: Google says it’s designing features using Duplex voice assistant tech to have “disclosure built-in” and will “make sure the system is appropriately identified”  —  The search giant’s lifelike AI will identify itself to callers.  —  Earlier this week … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2G4eRCK

Internal AT&T documents show it made a $600K deal with Cohen days after inauguration, specifying he would advise on Time Warner merger and on matters before FCC (Washington Post)

Washington Post: Internal AT&T documents show it made a $600K deal with Cohen days after inauguration, specifying he would advise on Time Warner merger and on matters before FCC  —  Three days after President Trump was sworn into office, the telecom giant AT&T turned to his personal attorney, Michael Cohen … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2G617XV

Spotify removes R. Kelly and rapper XXXTentacion from the service’s playlists, including-algorithmically generated ones, as part of new “hateful conduct” policy (Dan Rys/Billboard)

Dan Rys / Billboard: Spotify removes R. Kelly and rapper XXXTentacion from the service’s playlists, including-algorithmically generated ones, as part of new “hateful conduct” policy  —  YOUTUBE  —  Beginning today (May 10), Spotify users will no longer be able to find R. Kelly’s music … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2ryq8qk

Cisco says it’s pulling all its ads from YouTube, after a report last month showing hundreds of orgs’ ads next to videos about racist or inappropriate topics (Greg Sandoval/Business Insider)

Greg Sandoval / Business Insider: Cisco says it’s pulling all its ads from YouTube, after a report last month showing hundreds of orgs’ ads next to videos about racist or inappropriate topics  —  Cisco is dissatisfied with YouTube’s attempts to purge unsavory clips from the video-sharing site and has “pulled all online advertising … from… Read More Cisco says it’s pulling all its ads from YouTube, after a report last month showing hundreds of orgs’ ads next to videos about racist or inappropriate topics (Greg Sandoval/Business Insider)

Sources: Amazon’s Alexa division has a “health & wellness” team of over a dozen people, focusing on areas like diabetes management and assistance to new mothers (CNBC)

CNBC: Sources: Amazon’s Alexa division has a “health & wellness” team of over a dozen people, focusing on areas like diabetes management and assistance to new mothers  —  – Members include Missy Krasner, a former Box health executive, and veteran engineer Larry Ockene. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2K8smUj

Nvidia reports record quarterly revenue of $3.21B, up 66% YoY, with datacenter revenue of $701M, up 71% YoY, but missing expectations of $703M (Reuters)

Reuters: Nvidia reports record quarterly revenue of $3.21B, up 66% YoY, with datacenter revenue of $701M, up 71% YoY, but missing expectations of $703M  —  (Reuters) – Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) reported a 65.6 percent jump in quarterly revenue on Thursday as demand surged for its graphics chips used in data centers … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2I5U6fI

Dropbox reports first financial results since IPO, with Q1 revenue of $316.3M, up 28% YoY, vs $308.7M est., as paying users reach 11.5M, up from 9.3M last year (Matthew Lynley/TechCrunch)

Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch: Dropbox reports first financial results since IPO, with Q1 revenue of $316.3M, up 28% YoY, vs $308.7M est., as paying users reach 11.5M, up from 9.3M last year  —  Dropbox made its debut as a public company earlier this year and today passed through its first milestone of reporting its results… Read More Dropbox reports first financial results since IPO, with Q1 revenue of $316.3M, up 28% YoY, vs $308.7M est., as paying users reach 11.5M, up from 9.3M last year (Matthew Lynley/TechCrunch)

Carnegie Mellon says it will offer the first AI degree program in the US, awarding a “bachelor of science in artificial intelligence” degree beginning in fall (Byron Spice/Carnegie Mellon School …)

Byron Spice / Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science: Carnegie Mellon says it will offer the first AI degree program in the US, awarding a “bachelor of science in artificial intelligence” degree beginning in fall  —  New AI Major Addresses Growing Demand for AI Specialists  —  Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science … from… Read More Carnegie Mellon says it will offer the first AI degree program in the US, awarding a “bachelor of science in artificial intelligence” degree beginning in fall (Byron Spice/Carnegie Mellon School …)

Toyota president says the company plans to spend $22.3B on R&D and capital spending this fiscal year, as self-driving tech forces it to compete with tech giants (Nikkei)

Nikkei: Toyota president says the company plans to spend $22.3B on R&D and capital spending this fiscal year, as self-driving tech forces it to compete with tech giants  —  CEO calls it a ‘fight for survival’ as technology reshapes the auto industry  —  NAGOYA, Japan — Toyota Motor plans … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2I5aKvO