German AI-Startup Landscape 2021

The start-up ecosystem with AI founders is buzzing and it’s difficult to keep an overview. The Initiative for Applied Artificial Intelligence has a comprehensive overview.

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The 278 most promising German AI startups working across enterprise functions, enterprise intelligence, technology type and industries.

Source: German AI-Startup Landscape: 2021 – appliedAI

Intel acquires Habana Labs

Intel acquires Habana Labs: Intel put a heavy bet on Artificial Intelligence today. In a press-release, the company announced the acquisition of Habana Labs, a company founded and based in Caesarea, Israel. The deal was worth “approximately $2 billion”.

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To push its artificial intelligence strategy, Santa Clara-based Intel has acquired Israel’s Habana Labs for “approximately $2 billion dollars.”

Source: Intel’s Latest Swing At AI Is A $2 Billion Deal From Israel

Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence Speaker Series

TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence

Technical University Munich Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence launches a speaker series to bring experts from all over the world to Munich and talk about Ethics and Governance for Artificial Intelligence. The Series kicks off with an Inaugural Session with Lionel P. Robert on December 13 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am.

 IEAI Speaker Series – Inaugural Session with Lionel P. Robert December 13 – 10:00 am - 11:30 am
TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence

With its new Speaker Series, the TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence is bringing experts from all over the world to Munich to talk about Ethics and Governance of […]

Source: IEAI Speaker Series – Inaugural Session with Lionel P. Robert – Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence

IntelliCode for AI-assisted now available

Microsoft trained an AI with Github projects that have more than 100 stars on them. The AI is supposed to help coding. And it is available now. AI is not yet there to take a programmers job, but Facebook took similar approaches to speed up development. Be afraid, coding people.

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IntelliCode, Microsoft’s tool for AI-assisted coding, is now generally available. It supports C# and XAML in Visual Studio and Java, JavaScript, TypeScript and Python in Visual Studio Code. By default, it is now also included in Visual Studio 2019, starting with the second preview of version 16.1, which the company also announced that. IntelliCode is […]

Source: Microsoft’s IntelliCode for AI-assisted coding comes out of preview | TechCrunch

Amazon could write books.

Today in dystopian news: Amazon, the book selling department, controlling about 40% of the US book market, collects reading habbits from their sales and Kindle. By now the corporation knows enough about it’s customers it could be generating best selling books. Spookey. And potentially game changing, when machines replace creative professions.

Amazon has the ability to track vast amounts of reader data and use it to change the landscape of American fiction.

Source: Amazon has so much data it could make algorithm-driven fiction — Quartz