News highlights – 15 November

Written by on November 16, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 15 November

 REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File Photo

REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File Photo

Open AI to run large scale experiments on Azure

(Reuters) – OpenAI, the non-profit artificial intelligence (AI) research firm backed by Tesla Motors Inc’s Elon Musk and other prominent tech executives, has signed an agreement to run most of its large-scale experiments on Microsoft Corp’s flagship cloud service, Azure. Read more…

GE buys artificial intelligence start ups to go against Watson

SEATTLE (Reuters) – General Electric said on Tuesday it has acquired two tech startups to build its artificial intelligence capability, a move that helps it compete with IBM’s Watson product. Read more…

Twitter to improve ‘mute’ button to combat cyber bullying

(Reuters) – Twitter, facing pressure for not doing enough to curb abusive behavior on its platform, said on Tuesday it would upgrade some features to better combat cyber-bullying. Read more…

Snapchat files for IPO – this could be big

(Reuters) – Snapchat has filed for an initial public offering, sources familiar with the situation said on Tuesday, which puts the messaging app a step closer to the biggest U.S. stock market debut since 2014. Read more…

Singapore looks to recruit fintech talent from UK, post Brexit

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Britain leaving the European Union is opening up an opportunity for Singapore to recruit talent for its ambitious plans to become a leading financial technology hub, said the chief FinTech officer of the city-state’s central bank. Read more…

Supermarket sweep – Morrisons does deal with Amazon

LONDON (Reuters) – British supermarket Morrisons has further developed its wholesale relationship with Amazon, launching a store pick service for the online retailer’s customers, it said on Wednesday. Read more…

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