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Taechyon Robotics Begins Series A Raise for Septaer, Leveraging the new 2019 IRS Economic Development Zones

Taechyon Septaer Smart Speaker

July 4th, 2019 Palo Alto, California-To Commemorate American Independence Day, Taechyon Robotics Corporation has announced today that they are opening their Series A round to begin Manufacturing their AI Smart Speaker Display, Septaer. Septaer has a 360 degree wrap around screen and is topped with a 360 degree video camera for whole room video conferencing.…

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US Secret Service memo warns that card thieves are avoiding detection while carrying multiple counterfeit cards by relying on the Fuze smart card (Brian Krebs/Krebs on Security)

Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security: US Secret Service memo warns that card thieves are avoiding detection while carrying multiple counterfeit cards by relying on the Fuze smart card  —  Street thieves who specialize in cashing out stolen credit and debit cards increasingly are hedging their chances of getting caught carrying …

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Improbable and Epic Games partner to establish $25M fund to help devs transition away from Unity to "more open engines, services, and ecosystems", after debacle (Jeff Grubb/VentureBeat)

Jeff Grubb / VentureBeat: Improbable and Epic Games partner to establish $25M fund to help devs transition away from Unity to “more open engines, services, and ecosystems”, after debacle  —  Unity found itself at the center of a controversy today, and now competitor Epic Games is turning up the heat.

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Mondelez sues insurer for refusing to pay $100M claim for NotPetya damages in the first major legal battle over cost recovery from state sponsored cyberattacks (Financial Times)

Financial Times: Mondelez sues insurer for refusing to pay $100M claim for NotPetya damages in the first major legal battle over cost recovery from state sponsored cyberattacks  —  Mondelez, the US food company that owns the Oreo and Cadbury brands, is suing its insurance company, Zurich …

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Quartz's AI Studio has developed bots to help journalists with data analysis tasks, using machine learning to identify patterns in records and more (Marcela Kunova/Journalism.co.uk)

Marcela Kunova / Journalism.co.uk: Quartz’s AI Studio has developed bots to help journalists with data analysis tasks, using machine learning to identify patterns in records and more  —  The US publisher offers reporters with no coding skills a set of free tools to help them write better data-driven stories

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Some Twitter users in China, of which there are 3.2M, face detention and threats in Beijing's broad and punitive new censorship push (Paul Mozur/New York Times)

Paul Mozur / New York Times: Some Twitter users in China, of which there are 3.2M, face detention and threats in Beijing’s broad and punitive new censorship push  —  SHANGHAI — One man spent 15 days in a detention center.  The police threatened another’s family.  A third was chained to a chair for eight hours…

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Sources: Alibaba-backed AI startup Megvii, owner of facial recognition developer Face++, is considering an IPO in Hong Kong that could raise as much as $1B (Lulu Yilun Chen/Bloomberg)

Lulu Yilun Chen / Bloomberg: Sources: Alibaba-backed AI startup Megvii, owner of facial recognition developer Face++, is considering an IPO in Hong Kong that could raise as much as $1B  —  – Owner of Face++ is said to consider Hong Kong as a destination  — AI startup said to weigh raising at least $500 million

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Sources: Apple plans three new iPhones for 2019, including a high-end one with a triple rear camera, and the successor to the iPhone XR with a dual-camera (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal: Sources: Apple plans three new iPhones for 2019, including a high-end one with a triple rear camera, and the successor to the iPhone XR with a dual-camera  —  Three new iPhone models planned for 2019, including one with a triple rear camera  —  Apple Inc. AAPL .32% is planning to release three…

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Survey: 41% of Americans somewhat or strongly support AI development, 82% want AI carefully managed, universities and US military most trusted to build AI (Karen Hao/MIT Technology Review)

Karen Hao / MIT Technology Review: Survey: 41% of Americans somewhat or strongly support AI development, 82% want AI carefully managed, universities and US military most trusted to build AI  —  In 2018, several high-profile controversies involving AI served as a wake-up call for technologists, policymakers, and the public.

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