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Surge in Copper Demand due to EVs, AI, and Clean Energy
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Surge in Copper Demand due to EVs, AI, and Clean Energy

The surge in demand for copper, driven by technological advancements such as artificial intelligence, automation, and the shift towards renewable energy and electric vehicles, has been highlighted. Copper cables, which conduct electricity, are particularly in demand. Graeme Train, the head of metals analysis at Trafigura, a Swiss-based company, estimates that a third of the 10 million tonnes of new demand will be generated by the electric vehicle sector. He also noted that another third will be used for electricity generation, transmission, and distribution. The remaining demand will come from areas such as automation, manufacturing capital expenditure, and cooling systems in data centers. The rapid production of electric vehicles and solar panels, along with grid investment in Chin...
Adobe acquired Rephrase.ai, AI-driven video creation startup
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Adobe acquired Rephrase.ai, AI-driven video creation startup

Adobe, the renowned software company, has recently acquired Rephrase.ai, an AI-driven video creation startup based in Bengaluru, making it their first generative AI acquisition in India. According to the Economic Times, Adobe plans to integrate Rephrase's technology stack and generative AI video capabilities into their native video-editing platform, Creative Cloud. This strategic move aims to enhance and expand Adobe's range of services. The acquisition of Rephrase.ai will empower Adobe to seamlessly incorporate AI-driven video content tools across their software suite. This comes at a time when corporations are actively seeking AI-powered solutions to complement their daily work processes. Rephrase.ai, founded in 2019 by Ashray Malhotra, Nisheeth Lahoti, and Shivam Mangla, all g...
Microsoft launch Copilot – An AI Assistant for Office, Paint and Windows
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Microsoft launch Copilot – An AI Assistant for Office, Paint and Windows

Microsoft, a leading tech player led by Satya Nadella launched AI assistant tool known as copilots for its various services. As per the information given by the Microsoft team, Copilot most used into making coding more efficient with GitHub, transforming productivity at work with Microsoft 365, redefining search with Bing and Edge and delivering contextual value that works across your apps and PC with Windows. The team say Copilot will be your everyday AI companion that incorporate the context and intelligence of the web, your work data and what you are doing in the moment on your PC to provide better assistance with your privacy and security at the forefront. The AI assistant tool will be available in Windows 11, Microsoft 365, and in our web browser with Edge and Bing. ...
Former Amazon Alexa Employee Launched Level AI with $15 Million in Funding
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Former Amazon Alexa Employee Launched Level AI with $15 Million in Funding

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 25TH Aug 2021-- Level AI a company founded by former Amazon Alexa product leader Ashish Nagar launched to modernize customer service using conversational artificial intelligence to uniquely help organizations work with customers to solve any issues in real-time and elevate the customer’s overall experience. The Level AI platform debuts amid a COVID-driven surge in customer-service call volumes and as enterprise contact centers shift to the cloud. With strong early demand for its cloud-based solution, Level AI is already working with more than 30 brands through its enterprise partners. Level AI also announced the close of $13 million in Series A funding in conjunction with its launch, bringing its total funding to date to $15 million. The round was led by t...
Microsoft acquires Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion
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Microsoft acquires Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion

Wash., and BURLINGTON, Mass. – April 12, 2021 – Software giant Microsoft has acquired Nuance Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUAN) in an all-cash transaction valued at $19.7 billion. Nuance is a trusted cloud and AI software leader representing decades of accumulated healthcare and enterprise AI experience. Mark Benjamin will remain CEO of Nuance, reporting to Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Cloud & AI at Microsoft. The transaction is intended to close this calendar year. In 2020, Microsoft has accelerated its efforts to provide industry-specific cloud offerings Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare. Which aims to address the comprehensive needs of the rapidly transforming and growing healthcare industry. The latest acquisition announcement will help Microsoft’s industry-speci...
AI startup Databricks Raises $1 billion from Microsoft, Google & Amazon
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AI startup Databricks Raises $1 billion from Microsoft, Google & Amazon

San Francisco, Feb 2, 2021: AI startup Databricks raises $1 billion in funding in Series G round from Microsoft, Google and Amazon Web Services. Using this round of funding the startup value soar at a $28 billion valuation. Databricks is an analytics-based cloud computing platform that has 5,000 customers,  including 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies. "We see this investment and our continued rapid growth as further validation of our vision for a simple, open and unified data platform that can support all data-driven use cases, from BI (business intelligence) to AI," said Ali Ghodsi, Databricks chief executive and co-founder. "Databricks helps organizations eliminate the cost and complexity that is inherent in legacy data architectures so that data teams can collaborate and...
Reface secures $5.5M in seed funding led by Andreessen Horowitz
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Reface secures $5.5M in seed funding led by Andreessen Horowitz

KYIV, Ukraine, Dec. 9, 2020-- Reface, AI app for a video and GIF face-swaps raises $5.5 million in the seed round of financing led by Andreessen Horowitz and several well-known angel investors. With these funds, the startup aims to reinvent the way people interact with content. Reface strives to build the first social platform of dynamically personalized media content empowered with machine learning technologies. Since the official launch in January 2020, Reface app has been downloaded over 70 million times. Reface app allows you to snap a picture of your face and apply your likeness to any number of celebrities, without needing any After Effects or VFX knowledge. Within seconds, users can export their creations to a multitude of formats including animated GIF and standard ...
Fylamynt Raises $6.5 Million from Google
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Fylamynt Raises $6.5 Million from Google

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 4, 2020-- Fylamynt, a cloud automation platform raises $6.5 million in seed funding. Fylamynt allows cloud engineering teams to build, run and analyze automation workflows securely for any cloud with little to no code. The seed round is led by Gradient Ventures, Google's AI-focused fund, with additional investment from Mango Capital and Point72 Ventures. The cost of operations is still very high in Fortune 1000 enterprises with application downtime costing an estimated $1.25 to $2.5 billion per year and the average cost per hour for critical application failures is $500,000 to $1 million.  Cofounders Dr. Pradeep Padala, Dr. Xiaoyun Zhu and David L...
AI-powered Home Maintenance Platform Dobby Secures $1.7 Million in Seed Round
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AI-powered Home Maintenance Platform Dobby Secures $1.7 Million in Seed Round

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2020-- Dobby, an AI-powered home maintenance platform raises $1.7 million in the seed round of funding. The capital will use to strengthen the company's growth initiatives, and spotlight its proprietary, automated, AI-first experience to homeowners, service providers, and ancillary beneficiaries such as real estate agents. This equity finance raise comes as Dobby scales to meet strong demand in the home maintenance sector, which, according to a Bank of America spending report, is seeing home maintenance consumer spending 60% above the Jan-2020 level. "During my days at DataRobot, I saw an opportunity to build an AI-first company from the ground up in a large and unsexy industry," said Satadru Sangupta, Dobby's CEO and co-founder. "I chose home maintenance bec...
Facebook Acquires Chatbot Startup Kustomer
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Facebook Acquires Chatbot Startup Kustomer

Social media platform Facebook acquire Kustomer, a customer service chatbot for an undisclosed sum. But according to The Wall Street Journal sources the deal has valued the company around $1 billion. Kustomer is an omnichannel CRM platform that brings customer conversations from various channels together into a single-screen view. It helps businesses automate repetitive tasks so their agents can maximize the time and quality of interactions with customers. Facebook plans to use Kustomer’s bot in its Whatsapp and messenger service to scale the client's businesses and innovate its product offering via automation. Facebook in its press release said, "We’ve witnessed this shift firsthand as every day more than 175 million people contact businesses via WhatsApp. This number is growing...
ServiceNow to Acquire AI based Element AI
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ServiceNow to Acquire AI based Element AI

SANTA CLARA, Calif., 30th Nov 2020-- ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW) to acquire Element AI, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company with deep AI capabilities and some of the world’s brightest AI minds. Element AI will significantly enhance ServiceNow’s commitment to build the world’s most intelligent workflow platform, enabling employees to work smarter and faster, streamline business decisions, and unlock new levels of productivity. Element AI has world-class scientists and practitioners who will bring expertise in applying modern AI to text and language, chat, images, search, question response, and summarization and will accelerate AI innovation natively in the Now Platform. With the acquisition of Element AI, ServiceNow will create an AI Innovation Hub in Canada to accelerate c...
Roots Automation Raises $3.2M Seed Funding Round
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Roots Automation Raises $3.2M Seed Funding Round

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2020-- Roots Automation, the NYC-based Digital Coworkers as a Service company, has raised a $3.2M seed round led by Vestigo Ventures. Launched by Chaz Perera and John Cottongim, Roots Automation aims to empower companies to free their 'roots' their people to focus on meaningful and impactful work. "Vestigo Ventures has been incredible throughout our seed funding journey and we're extremely thankful for their support," said Co-Founder and CEO, Chaz Perera. "The partnership between Vestigo Ventures and Roots Automation is the ideal combination of enterprise technology and startup expertise together, we'll continue to fuel growth opportunities instead of mundane tasks for our customers." Vestigo Ventures is an early-stage startup venture capital fund specifically for...