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Australian Government Invests $44M in AI Push

The Australian Government has announced it is investing $44 million AUD to establish four Artificial Intelligence and Digital Capability Centers. 
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Google Unveils AI Projects Including Smartphone Health Tools

Google Health has introduced new research projects that use artificial intelligence (AI) to turn smartphones into stethoscopes and screening tools. At its Google Health ‘The Check Up’ event last week, the company shared new areas of AI-related research and development to help equip clinicians with “easy-to-use tools to help them better care for patients”.
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European Parliament Publishes AI Roadmap to 2030

The EU Parliament’s special committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA) has adopted its report findings on artificial intelligence (AI). In September 2020, the AIDA Committee was tasked with exploring the impact of AI on the EU economy and its different sectors, analysing the AI approach of third countries, and charting the road ahead.
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Pentagon Selects Deputy Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has selected Margaret Palmieri as its Deputy Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer (CDAO). Palmieri, who brings an extensive background in military operations, strategy, and IT, was most recently serving as Special Assistant to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations and as Director of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Action Group.
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LinkedIn and DeepMind Co-founders Launch AI Startup

LinkedIn billionaire co-founder Reid Hoffman, DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman, and former DeepMind AI researcher Dr Karén Simonyan announced on Tuesday the launch of a new startup called Inflection AI.
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Bill Gates backs Luminous Computing in Series A Round to Build AI Supercomputer

Luminous Computing, which is re-imaging the entire machine learning hardware/software stack and is trying to build the world’s most powerful AI supercomputer, has raised $105 million in a Series A round that included Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
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ECA launches first AI research center in Africa

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the government of Congo have launched a center devoted exclusively to advancing research and growth through artificial intelligence (AI). The African Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence (ARCAI), which was inaugurated on 24 February, is the first AI research center on the continent.
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Global AI Market to Break $500B Mark as AI Spend up 19.6%

Global revenues for the artificial intelligence (AI) market, including software, hardware, and services, is expected to break the $500 billion mark in 2023. Spending on AI is forecast to grow 19.6% year-over-year to $432.8 billion this year, according to the latest International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semi-annual Artificial Intelligence Tracker.
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UK Launches Hub to Shape AI Global Standards

The Alan Turing Institute, supported by the British Standards Institution (BSI) and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), will pilot a new UK government initiative aiming to shape global technical standards for Artificial Intelligence (AI). The new AI Standards Hub, which is part of the National AI Strategy that is backed by the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Office for AI (OAI), will create...
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