John Pierce

Rossum raises $4.5 M to make OCR-like information entry lot of times more precise

Every day, people slog over inputting date from invoices and other forms. So instead of using traditional Optical Character Recognition (OCR) extraction software, you could apply a new form of machine learning to documents to speed up the process. That’s the thinking behind Rossum’s technology, which uses ‘Cognitive Data Capture’ to teach computers to understand…

Where leading VCs are buying realty and proptech (Part 1 of 2)

The multi-trillion dollar global real estate market is getting flipped on its head. Business model innovation, data accessibility and the proliferation of mobile, SaaS and other cloud-native software have already given rise to a cohort of tech unicorns that sit amongst the world’s most influential real estate companies. Emerging technologies and growing capabilities across machine…

Chargify includes earnings forecasting tools to its suite of hosted payment management services

Chargify, the payment management service owned by Scaleworks, has added revenue forecasting tools to its software as a service offering. The company’s new revenue forecasting tools uses historical data and month-over-month performance pulled from a company’s billing platform. The company says its new tool can cut forecasting down from two months to as little as two…

Turns Out Elon Musk-Backed OpenAI’s Text Generator Is More Funny Than Dangerous, For Now

Photo: Jae C. Hong (AP)Elon Musk-backed non-profit OpenAI, which claimed to have developed a machine learning-powered text generation software so powerful that it couldn’t be ethically released to the public, has… done just that.OpenAI previously said that the text generator, using the GPT-2 software and trained on some 40 gigabytes of data yanked from eight…

A Deep Look Into the iPhone’s New Deep Fusion Feature

This week, iPhone 11 owners are supposed to get a free upgrade to their cameras thanks to a beefed-up neural engine and “mad science.” It’s called Deep Fusion, and it’s designed to deliver incredibly detailed photos in especially challenging environments. I’ve spent weeks testing the beta version of the computational photography software on an iPhone…

Russia Transfer To Ban Sales of Gadgets Without Russian-Made Software

Smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and computers that don’t have Russian-made software pre-installed could not be sold in Russia under new legislation that passed Russia’s lower house in parliament this week, according to a BBC report. The law, which would go into effect in July 2020 if it becomes law, may have significant impacts on internet freedom…

How To Discover Your Chromebook’s End-of-Life Date

At some point, all of our spiffy new devices will become old and decrepit. Warranties run out, hardware improves, and companies only support their products with software or firmware updates for a limited amount of time. To help you figure out when your Chromebook will reach its end-of-support date, Google will soon add this information…