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Data-labeling startup Scale AI raises $1B as valuation doubles to $13.8B

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Scale AI has raised a $1 billion Series F round from a slew of big-name institutional and corporate investors including Amazon and Meta. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only....

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Meta, Match, Coinbase and others team up to fight online fraud and crypto scams

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The new coalition, Tech Against Scams, will work together to find ways to fight back against the tools used by scammers and to better educate the public against financial scams. © 2024 TechCrunch. Al...

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EU Council gives final nod to set up risk-based regulations for AI

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It's a wrap: European Union lawmakers have given the final approval to set up the bloc's flagship, risk-based regulations for artificial intelligence. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For pers...

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Vitesse, a payments and treasury management platform for insurers, raises $93M to fuel US expansion

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London-based fintech Vitesse has closed a $93 million Series C round of funding led by investment giant KKR. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Zen Educate raises $37M and acquires Aquinas Education as it tries to address the teacher shortage

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Zen Educate, an online marketplace that connects schools with teachers, has raised $37 million in a Series B round of funding. The raise comes amid a growing teacher shortage crisis both sides of the ...

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Aurora and Volvo unveil self-driving truck designed for a driverless future

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A new self-driving truck — manufactured by Volvo and loaded with autonomous vehicle tech developed by Aurora Innovation — could be on public highways as early as this summer.  The Volvo VNL Auton...

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ETF Partners raises €284M for climate startups that will be effective quickly — not 20 years down the road

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The European venture capital firm raised its fourth fund as fund as climate tech "comes of age." © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Microsoft wants to make Windows an AI operating system, launches Copilot+ PCs

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Copilot, Microsoft's brand of generative AI, will soon be far more deeply integrated into the Windows 11 experience. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Scarlett Johansson says that OpenAI approached her to use her voice

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"When I heard the released demo, I was shocked, angered and in disbelief that Mr. Altman would pursue a voice that sounded so eerily similar to mine." © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For pers...

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Scarlett Johansson Says OpenAI Ripped Off Her Voice for ChatGPT

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In a scorching statement, Scarlett Johansson claims that after she turned down an invitation to voice ChatGPT, OpenAI brazenly mimicked her distinctive tones anyway.

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TechCrunch Space: Star(side)liner

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Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch Space. For those who haven’t heard, the first crewed launch of Boeing’s Starliner capsule has been pushed back yet again to no earlier than May 25. From NASA: ...

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These 81 robotics companies are hiring

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When I attended Automate in Chicago a few weeks back, multiple people thanked me for TechCrunch’s semi-regular robotics job report. It’s always edifying to get that feedback in person. While it’...

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VinFast crash that killed family of four now under federal investigation

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The top vehicle safety regulator in the U.S. has launched a formal probe into an April crash involving the all-electric VinFast VF8 SUV that claimed the lives of a family of four, TechCrunch has learn...

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NYC-Dublin real-time video portal reopens with some fixes to prevent inappropriate behavior

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When putting a video portal in a public park in the middle of New York City, some inappropriate behavior will likely occur. The Portal, the vision of Lithuanian artist and entrepreneur Benediktas Gyly...

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Contour Venture Partners, an early investor in Datadog and Movable Ink, lowers the target for its fifth fund

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Longtime New York-based seed investor, Contour Venture Partners, is making progress on its latest flagship fund after lowering its target. The firm closed on $42 million, raised from 64 backers, for C...

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I Make AI Models to Sell Real People Clothes

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Working at an AI modeling agency means teaching pixels to smize—and filtering out the people with three heads.

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Meta’s Oversight Board takes its first Threads case

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Meta's Oversight Board has now extended its scope to include the company's newest platform, Instagram Threads, and has begun hearing cases from Threads. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For pe...

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SeekOut, a recruiting startup last valued at $1.2 billion, lays off 30% of its workforce

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The company says it's refocusing and prioritizing fewer initiatives that will have the biggest impact on customers and add value to the business. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal ...

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UK’s autonomous vehicle legislation becomes law, paving the way for first driverless cars by 2026

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The U.K.’s self-proclaimed “world-leading” regulations for self-driving cars are now official, after the Automated Vehicles (AV) Act received royal assent — the final rubber stamp any legislat...

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ChatGPT: Everything you need to know about the AI-powered chatbot

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ChatGPT, OpenAI’s text-generating AI chatbot, has taken the world by storm. What started as a tool to hyper-charge productivity through writing essays and code with short text prompts has evolved in...

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The Rise of Multimodal Interactive AI Agents: Exploring Google’s Astra and OpenAI’s ChatGPT-4o

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The development of OpenAI's ChatGPT-4o and Google's Astra marks a new phase in interactive AI agents: the rise of multimodal interactive AI agents. This journey began with Siri and Alexa, which brough...

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Arnab Mishra, CEO of Xactly – Interview Series

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Arnab Mishra is the CEO of Xactly, and is a seasoned cloud software executive with an extensive history in leading and collaborating with all departments to drive corporate strategy and execution. Xax...

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Fintech lender Solo Funds is being sued again by the government over its lending practices

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SoLo Funds CEO Travis Holoway: “Regulators seem driven by press releases when they should be motivated by true consumer protection and empowering equitable solutions.” © 2024 TechCrunch. All righ...

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Leveraging AI, Digital Twins, and AR/VR for Enhanced Aircraft Maintenance and Repair

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Leading aircraft manufacturers have been under intense pressure since early January, when a panel blew off a brand-new Alaska Airlines 737 Max midflight. While this issue was front and center for one ...

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