July 23, 2021 by Michael Bürgi We all search for meaning at times in our lives. Motivbase, a cultural anthropology firm that scans the Internet for deeper ethnographical meaning in the things people say and do online, is using those efforts to help companies plan for the future — in creating new products, in marketing…

Google Maps now serves up transit crowd predictions in 100 countries.  Angela Lang/CNET Google Maps is adding transit crowd predictions covering 10,000 transit systems in 100 countries. The transit predictions are based on AI technology, user feedback and location trends over time, the search giant said Wednesday. And in New York and Sydney, the crowdedness…

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Templafy, a platform that helps workers at major enterprises such as KPMG, Ikea, and BDO create company-compliant “on-brand” documents, has raised $60 million in a fresh round of funding. The raise mirrors recent investments elsewhere in the corporate brand management space, including Exclaimer’s whopping $133…

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. This week in a paper published in the journal Nature, researchers at Google detailed how they used AI to design the next generation of tensor processing units (TPU), the company’s application-specific integrated circuits optimized for AI workloads. While the work wasn’t novel — Google’s been…