Daily Archives: 25.07.2021

Clearco Raises $215M From SoftBank To Provide Startups With Alternatives To VC Funding

Toronto-based Clearco — formerly Clearbanc — raised a new $215 million growth equity round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 as the company eyes further international expansion. Founded in 2015, the company has now raised more than $681 million, according to Crunchbase data. Just this April, the company raised $100 million in equity and $250 million in debt that valued ...

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Neural model seeks ‘inappropriateness’ to reduce chatbot awkwardness

Researchers from Skoltech and their colleagues from Mobile TeleSystems have introduced the notion of inappropriate text messages and released a neural model capable of detecting them, along with a large collection of such messages for further research. Among the potential applications are preventing corporate chatbots from embarrassing the companies that run them, forum post moderation, and parental control. The study came out ...

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SpaceX crew capsule relocated outside space station before Boeing mission

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft moves in for docking at the zenith port on the space station’s Harmony module Wednesday. Credit: NASA TV/Spaceflight Now Four astronauts rode a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule for a flight from one International Space Station docking port to another Wednesday, clearing the way for arrival of a Boeing Starliner crew ferry ship on an unpiloted test ...

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America’s Oldest Bank, BNY Mellon, Doubles Down On Its Crypto Strategy

Source: Adobe/JHVEPhoto The oldest bank in the US, New York Mellon Corp., has joined another US-based financial giant State Street in order to develop “a platform to support the entire digital asset life cycle.” Both companies are now part of the consortium of banks that collaborate with London-based Puremarkets Limited (Pure Digital) to help establish a new front-to-back office solution ...

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