Jul 16, 2019

How AI may speed up drug development

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The world is catching up on AI

Data: CB Insights; Chart: Axios Visuals

Last year for the first time ever, the U.S. share of global artificial intelligence startup funding deals fell to less than half the world's total.

By the numbers: The U.S. was home to nearly 75% of all deals in 2013, data shows, but is fast losing share in the startup market — a key driver of innovation.

Go deeperArrowJul 29, 2019

AI startups net record funding in Q2

Adapted from CB Insights; Chart: Axios Visuals

Artificial intelligence startups generated their highest level of funding ever in this year's second quarter, according to research firm CB Insights.

By the numbers: The number of deals in the startup AI space rose to 488, the second-highest number on record, trailing only the 513 deals notched in the second quarter of 2018.

Go deeperArrowJul 26, 2019

Looking to AI to understand how we learn

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Two parallel quests to understand learning — in machines and in our own heads — are converging in a small group of scientists who think that artificial intelligence may hold an answer to the deep-rooted mystery of how our brains learn.

Why it matters: If machines and animals do learn in similar ways — still an open question among researchers — figuring out how could simultaneously help neuroscientists unravel the mechanics of knowledge or addiction, and help computer scientists build much more capable AI.