Paris-based AI-powered photography platform Meero raises $230 million
French professional photography platform Meero has landed $230 million in a funding round from Eurazeo, Prime Ventures, Avenir Growth, Global Founders Capital, Aglaé Ventures, Alven, White Star Capital, and Idinvest. This round comes less than a year after the startup’s previous $45 million capital injection and brings the total amount raised by the company to some $300 million.
Blue Prism acquires UK’s Thoughtonomy for up to $100M to expand its RPA platform with more AI
Robotic process automation — which lets organizations shift repetitive back-office tasks to machines to complete — has been a hot area of growth in the world of enterprise IT, and now one of the companies that’s making waves in the area has acquired a smaller startup to continue extending its capabilities.
Agora’s internet services with protection against bots and online trolls
The Gazeta.pl portal team has connected to ABTShield, created by Edge NPD, on all their websites. This solution uses artificial intelligence, which allows you to limit the dissemination of misleading information, as well as the negative impact of bots and trolls on the experience of readers and the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. Soon the solution will also be implemented by Wyborcza.pl.
Technology Top AI researchers race to detect ‘deepfake’ videos: ‘We are outgunned’
Top artificial-intelligence researchers across the USA are racing to defuse an extraordinary political weapon: computer-generated fake videos that could undermine candidates and mislead voters during the 2020 presidential campaign.
UK-based data privacy startup Privitar raises $40 million
London-based data privacy software startup Privitar has secured a funding round of $40 million led by Accel, with participation from existing investors Partech, Salesforce Ventures, 24Haymarket, and IQ Capital. Seth Pierrepont, partner at Accel, will join Privitar’s board of directors.
Cheq report: Cost of global ad fraud could top $30bn
Global ad fraud is predicted to cost an unprecedented $23bn this year and could reach $30bn including indirect economic and social costs, according to the report ‘The Economic Cost of Bad Actors on the Internet, Ad Fraud 2019,” by cybersecurity company Cheq.