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Google launches venture fund for AI startups

 

 

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Google has launched Gradient Ventures that focuses on finding the “most talented founders building AI-powered companies.” It provides portfolio companies with access to domain experts in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, AR/VR, deep learning, & machine learning. These senior Google engineers are part of the Startup Rotation Program, said Google. 


Google takes wraps off ‘Area 120’

It’s official. Google has formally launched its internal incubator, ‘Area 120’, & launched a dedicated Website to announce its birth. Along with that, it’s also initiated 1 program – how to advertise within Virtual Reality (VR). The experiment called ‘Advr’, involves a cube-like ad format which allows video ads to run in a 3D/VR environment.

Area 120 was launched at Google in March, 2016, as a way to retain entrepreneurial-minded talent at the company, as well as give teams the ability to test new ideas that could eventually become Google products.

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