Atari is one of the most recognizable consumer brands in the world and is a leading interactive entertainment producer. CEO Frederic Chesnais will be replaced by Wade J. Rosen on April 6, 2021. The company is reorganizing into two divisions: Atari Gaming and Atari Blockchain. Chesnais will focus on Atari Gaming and Licensing while Rosen will focus on the Atari Blockchain division.
Atari has made many recent announcements. The company has started partnering with various companies, from hotel chains to blockchain-based fashion startups. It has also begun shipping its long-awaited VCS gaming consoles. While this project was not without setbacks, its development is still an exciting step forward for the company.
Its biggest assets
The company is also considering leveraging its brand. Atari is one of the most iconic video game brands, and one of its biggest assets is its brand name. It is now leveraging its name by selling in-game items, offering virtual clothing, and shipping its VCS gaming console.
Personetics is a data analytics company that provides financial institutions with AI-driven customer engagement solutions. The company aims to create a hyper-personalized banking experience for customers by using data analytics to predict customer behavior. The company is backed by Warburg Pincus and other venture capital firms, including Viola Ventures and Lightspeed Ventures. Founded in 2010, Personetics has raised $75 million in growth funding to date. The company’s technology enables financial institutions to automate financial programmes and advise their customers on their financial situation.
The company has raised $85 million to continue to expand its operations and develop its AI-powered platform. Its products have already been adopted by some of the world’s largest financial institutions. The AI-enabled platform is proving to be a valuable asset for financial institutions, enabling them to offer customized customer experiences.
With the fresh capital, Personetics plans to expand its presence internationally and reach more consumers. Its core promise is to make consumer-focused financial software competitive with other digital services. The Israeli company has raised $93 million in total, with most of the money coming from Warburg Pincus, which became one of its lead investors less than a year ago.
The company has also received funding from Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Ventures, Warburg Pincus, Nyca Partners, and Viola Ventures. The latest round of funding came at a crucial time for the financial services industry, as its mobile adoption has reached a tipping point. The company has also launched its vision of self-driving finance.
The Genies series is a digital world where avatars use the Flow Blockchain to trade and make purchases. The company wants to extend the world of Genies beyond the realm of gaming to the real world by offering a marketplace where users can create collections. Moreover, the new e-commerce platform will allow users to create and sell their own avatars, which is a great way to make money off of their creations.
The new e-commerce platform will allow users to customize their 3D cartoon avatars. These accessories will be minted on the Dapper blockchain network and sold at low prices. The accessories will be priced at less than $20. The secondary market for Genies avatars will be decided by the creators, so the price of the products will vary.
The new Genies series also aims to provide a platform for creators to design avatar fashions. This will allow more people to participate in the growing digital avatar economy. Already, some celebrities have used digital avatars during pandemic. This will help them to create new ways to engage with their fan base.
The Genies series has received high-profile endorsements from Paris Hilton, Priyanka Chopra, and Camilla Cabello. The game has even gained the support of Mary Meeker, who led the $65 million funding round for the company. Paris Hilton even revealed her Genie avatar on social media.
With the recent funding, Genies has built out its celebrity network and has embraced NFTs publicly. The company has also partnered with Universal Music Group to offer its users avatars of its artists. The company has a network of more than 100 employees and has formed partnerships with major music and entertainment companies.
Third-party audits are an increasingly important part of the process of evaluating AI systems. For example, Business for Social Responsibility audited Facebook’s entry into Myanmar for its impact on human rights, while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration examined a medical AI tool before it entered the market. Although not conventional audits, these third-party efforts have helped reveal the weaknesses of AI systems.
Traditionally, auditors have been chosen by their clients or other entities that have a direct relationship with the auditee. However, a third-party agency is required to monitor the auditees to ensure that the standards and scope of work are appropriate. In addition, nondisclosure agreements, financial conflicts, and competition for audit work may compromise the independence of an auditor.
The policy landscape is rife with differing definitions of “independent audits.” The European Commission’s Digital Services Act proposal includes an independent auditor that is compensated by the target of an audit. On the other hand, the New York City Council’s policy proposal requires an independent auditor to evaluate an entity’s operations, but fails to specify how the auditor is selected.
Currently, the biggest weakness in the AI audit ecosystem is lack of access to data. This is a major concern. While it is reasonable for companies to protect their proprietary information, this isn’t an appropriate response. Most government audit systems provide privileged access to auditors. This access does not need to be direct; instead, it can be mediated. For example, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Face Recognition Vendor Test API protects models from unauthorized third-party access.
Roboflow is a Des Moines, Iowa-based startup developing tools for building computer vision models. Recently, the company raised $20 million in a series A round led by Craft Ventures. According to its chief executive, Joseph Nelson, the cash will be used to improve its products and expand its hiring efforts.
The company aims to offer a platform for easy-to-use computer vision. Initially, Roboflow started as a service for managing large image datasets, but has since evolved into an end-to-end AR solution. It handles image analysis, pre-processing, augmentation, and building image recognition models. In response to feedback from users, the company has added new features to make the service even more useful.
The Roboflow series was founded in 2019 by Brad Dwyer and Nelson. They consider computer vision to be an essential innovation for future products, and provide a platform for developers to incorporate it into their products. Through Roboflow, users can upload videos and images to train their computer vision models.