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Coursera acquires Rhyme Softworks, unveils Coursera Labs

Coursera acquires Rhyme Softworks, unveils Coursera Labs

Coursera, an online learning portal that offers 14 degrees and 3,600 courses from 190 university and industry partners, today announced that it’s acquired Rhyme Softworks, a self-described digital platform for hands-on projects. The terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda said that Rhyme’s soon-to-be-expanded Bulgaria offices …

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Google Cloud Text-to-Speech now has 187 voices and 95 WaveNet voices

Google Cloud Text-to-Speech now has 187 voices and 95 WaveNet voices

Back in February, Google announced a series of updates to its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) AI text-to-speech and speech-to-text services that introduced multichannel recognition, device profiles, and additional languages synthesized by an AI system — WaveNet — pioneered by Google parent company Alphabet’s DeepMind. Building on those enhancements, the Mountain …

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Bestmile raises $16.5 million to optimize autonomous vehicle fleets

Bestmile raises $16.5 million to optimize autonomous vehicle fleets

Bestmile has raised $16.5 million in venture capital as the Switzerland-based startup continues expansion of a platform that manages autonomous and human-driven vehicles. The company’s software was originally designed to help transportation companies optimize fleets of self-driving vehicles, including cars, trucks and shuttles. But it has also evolved to work …

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