• IBM's CES booth featured an experiment in crowdsourced debate

    2 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    The company's AI stitched together arguments from points made by attendees.
    In June, I wrote about the fist public demo of IBM's Project Debater , a piece of software-created in one of the company's AI grand challenges-that can engage in competitive debates. This week at CES in Las Vegas, Project Debater was back in a new version with its own twists.
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  • Here's Why TPG Turned Down Vaping Startup Juul

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Though it has raised ethical hackles across the investing sphere, it's hard to deny that the fast-growing e-cigarette company Juul seems irresistible to investors.
    But one of the world's largest private equity firms, TPG, is steering clear of the company, despite an existing relationship with the e-cigarette maker's CEO, Kevin Burns. Burns is an alumnus at the PE firm who helped turn around greek yogurt maker Chobani .
    “We had an opportunity to invest early on,” TPG Co-CEO and Founding Partner Jim Coulter told Fortune Tuesday following a Reuters Breakingviews event. Namely, the firm looked...
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  • Coldwell Banker Paradise Joins Schmidt Family of Companies to Create One of Nation's Largest Firms

    2 monthes ago - By RIS Media

    Coldwell Banker Paradise has announced it has merged with the Schmidt Family of Companies, No. 70 in RISMedia's 2018 Power Broker Report for sales volume, to create one of the world's largest independently-owned Coldwell Banker franchises and one of the nation's largest real estate firms, with 80 offices and approximately 1,700 agents in Florida, Michigan, Ohio and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
    The Schmidt Family of Companies, led by Ken and Mike Schmidt, is a full-service real estate brokerage firm that was founded in 1927. The company already has a presence on Florida's West Coast, centered...
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