‘Reprogramming the American Dream’: Microsoft CTO returns to rural roots to find the future of AI – GeekWire

Kevin Scott is Microsoft’s chief technology officer, its executive vice president of AI and Research, and the author, with Greg Shaw, of the new book, “Reprogramming the American Dream: From Rural America to Silicon Valley, Making AI Serve Us All.” Scott, who joined Microsoft with its acquisition of… — Read on http://www.geekwire.com/2020/reprogramming-american-dream-microsofts-cto-returns-rural-roots-find-future-ai/

Seattle machine learning startup OctoML raises $15M from Amplify and Madrona – GeekWire

OctoML is charging ahead with its machine learning deployment software and on Friday announced a $15 million investment round to help support growth. The Seattle startup spun out of the University of Washington this past July, when it raised a $3.9 million seed round. Founded by a group of computer… — Read on http://www.geekwire.com/2020/seattle-machine-learning-startup-octoml-raises-15m-amplify-madrona/