Data Phoenix Digest - ISSUE 29

NATO's focus on AI, state of AI report 2021, predicting gene expression with AI, generating captions for scientific figures, applications and techniques for fast Machine Learning in science, events, courses, videos, jobs, and more ...

Dmitry Spodarets


What's new this week?

AI adoption accelerates. AI-powered drive-thrus. NATO's focus on AI. AI's progress in tackling racial inequality, healthcare issues, enzyme research, and supply chain disruptions.

Funding News

  • Mage, a developer of an AI tool for product developers to build and integrate AI into apps, raises $6.3M in seed funding led by Gradient Ventures.
  • Hex, a collaborative data workspace for data scientists, brings in $16M in Series A funding led by Tomasz Tunguz from Redpoint Ventures.
  •, a company building an AI platform that simplifies ML model creation, raises $50M in Series C led by Tiger Global; announced support of CV use cases.
  • Resistant AI, a developer of AI-powered anti-fraud solution, closes $16.6M in Series A funding led by GV (Google Ventures) and existing investors.
  • Deci, a Tel Aviv-based startup for building usable models to run AI algorithms, picks up a Series A of $21M. Insight Partners and existing investors lead the round.


Introduction to Distributed Training in PyTorch
This tutorial will introduce you to the basics of distributed training in PyTorch. Note that this is the last of article in a 3-part tutorial on intermediate PyTorch techniques for CV/DL practitioners.

Deploying Serverless spaCy Transformer Model with AWS Lambda
In this step-by-step guide, you'll learn how to deploy NER transformer model serverless with Huggingface and AWS Lambda to run predictions. Four major steps.

Reflections on Foundation Models
In this blog post, The Gradient team talk through why foundation models are important and clarify several points in relation to the community response to the original report.