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2017 Q2

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Curators of Speech Recognition
$5,200,000 Venture capital
VentureBeat

Aiqudo raises $5.2 million for voice commands that control smartphone apps

Smart devices
TechCrunch , VentureBeat

ObEN raises $5M from Tencent to create AI celebrities for AR

Virtual Reality Funding
The Verge , ZDNet

Baidu partners with Ford, Nvidia, and others to boost its self-driving car platform

Robotics Self driving cars Asia
SiliconANGLE Media

Baidu snaps up chatbot startup Kitt.AI - SiliconANGLE

Acquisition
TechCrunch , GeekWire , Techvibes , +1

Baidu acquires natural language startup Kitt.ai, maker of chatbot engine ChatFlow

Robotics Intelligent machines Apps & Services
$200,000 Seed fund
PE Hub , Techvibes

500 Startups Canada tops up Fluent.ai's seed round to $2 mln

Funding Intelligent machines
Venture capital (Series A)
Sway

A Sleeping Beauty Bot Developer Awakes...

Tech.eu

Voysis wants to be the dominant platform for voice recognition

Apps & Services
Acquisition
Xconomy

Interactions Buys Digital Roots to Bolster Social Media Offerings

Advertising Apps & Services
BostInno

Interactions Now Uses AI to Help Brands Connect to Customers on Social Media

$1,800,000 Seed fund
Techvibes

Canadian AI Startup Raises Seed Round to Commercialize Voice Technology

Funding
PE Hub

Voice recognition platform Fluent.ai nets $1.8 mln in seed round

Funding
Venture capital
socaltech

ObEN Gets Backing From SoftBank Ventures Korea

$8,000,000 Venture capital (Series A)
FinSMEs

Voysis Raises $8M in Series A Financing

Intelligent machines Funding
Xconomy

Voysis Nabs $8M, Adds to Boston’s Growing Voice Tech Cluster

Robotics Intelligent machines
TechCrunch

Voysis raises $8 million to help it become the Twilio of voice AI

Robotics Apps & Services Intelligent machines
PE Hub

Voysis takes in $8 mln Series A

Data leaks
VentureBeat

Voysis raises $8 million to launch DIY voice assistants for businesses

Apps & Services Intelligent machines
Acquisition
Tech in Asia , TechCrunch

Baidu just acquired the startup building China’s answer to Alexa

Robotics Asia
$8,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
TechCrunch , PE Hub

Virtual nurse app Sense.ly raises $8 million from investors including the Mayo Clinic

Health Funding