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Here are the 18 members of Washington state’s new Artificial Intelligence Task Force

Here are the 18 members of Washington state’s new Artificial Intelligence Task Force

21 juin 2024

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson. (GeekWire File Photo) Eighteen should be a lot more manageable than 42. That’s one of the takeaways from the announcement Friday morning of the members of Washington state’s new Artificial Intelligence Task Force, which was significantly...

AI has trouble identifying sarcasm from Seattle satirical news site The Needling

AI has trouble identifying sarcasm from Seattle satirical news site The Needling

21 juin 2024

Founded in 2021, Seattle-based site The Needling pokes fun with satirical takes of the “real news.” AI can’t handle The Needling. The Seattle-based satirical news site that describes itself as “Seattle’s Only Real Fake News” is quickly learning some of the pitfalls that come with the latest...

Real estate vets launch accelerator and advisory firm to fuel underrepresented founders

Real estate vets launch accelerator and advisory firm to fuel underrepresented founders

21 juin 2024

Equity Angels co-founders Kenya Burrell-VanWormer (left) and Katherine Winston. (AJ Canaria / Inman Connect Photo) After working decades in real estate, Katherine Winston and Kenya Burrell-VanWormer were tired of the statistics showing how the majority of real estate agents were women, but most...

Tech Moves: Superhuman hires CTO; Getty Images founder departs board; Xbox vet joins Unity

Tech Moves: Superhuman hires CTO; Getty Images founder departs board; Xbox vet joins Unity

20 juin 2024

Chris Bee. (LinkedIn Photo) Chris Bee, a tech exec who previously worked at Lessen, Zillow, and Uber, joined AI email startup Superhuman as chief technology officer. Bee was most recently CTO at Lessen, a property services management startup valued at more than $2 billion last year. “I...

Can you spot deepfakes? New quiz tests how well people can identify manipulated images and videos

Can you spot deepfakes? New quiz tests how well people can identify manipulated images and videos

20 juin 2024

One of the questions in TrueMedia’s new “deepfake IQ” test asks whether a photograph of President Biden with a WWII veteran is real or fake. (Image via TrueMedia.org) A new quiz from Seattle-based AI nonprofit TrueMedia tests how well people can spot deepfake images, videos and audio clips,...

Amazon scraps 95% of the plastic air pillows used in delivery packaging in North America

Amazon scraps 95% of the plastic air pillows used in delivery packaging in North America

20 juin 2024

A box of deflated plastic air pillows. (GeekWire Photo / Alan Boyle) Amazon on Thursday announced that it has eliminated 95% of the inflated plastic pillows that it uses to cushion goods being shipped to its customers. It’s now largely using recycled paper as a filler. The e-commerce giant...

Climate tech funding dip poses threat for capital-intensive startups — but it’s not time to panic

Climate tech funding dip poses threat for capital-intensive startups — but it’s not time to panic

20 juin 2024

Julian Sachs, co-founder and chief technology officer for Banyu Carbon, gives a demo of a reversible photoacid. (GeekWire Photo / Lisa Stiffler) In a webinar Tuesday on the future of climate tech, Alan Neuhauser of Axios kicked off the questions by asking what it means to succeed in a burgeoning...

E-commerce vets raise $50M seed round for new startup that aims to reimagine online shopping

E-commerce vets raise $50M seed round for new startup that aims to reimagine online shopping

20 juin 2024

Daydream co-founders, from left: Matt Fisher, Dan Cary, Julie Bornstein, Richard Kim, Lisa Green. (Lonnie Webb Photo) A new startup founded by longtime e-commerce leaders is using artificial intelligence in a bid to shake up the way people find and buy clothing online. Daydream announced a...

Shift AI Podcast: How AI is shaking up the worlds of media, marketing, and startups

Shift AI Podcast: How AI is shaking up the worlds of media, marketing, and startups

19 juin 2024

How is artificial intelligence making marketers more productive? How are journalists approaching the ethical dilemmas inherent to AI content creation? And how can scrappy startups hope to compete with well-funded tech giants in the fast-moving world of AI? Those are some of the questions...

Aurion Biotech gets FDA approval to speed development of vision restoring treatment

Aurion Biotech gets FDA approval to speed development of vision restoring treatment

19 juin 2024

An Aurion Biotech researcher working in the startup’s Cambridge, Mass., laboratory. (Aurio Photo / Melissa Blackall) Seattle’s Aurion Biotech announced Wednesday that it received special designations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that should speed up the development of its treatment...

Climate projects land $75M to boost environmental justice, job training in Washington state

Climate projects land $75M to boost environmental justice, job training in Washington state

19 juin 2024

Gov. Jay Inslee, left, joined King County Executive Dow Constantine, Washington State Department of Commerce officials, members of the Duwamish River Community Coalition, and others for a tour of Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station prior to an award announcement. (Commerce Photo) The...

The search for Bigfoot deepfakes: Bumbershoot offers $5,000 bounty in legendary new AI contest

The search for Bigfoot deepfakes: Bumbershoot offers $5,000 bounty in legendary new AI contest

19 juin 2024

Bigfoot in the forest in graphic novel style, as rendered by Dall-E 3 in Microsoft Designer. The emergence of the modern deepfake is closely tied to the rise of generative artificial intelligence, but when it comes to videos and images of questionable origin and authenticity, the real pioneer...

Butterflies takes flight with $4.8M, launches social media platform combining AI and human content

Butterflies takes flight with $4.8M, launches social media platform combining AI and human content

19 juin 2024

iPhone screenshots of the Butterflies AI app. (App Store Images) Butterflies, a Bellevue, Wash.-based social media platform that combines human and AI-generated content, launched Tuesday after raising $4.8 million in seed funding. After five months in beta, Butterflies is...

KPMG and T-Mobile roll out new player-tracking app for Women’s PGA Championship

KPMG and T-Mobile roll out new player-tracking app for Women’s PGA Championship

18 juin 2024

The new KPMG Champcast app lets fans track player shots throughout the KPGA Women’s PGA Championship. (KPMG Photo) T-Mobile is helping boost the fan experience this week at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, a major women’s golf tournament hosted by Sahalee Country Club in...

Microsoft and PC makers release first Copilot+ PCs without flagship ‘Recall’ AI feature at launch

Microsoft and PC makers release first Copilot+ PCs without flagship ‘Recall’ AI feature at launch

18 juin 2024

The new AI era isn’t beginning in the way Microsoft envisioned when it announced its new Copilot+ PCs at a media event in Redmond less than a month ago. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) Microsoft and its PC partners Tuesday pressed ahead with the release of the first Copilot+ PCs despite delaying...

AI without prompting: This startup just joined Techstars to make generative AI easier to use

AI without prompting: This startup just joined Techstars to make generative AI easier to use

18 juin 2024

DeltaGen co-founders, from left: COO Casey McCullar; CEO Rene Bystron; and CMO Abdullah Raja. Not pictured: CTO Avinash Uddaraju. (DeltaGen Photo) Rene Bystron spent hundreds of hours at his last startup building an app that helps teach people how to use generative AI tools. And...

Amazon Labor Union partners with Teamsters to boost warehouse worker representation

Amazon Labor Union partners with Teamsters to boost warehouse worker representation

18 juin 2024

Workers in the Amazon Labor Union voted Tuesday to join Teamsters, partnering with one of the largest U.S. unions in a move that could pressure Amazon to negotiate on issues such as wages and working conditions. The Amazon Labor Union prevailed in a landmark union vote at the company’s Staten...

Google vet leads new startup studio in Seattle spinning out B2B software companies

Google vet leads new startup studio in Seattle spinning out B2B software companies

18 juin 2024

Stephen Konig leads Mudita Studios, the Seattle-based startup studio of Mudita Venture Partners. (Mudita Photo) Another startup studio with roots in Seattle is incubating ideas and spinning out fledgling tech companies. Mudita Venture Partners, a venture capital firm based in Detroit,...

In commencement speech, Melinda French Gates advises Stanford grads about navigating transitions

In commencement speech, Melinda French Gates advises Stanford grads about navigating transitions

17 juin 2024

Melinda French Gates speaking at the commencement ceremony at Stanford University on Sunday. (Stanford University / Andrew Brodhead) In her commencement speech at Stanford University on Sunday morning, Melinda French Gates got personal and philosophical. French Gates acknowledged the big step...

Spokane’s Tech Hub places a big bet on advanced aerospace materials — will the feds follow suit?

Spokane’s Tech Hub places a big bet on advanced aerospace materials — will the feds follow suit?

17 juin 2024

A worker at ATC Manufacturing’s plant in Post Falls, Idaho, performs a quality check on an airduct assembly of thermoplastic tubing that’s wrapped in insulation. (ATC Photo) “There’s a great future in thermoplastics.” If anyone ever does a remake of “The Graduate,” that’s how the famous...

Don’t say AI: Why some investors say startups should avoid overusing the trendy term

Don’t say AI: Why some investors say startups should avoid overusing the trendy term

17 juin 2024

From left: Vivek Ladsariya, managing director at Pioneer Square Labs; Heather Redman, co-founder and managing partner at Flying Fish; Anoop Gupta, CEO at SeekOut; and Vikram Chalana, CEO at Pictory. (GeekWire Photo / Taylor Soper) AI startups accounted for 40% of total venture funding in May. So...

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 9, 2024

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 9, 2024

16 juin 2024

Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 9, 2024. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter. Most popular stories on...

The t-shirts that tech people don’t want anymore: Seattle thrift-store swag deadpool, 2024 edition

The t-shirts that tech people don’t want anymore: Seattle thrift-store swag deadpool, 2024 edition

16 juin 2024

My idea of weekend fun is browsing the racks at Seattle-area thrift stores in search of once-prized tech swag that has become castoff apparel, as a barometer of the status of the companies and brands emblazoned thereon. Seriously, I love to do this. Here are my best finds from today’s...

Cybersecurity in the age of AI: A conversation with Amazon Chief Security Officer Steve Schmidt

Cybersecurity in the age of AI: A conversation with Amazon Chief Security Officer Steve Schmidt

15 juin 2024

Steve Schmidt, Amazon chief security officer, speaks at AWS re:Inforce this week. (Amazon Photo) This week on the GeekWire Podcast: It was a big week for cybersecurity for Seattle’s cloud giants, albeit in very different ways for each. Microsoft President Brad Smith was in Washington, D.C.,...

UW disinformation researchers will continue work amid reports of Stanford group crisis

UW disinformation researchers will continue work amid reports of Stanford group crisis

14 juin 2024

An election box in Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / Lisa Stiffler) As the presidential campaign was heating up four years ago, the University of Washington and Stanford University led a nonpartisan cohort that monitored and publicized in real time their research on the spread of political...

Zillow Group and multiple listing firms reach settlement in ShowingTime lawsuit

Zillow Group and multiple listing firms reach settlement in ShowingTime lawsuit

14 juin 2024

(ShowingTime Image) This story originally appeared on Real Estate News. A settlement has been reached between Zillow Group and three multiple listing service organizations in a lawsuit involving the company’s ShowingTime product. A court document filed on June 13 stated that Zillow Group...

Seattle indie game studio Galvanic Games is shutting down

Seattle indie game studio Galvanic Games is shutting down

14 juin 2024

Galvanic Games’ booth at last year’s Penny Arcade Expo was one of the largest at the show, made to promote its then-upcoming dungeon crawler Wizard With a Gun. (GeekWire Photo / Thomas Wilde) Galvanic Games, the independent Seattle-based developer behind video games such as Some Distant Memory,...

Tech Moves: Former Amazon Prime Air leader lands at Torc Robotics; Microsoft vet joins Meta

Tech Moves: Former Amazon Prime Air leader lands at Torc Robotics; Microsoft vet joins Meta

14 juin 2024

Eric Berlinberg spent more than 10 years at Amazon. (LinkedIn Photo) Eric Berlinberg, who spent the past decade at Amazon and was a key leader on the company’s Prime Air team, is moving on from the Seattle tech giant for a new role at Torc Robotics, a subsidiary of Daimler Truck that is...

Seattle entrepreneurs are building autonomous robots to deliver hassle-free EV charging

Seattle entrepreneurs are building autonomous robots to deliver hassle-free EV charging

14 juin 2024

Syd Manna, Autev’s co-founder and chief operations officer, standing near the startup’s first prototype for its autonomous, fast-charging robot for electric vehicles. The device will also have a robotic arm with a charging nozzle. (GeekWire Photo / Lisa Stiffler) The founders at Autev envision a...

Corporate spending software giant Brex plans to open office in downtown Seattle

Corporate spending software giant Brex plans to open office in downtown Seattle

14 juin 2024

Brex is opening an office in downtown Seattle. The Salt Lake City-based fintech giant operates as a “remote-first” company and a spokesperson said the Seattle office will be used “in a hybrid capacity which will allow us to advance competitively.” The Puget Sound Business Journal first...

Blue Origin joins SpaceX and ULA on   Pentagon list for $5.6B in launch contracts

Blue Origin joins SpaceX and ULA on Pentagon list for $5.6B in launch contracts

14 juin 2024

An artist’s conception shows Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket on the rise. (Blue Origin Illustration) The Department of Defense has put Kent, Wash.-based Blue Origin in the running for a share of up to $5.6 billion in national security space launch contracts, marking a first for Jeff Bezos’ space...

Amazon CEO’s advice to computer science grads: take risks, keep learning, write your own story

Amazon CEO’s advice to computer science grads: take risks, keep learning, write your own story

13 juin 2024

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy addresses the 2024 graduates of the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington on June 7. (UW Photo / Matt Hagen) In a speech peppered with mentions of his own sports failings and achievements, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy offered up...

Amazon strikes a deal for Project Kuiper satellite internet service in South America

Amazon strikes a deal for Project Kuiper satellite internet service in South America

13 juin 2024

Executives meet up at Amazon’s HQ in Seattle. From left: Rajeev Badyal, vice president of Project Kuiper; Vrio President Dario Werthein; and Panos Panay, senior VP of Amazon Devices & Services. (Business Wire Photo) Amazon’s Project Kuiper satellite broadband network has been tapped to provide...

Companies are ‘still feeling their way’ on return to office as GeekWire celebrates opening of new HQ

Companies are ‘still feeling their way’ on return to office as GeekWire celebrates opening of new HQ

13 juin 2024

GeekWire celebrates its new offices in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood with a party and a ribbon cutting. GeekWire co-founder Todd Bishop wields the giant scissor that are essential for such an occasion. To Bishop’s left is Holly Grambihler, GeekWire’s chief sales and marketing officer. (GeekWire...

Congressional hearing pits Microsoft’s actions vs. words in public grilling over security failures

Congressional hearing pits Microsoft’s actions vs. words in public grilling over security failures

13 juin 2024

Microsoft President Brad Smith will testify Thursday before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security in a hearing titled, “A Cascade of Security Failures.” (GeekWire File Photo) Updated below with details from hearing. Microsoft President Brad Smith previewed his approach in prepared...

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