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Daily Crunch: SoftBank bets big on autonomous delivery

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Daily Crunch: SoftBank bets big on autonomous delivery

1. SoftBank’s next bet: $940M into autonomous delivery startup Nuro
Nuro has raised $940 million in financing from the SoftBank Vision Fund, a whopping amount that will be used to expand its delivery service, add new partners, hire employees and scale up its fleet of self-driving bots.
The autonomous delivery startup’s focus has been developing a self-driving stack and combining it with a custom unmanned vehicle designed for last-mile delivery of local goods and services. The vehicle has two compartments that can fit up to six grocery bags each.
2. Trump’s planned AI initiative includes education, but lacks key details
This weekend, the Trump administration shed more light on the “American A.I. Initiative,” a plan the president is set to sign today, in hopes of helping keep the U.S. at the forefront of innovation.
3. What to expect from Mobile World Congress 2019
2019 just might be the year that smartphones get fun again.
Daily Crunch: SoftBank bets big on autonomous delivery
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