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Wolters Kluwer Accelerates in Innovative Solutions at the 2019 American Association of Law Libraries Conference

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Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. will showcase a diverse portfolio of new and recently enhanced solutions for legal professionals at the 2019 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting and Conference in Washington, DC on July 13-16. Following a wave of new offerings in recent years, the company’s portfolio at this year’s conference further demonstrates its track record of developing innovative solutions driven by direct feedback from customers.

Wolters Kluwer has been on a path of unprecedented innovation focused on customer-centric development in recent years,” said Dean Sonderegger, the newly appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.  “That trajectory has prepared us to move faster to develop impactful solutions that integrate cutting edge technology with our historic expertise, and we are looking forward to showcasing our progress at this year’s conference.”

The AALL Annual Meeting and Conference’s theme for the year, “Capitalizing on Our Strengths,” is reflective of the portfolio that Wolters Kluwer will showcase at the conference. With a wide range of solutions on display, the company will highlight new and enhanced offerings that combine best-in-class technology, Wolters Kluwer’s market-leading content, and expert-driven thought leadership.

Expansion of Acclaimed Securities Portfolio

Wolters Kluwer continues to extend its position as a market leader in transactional law support of SEC research, filings preparations, and mergers and acquisitions through ongoing innovation within its Transactional Law Suite for Securities. The suite includes AI-powered M&A Clause Analytics, which improves and streamlines the M&A drafting process; RBsource, RBsourceFilings and RegReview to optimize SEC research; and Clarion, which provides tools to optimize due diligence and client counsel.

Building on this market-staple portfolio, Wolters Kluwer just launched Capital Markets Clause Analytics, a workflow solution that combines the power of artificial intelligence with curation by expert attorneys. This latest addition to the Transactional Law Suite for Securities sets a new standard for transforming the capital markets document drafting workflow for attorneys and securities professionals.

“Our securities solutions, merging best-in-class content and cutting-edge technology, have taken the next leap forward,” said Susan Chazin, Securities & Banking, Product Line Director, Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. “These solutions were built upon direct feedback from our valued customers, and we are proud that the substantial, meaningful innovation we have driven in this practice area has been very well received by the market.”

Best-in-Class Research Solutions

Wolters Kluwer continues to build upon its reputation for developing best-in-class research solutions that directly support customers’ workflow needs. Earlier this year, the company announced the launch of Tax Essentials, a new digital tax research and analysis solution that streamlines the research process for tax attorneys and legal professionals. With more than 1,000 federal, state and international tax topics developed by industry-leading tax experts, Tax Essentials provides an unprecedented breadth of coverage that combines topical navigation, in-depth content, and innovative tools for a 360-degree view of legal tax topics.

The company also re-launched Kluwer International Tax Law, a state-of-the-art research platform that integrates Wolters Kluwer’s market-leading content with an intuitive user interface and practical tools for legal professionals advising on international tax law matters. Reimagined with international legal tax professionals’ workflow in mind, the enhanced solution has several upgraded features to provide quick, comprehensive access to international tax topics.

AI-Enhanced Tools for a Shifting Regulatory Environment

As legal professionals face the challenges of a rapidly changing regulatory environment, Wolters Kluwer has accelerated the development of solutions that provide practitioners with tools to easily navigate treacherous terrain.

At this year’s conference, Wolters Kluwer will highlight its collaboration with ktMINE, a growing IP data and information services firm, that has bolstered Wolters Kluwer’s market-leading intellectual property and workflow solutions.  Available through Wolters Kluwer’s premier research platform Cheetah™, users can access IP content relevant to negotiating royalty rates, licensing agreements, patent, trademark, mergers and acquisitions deal data and detailed agreement summaries from public sources including the Securities and Exchange Commission, foreign security filings and the web.

“Our customers rely on us not only to listen to them and help them solve their pain points, but to also look beyond what they need right now and help them to prepare for the future,” said Sonderegger. “As we continue to develop and enhance our portfolio of solutions, we’re looking forward to our continued collaboration with our customers so that we can deliver best-in-class, expert solutions that deliver actionable insight and deep impact.”

 

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Siri Co-Founder Tom Gruber Joins Sherpa.ai as Strategic Advisor

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Sherpa.ai, one of the leading companies in predictive Digital Assistants and Artificial Intelligence, has announced today that Tom Gruber, co-founder and CTO of Siri, is joining the company as Strategic Advisor. Gruber will work with the Sherpa.ai team as they develop new AI-based features. As part of the agreement, Sherpa.ai is the only Digital Assistant company that he is advising.

Gruber’s incorporation implies a significant milestone for the Basque company, as he is considered to be one of the top experts in Artificial Intelligence and digital assistants, worldwide.

“The arrival of Tom Gruber to our company makes it clear that we are at the global forefront, in terms of Artificial Intelligence and digital assistants,” said Xabi Uribe-Etxebarria, founder and CEO of Sherpa.ai. “Sherpa’s mission is to augment and accelerate human potential through the application of personal AI and Tom’s experience and outlook are perfectly aligned with that mission.”

“I visited the company headquarters in Bilbao and I was impressed with their Artificial Intelligence technology. Among the Digital Assistant companies that I have seen, I am most excited by the Sherpa.ai product and team, that’s why I decided to join them,” added Tom Gruber.

Tom Gruber is a researcher, designer, and entrepreneur, with a focus on technology to augment human intelligence and well being. He was the co-founder and CTO of the team that created Siri, which was acquired by Apple in 2010. At Apple for over 8 years, Tom led the Advanced Development Group that designed and prototyped new capabilities for Siri and related products that bring intelligence to the interface.

Throughout his career, Gruber has applied Artificial Intelligence technology to support individual and collective human knowledge. He founded companies to support human collaboration and knowledge sharing, and his research at Stanford University laid the groundwork for the exchange of semantic information sharing and the Semantic Web.

Gruber will advise Sherpa.ai in the development the next of generation of digital assistant features, such as predictive and proactive personalization.

Sherpa.ai offers a white-label digital assistant, in relationships with major automobile manufacturers and telcos. It recently closed a $15 million round of financing to accelerate its growth.

Recently, Sherpa.ai launched important new products, like the Sherpa.ai Conversational OS platform, which allows the digital assistant technology to be integrated into any device, and the Sherpa.ai Predictive and Recommending Engine,through which companies can equip any product with predictive technology.

Additionally, in April, the company presented Sherpa News, a free news application based on Artificial Intelligence, available for Android and iOS, which completes the catalog of mobile applications, alongside Sherpa Assistant, the digital assistant that has been downloaded millions of times since its launch.

 

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Xpeng G3 achieves highest score among EVs in China’s latest C-NCAP safety test

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The Xpeng G3 2019 version obtained the highest total score of 92.2% among electric vehicles in the latest China New Car Assessment Program (C-NCAP) safety test, according to official results announced on 13 July.

The G3 smart EV SUV achieved a 5-star standard safety rating, and was among the first batch of new energy vehicles received 5-star rating by C-NCAP after it released new rules in line with international standards. C-NCAP released the new version of its regulations in 2018, adding safety evaluation standards for pure electric vehicles, and performance evaluations for active safety functions.

According to the official C-NCAP results, the G3 received 96.50% in passenger safety and 94.09% in active safety, both the highest rankings among electric vehicles in this latest safety evaluation by the Chinese authority.

In C-NCAP’s most stringent 64-kilometer offset collision, the G3 received the highest score of 19.758 among all types of vehicles. In addition, the G3’s active safety system has gone through over 3,000 hours of data acquisition. The road test for its automatic emergency braking function recorded zero malfunctions in every 150,000 km.

“The C-NCAP results are a strong endorsement of Xpeng’s in-house R&D, safety design and quality control capability,” said Xpeng Motors Chairman & CEO He Xiaopeng. “The new C-NCAP regulations are the most stringent yet for EVs, but the G3 has matched or exceeded these standards, rating it the safest electric vehicle in the China market.”

The G3’s comprehensive active and passive safety features are supported by its strong body architecture, with 70% of the vehicle body made of high-strength steel (including 6.7% ultra-high strength steel and 1500MPa 7.5% thermoformed steel), creating a rigid safety cage to withstand collisions from different directions. This architecture can quickly disperse collision forces through various nodes, effectively reducing locally concentrated force to help prevent the vehicle body crumpling in a collision.

During the R&D phase, Xpeng conducted five rounds of safety tests on the G3, including 63 vehicle collisions and 40 sliding tests to cover a full range of collision scenarios. The G3 also went through more than 1,000 structural optimization simulations in the R&D phase, taking more than 30,000 hours. Additionally, the G3 has the following active safety systems:

  • Forward collision warning (FCW)
  • Automatic emergency brake (AEB) with pedestrian protection
  • Lane departure warning (LDW)
  • Intelligent speed limit assist (SLA)
  • Blind spot detection (BSD)
  • Lane change alert (LCA)
  • Rear cross traffic alert (RCTA)
  • MSB electric seatbelt (with collision warning)

 

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TVS Motor Singapore to Invest US$7 Million in Scienaptic Systems, an AI Powered Decision Platform

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TVS Motor (Singapore) Pte. Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TVS Motor Company Limited, India, has signed definitive agreements to invest US$7 million in Scienaptic Systems Inc., a Delaware corporation, headquartered in New York City. TVS Motor (Singapore) Pte. Limited led this Series A funding in Scienaptic. The closing of the investment is subject to obtaining appropriate regulatory approvals.

Scienaptic has combined latest big data technologies and proprietary machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms on its decision platform, “Ether.” Solutions built on Ether enable enterprises to improve risk and credit assessment, monitor evolving fraud patterns, and improve customer journeys and experience. Scienaptic counts several marquee Fortune 100 enterprises as its clients.

Rajesh Narasimhan, Board Member of TVS Motor Company and CEO of TVS Motor (Singapore), stated that, “We evaluated many companies providing big data analytics and risk management solutions and found Scienaptic’s product offerings and solutions with their ability to help organizations leverage actionable insights through the power of a strong analytics platform to be a clear differentiator and a unique proposition. Scienaptic’s end-to-end data analytics solution, with applicability to customers in various industries, has the potential to generate a new profit stream for our group. We are happy to invest in, and strategically partner with, Scienaptic as they continue to pursue bottom-line impact for Fortune 100 companies, and to leverage Scienaptic for our businesses. Our current investment in Scienaptic is part of the initial set of investments being made in strategically relevant digital startups.”

Pankaj Kulshreshtha, Founder & CEO of Scienaptic added, “We are witnessing the adoption of our AI platform at Fortune 100 companies. With the cutting edge instruments on our platform, companies are able to drive adoption of AI in their processes. The investment by TVS enables us to accelerate our sales and product development. We found a significant match in value systems between the two organizations and believe that our collective strengths will enable Scienaptic to grow exponentially and become a global leader in AI-powered decisioning space.”

 

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