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With a $1.5M seed round, Eloquent Labs mixes AI and Mechanical Turk to fix customer service

Keenon Werling would be the first to agree that conversational AI is regularly overhyped. So instead of taking the traditional approach and gloating about a glitzy new deeper learning algorithm to pitchhis new ventureEloquent Labs,Werling instead opted to differentiate by optimizingsomething far more low-tech, people.The startups special sauce is embracing a mix of AI, crowd workers on Amazons Mechanical Turk and traditional customer service representatives to improve experiences while cutting costs.

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Juro gets $750k to optimize sales contract workflow

London-based startup Juro, which is applying machine learning to help businesses speed up authoringand management of their sales contracts, has closed a $750,000 (615k) seed round, with investors includingPoint Nine Capital and Seedcamp. Also joining the round: angel investorsPaul Forster (co-founder of Indeed.com) and Michael Pennington (co-founder of Gumtree).

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