The CoinTelegraph, 06/16/17
We Need More Blockchain Companies in Remittance Sector, Here’s Why
The remittance industry is observed as one of the most ripe for disruption given the high costs that currently exist.
How Asia Is Adapting To The Alternative Finance Revolution
Countries such as China, Singapore, Hong Kong, and most recently Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and India have displayed a tremendously posi...
Venture Beat, 06/16/17
Entrepreneurs say ‘faux AI’ hype hurts marketing efforts
The public is riveted by artificial intelligence, but most people don't have a clue what "AI" actually is. Media hype and populist stories confuse ...
A Sneak Peek at the CFA Fintech Exam
Some multiple-choice fun for an industry in thrall to the machines
Insurance Journal, 06/16/17
Startup Decisely: Insurtech ‘For Brokers, By Brokers’ Targets Small Business Benefits
Some see insurtech as the enemy. Others see it as a sign of things to come. Then there's EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, which is clearly emb...
Europe's IT Systems Agency Explores Blockchain At Industry Roundtable
A European agency focused on IT interoperability discussed blockchain technology during a recent industry event.
AI Could Target Autism Before It Even Emerges - But It’s No Cure-All
Researchers are studying how machine learning could help identify infants before they show behavioral symptoms.
Why Dedicated Machine Learning Hardware Makes Sense for Your Next Smartphone
In order to take our phones into the future, we need a new type of co-processor dedicated to machine learning.
Crowdfund Insider, 06/16/17
Hong Kong Ratchets Up Fintech Relevance as it Seeks Regional Dominance
Hong Kong is slowing gaining speed in Fintech relevance. After several years of watching more than doing, Hong Kong appears to be poised to challen...
The Chicago Inno Beat, 06/15/17
Chicago Startups Focus On Women’s Health Tech | Inside Jellyvision’s Office
Chicago’s startup and tech scene has seen a bit of energy as well: Over the last week we took a deeper dive at two startups innovating around women...
Robotics startup ZMP partners with Tokyo taxi firm for 2020 self-driving car plans
Japanese robotics maker ZMP Inc has partnered with a taxi operator in Tokyo, as part of its plans to launch a self-driving taxi in the city in time...
Health Tech Podcast: This startup is tackling one of healthcare’s biggest challenges with a tiny gadget
Meet the three entrepreneurs that are helping people stay on top of their medication with a connected pill bottle.
How to Be a Winner in the Consumer Robotics Revolution
These devices are coming to a home near you, maybe your home. And that's not science fiction. How can your business get in on this?
AIG teams with IBM to use blockchain for 'smart' insurance policy
Insurer American International Group Inc has partnered with International Business Machines Corp to develop a "smart" insurance policy that uses bl...
United States Enterprise Automation and Robotics Market 2017 - 2021
Dublin, June 15, 2017 -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the United States Enterprise Automation and Robotics...
Payment Startups Lead Way In Africa's Booming FinTech Scene
Payments and remittances startups account for the majority of Africa’s over 300 fintech startups, though blockchain companies are the more likely t...
The CoinTelegraph, 06/15/17
World’s First Blockchain Insurance Marketplace To Launch Ambitious ICO
Insurance is to get its first-ever Blockchain marketplace as UK-based InsureX announces ICO.
Venture Beat, 06/14/17
What connected car makers can learn from the IoT sector (part 2)
Note: This article is the second in a series examining the lessons that have been learned through enterprise IoT projects in other industries and a...
Microsoft Researchers Developed An AI That Got A Perfect Score On 'Ms. Pac-Man'
Researchers at Microsoft have developed an artificial intelligence system that scored a perfect score on Ms. Pac-Man.
The Guardian, 06/14/17
Innovation and tech can create social care services for the future
European social services need radical change, from better use of digital apps and artificial intelligence to consulting the public on designing bet...
Venture Beat, 06/14/17
Insurance startup Sure raises $8 million and launches smartphone protection based on virtual diagnostics
Fledgling insurance startup Sure has raised $8 million in a series A round of funding led by IA Capital, with contributions from Menlo Ventures, FF...
Venture Beat, 06/14/17
Element AI raises $102 million to help companies use machine learning
Element AI, a Montreal-based studio that tackles problems using machine learning systems, announced a whopping $102 million in funding today. Data ...
Can Robots Replace Lawyers? This Indian AI Startup Is Making A Case For Legal Tech
Robots are unlikely to replace lawyers in court, but they can prepare papers for hearings
The IoT Matures With Solutions Like SAP's Leonardo
The IoT is filled with opportunity but challenges. To make IoT deployments work more seamlessly, SAP has integrated several of its products into a ...
Daily Mail, 06/14/17
Robots that slice, grill, assemble and bag 400 burgers AN HOUR are a step closer to taking over fast food restaurants after $18million funding boost
Momentum Machines first unveiled its autonomous grill master, which can do the work of three human burger flippers, in 2012 and hopes to build its ...
Thomson Reuters to Power Blockchain Contracts with Experimental Service
Thomson Reuters bets on new revenue for its data from firms involved in blockchain consortia efforts, R3 and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance.
The CoinTelegraph, 06/14/17
Blockchain is Right Solution for Fund Industry, Largest-Scale Test Successful
Calastone has successfully carried out the largest-scale test of technology in the fund industry.
Finance Firms Back New Blockchain Research Lab in Beijing
A Beijing-based equity exchange is partnering with a group of crowdfunding and VC firms on a new blockchain research lab.
Insurance Age, 06/13/17
InsurTech Futures: BGL Group opens tech hub
The Comparethemarket owner has moved digital and data staff to the White Collar Factory on London’s Silicon Roundabout.
The Limits of Artificial Intelligence
The one thing an executive touting AI won't talk about
Digital Transformation And Innovation In Today's Business World
A look at digital transformation and innovation in today's business climate.
The Denver Post, 06/13/17
Notion raises $10 million to pursue partnerships with home insurers that could mean lower insurance bills
Internet of things startup Notion is gaining support for its home monitoring sensors with a new $10 million round of venture capital to be announce...
Hong Kong and Australia's Securities Regulators Strike FinTech Agreement
A new fintech agreement in the Asia-Pacific region could ease collaborative burdens for blockchain and distributed ledger startups.
Ethical Innovation Means Giving Society A Say
Opinion: Innovations like Crispr and flying cars warrant new conversations about who makes decisions about how technology is used.
Harvard Business Review, 06/13/17
Hospitals Are Dramatically Overpaying for Their Technology
The Verge, 06/13/17
Logitech’s Circle 2 security camera can transform to fit in different places
Logitech is unveiling a new security camera today called the Circle 2. Except the Circle 2 isn’t really one camera: it’s four different cameras in ...
Los Angeles Times, 06/13/17
'Fintech' start-up SoFi is moving into traditional banking
Online lender and financial startup SoFi has taken the first step toward competing with the nation's biggest banks on their home turf: the checking...
The Wall Street Journal, 06/13/17
What’s Holding Back Fintech?
Jonathan Larsen of Chinese insurance giant Ping An says it’s partly customers, partly technology and partly regulators.
The Wall Street Journal, 06/13/17
The Optimistic Promise of Artificial Intelligence
Andrew Ng and Tong Zhang on how AI is going to be like electricity, transforming every industry.
Why India's Fintech Startups Are Flocking To Disrupt The UAE
With a penchant for innovation and access to funds, UAE could be the key for Indian fintechs to gain international exposure
AI on your lock screen
For the last 10 years, news feeds have been the main way -- the mainstream user interface -- to discover interesting and relevant digital content. ...
The New York Times, 06/12/17
G.E.’s History of Innovation
Originally called Edison General Electric, the company mirrored the growth of industrial America from the steam age to the age of electricity and b...
The CoinTelegraph, 06/12/17
Ethereum ‘Blockchain Bloat’ Could Reach 1TB In 2017
Blockchain bloat is afflicting Ethereum with a user reporting a download taking more than a week to complete.
More robots! Announcing three demos for TC Sessions: Robotics at MIT on July 17
There are so many great robotics projects underway that it’s hard to pick the best to appear at TC Sessions: Robotics, which is coming to MIT’s Kre...
The Huffington Post, 06/12/17
Why Businesses Cannot Ignore The Internet Of Things
Soon every device you own – and almost every imaginable object – will be connected.
Emerging Artificial Intelligence (AI) Leaders: Rana el Kaliouby, Affectiva
Rana el Kaliouby, co-founder and CEO of Affectiva, is on a mission to expand what we mean by “artificial intelligence” and create intelligent machi...
Harvard Business Review, 06/12/17
How AI Is Streamlining Marketing and Sales
Customers are benefiting in turn.
Why Companies Must Align Innovation Strategy With Business Strategy
Random investments in innovation do not always produce great returns. There has to be some connection between innovation strategy and the company's...
Can Computers Artificially Compose Quality Music?
I explore the question on whether artificial intelligence will enable computers to create quality music.