Venture Beat, 04/12/17
VR First is creating 50 labs for virtual reality education at universities
VR First is on a quest to jumpstart interest in augmented reality and virtual reality at schools around the world, and so the industry-supported gr...
New Fintech Platforms Herald The Rise Of Mobile Trading
Stock trading app Robinhood recently scored big in its latest round of funding. The company found recent success in Snap’s recent public offering a...
Bezos Says Artificial Intelligence to Fuel Amazon's Success
Amazon.com Inc. is embracing artificial intelligence to deliver goods more quickly, enhance its voice-activated Alexa assistant and create new tool...
Robotics students and startups: pitch and demo at TechCrunch’s robotics event
We're pleased to announce the addition of pitches and demos at Session: Robotics, our upcoming event centered around the issues concerning the robo...
Business Insider , 04/12/17
Fintech is now worth £7 billion to Britain's economy and employs 60,000 people
Chancellor Philip Hammond will call for the 'growing and strengthening' of UK fintech in a speech at the Treasury's first International Fintech con...
Toyota’s new robot leg brace can help those with partial paralysis walk again
Toyota is introducing a new robotic leg brace called the Welwalk WW-1000 that can help patients with partial paralysis affecting one side of their ...
The Ohmni home robot wants to help families stay in touch with telepresence
Home robotics is an area of intense interest, with many large companies exploring how they might best address the potential market. Bosch subsidiar...
Venture Beat, 04/12/17
Marble debuts its autonomous food-delivery robots in partnership with Yelp
Fledgling robotics startup Marble has announced its first public-facing partnership, one that will see food delivered to hungry San Franciscans via...
Venture Beat, 04/12/17
Rockstart launches European AI accelerator program for startups hailing from anywhere
Europe has a new accelerator program aimed at fledgling startups working in the artificial intelligence (AI) realm.
Cleanly raises a $5M Series A to bring profitability to the on-demand laundry space
Cleanly, the on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service started in NYC, has raised $5 million in Series A funding. The startup had previously raise...
Bext360 is using robots and the blockchain to pay coffee farmers fairly
Coffee is the world’s second-most-traded commodity, after petroleum. Some 125 million people make a living growing coffee. Most are smallholders, or..
The Huffington Post, 04/11/17
How Artificial Intelligence is Helping the Visually Impaired
New technologies are rapidly changing how many of us live our lives. Advances in connectivity are allowing us to access and transmit information fa...
Why The Uber Of Everything Is A Flawed Approach To Innovation
The “Uber of Everything” is a flawed approach to business innovation. Here’s what businesses need to focus on to succeed
Harvard Business Review, 04/11/17
The Stage Where Most Innovation Projects Fail
The handoff from R&D can be fatal.
What Is The Internet Of Things -- A Complete Beginner's Guide In 2017
The Internet of Things IoT) is booming and more and more devices are connected to the Internet every day. Here is a super simple beginner's guide s...
IBM Ramps Up China Blockchain Work With Supply Chain Trial
IBM's latest blockchain partner is Hejia, a Chinese supply chain management company who recently conducted a supply chain trial.
Business Insider , 04/11/17
Britain's finance watchdog is worried about 'wild west' fintech in some parts of the world
The FCA's Chris Woolard said in a speech that there is a risk of lightly regulated fintech startups around the world harming consumers.
The Drum, 04/11/17
Artificial Intelligence will cause a revolution of awareness, not the rise of distrust
The latest innovations in automation and AI are surrounded by controversy. Thanks to films such as the Terminator, we have been painted a picture o...
Venture Beat, 04/11/17
Cybersecurity startup Synack raises $21.25 million led by Microsoft Ventures
Synack, a cybersecurity startup that helps businesses prevent and counter security breaches, announced today new funding of $21.25 million, led by ...
Venture Beat, 04/11/17
Study shows visual collaboration can help generate return on investment
John Underkoffler, CEO of Oblong Industries, has been selling his company's room collaboration and communications system, Mezzanine, for a few year...
Google’s AlphaGo AI to take on world’s top Go player in May
After Google-owned DeepMind's virtual Go champion AlphaGo took on and defeated one of the top-ranked human players in the world, it looks like Goog...
Automation And Machine Learning: An Opportunity To Upskill Support Staff
Automation doesn't spell the end of work for your support staff. Instead, it can be an opportunity to train them on something new.
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory to test swarming palm-sized drones
Imagine a fleet of drones, each the size of your palm blooming from a package dropped from an airplane. That's what the U.S. Naval Research Laborat...
The Chinese Tech Firms Pushing Boundaries Of Artificial Intelligence
China is pouring resources into artificial intelligence to nurture world-class companies that can compete with the likes of Google and IBM in build...
Why We Need To Democratize Artificial Intelligence Education
Artificial intelligence education can be used to improve lives and society, but access to teachers, materials, and resources is highly unequal acro...
Mirai, The Infamous Internet of Things Army, Can Now Mine Bitcoin
A new version of an infamous botnet has been detected – and this version is equipped to mine bitcoin.
The Huffington Post, 04/10/17
Blockchain: The Battle To Secure Digital Identities
A friend of mine recently lost his wallet with all his money, cards and documents in it, of course. He was telling me how difficult and how long is...
The Great Strengths and Important Limitations Of Google's Machine Learning Chip
Google has released speed and efficiency comparisons between their TPU chip designed for deep learning applications and Nvidia's K80 and Intel's Ha...
How Accounts Can Future-Proof Their Careers In The Era Of Artificial Intelligence
When routine tasks are taken care of by AI, how will accountants ensure they still have business?
The New York Times, 04/10/17
That Fingerprint Sensor on Your Phone Is Not as Safe as You Think
New research suggests that the fingerprint security features on iPhones and Android devices can be easily fooled by so-called MasterPrint fakes.
Venture Beat, 04/10/17
AltspaceVR founder wants to make virtual reality as accessible as the web
Eric Romo and his cofounders at AltspaceVR want to make virtual reality as pervasive and accessible as the worldwide web. AltspaceVR is leading the...
Why Business Leaders Continue To Struggle With Innovation
Business leaders always say they want to be innovative. However, few are consistently successful at it.
Creating Corporate Accelerators For PR Purposes Is Bad For Innovation: Here's Why
In recent years, a few companies have set up corporate accelerators and innovation labs for networking and PR purposes only. This article illustrat...
Venture Beat, 04/09/17
How companies and consumers benefit from AI-powered networks
As it has more than 12,500 patents, eight Nobel prizes, and a 140-year history of field-testing crazy ideas, it should surprise no one that AT&T wo...
The New York Times, 04/09/17
Canada Tries to Turn Its A.I. Ideas Into Dollars
Today’s striking advances in artificial intelligence owe a lot to research in Canada over the years. But the country has so far failed to cash in.
10 Insurance Firms Test Blockchain for Insurance in China
A group of insurance companies has completed a new blockchain trial in China aiming to utilize the security and traceability features of the tech.
Collaboration Is The Way Forward For Banks And Fintech
While banking institutions are here to stay for the foreseeable future, the coming disruption of the financial services industry is real and taking...
AI Learns to Read Sentiment Without Being Trained to Do So
OpenAI researchers surprised to discover a neural network trained to predict the next text character in Amazon reviews taught itself to analyze sen...
Venture Beat, 04/07/17
Meet T-pod, an autonomous electric truck that can also be controlled remotely
A Swedish company has today lifted the lid on an ambitious new project to bring electrically powered driverless trucks to market, with a view to cu...
Meniga helps incumbent banks keep fintech fear at bay
A VC once told me that fear was the best sales tool ever invented. That was in reference to the hockey stick growth his cybersecurity startup was s...
Venture Beat, 04/06/17
The Zyrtec Alexa skill can identify your allergy
Allergy medicine company Zyrtec recently released an Alexa skill that shares a daily report on how pollen and other allergens will make you feel th...
Harvard Business Review, 04/06/17
AI Won’t Change Companies Without Great UX
Even brilliant algorithms need thoughtful design.
Munich Re leads $45 million investment in 'insurtech' startup Trov
HSB Ventures Inc, the venture capital subsidiary of German reinsurer Munich Re, has led a $45 million investment in Trov, a U.S.-based technology s...
Venture Beat, 04/06/17
What AI will look like in 2027. Hint: It’s all in your head
Pause for a second and look outside your window at a bird, a squirrel, or even an insect. These organisms all perform complex tasks that involve pe...
10 Noteworthy Quotes From The Marketing Innovation Summit
The Marketing Innovation Summit brought together thought leaders from the B2B marketing space. Here are 10 noteworthy quotes that came out of the e...
Venture Beat, 04/05/17
PSVR is reportedly headed to virtual reality arcades in Japan
Sony is expected to deploy the PlayStation VR headsets in arcades in the Japanese market, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
An IoT Platform For Material Handling
The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about using sensor data to make better decisions. But we are beginning to see more advanced use cases involvin...