Boston gets a new biotech accelerator with the launch of Petri – gpgmail

[ad_1] As biotechnology becomes more central to new innovations in healthcare, material science, and manufacturing, one of the nation’s research hubs is getting a new accelerator called Petri to launch companies focused on the commercialization of new technologies. Backed by the Boston-based venture capital firm, Pillar, Petri has a three-year $15 million commitment to back […]

Andrew Ng’s AI companies expand to Medellin, Colombia – gpgmail

[ad_1] After his tenure as Chief Scientist at Baidu, Andrew Ng, the founder of the Google Brain project and former CEO of Coursera, set up a number of different proejcts that all focus on making AI more approachable. These include the education startup Deeplearning.ai, the AI Fund startup studio for building AI companies and Landing.ai, […]

How ‘ghost work’ in Silicon Valley pressures the workforce, with Mary Gray – gpgmail

[ad_1] The phrase “pull yourself up by your own bootstraps” was originally meant sarcastically. It’s not actually physically possible to do — especially while wearing Allbirds and having just fallen off a Bird scooter in downtown San Francisco, but I should get to my point. This week, Ken Cuccinelli, the acting Director of the United […]

Flawed office printers are a silent but serious target for hackers – gpgmail

[ad_1] You probably don’t think too much about your humble office printer. But they’re a prime target for hackers, if any of the dozens of vulnerabilities found by security researchers are anything to go by. The latest research by the NCC Group just revealed at the Def Con security conference shows just how easy of […]

The UK’s National Health Service is launching an AI lab – gpgmail

[ad_1] The UK government has announced it’s rerouting £250M (~$300M) in public funds for the country’s National Health Service (NHS) to set up an artificial intelligence lab that will work to expand the use of AI technologies within the service. The Lab, which will sit within a new NHS unit tasked with overseeing the digitisation […]

The Pill Club is donating 5,000 units of emergency contraception – gpgmail

[ad_1] Eleven million women in the U.S. live more than an hour from an abortion clinic, a number expected to increase as facilities close up shop following new restrictions on women’s healthcare in several states. Planned Parenthood and other leading nonprofits continue to put up a good fight while private “mission-driven” companies in the burgeoning […]

What tech gets right about healthcare – gpgmail

[ad_1] We often hear how tech just doesn’t get the healthcare industry but how is it helping where government and big pharma can’t? Sarah Buhr @sarahbuhr / 7 hours Why is tech still aiming for the healthcare industry? It seems full of endless regulatory hurdles or stories of misguided founders with no knowledge of the […]

Trueface raises $3.7M to recognise that gun, as it’s being pulled, in real time – gpgmail

[ad_1] Globally, millions of cameras are in deployed by companies and organizations every year. All you have to do is look up. Yes, there they are! But the petabytes of data collected by these cameras really only become useful after something untoward has occurred. They can very rarely influence an action in “real-time”. Trueface is […]

SoftBank pumps $2B into Indonesia through Grab investment, putting it head to head with Gojek – gpgmail

[ad_1] Grab — the on-demand transportation app worth $14 billion that is the Uber of Southeast Asia — today announced how it would be using some of the $7 billion or so that it has raised to date: $2 billion provided by SoftBank is being earmarked Grab’s operations in Indonesia — the biggest economy in […]

Last-mile training and the future of work in an expanding gig economy – gpgmail

[ad_1] More posts by this contributor Existential education error: Failing to train students on software Facebook is going back to college The future of work is so uncertain that perhaps the only possible job security exists for the person who can credibly claim to be an expert on the future of work. Nevertheless, there are […]