The MIT Media Lab controversy and getting back to ‘radical courage’, with Media Lab student Arwa Mboya – gpgmail

[ad_1] People win prestigious prizes in tech all the time, but there is something different about The Bold Prize. Unless you’ve been living under a literal or proverbial rock, you’ve probably heard something about the late Jeffrey Epstein, a notorious child molester and human trafficker who also happened to be a billionaire philanthropist and managed […]

The Polaroid Lab uses the light from your phone’s screen to turn digital photos into Polaroids – gpgmail

[ad_1]   When all of us are carrying phones that can snap a thousand photos a minute and are connected to cloud systems that can store millions, there’s an undeniable charm to physical photos. The ones deemed worthy; the ones so special that they must be transformed from bit to atom. While photo printers are […]

Joi Ito resigns from MIT Media Lab – gpgmail

[ad_1] The Daily Crunch is gpgmail’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Joi Ito resigns as MIT Media Lab head in wake of Jeffrey Epstein reporting Joi Ito and the MIT Media […]

Would we miss the Media Lab if it were gone? – gpgmail

[ad_1] A friend and MIT grad wrote to me yesterday, “I don’t know if the Media Lab is redeemable at all.” This in the wake of the bombshell Ronan Farrow piece in the New Yorker, reporting that the Media Lab under its director Joi Ito had covered up a much closer relationship with Jeffrey Epstein […]

Joi Ito resigns as MIT Media Lab head in wake of Jeffrey Epstein reporting – gpgmail

[ad_1] Joichi Ito, the embattled director of the M.I.T. Media Lab, has stepped down according to a statement by MIT’s president, L. Rafael Reif. The news was first reported by The New York Times, which had received a copy of an email sent by Ito to university provost Martin A. Schmidt. “After giving the matter a […]

Accion Venture Lab launches $23M inclusive fintech startup fund – gpgmail

[ad_1] Accion Venture Lab—the seed-stage investment arm of non-profit Accion—has raised $23 million for a new inclusive fintech startup fund. The Accion Venture Lab Limited Partnership, as its called, will make seed-stage investments in inclusive fintech startups, defined as ventures that “that leverage technology to increase the reach, quality, and affordability of financial services for […]

Rocket Lab successfully launches rideshare rocket with two experimental USAF satellites on board – gpgmail

[ad_1] Rocket Lab has successfully launched its eight mission, an Electron rocket rideshare flight carrying four satellites to orbit for various clients. The Electron launched from Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand, at 12:12 AM NZST (8:12 AM ET). This was its second attempt, after a scrub last week due to adverse weather […]

Light Field Lab raises $28 million to rethink the 3D TV – gpgmail

[ad_1] 3D TVs may have grabbed all of the headlines a decade ago at CES, but the tech never found a useful inroad into consumers homes. Not everyone has given up on them, though they look a bit different now. Light Field Lab, a Bay Area startup that emerged from stealth two years ago, wants […]

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 […]