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China Sees Surge of Edtech Investments With Focus on Artificial Intelligence

China’s push to become a world tech power, which has paid off with advances in telecommunications, batteries and robots, is yielding further...

Google’s Porat Sees AI as Weapon in Breast Cancer War, as...

Google says it wants to be more than just a search engine for breast-cancer patients -- a point  CFO Ruth Porat makes...

Shape Security: How This Unicorn Is Leveraging AI to Tackle Cybersecurity...

Key Takeaway:  Shape Security, which became a unicorn last month after raising...

Alphabet, Amazon and Apple Push Hard into Healthcare, Leveraging Digital and...

Key Takeaway: The world’s biggest tech firms, including Alphabet, Amazon and Apple,...

Caption Health Aims to Make Heart Ultrasounds More Accurate and Accessible

Good ultrasound images of the heart can be especially elusive; the heart is a perpetually moving target, tucked behind the thick walls...

AI Matches Doctors in Correctly Diagnosing Disease, Raising Hopes for Improved...

Artificial intelligence examining medical images can correctly identify diseases with greater speed and accuracy than doctors, raising the possibility that automated diagnosis...

Nike May Risk Customer Alienation with Data-Focused Acquisition

With Nike’s recent acquisition of Celect, an AI-driven predictive analytics company, the retail giant has the potential to transform its business from...

China’s Facial ID Leader Megvii Files for IPO Amid Hong Kong...

A big player in China’s plan to dominate artificial intelligence filed to go public in Hong Kong against the backdrop of violent...

Europe Allots $3 Billion to Standardize Health Data for Artificial Intelligence

Europe is looking to revolutionize healthcare with a massive project that would  make millions of patient records available to artificial intelligence algorithms.

Autistic Workers Sought by Tech Giants to Meet Surging A.I. Job...

Microsoft, SAP, and Dell are among tech giants hiring workers with autism, as demand for those jobs is forecast to surge over...

Google DeepMind Crunching Data, Deploying A.I. to Predict Killer Organ Failure

Lives may be saved if hospitals better predicted sudden downturns in a patient’s health, and were able to see looming organ damage....

Pretzel Labs’ Alexa Apps Aim to Cut Screen Time, Build Family...

Amazon’s Alexa has its detractors, who see the voice assistant as an eavesdropping annoyance raising privacy concerns. To the mind of entrepreneur...

TikTok Said to Eye Jukedeck as A.I.-Made Music Becomes a Real...

Social media giant TikTok’s reported purchase of Jukedeck last week points to rising demand in the video production and entertainment industries for...

S. Korea’s Riiid Snags $18 Million: Asian Edutech’s AI Boom

South Korean edutech startup Riiid said it has secured $18 million in Series C funding, tapping into Asian countries’ demand for robotic tutors that...

Unshackled Ventures Aims to Solve the Unique Challenges of the Immigrant...

From founding groundbreaking companies to fueling the workforce and reinvigorating neighborhoods, immigrants have shaped the U.S. economy since it began. While coming...

Taiwan’s Gogoro’s Headwinds May Rise Even with New Scooter Platform

Taiwan’s Gogoro unveiled its electric scooter rideshare app, as it seeks to keep its position as the country’s leader amid intensifying competition...

How Skilancer Solar Is Fusing AI and Robotics For Next-Gen Cleantech

Clean energy pundits vouch that solar power will eventually leave its dirtier counterpart -- coal -- in the dust. 

Unlikely Impact Investor: Mark Cuban Backs War Zone Warning System

Billionaire investor Mark Cuban, who recently softened his diehard free market views of capitalism to make room for social consciousness, is investing...

YouTube Removes Kardashian Deepfake For Copyright Violations, Not Fake News

As A.I. enables the creation of more fake content, social media platforms risk a loss of credibility with their users who will...

From Automating Arabic News to U.S. Financial Industry: How Narrativa Is...

Sound Businesses: Profiles of companies and business models we are keeping an eye on. David Llorente wasn’t happy. Day...

AI-Based Freight Forwarder ZenCargo Raises $20 Million

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Zencargo, a freight forwarding firm that uses machine learning to improve...

Mastercard Backs AI Startup AIDA

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. AIDA Technologies, a Singapore-based artificial intelligence startup, raised an undisclosed amount...

AI Automotive Software Firm Black Sesame Raises $100M

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Black Sesame Technologies, an artificial intelligence company focused on digital imaging...

Artificial Intelligence Lending Startup Upstart Network Raises $50M, Partners with Banks

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Upstart Network, an artificial intelligence (AI) lending platform founded by ex-Googlers,...

Intel Backs AI Startup SambaNova in $150M Funding Round

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Intel Capital led a $150 million Series B funding round for...

SenseTime Hints at Major Push Abroad, Targeting Autonomous Vehicles and Other...

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Barely a day goes by without a new thrust or parry...

Frank Barbieri: “The future of customer service is one AI negotiating...

Perspectives: Opinions from our network of advisors, investors, operators and analysts on the risks and opportunities they see. Frank Barbieri, an investor and co-founder of...
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