PathAI raises $60 million for its computer vision-based pathogen detection technology

PathAI raises $60 million for its computer vision-based pathogen detection technology

With a clinical version of PathAI‘s computer vision-based pathogen detection service still at least one year from coming to market, the diagnostic technology developer has snagged $60 million in its latest round of financing. The company’s tech is used by doctors to analyze cell samples taken from patients to determine the presence or absence of Read more about PathAI raises $60 million for its computer vision-based pathogen detection technology[…]

Get ready for a new era of personalized entertainment

Get ready for a new era of personalized entertainment

Jarno M. Koponen Contributor Jarno M. Koponen is working on intelligent systems and human-centered personalization. He currently is product lead at Yle, one of the leading media houses in the Nordics. More posts by this contributor A new hope: AI for news media AI on your lock screen New machine learning technologies, user interfaces and Read more about Get ready for a new era of personalized entertainment[…]

Rocket Lab adds satellite manufacturing to its offerings

Rocket Lab adds satellite manufacturing to its offerings

Rocket Lab, one of the biggest startups in the NewSpace category of companies providing launch and satellite services, has added satellite manufacturing to the array of services it offers to customers. The company, which already had developed launch capabilities and has begun sending payloads into space, can now deliver fully built satellites to its customers, Read more about Rocket Lab adds satellite manufacturing to its offerings[…]

Australia passes law to hold social media companies responsible for “abhorrent violent material”

Australia passes law to hold social media companies responsible for “abhorrent violent material”

On Thursday, Australia lawmakers ushered through what is perhaps the toughest legal measures to hold social media companies accountable for the content they share. Only a few weeks after the massacre of 50 people at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, Australia’s House of Representatives passed a law requiring social media platforms to “expeditiously” remove content Read more about Australia passes law to hold social media companies responsible for “abhorrent violent material”[…]

On the heels of a $40 million round, TriNetX brings its services for drug trials to Europe

On the heels of a $40 million round, TriNetX brings its services for drug trials to Europe

The market for technology and services for clinical drug trials is expected to reach $68.9 billion over the next seven years. The trials, which are necessary to bring new healthcare treatments to market, are by necessity prolonged, complicated affairs. Several companies are vying for a piece of this multi-billion dollar pie with the offer of Read more about On the heels of a $40 million round, TriNetX brings its services for drug trials to Europe[…]

Lyft’s stock has a blue Monday as shares slide after public debut

Lyft’s stock has a blue Monday as shares slide after public debut

Today, investors took off their rose-colored glasses (and pink-colored mustaches) and looked at Lyft’s shares with fresh eyes after Friday’s ebullient debut. And — judging by the company’s share price at the end of the day — what they saw wasn’t exactly to their liking. Lyft’s shares suffered a pretty blue Monday in trading on Read more about Lyft’s stock has a blue Monday as shares slide after public debut[…]

Netflix is pursuing more interactive content, including, maybe, a rom-com

Netflix is pursuing more interactive content, including, maybe, a rom-com

On the heels of its groundbreaking foray into interactive storytelling with the choose-your-own-adventure style “Black Mirror” episode, Bandersnatch, Netflix will look to produce much more interactive entertainment, according to vice president of content, Todd Yellin. Speaking at the FICCI-Frames conference for Indian media and entertainment in Mumbai, Yellin said in a keynote that audiences could Read more about Netflix is pursuing more interactive content, including, maybe, a rom-com[…]

Facebook’s ad team shoots itself in the foot by pulling Elizabeth Warren campaign ads

Facebook’s ad team shoots itself in the foot by pulling Elizabeth Warren campaign ads

Facebook’s gang that couldn’t shoot straight advertising department has made another blunder, this time by pulling Elizabeth Warren campaign ads touting the Senator’s proposal to break up big tech. The offending ads were pulled, according to Politico, over their use of the Facebook brand in their copy. Meanwhile, other ads that the Senator’s Presidential campaign Read more about Facebook’s ad team shoots itself in the foot by pulling Elizabeth Warren campaign ads[…]

It’s time to disrupt nuclear weapons

It’s time to disrupt nuclear weapons

Beatrice Fihn Contributor Share on Twitter Beatrice Fihn is the executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and the winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. “Atomic bombs are primarily a means for the ruthless annihilation of cities.” Those are the words of Leo Szilard, one of the scientists who pushed for Read more about It’s time to disrupt nuclear weapons[…]

Venture investors and startup execs say they don’t need Elizabeth Warren to defend them from big tech

Venture investors and startup execs say they don’t need Elizabeth Warren to defend them from big tech

Responding to Elizabeth Warren’s call to regulate and break up some of the nation’s largest technology companies, the venture capitalists that invest in technology companies are advising the presidential hopeful to move slowly and not break anything. Warren’s plan called for regulators to be appointed to oversee the unwinding of several acquisitions that were critical Read more about Venture investors and startup execs say they don’t need Elizabeth Warren to defend them from big tech[…]