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11 Smart Water Technology Startups for Smart Cities

About one in three people on the planet currently lack access to safe drinking water, according to the World Health Organization. You might recall that Cape Town nearly ran out of freshwater last year, and cities from Tokyo to London could also face water shortages in the next few decades. You’re probably thinking that the […]

8 AI Value-Based Care Startups That Took Funding in 2019

Earlier this month we told you about our trip to Finland where we came across a handful of innovative healthcare startups. Many see emerging technologies like artificial intelligence as a way to curb sky-rocketing healthcare costs, which are expected to hit about $10 trillion globally by 2022. In the United States, which spends about $3.65 […]

Altair Engineering Stock is a Play on Simulated Design

Investing in disruptive technologies appeals to investors because it promises high growth over short periods of time when compared to a slow-moving technology benchmark like Nasdaq. In many cases, it’s a get rich scheme in disguise. In other words, if that “next Microsoft” you think you’re holding can’t manage to beat a bog-standard market benchmark, you’ve […]

When Business Intelligence Meets Artificial Intelligence

Working in information technology is only great up until you decide to stop. While actively working in the business, you’re constantly exposed to the latest and greatest tools of the trade. Leave that domain, and suddenly you’re completely lost as to what’s hot and what’s not. Maybe it’s not even called information technology anymore (it […]

5 Startups Improving Crop Yield Forecasting

It’s rare to find someone truly fascinated by the study of finance. Most people suffer through dreadfully boring topics like “the efficient frontier” or the “capital asset pricing model” because they want to make large amounts of money telling more successful people what to do with their money. One often debated statement you’ll come across […]

Automated Machine Learning from DataRobot

The notion of nanoscale self-replicating machines getting out of control and covering the earth in “gray goo” is an idea proposed by Eric Drexler in his 1986 book Engines of Creation. Similar to how cancer cells begin multiplying in an out of control fashion and wreaking havoc in a host organism, machines might be capable of doing something very […]

How Predictive Maintenance Can Use Machine Learning

Buying a car in the U.S. is a rite of passage for most American youth, and their first car purchase is oftentimes a hooptie from a used car lot that will ferry them around until they’re able to afford something nicer. Anyone who has driven a car like that knows the importance of listening for strange noises. It […]

Psychographics: What is It and How Does It Work?

Remember the days when marketing was simply getting a plastic Made-in-China toy in your Happy Meal or watching a busty supermodel and an unshaven dude with a six-pack sell soft drinks, beer or whatever? Sure, advertising has grown more sophisticated over the years, often involving the study of such things as demographics (like age or […]

Making Artificial Intelligence Easy to Use

Whenever you speak with recruiters, they’ll usually start going on about the “war for talent” which is just an attempt at making their job sound a lot more difficult than it actually is. There are always people looking to hire and people looking to get hired. Eventually, we’ll just lose the middleman entirely. How hard is […]