Artificial Intelligence

Solving the Global Identity Verification Problem

The entire world is as connected as the closest WiFi spot, which means that as a business, you need to be thinking globally. While more than half our audience hails from the United States, we have readers coming from every single country on this planet – except the DPRK. If you’re a business that provides a location-agnostic […]

9 AI Healthcare Startups Deploying Virtual Assistants

Some people watch beauty contests. We study lists that rank the smartest digital assistants. Googlers will rejoice to know that Google Assistant is the brainiest of the bunch. That’s according to a couple of different studies that came out at the end of last year, including one by a Minneapolis-based venture capital firm. It’s been […]

Merantix: Incubating AI Ideas Into AI Startups

We’ve been researching and writing about disruptive technologies for over a decade now, and every day our inbox fills up with all kinds of emails. While most inquiries come from PR firms and link whores, the remainder runs the gamut: from Catherine in Texas who wants us to help her rent a car, to the schizophrenics […]

A Data-to-Everything Platform Powered by AI

“The most arrogant thing an investor can do is to stock-pick,” was the title of an article by MarketWatch which suggested that purchasing any one stock implies the price is too low and every other person on the face of the planet thinks otherwise. According to the efficient market hypothesis, all available information should already be priced into any […]

AI Healthcare Startup Inspiren Addresses Bedside Care

It’s not every day that you start an interview with the co-founder of a startup telling you about the stroke he had a week after graduating college. But that life-altering event is certainly part of the origin story of Brooklyn-based Inspiren, a company that has brought a device to market that uses artificial intelligence to […]

A Computational Chemistry IPO From Schrodinger

Elon Musk once said that there’s a one in a billion chance we’re not living in a simulation. Sounds far-fetched until you start digging into simulation theory a bit. It’s backed by theories from leading academics, like Nick Bostrom’s “simulation argument,” which presents three likelihoods, each equally frightening to ponder. To paraphrase Arthur C. Clarke, it is […]

Ambarella Becomes an Artificial Intelligence Stock

“Ambarella is an artificial intelligence (“AI”) company,” says the first line in a recent Ambarella (AMBA) investor presentation to Morgan Stanley. More than four and a half years ago, we wrote about how Ambarella was seeing very strong revenue growth selling semiconductor processing solutions for video in four primary segments: camera-based advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), wearable cameras […]

7 AI Healthcare Startups Automating Clinical Trials

It’s no secret that it’s extremely expensive to develop new drug therapies. One study estimates that pharmaceutical firms spend between $2 billion and $3 billion and more than a dozen years in R&D activities to get a new FDA-approved drug to market. An important step in the process is the clinical trial where human guinea […]

A Stock for Computer Vision and Machine Vision

Much of what makes the world of technology difficult to grasp for the average layperson is the gratuitous use of terminology. Sometimes, the same concepts are regurgitated using new names so the management consultancies out there can be seen as “thought leaders” and continue to charge the exorbitant rates they do. As crafty Southeast Asians on the […]