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Nymbull Wants To Guard Your Next Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace Item For Sale

Buying and selling on marketplace websites like Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace often lead to meeting a stranger somewhere to complete the purchase and pick up the item. With over 1 billion Facebook Marketplace users per month, Nymbull founder Jackson Wegelin doesn’t think that’s necessary for peer-to-peer transactions. And he estimates that between interacting with potential […]

How Technology Is Transforming Organ Procurement

Every year, more than 100,000 people in the United States wait for an organ donation. More than a dozen people will die each day still waiting. Such is the brutal math and the necessary optimism required to work in the organ procurement world. For the past several decades, a private network of now 57 organ […]

AeroFarms Is Supplying The Hops For Goose Island’s Latest IPA

The world of vertical farming has seen a massive uptick in interest over the past decade, as the world grapples with concerns over resource use, farmable area and exploding population growth. While promising, there are still plenty of question marks surrounding the technology, including the diversity of crops one can grow indoors at scale. Newark, […]

Cellino Is Using AI And Machine Learning To Scale Production Of Stem Cell Therapies

Cellino, a company developing a platform to automate stem cell production, presented today at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 to detail how its system, which combines A.I. technology, machine learning, hardware, software — and yes, lasers! — could eventually democratize access to cell therapies. It aims to bring down costs associated with the manufacturing of human cells, […]

Koa Is Helping African Consumers Make Better Money Moves

While Delila Kidanu grew up in Nairobi, Kenya, mobile money platform M-Pesa was the go-to fintech platform for her and most Kenyans. The Safaricom-owned product provides basic access to financial services like sending and receiving money and purchasing airtime. Yet, some Kenyans still lack other digital financial services from savings to investments. Last year, people […]

The Casualties Of China’s Education Crackdown

Once the darlings of Wall Street and venture capital as recently as the beginning of this year, China’s edtech firms are now wondering if they will be able to remain solvent long enough to see the beginning of the next. In a series of sweeping regulations, the central government has taken a wrecking ball to […]

Fortnite Likely Isn’t Coming Back To The App Store Anytime Soon

While Apple and Fortnite’s big, dramatic lawsuit didn’t seem to reach the conclusion either party actually wanted. Its resolution offered some hope for Fortnite lovers that the title could be finding its way back to the App Store and onto their Apple devices. And yet… It seems that legalese will once again get in the […]

Tide Encryption Is Ready To End The Cyber Breach Pandemic

The global pandemic, along with the digital transformation it accelerated, broadened corporate attack surfaces exponentially. As a result, there were almost 1,800 publicly reported data breaches in the first six months of 2021 alone, accounting for the exposure of 18.8 billion records. Among these were devastating, large-scale breaches of consumer names, contact details, and financial records, […]

Prenome Could Help Pregnant Women Better Predict And Manage Gestational Diabetes

“We’re always trying to stick something up a women’s something.” Stevie Cline, the co-founder of Prenome, is tired of how invasive diagnostic processes are for women, even with modern technology and broader healthcare advancements. So, she teamed up with her former co-worker, Sarah Brozio, to launch a startup all about providing actionable insights to women […]

Electric Utility Bike Company Ubco Scores $10M Strategic Investment With TPK

New Zealand-based electric utility bike company Ubco announced a partnership with TPK Holdings, a Taiwanese electric components manufacturing company, onstage at the Micromobility America conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. As part of the agreement, TPK will be leading Ubco’s Series B with a $10 million investment, bringing the company’s total funding to $23 million. […]

NVIDIA Extends AI Inference Performance Leadership, With Debut Results On Arm-based Servers

NVIDIA delivers the best results in AI inference using either x86 or Arm-based CPUs, according to benchmarks released today. It’s the third consecutive time NVIDIA has set records in performance and energy efficiency on inference tests from MLCommons, an industry benchmarking group formed in May 2018. And it’s the first time the data-center category tests Read article >
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Brave’s Non-tracking, Browser-based Video Conferencing Tool Is Out Of Beta

Brave, the startup behind the eponymous non-tracking browser, has launched a non-tracking video conferencing add-on out of beta — letting all users make and receive video calls straight from their browser. The tool, called Brave Talk, has been in beta testing since May last year. And Brave told us it’s had some 14,000 daily active […]

NVIDIA Invites Healthcare Startup Submissions To Access UK’s Most Powerful Supercomputer

It takes major computing power to tackle major projects in digital biology — and that’s why we’re connecting pioneering healthcare startups with the U.K.’s most powerful supercomputer, Cambridge-1. U.K. startups can now apply to harness the system, which is dedicated to advancing healthcare with AI and digital biology. Since inaugurating Cambridge-1 in July, five founding Read article >
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Wild Things: 3D Reconstructions Of Endangered Species With NVIDIA’s Sifei Liu

Endangered species can be difficult to study — they’re elusive, and the very act of observing them can disrupt their lives. Now, scientists can take a closer look at endangered species by studying AI-generated 3D representations of them. Sifei Liu, a senior research scientist at NVIDIA, has worked with her team to create an algorithm Read article >
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Next Generation: ‘Teens In AI’ Takes On The Ada Lovelace Hackathon

Jobs in data science and AI are among the fastest growing in the entire workforce, according to LinkedIn’s 2021 Jobs Report. Teens in AI, a London-based initiative, is working to inspire the next generation of AI researchers, entrepreneurs and leaders through a combination of hackathons, accelerators, networking events and bootcamps. In October, the organization, with Read article >
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Trash Talk: Startup’s AI-Driven Detection System Primed To Take A Bite Out Of Global Waste

Of the 8.3 billion tons of virgin plastic waste created each year, despite decades of efforts to reduce the amount that ends up in landfills, only about 9 percent gets recycled. London-based computer vision startup Recycleye looks to give those recycling numbers a big boost with its AI-driven system for identifying waste materials. By automating Read article >
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Architecture Firm Brings New Structure To Design Workflows With Real-Time Rendering And Virtual Collaboration

When working on future skyscrapers, bridges or other projects, Kohn Pedersen Fox looks beyond traditional processes. The global architecture firm aims to find the most creative and optimal design using advanced technologies like generative design, deep learning and immersive visualization. And during design reviews, KPF relies on collaborative sessions so their teams, clients and stakeholders Read article >
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Find The Love We Shared In September: NVIDIA Canvas Update Paints With New Styles

NVIDIA Canvas, the AI-powered painting app that enables artists to paint by material, using AI to turn doodles into beautiful artwork, released an update today introducing custom styles. Now users can apply the look and feel or “style” of their own images to their final Canvas painting. Supporting the new Canvas update is the September Read article >
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Pushing Forward The Frontiers Of Natural Language Processing 

Idea generation, not hardware or software, needs to be the bottleneck to the advancement of AI, Bryan Catanzaro, vice president of applied deep learning research at NVIDIA, said this week at the AI Hardware Summit. “We want the inventors, the researchers and the engineers that are coming up with future AI to be limited only Read article >
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GeForce NOW Members Are Free To Play A Massive Library Of Most-Played Games, Included With Membership

Want to play awesome PC games for free without having to buy an expensive gaming rig? This GFN Thursday takes a look at the 90+ free-to-play PC games — including this week’s Fortnite Season 8 release and the Epic Games Store free game of the week, Speed Brawl, free to claim Sept. 16-23 — all Read article >
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NVIDIA To Drive “Advances For Decades To Come,” Time Magazine Writes

Highlighting NVIDIA’s fast-growing impact, Time magazine Wednesday named NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang to its list of most influential people of 2021. NVIDIA has enabled a revolution that “allows phones to answer questions out loud, farms to spray weeds but not crops, doctors to predict the properties of new drugs—with more wonders to come,” Andrew Ng Read article >
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Whale Hello There: NVIDIA Intern Part Of Team Working To Understand, Communicate With Whales

Imagine trying to make contact with super-intelligent beings. Now imagine they’re not from space. Sperm whales, the largest of the toothed whales, boast enormous brains, explains David Gruber, a professor of biology and environmental science at the City University of New York. Their brains weigh 20 pounds compared to our three-pounders. Perhaps more important: their Read article >
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Medical AI Needs Federated Learning, So Will Every Industry

A multi-hospital initiative sparked by the COVID-19 crisis has shown that, by working together, institutions in any industry can develop predictive AI models that set a new standard for both accuracy and generalizability. Published today in Nature Medicine, a leading peer-reviewed healthcare journal, the collaboration demonstrates how privacy-preserving federated learning techniques can enable the creation Read article >
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AI Vision Guides University Of Florida’s Rise In College Rankings

When you take a bold step forward, people notice. Today, the University of Florida advanced to No. 5 — in a three-way tie with University of California, Santa Barbara, and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill — in U.S. News & World Report’s latest list of the best public colleges in the U.S. UF’s rise Read article >
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Researchers Use GPU To Train Invisible AI Keyboard

An invisible AI-enabled keyboard created in South Korea accelerates one of the most ubiquitous tasks of our time: grinding through texts on mobile phones. The Invisible Mobile Keyboard, or IMK, created by researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, lets users blast through 51.6 words per minute while reporting lower strain levels. Read article >
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How To Use NVIDIA Highlights, Freestyle And Montage In GeForce NOW

Imagine you’re sitting in Discord chat, telling your buddies about the last heroic round of your favorite game, where you broke through the enemy’s defenses and cinched the victory on your own. Your friends think you’re bluffing and demand proof. With GeForce NOW’s content capture tools running automatically in the cloud, you’ll have all the Read article >
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The Bright Continent: AI Fueling A Technological Revolution In Africa

AI is at play on a global stage, and local developers are stealing the show. Grassroot communities are essential to driving AI innovation, according to Kate Kallot, head of emerging areas at NVIDIA. On its opening day, Kallot gave a keynote speech at the largest AI Expo Africa to date, addressing a virtual crowd of Read article >
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Autonomy, Electrification, Sustainability Take Center Stage At Germany’s IAA Auto Show

The transportation industry is adding more torque toward realizing autonomy, electrification and sustainability. That was a key takeaway from Germany’s premier auto show, IAA Mobility 2021 (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung), which took place this week in Munich. The event brought together leading automakers, as well as execs at companies that deliver mobility solutions spanning from electric vehicles Read article >
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GPU-Accelerated Deep Learning Can Spot Signs Of Early Alzheimer’s With 99% Accuracy 

Speedy diagnoses are critical, especially when a loved one seems to be slowly losing their cognitive abilities. Researchers from the Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania report they’ve developed a deep learning-based method able to predict the possible onset of Alzheimer’s disease from brain images with an accuracy of over 99 percent. The impact of Read article >
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