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Silicon Valley Is Partying Like It’s 1999 Once More

Posted in Business on 30th Nov, 2013 02:18 AM
by AlexMuller
“All business activity is driven by either fear or greed, and in Silicon Valley we’re in a cycle where greed may be on the rise.”

For Google Ventures, 2014 yielded 16 exits and a strong focus on life sciences and health tech

Posted in Business on 16th Dec, 2014 11:27 PM
by AlexMuller
2014 has been a huge year for many in the tech industry, including Google Ventures.

Google Ventures and the Search for Extending human lifespan to 500 years and beyond

Posted in Business on 11th Mar, 2015 06:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Google Ventures is looking for companies that will slow aging, reverse disease, and extend life.

Signs That Virtual Reality and Crowdfunding Are Going Mainstream

Posted in Software on 6th Apr, 2015 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Exciting developments have happened in technology in the past few weeks. Here is some context:

Artificial Intelligence Explodes: New Deal Activity Record For AI Startups

Posted in Business on 26th Jun, 2016 12:43 PM
by AlexMuller
In Q1'16, there were over 140 deals to startups focused on AI. Khosla Ventures emerges as most active VC investor in the category.

VCs are getting serious about spacetech

Posted in Business on 17th Jul, 2016 07:46 PM
by AlexMuller
What's clear is that we've entered a virtuous cycle in spacetech, where VCs are encouraged enough by a handful of successes to invest further in the sector.

VCs invest record $500 million in augmented and virtual reality in Q3

Posted in Business on 4th Oct, 2016 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
That was the ninth consecutive quarter of increased investment in the hot sector, which Digi-Capital estimates could be a $120 billion business by 2020.

Fighting Aging’s Diseases: Humanity’s Biggest Investors Unite

Posted in Business on 31st Oct, 2016 11:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Unity Biotechnology has raised $116 million more to fight diseases that originate from aging.

Lumus raises $45 million to make wearable augmented reality displays

Posted in Business on 20th Dec, 2016 05:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Lumus has completed a $45 million funding round for its augmented reality displays for smartglasses.

Baidu and China Life set up US$1 billion AI fund

Posted in Business on 30th Aug, 2017 03:00 AM
by Alex Muller
China Life and Baidu (China Search engine company) will set up a US$1 billion investment fund in Artificial Intelligence and Fintech.

AR startup Mira bags $1 million for Google Cardboard-like Prism headset

Posted in Business on 24th Sep, 2017 12:20 PM
by Alex Muller
Mira’s Prism headset is a lot like Google Cardboard but for augmented reality.

Chinese Millionaire To Set Up Artificial Intelligence Lab In Haifa

Posted in Business on 25th Sep, 2017 07:52 PM
by Alex Muller
Zong Qinghou, the CEO of one of China’s largest companies, will provide the AI center with at least $10 million over five years.

Alibaba to Spend $15 Billion on Moonshot projects with AI and Quantum Computer focus

Posted in Software on 12th Oct, 2017 09:43 AM
by Alex Muller
Alibaba will more than double research and development spending to $15 billion over the next 3 years.

Low Level AI specialists make $300K-500K and top names make Pro Athlete money

Posted in Software on 23rd Oct, 2017 04:21 PM
by Alex Muller
Ph.D.s and people with less education and just a few years of experience, can be paid from $300,000 to $500,000 a year or more.

Associative memory AI finds connections between people and things and detects fraud

Posted in Business on 24th Oct, 2017 09:29 PM
by Alex Muller
Intel acquired several Artificial Intelligence companies including Saffron Technologies. Saffron was acquired in October 2015.

Facebook’s head of Artificial Intelligence wants us to stop using the Terminator to talk about AI

Posted in Software on 28th Oct, 2017 06:42 AM
by Alex Muller
Yann LeCun chats about super-intelligent AI and the future of virtual assistants.

Bill Gates commits $100 million to Alzheimer’s fund

Posted in Medicine on 13th Nov, 2017 11:37 AM
by Alex Muller
With rising numbers of people suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, the disease is taking a growing emotional and financial toll as people live longer.

An investor’s view of AI in 2018

Posted in Software on 9th Dec, 2017 01:24 PM
by Alex Muller
AI has become a buzzword for investors of late, many of whom recognise its enormous potential to become the most game-changing technology since the industrial revolution.

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