When an unfamiliar vehicle approaches a military checkpoint, soldiers posted at the station often have little time to determine whether the person behind the wheel is a friend or foe.
One organization that had been working to help keep troops safe... Read more »
Keep up with the latest news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these recent headlines:
—The United States Supreme Court will hear a case involving Verona-based Epic Systems and whether organizations can make it mandatory for employees to sign arbitration agreements that... Read more »
Austin—Favor, the startup with a mobile app that offers to deliver anything, is closing all of its operations outside of Texas, including in cities such as Boston and Denver.
The move to work only in Texas, where Austin, TX-based Favor... Read more »
Biogen is paying Danish firm Forward Pharma $1.25 billion to settle a patent infringement lawsuit filed over the company’s multiple sclerosis pill dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera).
The settlement announced Tuesday with Forward (NASDAQ: FWP) could also put Cambridge, MA-based Biogen (NASDAQ:... Read more »
Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news from Texas.
—Initially set up as a crowdfunding-type platform for small to medium oil and gas operators, EnergyFunders has now expanded its services beyond providing cash. The site, which launched in 2015,... Read more »
Artificial intelligence software firm Neurala cut its teeth developing technology for government entities, including working on advanced navigation software for NASA’s planetary exploration robots.
Now, as A.I. technologies move further into our daily lives, 11-year-old Neurala says it is starting to... Read more »
This was a busy week. Let’s get right to our review featuring a Microsoft acquisition in “machine literacy”; Amazon’s plans to hire 100,000 full-time U.S. workers by mid-2018; a green light for the UW’s new computer science building; transparency from Microsoft... Read more »
The Montreal-based startup Microsoft is acquiring aims to teach machines to read so they can get smarter on their own.
The acquisition of Maluuba, a five-year-old startup, adds a trove of deep learning researchers to Microsoft’s already world-class artificial intelligence research... Read more »
Houston—EnergyFunders started out as a website to connect smaller oil and gas operators to interested investors. Turns out, the need wasn’t only in the matchmaking but in playing therapist throughout the relationship of a drilling project.
“The project is a... Read more »
[Corrected, 1/14/16, see below] This past week, the biopharma industry made its annual January pilgrimage to San Francisco for the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. 2016 was a whirlwind year in biotech, and the biopharma gods rewarded attendees with a... Read more »
Houston—Don’t call Neal Murthy an innovator.
Sure, he’s founded and sold companies in behavioral simulation software, energy consulting, and social ventures, and he is an avid investor and mentor to entrepreneurs. His interests range from biotech to artificial intelligence to... Read more »
[Editor’s note: Ben Fidler contributed to this report] The week of frenetic data sharing, deal talking, and party hopping of the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference—and the events that have mushroomed around it—took a punch to the gut just as... Read more »
One of Xconomy’s areas of focus in 2017 is the increasing impact of technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and automation on human labor. Technology has always made some occupations obsolete, while changing others, and creating new ones. Today, and looking... Read more »