IBM’s Watson, already one of the world’s smartest supercomputers, might be getting smarter following IBM’s purchase of AlchemyAPI, a Denver-based artificial intelligence startup that specializes in deep learning, an area of machine learning focused on making sense of data.
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The training wheels are coming off of The Water Council’s Milwaukee accelerator program for water tech startups.
The accelerator—dubbed “Business. Research. Entrepreneurship. In Wisconsin,” or the BREW—is housed near downtown Milwaukee in the council’s Global Water Center that brings together research... Read more »
With the advent of the next-generation car services, as well as Millennials’ apparent distaste for driving and car ownership, automobile manufacturers are being forced to rethink century-old business models. Many of them are exploring car-sharing, public transportation, and, now, electric bikes.... Read more »
They come from all walks of life. Some work on factory floors or in warehouses. Others hang out in your home, doing menial tasks or trying to engage you on a social level. Yet others attach to your body and help... Read more »
Drug developer Tricida said Wednesday that investors have pledged $30 million in Series B funding to push forward its effort to join the crowded market for chronic kidney disease treatments. The company has one potential advantage: Its founders have been there... Read more »
It wasn’t long ago that the antibiotics landscape was barren of startups with fresh ideas. But government initiatives like the Generating Antibiotics Initiatives Now (GAIN) Act—and, of course, the increasing need to combat drug-resistant bugs—are slowly starting to change things. The... Read more »
What started out as a plan to build a software-based company became an exercise in creating hardware and software from the ground up.
That was the tale of Peloton, one of the demos at Tuesday night’s New York Tech Meetup (see... Read more »
[Updated, 3/5/15, 3:56 pm ET] Gregory Verdine left a tenured position at Harvard University last year to lead a Cambridge, MA, startup trying to derive new drugs from the microbes in plants and dirt. Today Verdine is handing the... Read more »
At a North Carolina conference full of life science professionals, technology companies made the loudest investment noise.
Investments in tech companies last year outpaced life science dealflow, both in total dollars raised and the number of deals—the first time in a... Read more »