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Artificial Intelligence: Marty the Robot Hunts for Spills in Supermarket Aisles

Marty the supermarket robot is rather smart. Armed with three high-resolution cameras, computer vision, navigation systems, numerous sensors, and smart AI software, Marty is able to sidestep shoppers and pinpoint spills. Marty is a social robot and the first of its kind to be deployed in a live customer environment in supermarkets.

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Liquid Alternatives: Corona Spawns a Scarily-named ‘Biothreat’ ETF Theme
April 29, 2020

Somebody had to ride the trend. On April 21, ETF distributor Pacer Financial filed with the SEC to launch its Pacer BioThreat ETF, with the highly expressive ticker of VIRS….

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Alternative Investments: Warren, Ocasio-Cortez Move to Stop M&A Activity During COVID-19 Pandemic
April 28, 2020

Two prominent Democrats are moving to pass the Pandemic Anti-Monopoly Act, legislation to stop mergers while the U.S. deals with COVID-19. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez are pushing…

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Digital Assets: Which of Debt, Equity, or Digital is Best to Hold in a Recession?
April 28, 2020

Whereas the value of stocks and bonds has declined due to the coronavirus pandemic, digital assets have not fundamentally lost value, says Jeff Dorman, chief investment officer at Arca. Further,…

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Liquid Alternatives: “It Should Go To Zero Faster Than It Did Last Time” – Jim Cramer on Crude Oil and USO
April 28, 2020

On Monday, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEARCA: USO) fell nearly 15% to close at $2.19. Weighing on the ETF was the latest announcement from USCF, the fund’s administrator, that…

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Liquid Alternatives: BNY Mellon Launches Five New ETFs at Low or Zero Fees
April 28, 2020

BNY Mellon has a 30-year track record in indexation and industry leadership in ETF sub-advisory services. Its index team currently manages $340bn for institutional and retail clients globally. As of…

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Artificial Intelligence: Medical AI in A Real-World Setting is Very Different from a Lab – Google
April 28, 2020

When Google conducted field trials of its AI system for diabetic retinopathy in Thailand, the results were an eye-opener. The first study of its kind, it evaluated how nurses use…

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FinTech: Credibly Approved for PPP Lending; Facilitates $500M Relief
April 28, 2020

Credibly announced Monday that it had facilitated $500 million in relief funding to SMBs after it was approved by the Small Business Administration (SBA) for PPP lending. Credibly moved fast…

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Venture Capital: AbleTo, the Virtual Mental Health Provider is in Play
April 28, 2020

Optum, the technology services division of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) may acquire virtual behavioral telehealthcare provider AbleTo for $470 million. According to CNBC, which quoted informed sources, the deal talks…

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DailyAlts Playbook: Gundlach Shorts, Technical Wizards, Germany’s Economy, PE Lobbying, and the Lakers Take a Loan…
April 28, 2020

The Federal Reserve will kick off its two-day meeting to discuss monetary policy in the wake of the history coronavirus outbreak. The Fed has taken extraordinary steps to stimulate the…

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Digital Assets: IBM Creates Blockchain Platform to Onboard New Suppliers for COVID-19
April 28, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic rolls across the globe it has created a severe shortage of supplies such as masks, gowns, sanitizers, test kits, gloves, ventilators, thermal scanners, consumables, and medicines….

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