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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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FinTech: Berlin-based Raisin Launches “Savings-as-a-Service” in the U.S.
May 20, 2020

Banks and credit unions in the U.S., eyeing the sharp rise in the deposits market following stock market turmoil, can use Raisin’s Savings-as-a-Service. The software is a tailored business solution…

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Digital Assets: Now Buy Prepaid Tezos Cryptocards at 10,000 French Retail Shops
May 20, 2020

After Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple’s XRP, Litecoin, and Dash, French startup Digycode has added Tezos (XTZ) to its lineup of cryptocurrency prepaid vouchers purchasable at tobacco shops across France. Digycode has…

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Digital Assets: Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust is Mopping up Bitcoin
May 20, 2020

The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (OTCMKTS: GBTC) is amassing bitcoin on an impressive scale. The trust, which is heavily patronised by institutions, added 60,762 bitcoin to its stocks between February 7…

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Artificial Intelligence: AI May Provide Early Warning of Heart Damage Due to COVID
May 20, 2020

The National Science Foundation has issued a grant of $195,000 to researchers at John Hopkins University to study the use of AI algorithms for detecting heart disease amongst COVID-19 patients….

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Private Equity: Golden Gate Private Equity 13F Filings
May 19, 2020

One of the more interesting 13F filings at the deadline last week came from Golden Gate Private Equity. Located as one would expect in San Francisco, Golden Gate is a…

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Private Equity: Inside the Apollo Global 13F Filings
May 19, 2020

Private equity and alternative investments manager Apollo Global (APO) was very active in the first quarter. The firm opened or added to 35 stocks while reducing or eliminating just 17…

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Venture Capital: COVID Forces Indian Food Delivery Apps Swiggy and Zomato To Slash Workforce
May 19, 2020

Swiggy, an Indian startup that delivers food, groceries and operates a courier-like service, has just issued pink slips to 1,100 employees. In a blog to employees, Swiggy cited a “severely…

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Venture Capital: BlackRock Leads $190M Series D Round in Contentsquare
May 19, 2020

Contentsquare has raised $190 million in a Series D round led by BlackRock (NYSE: BLK). The startup previously raised $60 million in a Series C in January 2019. Cumulatively, it…

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Artificial Intelligence: AI is Making Oil Rigs Safer
May 19, 2020

Oil rigs are one of the most dangerous places to work for human beings with a constant risk of injury or harm. Huge mechanical systems mesh together to keep these…

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DailyAlts Playbook: Hedge Fund Returns, Fed Testimony, Alts Investments, and a Hypothetical Day at the Office
May 19, 2020

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will testify before the Senate Banking Committee. This is the first time that both men will update Congress on the…

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