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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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Venture Capital: Slice, Which Helps Pizzerias Go Online, Raises $43M
May 14, 2020

Independent but brick-and-mortar pizzerias, whose business has been hit by COVID-19, can get help from Slice. Slice is an ordering and marketing tech platform for pizzerias. It helps local pizza…

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Liquid Alternatives: New, ‘Megatrend’ ETFs from Lyxor
May 14, 2020

Lyxor International Asset Management has launched a clutch of five thematic ETFs that seek to capture megatrends unfolding globally, particularly after the COVID-19 crisis. Investors looking for gains beyond the…

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Artificial Intelligence: AI Cannot Be an Inventor, Says USPTO
May 14, 2020

The USPTO has unequivocally confirmed that Artificial Intelligence (AI) cannot be deemed to be an inventor. The USPTO’s decision, published on April 27, is in line with similar decisions from…

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Liquid Alternatives: The Uber Vs. Grubhub Food Delivery War – ETFs to Profit
May 14, 2020

The Wall Street Journal revealed Tuesday that Uber (NYSE: UBER) is pursuing a takeover of food delivery service Grubhub (NYSE: GRUB) in an all-stock deal. In fact, talks started earlier…

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Private Equity: KKR Buys Stake in Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Wealth Arm
May 13, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has hammered yet another company. This time, Commonwealth Bank of Australia said it had to book about $970 million in provisions to cover expected losses in the…

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Artificial Intelligence: AI Algorithm Diagnoses Alzheimer’s Disease Better Than Experts
May 13, 2020

Alzheimer’s Disease is extremely difficult to diagnose with symptoms varying from patient to patient and opinions differing from doctor to doctor. Diagnosis typically involves the analysis of data such as…

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Digital Assets: Crypto Hedge Funds Doubled Assets under Management in 2019 (Report)
May 13, 2020

PwC and Elwood Asset Management Services used data from the largest global crypto hedge funds to compile the report. Assets under management (AUM) at cryptocurrency hedge funds doubled from $1…

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Venture Capital: Sequoia Leads $14.5M Round in Wealth Advisory Tool Provider Vise
May 13, 2020

Samir Vasavada and Runik Mehrotra founded Vise in 2016 intending to empower financial advisors with an AI-powered platform. The Vise platform now serves financial advisors by helping design personalized portfolios…

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FinTech: Social Isolation Measures Help Brazilian Digital Wallet PicPay Amass 20M Customers
May 13, 2020

According to Reuters, Brazilian digital wallet PicPay expanded its user base to 20 million customers in early May as lockdowns and social distancing compelled people to run their lives digitally….

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DailyAlts Playbook: Back to Basics, Druckenmiller’s Warning, More Stimulus, and Activists Do What Activists Do…
May 13, 2020

I’m back in the saddle today after a two-day break that was sorely needed. The combination of an arthritic flare and stomach issue has put me back at around 50%…

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