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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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Digital Assets: Jay Clayton – SEC Hastens Slowly on Digital Assets
December 12, 2019

Jay Clayton said in testimony to the Senate that the SEC was taking a measured approach to regulation of digital assets. Jay Clayton was very positive on the prospects of…

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Alternative Investments: Illinois TRS Allocates $665 Million to Alt Funds
December 12, 2019

Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System, Springfield, committed a total of $665 million to six alternative investment funds. The $ 52.3 billion Illinois Teachers Retirement System (TRS) allocated $ 665 million to…

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Improves MRI Detection of ADHD
December 12, 2019

Deep learning, a kind of AI applied on MRI scans improved ADHD detection significantly. The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital have developed an AI system…

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Digital Assets: Its Halving in 2020 Could Boost Bitcoin to $50,000
December 12, 2019

Bitcoin’s halving in April/May 2020 could trigger a bull run in the cryptocurrency. At least two analysts say that bitcoin’s halving in 2020 could eventually lead to prices in the…

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New BDO Report Shows VC and Private Equity Preparing for Downturn
December 12, 2019

A new BDOreport U.S. Private Capital Outlook explores the preparations of venture capital and private equity firms ahead of a projected downturn. The report replaces and expands on BDO’s report,…

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Private Equity: Nobody Thought What Nancy Pelosi’s Drug Price Plan Would Do To Small Biotechs
December 12, 2019

With all the drama around Pelosi’s proposed drug pricing plan focused on the large pharma companies, nobody thought of the small guy. In fact, small biotechs are responsible for 7…

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Alternative Investments: Japanese Economic Growth Surprises to the Upside – ETFs to Pick
December 12, 2019

Japanese economic growth during the third quarter of 2019 surpassed both preliminary and market forecasts. Japan’s GDP growth during the third quarter of 2019 came in at an annualized 1.8%….

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Top-Flight Investors Back VC Firm Emphasising Diversity
December 11, 2019

A slew of high-profile investors backed Ada Ventures with $34 million. Ada Ventures will use the money to venture-finance UK-based tech entrepreneurs from under-represented groups. Ada Ventures’ backers included TransferWise…

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Mednax Faces Activist Pressure from Hedge Fund Starboard Value
December 11, 2019

Mednax, a healthcare service provider, is facing activist demands from Starboard Value. The hedge fund is reportedly seeking a complete or partial sale of the company. The Journal says that…

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Three Men Netted in $722 Million Crypto Mining Fraud
December 11, 2019

A 5-man team conned investors in a crypto-mining based Ponzi scheme. According to US Attorney Craig Carpenito, two men from Colorado and a third from California were arrested on Tuesday…

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