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Artificial Intelligence: Coronavirus! This AI Startup Warned of the Outbreak on December 31

Toronto-based BlueDot, which uses big data and AI, red-flagged the coronavirus outbreak in December. BlueDot’s AI-driven health monitoring platform analyzes billions of data points. Its process works something like this: It pores over global news reports, airline data, and animal disease outbreaks using natural language processing and machine learning techniques. The outputs from the platform are scanned by epidemiologists who sound the alert if they spot an outbreak.

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BlackRock Joins Climate Action 100+
January 10, 2020

Climate Action 100+, an investor network that is pushing for disclosures into carbon emissions, has inked BlackRock to its roster. The three-year-old investor group is pushing for commitments to reduce…

Private Equity: TPG to Launch Strategic Capital Fund
January 10, 2020

TPG has announced plans to launch a new strategic fund that emphasizes stakes in public companies. The activist bend operates on a different approach. Rather than taking the hostile approach…

Alternative Investments: Sen. Ron Wyden Dismisses Ethos’ Response to .org Domain Sale
January 10, 2020

The protest over the sudden and non-transparent sale of the .org domain to an obscure private equity firm for $1.35 billion has three Democratic Senators embroiled in it. Last month,…

Artificial Intelligence: Warner Bros Will Use AI to Decide Which Films to Make
January 10, 2020

Artificial intelligence gets a foothold in Hollywood. Warner Bros has signed on L.A-based startup Cinelytic to use the latter’s AI-based film management system, according to an exclusive from The Hollywood…

Private Equity: Nuveen Combines Two Owned Entities to Form a $21B Private Capital Platform
January 10, 2020

Nuveen has created a unique direct access private capital platform by bringing together its private equity and junior capital group with Churchill Asset Management, its middle-market senior loan and unitranche…

Alternative Investments: CalPERS May Foray Into Private Debt
January 10, 2020

CalPERS, the largest pension fund in the country, may invest in private debt to boost returns. The fund may also change its investment policy on private debt on the initiative…

The DailyAlts Playbook – “Clown Airplanes”, Russian and Chinese-focused funds, AQR staff cuts, and Brexit Beginnings – January 10, 2020
January 10, 2020

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks “Clown Airplanes”, Russian and Chinese-focused funds, AQR staff cuts, Brexit Beginnings, and an offer for our new readers.

Alternative Investments: Venture Capital Joins PE in Solar Development – Mercom Capital Group Report
January 10, 2020

Mercom Capital Group reported that corporate funding for solar development topped $11.7 billion in 2019. That figure represented a sharp increase of more than 20% from the previous year. The…

CrunchBase: VC Deal Volume in 2019 Doesn’t Quite Match 2018
January 10, 2020

CrunchBase says that between 2010 and 2019, roughly $1.5 trillion spilled into VC deals. The bulk of that figure came from an acceleration of deal-making over the last few years, the…

Artificial Intelligence: AI Can Detect Brain Cancer In Minutes With Patient Lying on The Operating Table
January 9, 2020

A new optical imaging technique used together with an artificial intelligence (or AI) algorithm accurately diagnoses the presence, or otherwise, of a brain tumor in under two minutes. New research…