Can traditional banks survive the FinTech wave ?

FinTech promises to disrupt banking, but faces unique challenges. From a complex regulatory environment to an extremely cautious user-base, mobile banks and investment apps have their work cut out for them. Emerging technologies have dramatically changed the mechanics of basic banking functions like loans, payments, and cheque-cashing and savings. In the world of FinTech (short… Read More

Presscast.io : the Robin Hood of media advertisers

Presscast’s co-founders are self-professed media & publishing fanatics with a chip on their shoulder, and they’re out to disrupt the advertisers they blame for journalism’s decline. “Our goal is to breathe new life into media”, explains Louis Thibault, co-founder of Presscast.io. What started out as a frustrating realization about the corrosive nature of online advertising… Read More

Technology in sport #1 : Bigger, faster … safer ?

“Citius, altius, fortius”, or “faster, higher, stronger” as the Olympic motto goes. As humans continue to push the limits of physical performance, how are emerging technologies playing a role ? Do AI and Big Data hold the key to continuing the trend ? We’ve been playing sports for a long time and yet, somehow, the… Read More

New robotic and bionic prosthetics : a revolution in the medical field ?

Michael Goldfarb, professor at Vanderbilt University, has designed a prosthetic ankle that perfectly mimics the movement of a human ankle. Will new technologies, including 3D-printing, allow faster innovation in the prosthetics research ? The key difference between Goldfarb’s device and conventional prosthetics is that Goldfarb’s design is robotic, which allows it to adapt to the… Read More

A new AI better than dermatologists at diagnosing skin cancer

An artificial intelligence outperformed a team of dermatologists when asked to diagnose skin cancer. The recent study was published only a few days ago in the medical journal Annals of Oncology. Led by researchers from Germany, France and from the USA, it showed that a trained CNN (artificial neural network), called Inception V4, was able… Read More

Continental invests in DigiLens again with $25 additional million

25 additional millions for DigiLens, which now $60M in investments since the startup creation. The German car manufacturer Continental acquired shares of the company for the second time. Funded by Jonathan Waldern, DigiLens develops holographic waveguide technologies, enabling head-up displays for different applications including automotive, aviation and motorcycle helmets. Its waveguide products superimpose basic driving… Read More