Save the planet #2 – 4 start-ups serving the water crisis

Our world today is way different than the one we had a decade ago : turning the water off when brushing your teeth is not sufficient anymore. Our needs of drinking water are considerably greater than the disposable quantity we have today. By 2025, according to the United Nations’ data, almost two thirds of the… Read More

High-tech giants start taking care of our health

Technology titans keep spreading their power in every field possible. The latest targeted industry is the health sector. Virtual reality, preventive medicine, data collection : large firms know how to make themselves indispensable. In 2016, the top 100 Medtech companies had gathered $419 milliards in annual revenue. Apple and Xiaomi, both large and global wearable… 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

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

Google I/O conference : a lot of new features to come

Google, just like a lot of other tech giants, just presented its new coming features during its annual I/O conference. Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, just released Google’s coming features and future services. Smart emailing, augmented reality and artificial intelligence : quick summary of what is to come on our phones and computers. Google Assistant Google’s… Read More

Suki raises $15M to create a voice assistant for doctors

The teams behind Suki, a future voice assistant for doctors, just raised a 15M funding round. Helping doctors take notes, complete medical records or prescriptions : some of the tasks Suki should be able to do as a voice assistant for doctors. The startup just closed a $15M funding round led by Venrock (which already… Read More

Nike can now scan its clients’ feet thanks to Invertex

Nike just acquired Invertex, a Isreali startup specialised in machine vision technology. A big step towards tailor-made shoes ? Nike tries to improve its clients’ experience and just announced the acquisition of Invertex to speed up its evolutions. The Israeli startup, specialised in machine vision technology, allows users to scan their feet on a dedicated… Read More

The FDA allows an artificial intelligence to perform a medical diagnosis for the first time

The FDA (American Food and Drug Administration) allowed an artificial intelligence to perform a medical diagnosis for the first time and this, without having a doctor checking the results afterwards. It is the first time the FDA allows the operation and the marketing of a system provided with  artifical intelligence. This tool, called iDx-DR, can… Read More

Alibaba just led a $600 million round for the AI startup SenseTime

SenseTime, a Chinese startup specialized in facial recognition and artificial intelligence just closed a $600 million round, led by the Chinese giant Alibaba. SenseTime, the Chinese unicorn startup specialized in artificial intelligence and facial recognition; just raised $600 million. In July 2017, it also had closed a $410 million rounds. The society is now worth… Read More