AI in the Sky: Startup Uses Satellite Imagery to Assess Hurricane, Fire Damage

Technology can’t stop a hurricane in its tracks — but it can make it easier to rebuild in the wake of one. Following a natural disaster, responders rush to provide aid and restore infrastructure, relying on limited information to make critical decisions about where resources should be deployed. It can be challenging to analyze these Read article >

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AI Hotline: Startup Analyzes Emergency Calls to Identify Cardiac Arrest Victims

“911. What’s your emergency?” Denmark-based startup Corti knows that the stakes are high when dialing emergency services. So it built an AI tool to provide immediate feedback and guidance to emergency call responders, helping them ask the right questions and quickly identify highly acute cases. Its speech-recognition software, Corti AI, can cut down the number Read article >

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Cell by Cell: Deep Learning Powers Drug Discovery Effort for Hundreds of Rare Diseases

Cancer, diabetes, heart disease. These diseases attract a ton of research effort and funding, and for good reason: They afflict tens of millions of people each year. But there are about 7,000 known rare diseases that rarely get attention. Also called “orphan” diseases, these conditions collectively affect about 400 million worldwide and were historically neglected Read article >

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How AI Is Helping Address the Rohingya Refugee Healthcare Crisis

More than 700,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar in the past year, finding temporary shelter across the border in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district. Their overcrowded, unhygienic living conditions make them especially vulnerable to infections and other diseases — a need the United Nations has called “immense,” with healthcare services “grossly under-funded.” Help in addressing these Read article >

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Fish Out of Water: Using Drones to Help African Nations Spot Illegal Fishing

The undulating western coast of Africa is one of the most diverse fishing zones in the world, with more than 1,000 identified fish species. It’s also one of the most at risk. One of the World Wildlife Fund’s “Critical Regions of the World,” the West African marine region has been overfished for decades, with rampant Read article >

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Israel’s Constellation of Startups Using NVIDIA DGX Station to Polish Their Stars

A host of startups at the GPU Technology Conference in Israel this week are showing off the extraordinary acceleration gains and efficiency the NVIDIA DGX Station provides for their deep-learning work. Companies like Cognata — which creates technology for testing autonomous vehicles in VR and won last year’s $100,000 Inception award at GTC Israel — Read article >

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Medical Startup Scrubs Operating Room Data to Train Better Surgeons

Tweezers carefully poised, the surgeon gingerly attempts to extract the patient’s funny bone. But the hand slips — buzz! — and another round of the classic board game Operation is lost. At best, the game, which first went on sale in the 1960s, might identify children with the steady grip and hand-eye coordination of a Read article >

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Germany’s BrighterAI Named Hottest Startup at GTC Europe

On the tenth day of the tenth month in Munich, there were ten. Deeply ambitious AI startups, that is, going head to head at GTC Europe. They were vying for the title of Europe’s Hottest Startup in a series of lightning-fast pitches and Q&A with a panel of startup specialists at the show’s Inception Awards. Read article >

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Putting Biopsies Under AI Microscope: Pathology Startup Fuels Shift Away from Physical Slides

Hundreds of millions of tissue biopsies are performed worldwide each year — most of which are diagnosed as non-cancerous. But for the few days or weeks it takes a lab to provide a result, uncertainty weighs on patients. “Patients suffer emotionally, and their cancer is progressing as the clock ticks,” said David West, CEO of Read article >

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What’s in Your Genome? Startup Speeds DNA Analysis with GPUs

Anyone with a hundred bucks and a saliva sample can get some intriguing genetic insights by mail-order. But using DNA for research or clinical purposes requires the whole genome — which means sequencing and processing all 3 billion base pairs which reside within our chromosomes. The cost to do that has dropped dramatically over the Read article >

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