Category Archive for: Artificial Intelligence

FAAMG. The acronym strikes again.

Yes, big tech continues to grow at exponential rates, and the acronym we all know and love(?) shifts letters as our jaws sit agape at the latest quarterly results. For the uninitiated, that acronym is collectively worth $8T+: $FB, Facebook ($923.6B)$AAPL, Apple ($2.2T)$AMZN, Amazon ($1.7T)$MSFT, Microsoft ($1.9T)$GOOGL, Alphabet Inc. ($1.6T) The #pandemic boosted sales – big time! The phrase “record growth” was a constant theme for Q1…

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Japan breaks ground on SmartCity of the Future.

Early next year, Toyota Motor Corporation will begin constructing Woven City – a prototype city of the future located at the base of Mount Fuji. The new, 175-acre urban development in Higashi-Fuji will offer a fully connected ecosystem and be powered by clean energy produced through hydrogen fuel cells. The Woven City – will act as a…

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Heirlume + AI makes trademarks easy.

Heirlume, a two-year-old, Toronto-based startup whose machine-powered trademark registration platform turns the process into a self-serve affair, has raised $1.38 million in seed funding led by Backbone Angels, with additional participation from the Future Capital collective, Angels of Many, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, and numerous other individual investors. #wakeupimagine#AI#innovation#startups#venturecapital 👉 Read more from TechCrunch > https://lnkd.in/eS3sNZf

Lyft off. Lyft sells self-driving unit to Toyota’s Woven Planet.

Ride-hailing company Lyft has sold off its autonomous vehicle unit to Toyota Motor Corporation’s Woven Planet Holdings subsidiary for $550 million, the latest in a string of acquisitions spurred by the cost and lengthy timelines to commercialize #autonomousvehicles technology. Earlier this year, Woven Capital kicked off off its new $800 million strategic fund by announcing an investment into autonomous delivery vehicle company Nuro. #wakeupimagine #selfdriving #ridehailing #ai #innovation

Crunch. The Big Big Big Apple.

It’s not like Apple didn’t break new ground with its ATT #privacy release – in concert, they are shaking up the technology industry in another B I G way with a $430B investment and 20,000 jobs. “At this moment of recovery and rebuilding, Apple is doubling down on our commitment to U.S. innovation and manufacturing with a generational investment…

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Braillecube. Brilliant innovation for the Blind.

As an avid Rubiks cube user this is brilliant! -The Braillecube is an attempt to adjust this timeless puzzle to the needs of the blind – with a #haptic #experience that allows you to “feel“ the colors. The first letters of the color are written on the cube in braille in the order of the colors on the…

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UiPath. When unknown IPOs crack $38B Market Caps.

Yes, a company you’ve probably never heard of made #IPO history this week. UiPath, an automation company that helps businesses automate repetitive tasks (think data entry, filling out forms, etc via AI-fueled #computervision), made its market debut and notched the 3rd largest US #software IPO in history, behind only Snowflake (No. 1) and Qualtrics (No. 2). By market’s close on Wednesday, the company’s market cap…

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Amazon. Building a much BIGGER grocery cart.

Amazon is poised to bring its automated checkout technology to full-size supermarkets, a significant milestone in the race to revolutionize how people buy their groceries. Planning documents for a store under construction in Brookfield, Connecticut, contain all the hallmarks of an #AmazonFresh grocery store: a two-word logo on dark gray panels above the store’s entrance, online order pickup…

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Apple Unleashes the M1 Chip!

Spring Loaded was definitely the right moniker for today’s keynote address from the Apple Spaceship. Tim Cook and team once again dazzle us with what they have been able to build around their own silicon M1 chip. The new iMac as seen below is not only ridiculously thin but packs beyond a wallop for your next Zoom…

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QR Code Drones fill the Shanghai Sky.

Ok, this is a whole new spin – China has been one of the quickest to adapt to using drones to light up the sky with shows competing for entry into the Guinness Book of Records. But no one has used them to create QR codes for Product Downloads! Yes, #qrcodes (hey Scott Stratten didn’t you write a book…

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