Category Archive for: Intelligent Automation

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

Click this. How Instagram scaled social media.

Great journey map of how a couple of innovators made an app in 8 weeks and scaled to one of the most used #socialmedia photo apps. Oh ya, and then they were purchased by Facebook for $1 billion. #wakeupimagine #startups #innovation #entrepreneurship

CRISPR is revolutionary. It’s also a total brute.

CRISPR is revolutionary. It’s also a total brute. The classic version of the #geneediting wunderkind literally slices a gene to bits just to turn it off. It’s effective, yes. But it’s like putting an electrical wire through a paper shredder to turn off a misbehaving light bulb. Once the wires are cut, there’s no going back. So,…

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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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A little Robotic Barista action anyone?

I know, I know my Italian friends are cringing big time. But you know you want to try it! #wakepimagine #robotics #coffee #innovation

The Cognitive Bias Codex

A #cognitivebias is an inherent thinking ‘blind spot’ that reduces thinking accuracy and results inaccurate–and often irrational–conclusions. Much like logical fallacies, cognitive biases can be viewed as either causes or effects but can generally be reduced to broken thinking. Not all ‘broken thinking,’ blind spots, and failures of thought are labeled, of course. But some are so…

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Does your Spinach email?

Crazy Cool – through #nanotechnology, engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have transformed spinach into sensors capable of detecting pollution. In contact with specific chemicals, the plant emits a signal which is read by an infrared camera, sending an email alert to the scientists. Yes, you read that right the spinach emails – think early warning system –…

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Pillcam and the Fantastic Voyage

P I L L C A M – for decades, sci-fi writers have fantasized about taking a “fantastic voyage” inside the human body. The story usually involves a maverick scientist getting miniaturized, popped into a syringe, and then, next thing you know, he or she is slaloming around inside a live person. Sounds outrageous, right?…

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