↳ VentureBeat

Pymetrics raises $8 million for job-matching with AI and neuroscience games


Pymetrics, which uses artificial intelligence and neuroscience games to match people with the best job, announced today the close of an $8 million round. Jazz Venture Partners led the investment, with participation from new investor Workday Ventures and returning investors Khosla Ventures, Randstad Innovation Fund, and BBG Ventures.


↳ TechCrunch

Pymetrics attacks discrimination in hiring with AI and recruiting games

 Identify the traits of your top performing employees and hire people like them, but without the discrimanatory bias of traditional recruiting. That’s the promise of Pymetrics, an artificial intelligence startup that today announced $8 million in new funding on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Pymetrics’ goal is “making the world a fairer place” by dismantling hiring… Read More


↳ Healthcare IT News

Cedars-Sinai kicks off new health tech accelerator class

Cedars-Sinai named 10 new upstarts to a third round of its health technology accelerator.

The participating innovators are working on a range of products that Cedars-Sinai CIO Darren Dworkin said “have the potential to improve and streamline the delivery of healthcare.”

Chosen from hundreds of entries after a three-month program, the companies get a $120,000 investment to create the technologies as well as the opportunity to test them with Cedars-Sinai physicians and mentors from Techstars, which works with entrepreneurs to cultivate new ideas.


↳ VRScout

YouTuber Brings VR To Commodore 64

The VR64 retro virtual reality headset is as cool as it is totally unnecessary.

Remember the Commodore 64 home computer? No? That makes sense. After all, the revolutionary device was released all the way back in 1982, a year some of you younger folks probably consider the stone age.

However for many veteran gamers the infamous system still holds a special place in their hearts, serving as a constant reminder to how far we’ve come in computer technology.


↳ SiliconRepublic.com

How digital is disrupting the distribution of food

A recent event in Dublin showcased new technologies in the field of augmented reality and artificial intelligence, with Fernando Fanton, chief product and technology officer at Just Eat; Iseult Ward, CEO and co-founder of FoodCloud; and Mikey Cannon, Bizimply co-founder and head of product.

Just Eat is active in 13 markets around the globe, and the app has been downloaded 850,000 times in Ireland since it was launched. 


↳ Chatbots Life

What do you expect from your next interaction with a robot?

Or how chatbots are still going to automate much of your day-to-day tasks.

In July of this year we introduced RexScanner to the world, a chatbot for the search and notification about air tickets that meet the user’s particular requirements, including the price he is willing to pay for the ticket, number of connections and departure/arrival time, which works recursively and, at the same time, unlike other solutions so far, such as notifications from sites such as skyscanner.com or flighthub.com, it proposes not to be invasive (we promise not to fill your inbox with spam) and being increasingly user-friendly, in addition to being always available via Facebook Messenger.


↳ Data Robot

DataRobot Continues Aggressive Investment in Global Partner Ecosystem, Hires Seann Gardiner as EVP of Business Development

DataRobot Continues Aggressive Investment in Global Partner Ecosystem, Hires Seann Gardiner as EVP of Business Development Boston, MA – Sept. 20, 2017 – DataRobot, the leader in automated machine learning and AI, today appointed Seann Gardiner as EVP of Business Development to oversee the aggressive expansion of the company’s channel and technology partner ecosystem. Gardiner joins […]

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↳ The Futurism

DARPA: We Need a New Microchip Technology to Sustain Advances in AI

Specialized Chips

For 50 years, a foundational principle behind the development of microprocessors in computer chips has been Moore’s Law. This law is an observation made by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore back in the 1960s, which assumes that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit doubles roughly every 18 months — initially, 24 months — effectively increasing microchip complexity.


↳ Phys.org

New microscope technology gives researchers a detailed look at structure and composition of materials

At their core, electron microscopes work a lot like a movie projectors. A high-powered beam passes through a material and it projects something—usually something we really want to see—onto a screen on the other side. With most electron microscopes, however, capturing data is like trying to project a movie onto a dirty screen that is too small to see the whole projection.

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