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  • A new investment thesis for AI-first SaaS startups

    A new investment thesis for AI-first SaaS startups

    We’re now at a turning point when it comes to the use of AI in B2B applications…SourceAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“…Today Iron Ox is opening its first production facility in San Carlos, near San...

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  • The AI-first SaaS Funding Napkin

    The AI-first SaaS Funding Napkin

    What does it take to raise seed funding as an AI-first SaaS startup? (Seed Edition —the 0.9 version )At Point Nine, we have been focused on investing in SaaS companies and have been fortunate to...

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  • Artificial Intelligence is the next battleground for civil rights

    Artificial Intelligence is the next battleground for civil rights

    …Congress takes an important step to ensure equality for all people.SourceAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“In a hospital in China, human doctors diagnosed a number of patients in a vegetative state...

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  • Artificial Intelligence could make good health-care available to everyone in the world…

    Artificial Intelligence could make good health-care available to everyone in the world…

    …depending on the dataset used to train it.SourceAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“…a recent paper made the case that AI advances could help decrease global health-care discrepancies, particularly for...

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  • “Artificial intelligence could erase many practical advantages of democracy…

    “Artificial intelligence could erase many practical advantages of democracy…

    …it will further concentrate power among a small elite if we don’t take steps to stop it.”Source (edited with Prisma)Awesome, not awesome.#Awesome“A machine-learning study that analysed hundreds...

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  • AI chatbots are the next frontier in election interference

    AI chatbots are the next frontier in election interference

    …expect the arms race to continueSourceAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“In 2014, Flint began getting water from Flint River rather than the Detroit water system. Mistreatment of the new water supply,...

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  • If cancer-spotting algorithms are only trained on fair skinned people…

    If cancer-spotting algorithms are only trained on fair skinned people…

    …the survival rate of dark skinned people will decrease.SourceAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“A team at DeepMind, based in London, created an algorithm… to enable a computer to analyse optical...

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  • Advocates urge Facebook to open up their algorithms to researchers

    Advocates urge Facebook to open up their algorithms to researchers

    SourceAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“…We know we lose 2m brain cells every minute [a blood clot is in the brain].” Yet the two therapies that can transform [stroke] outcomes — clot-busting drugs...

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  • A nimble robotic hand that learns on its own

    A nimble robotic hand that learns on its own

    Awesome, not awesome.#Awesome“Every spring, millions of students graduate high school with every intention of attending college. By the fall, an astounding portion of them never show up to...

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  • Facial recognition gone wrong

    Facial recognition gone wrong

    Amazon’s software incorrectly identified 28 congress members as criminalssourceAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“We have heard a lot of hype about AI, but the reality is that the field has finally...

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  • Thousands of AI researches agree to never build lethal autonomous weapons…

    Thousands of AI researches agree to never build lethal autonomous weapons…

    Because they could be more destabilizing to people and countries than nukesAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“In this light, we the undersigned agree that the decision to take a human life should never...

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  • Former Apple engineer tries to flee to China with stolen self driving car secrets…

    Former Apple engineer tries to flee to China with stolen self driving car secrets…

    …but is caught aboard a plane by FBISourceAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“Scientists test new chemical compounds on animals because we still don’t completely understand the world around us. New...

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  • Police officers use facial recognition glasses to make criminals confess

    Police officers use facial recognition glasses to make criminals confess

    …but at what cost to everyone’s privacy?Awesome, not awesome.#Awesome“…In the often chaotic environment of an emergency room … the signs of a heart attack are not infrequently missed, and the...

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  • An Algorithm knows you better than your own family members do

    An Algorithm knows you better than your own family members do

    …and maybe better than you know yourself?SourceAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“Hospitals collect all manner of data on patients, from doctors’ notes to test results to measurements such as pulse and...

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  • Would you send a child to a school that monitors students with facial recognition

    Would you send a child to a school that monitors students with facial recognition

    Would you send your kid to a school that monitors students with facial recognition…and shares the data with other government agencies?Awesome, not awesome.#Awesome“…The work of the MIT researchers...

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  • Countries battling it out for machine learning supremacy

    Countries battling it out for machine learning supremacy

    …could mean international instability for the rest of usAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome"Industrial robots are capable of killing a person.... [but] advances in sensors, computing, and software are...

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  • Companies Need to Make their AI Principles public

    Awesome, not awesome.#Awesome“Alibaba is using AI technologies and smart sensors to monitor each hog’s activity and state of health — data that will then be analysed and turned into a real-time...

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  • Start with schools to reduce bias in algorithms and open doors for minorities in tech

    Start with schools to reduce bias in algorithms and open doors for minorities in tech

    SourceAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“…Using the tagged threads, [researchers] then trained a [machine-learning] system to predict from the first comment if a [online] conversation was going to go...

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  • AI will make War a whole lot more hellish

    AI will make War a whole lot more hellish

    SourceAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“Almost 37% of the water pumped into Brazil’s supply network disappears, because of leaks, faulty meters returning an inaccurate reading or theft…With enough...

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  • Let’s think twice about removing humans from the decision making loop

    Let’s think twice about removing humans from the decision making loop

    … less we’re okay with being morally corrupt.SourceAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“…In the past, when an earthquake hit, he’d have to make educated guesses about what parts of his district might...

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