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How Midwest tech organizations are working to increase the number of female founders in the region

How bad is the diversity in tech problem? Seriously bad. And seriously long-standing. For almost 30 years, women have made up less than 10 percent of the entrepreneurial and venture capital market labor forces, while Hispanics hovered at 2 percent and African Americans below 1 percent, according to a recent Harvard Business School paper. What’s …

Bill Gates to Apple: Help investigators access phones or risk regulation

Bill Gates rarely shied away from confronting Apple when he was Microsoft’s CEO, and new comments to Axios today suggest that he has a new issue with Cupertino: Unbreakable encryption. Without mentioning Apple’s name, Gates raised the prospect that the company might be on the wrong side of the encryption debate, specifically when it comes to …

eBay hires Jan Pedersen from Twitter to spearhead its AI efforts

eBay has announced a major new hire in its push to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) across its ecommerce platform. The company announced that it has lured Jan Pedersen from Twitter as its new VP and chief scientist for AI, and he will soon lead the company’s strategy across natural language processing, machine learning, and computer vision. He …

Strict radiation standards may delay 5G rollout in EU capital Brussels

Despite serving as Europe’s capital, the Belgian city of Brussels expects to miss the continent’s planned 2020 rollout of 5G due to overly strict radiation rules, according to new reports this week. The reports come months after Europe attempted to position itself as the “global lead market for 5G,” and hint at the regional regulatory issues …

LendingHome Earns Coveted Spot on Forbes FinTech 50 List

Prestigious Honor Validates Company’s Use of Technology to Re-engineer Homebuying SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 13, 2018– LendingHome – the largest, fastest-growing mortgage marketplace lender – today announced its debut on the Forbes FinTech 50 list, which spotlights “the top companies shaping the future of your money.” This is the magazine’s third FinTech 50 list, and the …

Okta Strengthens and Deepens Executive Team With Hires and Promotions Across People, Partnerships and Corporate Development Teams

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 13, 2018– Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today announced the hiring of Monty Gray as senior vice president of Corporate Development, Patrick McCue as senior vice president of Worldwide Partners, and the promotions of Kristina Johnson to Chief People Officer, and Angela Grady to executive …

ARM unveils mobile machine learning processor Project Trillium

ARM is unveiling its ambitious new machine learning processor platform, dubbed Project Trillium. The platform includes processors and sensors for improving artificial intelligence operations in mobile devices at the edge of networks, rather than in data centers.vector art services ARM has created a high-end processor to handle machine learning calculations, or those that enable computers …

AI, cloud, and IoT will drive 2018 growth, say chip makers

Artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and the internet of things (IoT) will have bigger impacts on the revenues of chip makers in 2018, according to accounting firm KPMG‘s survey of 150 semiconductor industry leaders. Two-thirds of the leaders cited IoT as one of the top revenue drivers, up from 56 percent in last year’s survey. Cloud computing …

Cytobank and the FDA Collaborate to Improve Immunotherapy Development

Results from their machine learning-based research to be presented at The Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference in San Francisco. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 13, 2018– Cytobank and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are collaborating to develop machine learning-based methods for characterizing the morphology of multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). These methods could be used in …