• How Sweden became the Silicon Valley of Europe

    Aug 26, 2021

    As Klarna’s billionaire founder Sebastian Siemiatkowski prepares to stage one of the biggest-ever European fintech company listings, a feast of capitalism, he credits an unlikely backer for his runaway success: the Swedish welfare state.

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  • How voice biometrics is saving financial services companies millions and eliminating fraud

    Jul 26, 2021

    Banks, credit unions, brokerages, and credit card companies are using the latest advances in voice biometrics to verify identity, authenticate callers, and protect against fraud — saving millions, reducing handle time, and increasing customer satisfaction.

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  • How AI Can Help Surgeons Get a Better View of Their Patients

    Jun 10, 2021

    Much of the future of surgical tech, says one stakeholder, involves using AI to help surgeons see better.

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  • The Artificial Intelligence Deals Tracker: ~12K Deals Across 19 Industries In One Heatmap

    May 4, 2021

    AI companies are seeing deals and dollars across nearly every major industry. We track where AI is heating up, from health to finance to entertainment.

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  • Microsoft is acquiring Nuance Communications for $19.7B

    Apr 13, 2021

    In a post announcing the deal, the company said this was about increasing its presence in the healthcare vertical, a place where Nuance has done well in recent years. In fact, the company announced the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare last year, and this deal is about accelerating its presence there.

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  • Global edge computing infrastructure market to be $800 billion by 2028

    Mar 14, 2021

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  • 12 Tech Trends To Watch Closely In 2021

    Mar 2, 2021

    Futuristic tech havens. The quantum time bomb. Psychedelic medicines. AI that can read your emotions. Here are the top tech trends poised to reshape industries in 2021.

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  • World Economic Forum launches global alliance to speed trustworthy AI adoption

    Feb 7, 2021

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) is launching the Global AI Action Alliance today, with more than 100 organizations participating at launch.

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  • The Most Important Voice In Artificial Intelligence: Frontline Workers

    Jan 30, 2021

    Success with AI is going to be a bumpy and uneven road, and is going to need more human knowledge and input than we can ever imagine. No one is more critical to AI success than the people who will be working with it on the front lines.

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  • The Most Intriguing CES 2021 Innovation Award-Winning Devices Using Voice and AI

    Jan 15, 2021

    This year’s crop of more than 1,200 nominees CES 2021 Innovation Awards ranged across 28 product categories covering nearly every aspect of people’s lives. We examined this year’s winners and picked out some of the most notable examples of voice tech and artificial intelligence among the winners.

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  • Issue 23 - The European VC market is so hot it may skip its summer holiday

    The startup market is having a moment around the world, but few regions can brag as much as Europe when it comes to venture capital investment.

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  • Issue 23 - Azafran INSIGHTS Rapid-fire Video Podcast

    Hosts Matt Bauer and Megan Burns welcome special guest Paul Martin, founder and CEO of Azafran Fund I portfolio company, tagSpace.

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