‘Breaking Into Startups’: Torch CEO and Well Clinic founder Cameron Yarbrough on mental health & coaching

Chad M. Crabtree Contributor Share on Twitter Chad M. Crabtree is the editor-in-Chief at Career KarmaCareer Karma, covering the Future of Work, Tech Education, and Startups. There has long been a stigma associated with therapy and mental health coaching, a stigma that is even more pronounced in the business world, despite considerable evidence of the […]

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Unregulated facial recognition technology presents unique risks for the LGBTQ+ community

Carlos Gutierrez Contributor Share on Twitter Carlos Gutierrez is deputy director and general counsel at LGBT Tech. It seems consumers today are granted ever-dwindling opportunities to consider the safety and civil liberties implications of a new technology before it becomes widely adopted. Facial recognition technology is no exception. The well-documented potential for abuse and misuse of these tools […]

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RealityEngines.AI raises $5.25M seed round to make ML easier for enterprises

RealityEngines.AI, a research startup that wants to help enterprises make better use of AI, even when they only have incomplete data, today announced that it has raised a $5.25 million seed funding round. The round was led by former Google CEO and Chairman Eric Schmidt and Google founding board member Ram Shriram. Khosla Ventures, Paul […]

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Providing supplemental educational videos online nets Osmosis $4 million

With over one million YouTube subscribers and 500,000 registered users for its supplemental educational videos, Osmosis, which bills itself as the Khan Academy of healthcare, has raised $4 million in new funding. The round was led by Felicis Ventures, with participation from previous Osmosis investors including Greycroft, Coverys, FundRx, Figure 8, Social Starts, and LearnStart, “By reimagining medical education, Osmosis is […]

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Amazon under greater shareholder pressure to limit sale of facial recognition tech to the government

This week could mark a significant setback for Amazon’s facial recognition business if privacy and civil liberties advocates — and some shareholders — get their way. Months earlier, shareholders tabled a resolution to limit the sale of Amazon’s facial recognition tech giant calls Rekognition to law enforcement and government agencies. It followed accusations of bias […]

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Microsoft launches a drag-and-drop machine learning tool

Microsoft today announced three new services that all aim to simplify the process of machine learning. These range from a new interface for a tool that completely automates the process of creating models, to a new no-code visual interface for building, training and deploying models, all the way to hosted Jupyter-style notebooks for advanced users. […]

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Hometalk raises $15M to grow its DIY community

Hometalk, a DIY community site with just under 10 million monthly users and over 21 million monthly visits, today announced that it has raised a $15M growth round led by NFX, with participation from WeWork founder and CEO Adam Neumann and Altair Capital. If you’re not familiar with Hometalk, you can think of the site […]

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Hometalk raises $15M to grow its DIY community

Hometalk, a DIY community site with just under 10 million monthly users and over 21 million monthly visits, today announced that it has raised a $15M growth round led by NFX, with participation from WeWork founder and CEO Adam Neumann and Altair Capital. If you’re not familiar with Hometalk, you can think of the site […]

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Viacom-owned youngsters streaming service Noggin acquires educational app Sparkler

Viacom’s Nickelodeon is doubling down on the educational aspects of its preschooler-focused streaming service, Noggin, with the acquisition of the early childhood learning platform Sparkler. Announced on Friday, the deal will see Sparkler’s technology integrated into Noggin over the next year, and makes Sparkler’s co-founder and CEO Kristen Kane the new head of the Noggin […]

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Google Cloud Subsequent, Machine Finding out, & far more! (This Week in Cloud)

Here to bring you the latest news in the cloud is Google Cloud Developer Advocate Stephanie Wong. Learn more about these announcements → https://bit.ly/2TqGuME • Weekly updates (blog) → https://bit.ly/2TmTgvS • Get Cloud Certified → https://bit.ly/2Tqmwlh • TensorFlow Deep Learning VM Instances → https://bit.ly/2Toph6Q • G Suite Updates → https://bit.ly/2TqHHUc This Week in The Cloud […]

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