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Radical Reads: FDA’s Action Plan for Regulating AI/ML

Sanjana Basu, Investor     .    The opportunity for artificial intelligence to transform healthcare was put in sharp relief in 2020, as AI research and applications were designed to help diagnose coronavirus infections, improve heart transplant outcomes, and detect...

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Radical Reads: The Future of Learning

Sanjana Basu, Investor     .    Students across North America returned from winter break last week. And whether they were online or in the classroom, the impact of the pandemic continues to have far-reaching effects on schooling and education. Technology...

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Radical Reads: 2021 AI Trends

    .    2021 AI Trends Artificial Intelligence continues to impact every facet of our economy and, as we turn the page on a new year, the Radical team identified five AI trends we anticipate will gain momentum in 2021. 1) Healthtech Acceleration: The dawn of digital...

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Radical Reads: 2020’s top AI stories

    .    Radical Talks 2020 The holidays offer a perfect time to catch up on thoughtful insights from some of the greatest minds in technology and AI. This year we launched our podcast Radical Talks exploring the intersection of technology, the economy, politics and...

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Radical Reads: Tracking Investment in Canadian AI Startups

Daniel Mulet, Investor     .    I was working at the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) when we launched its first accelerator program focused exclusively on machine learning (ML) companies, an initiative strongly encouraged by Radical Ventures co-founder Tomi Poutanen,...

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Radical Reads: News from NeurIPS 2020

Daniel Mulet, Investor     .    Visualization of conference papers arranged by a measure of similarity. Source: NeurIPS The Neural Information Processing Conference (NeurIPS), generally regarded as the world’s leading conference for Artificial Intelligence...

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Radical Reads: Selling in Uncertain Times

Parasvil Patel     .    An excellent barometer for measuring the health of a company is the sales pipeline. Sales activity often serves as an early warning system for pending disruption and, in the wake of COVID-19, alarm bells were going off in the sales...

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Radical Reads: InsurTech and the Innovation Premium

Adithya Sreekumar, Investor     .    In the early days of the pandemic, actuaries scrambled to assess the impact of the crisis on future risks. At the same time, customer demand was changing rapidly: in October, nearly one in three millennials said they felt an...

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Radical Reads: Diagnosing the Mind

Sanjana Basu     .    Fever, trouble swallowing, sore throat: these are the tell-tale symptoms of strep throat. But before a doctor decides to prescribe an antibiotic, she may first conduct a throat swab to confirm the presence of streptococcus bacteria. Such reliable...

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Radical Reads: Building Star Trek’s Tricorder

Parasvil Patel     .    The Tricorder was the diagnostic tool of choice for the fictional Dr. Leonard McCoy -- a small handheld device used to quickly and non-invasively assess the health of his crewmates aboard the Star Trek Enterprise. Since the sci-fi prop’s first...

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Radical Reads: The future of automation

Jordan Jacobs, Co-founder and Managing Partner     .    COVID-19 has us thinking a lot about the complex systems that underpin the infrastructure of modern life that most people took for granted in the ‘Before Times’, back at the start of the year. In 2020, doctors,...

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Radical Reads: Shifting battle lines in the cyber security wars

Leah Morris, Senior Analyst     .    2020 has been a boon for bad actors looking to exploit our larger online footprint. While the global pandemic expanded the many ways in which we live, work and learn online, hackers are leveraging this broadening digital engagement...

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Curated deep tech and AI content that humans at Radical are reading and thinking about. Sign up here to have Radical Reads delivered directly to your inbox every week. 1) Machine learning and Covid-19: Oxford scientists develop extremely rapid diagnostic test for...

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Curated deep tech and AI content that humans at Radical are reading and thinking about. Sign up here to have Radical Reads delivered directly to your inbox every week. 1) Developments in AI: State of AI Report 2020 (Nathan Benaich and Ian Hogarth) “We believe that AI...

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Curated deep tech and AI content that humans at Radical are reading and thinking about. Sign up here to have Radical Reads delivered directly to your inbox every week.1) Investing in AI: What investment trends reveal about the global AI landscape (Brookings)“The...

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Curated deep tech and AI content that humans at Radical are reading and thinking about. Sign up here to have Radical Reads delivered directly to your inbox every week.1) AI in Fintech: Sensibill launches smart technology for rapid receipt data extraction...

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