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Code for Cures: Life Sciences Thrives on San Francisco’s Software Heritage

A growing population of people with software experience plus an interest in life sciences is boosting drug development in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to panelists at an Xcelerating event.Innovation in the San Francisco Bay Area may first bring to mind tech behemoths like Facebook and Google. But some drug development companies in the region say its openness to new ideas and the combination of software experience and life sciences expertise are boosting their prospects.“For us inside t...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, People, Innovation, Biotech, Life Sciences, Healthtech, San Francisco Bay Area, Daphne Koller, San Francisco blog main, SanFranciscoVC, TwoXAR


Sidewalk Labs' abandoned smart city is a huge blow for Alphabet – Here are some of its 'other bets' that have failed or are currently in flux (GOOG, GOOGL)

Sidewalk Labs has announced it will abandon its plans to build a $900 million smart city in Toronto, marking a major blow to the Alphabet company. But it's not the first Alphabet division to stumble. For every Alphabet success, there's been another company that didn't make it. Here are the companies currently in the Alphabet graveyard, and those which are in a state of flux. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In 2015, Google blew up up its corporate structure and became a sub...
Tags: Apple, Google, Toronto, Trends, Nest Labs, Fitbit, Tony Fadell, Nest, Shell, Sundar Pichai, Sidewalk Labs, Alphabet, Pichai, Stephen Gillett, Ruth Porat, Amgen


Meet the 21 startups cofounded by women that reached unicorn status in 2019, hitting a valuation of $1 billion or more

A record 4,399 investments were made in female-founded startups in 2019, according to new data from All Raise and Pitchbook. The funding helped boost a record number of startups with at least one female cofounders to unicorn status in 2019, meaning that they hit a valuation of $1 billion or more. Here are the 21 startups with female cofounders that hit valuations over $1 billion in 2019. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A record 4,399 investments were made in female-founded...
Tags: New York, Instagram, Australia, Ebay, China, Ipo, Boston, India, Softbank, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Linkedin, Bloomberg, Mit


The man who helped create Google's life sciences venture is launching a biotech hub to help solve healthcare's biggest problem

Vikram Bajaj, a VC and the cofounder of Google Life Sciences, now called Verily, is launching an incubator for healthcare and life science startups called Foresite Labs. Cofounding the new venture is Jim Tananbaum, the CEO of Foresite Capital, the Silicon Valley venture firm where Bajaj serves as managing director. Foresite Labs has a star-studded advisory board that includes executives from leading health-tech institutions like Stanford, Harvard, Johnson & Johnson, and the Chan-Zuckerberg Bio...
Tags: Google, UK, Stanford, Trends, Harvard, Healthcare, Silicon Valley, University Of California Berkeley, Jeff Bezos, Illumina, Google Life Sciences, Johnson Johnson, SVP, Nash, Gilead, Daphne Koller


Famed founder Daphne Koller tells it straight: “With most drugs, we do not understand why they work”

Daphne Koller doesn’t mind hard work. She joined Stanford University’s computer science department in 1995, spending the next 18 years there in a full-time capacity before cofounding the online education giant Coursera, where she spent the following four years and remained co-chairman until last month. Koller then spent a little less than two years at Alphabet’s longevity lab, Calico, as its first chief computing officer. It was there that Koller was reminded of her passion for applying machi...
Tags: TC, UK, Tech, Bloomberg, Ireland, Finland, National Institutes of Health, Estonia, Andreessen Horowitz, Iceland, Biotech, Pharma, Stanford University, Alphabet, Gilead Sciences, Calico


With $103M Raise, Edtech Firm Coursera Graduates to Unicorn Status

Online education company Coursera announced today it raised $103 million in a Series E equity funding round to expand the international reach of its coursework, degree offerings, and workforce training programs.The fundraising round brings in new investor SEEK Group, an Australia-based job search, education, and workforce matchmaking firm whose affiliated businesses operate in 18 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, China, Mexico, and Brazil. Previous Coursera investors Future Fund and ...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Marketplace, Education, Internet, Australia, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Vc, Artificial Intelligence


A Jeff Bezos-backed startup just inked a deal with $84 billion biotech Gilead to make drugs for a troubling and increasingly common disease (GILD)

Pharmaceutical giant Gilead is teaming up with Silicon Valley startup Insitro to develop better drugs for a quietly emerging disease called NASH. Short for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, NASH can lead to liver failure and is estimated to affect some 16 million Americans. Insitro is led by the former chief computing officer of Google life-extension spinoff Calico. It has backing from top-notch tech investors like Jeff Bezos and life science firms like Verily.  The three-year deal could be worth...
Tags: Google, Amazon, California, Trends, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Jeff Bezos, Nash, Gilead, Subramanian, Koller, Daphne Koller, Alexa Like, Insitro Insitro, Insitro, Calico How Insitro


Reimagining Drug Design in the Era of AI #emtechdigital

Daphne Koller is the Founder and CEO, Insitro. Insitro will integrate cutting-edge machine learning techniques with the ground-breaking innovations that have occurred in life sciences that enable the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Innovation, Daphne Koller, Insitro Insitro


A $1 billion data-crunching startup that was initially rejected by investors aims to do for drug companies what it did for Netflix (REGN)

Five-year-old data-crunching startup Databricks is worth $940 million after its Apache Spark software went viral among companies ranging from Netflix to Shell. That software, which Databricks co-founders Ali Ghodsi and Ion Stoica initially tried to pitch to companies for free, is what powers many of the highly-personalized experiences found on platforms like Netflix. Now Databricks is unveiling a new software inspired by Spark that is designed to help drug companies create better medicines fas...
Tags: Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, New York, Trends, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Shell, Databricks, Us Department Of Defense, Don, Valley, Reid, Regeneron, Daphne Koller


A $940 million startup that VCs initially rejected aims to do for pharma what it did for Netflix (REGN)

Five-year-old data-crunching startup Databricks is worth $940 million after its Apache Spark software went viral among companies ranging from Netflix to Shell. That software, which Databricks co-founders Ali Ghodsi and Ion Stoica initially tried to pitch to companies for free, is what powers many of the highly-personalized experiences found on platforms like Netflix. Now Databricks is unveiling a new software inspired by Spark that is designed to help drug companies create better medicines fas...
Tags: Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, New York, Trends, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Shell, Databricks, Us Department Of Defense, Don, Valley, Reid, Regeneron, Daphne Koller


Inclusion Gets Real: A New Level of Diversity Discourse at SXSW

Austin—There’s no question that humans have plenty of biases that carry on from generation to generation, from sexism to racism to homophobia. Those problems have carried over to machines, too—bias in the data fed to computer algorithms is an issue that comes up often. Former Stanford computer science professor Daphne Koller recalled an anecdote she once was told at a machine learning conference: If you run an Internet search for images related to the term “CEO,” Koller said, 24 of the fi...
Tags: Startups, Gender, Hbo, Texas, Technology, Whole Foods, Stanford, Trends, Startup, Tech, Diversity, Economics, Economy, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Austin


A.I. Is Advanced, But Decades From Singularity and Elon Musk’s Fears

Austin—The future of artificial intelligence and its applications for businesses, consumers, and life in general remain murky. Last year at South by Southwest, prognosticator Ray Kurzweil discussed his prediction that A.I. would have human-level intelligence by 2029. This year, Adam Cheyer, the co-founder of Siri, said he thinks it’ll take a bit longer. “In my view, I don’t put it at 11 years. I don’t put it in this century. I would put it at 100 years,” said Cheyer, who has also co-found...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Hbo, Texas, Technology, Trends, Siri, Startup, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Machine Learning, Westworld, Robotics, Robot, Emotional Intelligence


The head of Google’s life-extension spinoff says one type of diet could prolong life

Daphne Koller, the head of Google's life extension spinoff Calico, recently discussed some of her unpublished research. Placing animals on restricted diets appears to improve their health and may even play a role in lengthening their lifespans. The first clinical trial of this approach in people suggests it could have benefits as well, but more studies are needed. It's not every day that the head of Google's shadowy life-extension spinoff offers a peek at her unpublished research. But earlier...
Tags: Google, San Francisco, Trends, Silicon Valley, University of Wisconsin Madison, Koller, Daphne Koller, Daphne Koller Calico, Rozalyn M Anderson


A head of Google's life-extension spinoff says one type of diet could prolong life

Daphne Koller, the head of Google's life-extension spinoff, Calico, recently discussed some of her unpublished research. Placing animals on restricted diets appears to improve their health and may even play a role in lengthening their lifespans. The first clinical trial of this approach in people suggests it could have benefits as well, but more studies are needed. It's not every day that a head of Google's shadowy life-extension spinoff offers a peek at their unpublished research. But earli...
Tags: Google, San Francisco, Trends, Silicon Valley, University of Wisconsin Madison, Koller, Daphne Koller, Daphne Koller Calico, Rozalyn M Anderson


Voices in AI – Episode 10: A Conversation with Suchi Saria

Today's leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese .voice-in-ai-byline-embed { font-size: 1.4rem; background: url(https://voicesinai.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cropped-voices-background.jpg) black; background-position: center; background-size: cover; color: white; padding: 1rem 1.5rem; font-weight: 200; text-transform: uppercase; margin-bottom: 1.5rem; } .voice-in-ai-byline-embed span { color: #FF6B00; } In this episode...
Tags: Google, Medicine, Microsoft, Stanford, Blog, Seo, Data, Nasa, Mit, Harvard, Darpa, Ibm, Ai, Waste, Agi, Johns Hopkins


Voices in AI – Episode 5: A Conversation with Daphne Koller

Today's leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese .voice-in-ai-byline-embed { font-size: 1.4rem; background: url(https://voicesinai.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cropped-voices-background.jpg) black; background-position: center; background-size: cover; color: white; padding: 1rem 1.5rem; font-weight: 200; text-transform: uppercase; margin-bottom: 1.5rem; } .voice-in-ai-byline-embed span { color: #FF6B00; } In this episode...
Tags: Google, UK, Stanford, Wikipedia, Blog, Seo, Dartmouth, Consciousness, Manhattan, Watson, Ai, Agi, Mccarthy, Coursera, Gigaom, Byron


Calico focused on trying to gain insight into biology of aging which has been disappointing to those who favor SENS style antiaging

Google's antiaging company Calico is building a Bell Labs of aging research. They hope to extend the human life span by coming up with a breakthrough as important, and as useful to humanity, as the transistor has been.Among Calico’s first hires was Cynthia Kenyon, now its vice president of aging research, who 20 years ago showed that altering a single DNA letter in a laboratory roundworm made it live six weeks instead of three. Google’s founders created an academic-biotech hybrid they call a...
Tags: Google, Science, Noah, Innovation, Abbvie, Bell Labs, Sierra, Alphabet, Longevity, Roche, Brian Kennedy, Calico, Life Extension, National Academy of Medicine, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Buck Institute


Coursera’s co-founder Daphne Koller set to start anew at Calico

 In a blog post, Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller announced she is leaving the company to join Alphabet subsidiary Calico. Koller founded Coursera with Andrew Ng back in 2012 after working together on artificial intelligence research at Stanford. The two supported the company’s growth until Ng left to become chief scientist at Baidu’s research arm.  Today Coursera has grown… Read More
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Science, Education, Stanford, Tech, NG, Baidu, Coursera, Online Education, Alphabet, Open Educational Resources, Calico, Daphne Koller, Andrew Ng


How Scale is Enabling Deep Learning

AI is making rapid progress. To help you stay on the leading edge, Andrew Ng recording a few videos to share the latest trends.Andrew Yan-Tak Ng is Chief Scientist at Baidu Research in Silicon Valley. In addition, he is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Electrical Engineering by courtesy at Stanford University. He is chairman of the board of Coursera, an online education platform that he co-founded with Daphne Koller.He researches primarily in mac...
Tags: Science, China, Computers, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Silicon Valley, Baidu, Singularity, Deep Learning, Department of Computer Science, Daphne Koller, Pre-singularity, Andrew Yan Tak Ng, Baidu Research, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University He


Will your job get outsourced to a robot?

GWEN IFILL: Have you ever worried you might lose your job to a robot? I have. Hari Sreenivasan finds it could well happen with advances in artificial intelligence, or A.I., transforming the work force. That’s the latest report in our series on invention and innovation, Breakthroughs. MAN: Oh, all in? HARI SREENIVASAN: In a closely watched brains vs. artificial intelligence poker match held in Pittsburgh earlier this month, humans pulled off a slim win over a computer program called Claud...
Tags: Palo Alto, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Robots, Gwen Ifill, Ibm, Watson, Innovation and Invention, Nevada, Breakthroughs, Pbs, Detroit, MetaMind, Carnegie Mellon University, Hari Sreenivasan, Intelligent Machines