“By 2025, 80 percent of the functions doctors do will be done much better and much more cheaply by machines and machine learned algorithms,” said Khosla at VentureBeat’s DataBeat/Data Science Summit.
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We asked data scientists from Lyft, the Weather Company and other brands to tell us how they’re providing very real business value.
At DataBeat/Data Summit, investors said they are funding technologies that level the playing field by making it easier for anyone to build predictive models.
According to EducationSuperhighway, most schools lack fast enough connections to teach students digital skills, like basic computer programming. So the San Francisco-based nonprofit is working with K-12 school districts to remove any roadblocks to high-speed broadband Internet.
Scientists raised $9 million today to fund clinical trials for a technology that illuminates cancer cells during surgery.
Guest Post Stanford bioethics professor Hank Greely provides in-depth analysis on the 23andMe case, and its broader relevance to the genetics industry.
The company announced in press release today that the runners-up, “Healthcare.love” will also receive $1 million along with the winners, ”Upshot.”
The goal is to put physical shops on a similar playing field as e-commerce stores, which already have a wealth of data about customer buying habits.
The eight-page report from the Department of Health and Human Services claims that “substantial progress has been made,” with HealthCare.gov functioning over 90 percent of the time.
In 2010, Lane Fox was appointed to lead a government initiative to encourage Brits to get connected to the Internet. In the U.K., an estimated 7 million people (out of a population of 63 million) are still not yet online.
Guest Post Even a product with such great potential should have to support its claims with valid evidence.
Guest Post The marketplace launch has given digital health entrepreneurs some new ideas about how to (and how not to) govern a business.
People who protest the government in Vietnam may receive a 100 million dong ($4,740) fine, under a new law announced this week.
It’s clear that 23andMe believes its actions will have implications for other startups in the genetic testing field.
Ardica is developing a thin and flat fuel cell battery, which can give devices seven days worth of run time on a single charge.
Editor’s Pick In the event that this divisive case reaches the California courts, it will have far reaching implications for the entire health care industry.
Genealogy company 23andMe has received a public warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for marketing its genetic testing kit without proper clearance and approval.
A thread on Hacker News has erupted, with developers claiming that the whole thing was a sham.
Online education startup Coursera just raised an additional $20 million in funding, bringing its mammoth series B round to $63 million.
The latest startup to capitalize on the “big data” trend is Alpine Data Labs, a San Francisco-based startup that just raised $16 million in venture funding.
The winner of Salesforce’s $1 million hackathon extravaganza: An application called Upshot, which helps sales people create and edit reports on the go.
American Giant, the clothing maker that is winning the hearts of the Internet generation, just raised $3.6 million.
Online petitions platform Change.org reached a huge milestone today, when its 50 millionth user registered on the site.
This week, Calico’s chief executive Art Levinson revealed that he is beginning to recruit a superstar genetics team.
Guest Post Cloud application valuations — and growth expectations — are at an all-time high. Who will chief marketing officers and sales leaders lean on to drive growth?
Take that, Sand Hill Road’s good ol’ boys! Illuminate Ventures just closed a $20 million fund to invest in early-stage enterprise startups.
Editor’s Pick Google has an even bigger vision for Helpouts, its face-to-face video consultation platform: To bring affordable health care to patients.
People who don’t take their car out very often will save money, as MetroMile’s insurance prices on a per mile basis.
The company, which is founded by an Israeli entrepreneur, is working to consolidate specialized hardware from multiple vendors.
“You are everything Dreamforce stands for,” Salesforce chief executive Benioff told the young Drew Houston minutes ago on stage.
Queen Rania Al Abdullah has taken a personal interest in the MOOc trend. She believes it will benefit minority groups in the Arab World, especially young women.
Guest Post I would argue that Twitter was not so much “underpriced” in absolute. Rather, it was underpriced for the shape of its share register at the opening bell.
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Investors believe that Zulily defied expectations with its initial public offering, which is arguably the most successful exit since Amazon acquired Zappos.
These scientists launched a database of genetic information to help researchers understand the root causes of breast and ovarian cancer.
“What we are developing at GenapSys will enable the genomic revolution not only for healthcare, but for a wide range of applications,” said Dr. Hesaam Esfandyarpour, GenapSys founder and chief executive.
OpenROV’s David Lang and Eric Stackpole built the mini submarine as a gift to the growing community of DIY ocean explorers.
“We’re hoping to modernize the curriculum to make coding easier to teach,” said Hadi Partovi, creator of Code.org.
Data scientists are the new rock stars. At Devbeat, we heard from Pivotal’s team lead Hulya Farinas about how developers can make the jump.
“I like solving problems — I don’t like programming. It’s tedious,” said the creator of PHP on stage at our DevBeat conference.