5 Key Stories From The Digital Worlds
BY NABYL CHARANIA
- AI model capable of detecting lung cancer from screening tests better than human radiologists with an average of eight years experience.
- The model detected cancer 5% more often on average than a group of six human experts and was 11% more likely to reduce false positives.
- AI system uses 3D volumetric deep learning to analyze the full anatomy on chest CT scans, as well as patches based on object detection techniques.
- What makes this year so remarkable, though, is the money that individual companies are raising.
- U.S.-listed IPOs across all industries, not just tech, may raise more than $100 billion this year, eclipsing the $97 billion collected in 2000 during the dotcom bubble.
- There’s a red flag to consider when it comes to the current crop of tech companies going public: They’re hemorrhaging cash.
- See it first in the 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, which should go into production later this year.
- Tesla has been able to update its software via the internet for years, but conventional automakers have been slow to follow suit.
- Company previously said it would not use over-the-air updates for safety-critical systems, like braking.
- Venture funding in Brazil exploded in 2018 to $1.3 billion, representing nearly two-thirds of all venture money raised in Latin America as a whole last year.
- Brazil made up nine of the 14 top deals in all of Latin America by amount, and represented 66.2 percent of all dollars raised last year.
- Some of 2018’s biggest deals included Brazilian fintech startup Nubank raising $150 million and then $180 million.
- The GameStop Performance Center (sponsored by the game retail giant) is built next to Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters.
- Facility is a manifestation of Complexity’s vision for the “esports 3.0” era, where esports athletes are treated like professional sports athletes.
- At the 91-acre Star in Frisco, Complexity’s 11,000-square-foot headquarters allows for coordination with the Cowboys organization, so that the business can be fully integrated with a traditional sports franchise.