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AI Process Discovers, Tests Fibrosis Drug in 18 Months

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A provider of drug discovery services based on artificial intelligence says in 18 months it identified and tested in mice a new drug for a chronic lung disease. . . . → Read More: AI Process Discovers, Tests Fibrosis Drug in 18 Months

AI Cell Analysis Start-Up Raises $6M Seed Funds

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A new enterprise using artificial intelligence to analyze individual cells for immune-related diagnostics and therapies is raising $6 million in seed funds. . . . → Read More: AI Cell Analysis Start-Up Raises $6M Seed Funds

New Venture Fund Backs Underserved, Academic Start-Ups

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A new $300 million venture capital fund is underway that aims to support technology start-ups often left behind by larger mainstream investors. . . . → Read More: New Venture Fund Backs Underserved, Academic Start-Ups

Universities Form Joint Engineering Patent Pool

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A group of 15 American universities are putting part of their engineering patents into a common licensing pool for commercial development. . . . → Read More: Universities Form Joint Engineering Patent Pool

AI Process Devised for Drug Repurposing

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A biomedical informatics lab developed techniques with artificial intelligence to find new uses for existing drugs from millions of electronic health records. . . . → Read More: AI Process Devised for Drug Repurposing

Sensor Designed for A.I. Mimics Eye Functions

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A computer science lab designed an optical sensor to function more like a human eye and better process visual data for systems based on artificial intelligence. . . . → Read More: Sensor Designed for A.I. Mimics Eye Functions

Lightweight AI Chip Designer Raises $2.8M in Seed Funds

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A new company is designing computer chips and devices with artificial intelligence modeled on insect brains for autonomous vehicles and robotic systems. . . . → Read More: Lightweight AI Chip Designer Raises $2.8M in Seed Funds

Privacy-Enhanced Contact Tracing App in the Works

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A mobile app for Covid-19 contact tracing, designed to protect the user’s personal privacy, is being developed by two university engineering labs. . . . → Read More: Privacy-Enhanced Contact Tracing App in the Works

$500K Challenge Seeks A.I. Covid-19 Reopening Models

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A new challenge from XPrize seeks evidence-based models using artificial intelligence to help governments reopen their economies during the pandemic. . . . → Read More: $500K Challenge Seeks A.I. Covid-19 Reopening Models

Tech, Genomics Companies Form DNA Storage Alliance

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Four companies from the computer technology and genomics industries are starting a coalition to advance DNA as a data storage medium. . . . → Read More: Tech, Genomics Companies Form DNA Storage Alliance