Boston gets a new biotech accelerator with the launch of Petri

As biotechnology becomes more central to new innovations in healthcare, material science and manufacturing, one of the nation’s research hubs is getting a new accelerator calledPetrito launch companies focused on

Presight Capital raises $80M fund to connect US startups with Europe

Presight Capital, the international venture arm ofApeiron Investment Group, is announcing that it’s closed its first fund of $80 million. Apeiron is the family office of German entrepreneur Christian Angermayer

Part cow, part… bacterium? Biotech company makes heifer of gene-editing blunder

Whoopsies — Gene-edited cow project on the butcher block after bacterial genes found. Beth Mole - Sep 1, 2019 1:00 pm UTC Enlarge/A Holstein calf, which has not been gene-edited.A

A scientist who’s working to transform cancer treatments at a $4 billion biotech shares why you should ditch the ‘CEO of a company by age 35’ mentality

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Your Amazon Echo didn’t build itself. This researcher is tracking AI’s social and environmental consequences


“AI is being fed directly into the bloodstream of society, and in many cases without sufficient checks and balances,” saysKate Crawford, a professor and cofounder of New York University’s AI Now, the world’s first academic research institute dedicated to the social impact of artificial intelligence. Last year, Crawford partnered with data-viz guru Vladan Joler to create “Anatomy of an AI System,” a map and research paper demonstrating the real-world consequences of developing and manufacturing the Amazon Echo. The 23-by-16.5-foot black-and-white map illustrates how an Echo is made, from the geological processes that create the rare-earth metals in the Echo’s chips to the digital laborers who build the training data sets for AI systems to the submarine cables that carry information between servers on different continents. The paper highlights the radical differences in income distri

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