3 Top Biotech Stocks to Buy for the 2nd Half of 2019

Great growth prospects and relatively modest risk levels make these biotech stocks really attractive. Biotech stocks in general enjoyed a great first half of 2019. The biggest winners have been clinical-stage biotech stocks. Several of these smaller biotechs have quadrupled or more this year.  Of course, small clinical-stage biotechs also tend to be very risky.…

Artificial Intelligence Sniffs Out Unsafe Foods

Credit: Kira-Yan Getty ImagesResearchers trained machine-learning algorithms to read Amazon reviews for hints that a food product would be recalled by the FDA. Christopher Intagliata reports.The Food and Drug Administration has to recall hundreds of foods every year. Like cookie snack packs with chunks of blue plastic hiding inside, Salmonella-tainted taco seasoning or curry powder laced with lead.  It…

We might never achieve general AIs — but it’s important that we try

There are many parallels between self-driving car and artificial intelligence. They are goals that, the closer we get to them, the more difficult they seem. In 1956, scientists John McCarthy and Marvin Minsky proposed that a “2-month, 10-man study of artificial intelligence” would unlock the secrets of the human mind. We would soon be able to precisely…

Growing High-Tech Hub Offers Alternative to Silicon Beach

VENTURA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–XponentialWorks, a venture, advisory and product development company specializing in artificial intelligence, digital manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics and the digital transformation of traditional businesses, today announced the expansion of its Ventura-based Innovation Labs and the opening of a new manufacturing facility that will see its floor space double. The expansion reflects the rapid…

3D Printing Start-up Fortify Secures $10M in Series A Funding Led By Accel

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fortify, a Boston-based additive manufacturing start-up and pioneer in Digital Composite Manufacturing (DCM), announced today it has closed a $10M Series A funding led by Accel with additional participation from Neotribe, Prelude Ventures, and Mainspring Capital Partners. The funding will support the launch of Fortify’s Discovery Partner Program and the growth of the Fortify…

PTC Named Product Leader in PLM for Digital Transformation in Discrete Manufacturing by Frost & Sullivan

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced that Frost & Sullivan has named PTC’s Windchill® product lifecycle management (PLM) solution the Product Leader in PLM for Digital Transformation in Discrete Manufacturing, North America. Windchill was recognized for its ability to enhance collaboration; its incorporation of innovative technologies such as IoT, augmented reality, analytics, and artificial intelligence;…