This week: When Do We Trust AI’s Recommendations More Than People’s?, What Does It Take To Scale An AI Company? Founders And Investors Share Their Insights, Facebook, Carnegie Mellon use A.I. in hunt for renewable energy storage breakthrough, Deloitte AI head Shelby Austin to lead startup spun out of consulting giant, and much more.
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The Techstars Sustainability Challenge is an equity-free challenge that brings together founders with industry leaders in sustainability. Top Supply Chain solutions in the areas of Data & Automation and Materials & End-of-life Impact will have access to potential commercial opportunities with our corporate partners. We are looking for proven technologies that are able to be pilotable in 2021. Applications are now open and close March 1, 2021.
ESA’s 2020 Φ-week event kicked off this morning with a series of stimulating speeches on Digital Twin Earth, updates on Φ-sat-1, which was successfully launched into orbit earlier this month, and an exciting new initiative involving quantum computing.
Jenny Vipperman, the chief lending officer at VyStar Credit Union, among the largest U.S. credit unions, wanted to lend more money to minorities and other disadvantaged groups that historically have struggled to obtain credit. But finding a way to lend more inclusively without taking on potentially dangerous amounts of risk was difficult using standard credit scoring and the tried-and-true lending rules of thumb that VyStar had been relying on.
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