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Microsoft buys deep-learning startup Maluuba

In its first aquisition of calendar 2017, Microsoft announced plans to buy Montreal-based deep-learning startup Maluuba for an undisclosed amount. Maluuba has done work in natural-language understanding and reinforcement learning. Harry Shum, Microsoft executive vice president of the company’s Artificial Intelligence and Research Group, explained a potential scenario where […]

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New startup investments aim to stem Canadian tech brain drain

TORONTO (Reuters) – Some of Canada’s largest corporations and top executives launched two separate initiatives this week, investing millions of dollars into startup programs they hope will help stem a brain drain in fields like artificial intelligence and financial technology. NextAI, which was unveiled on Wednesday, and Diagram, announced […]

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Cedars-Sinai + Techstars Healthcare Accelerator Unveils Second Class of 8 Digital Health Startups

Techstars Healthcare Accelerator , in partnership with Cedars-Sinai, today announced that 8 companies have been selected to participate in its second class. From artificial intelligence to new devices and disruptive services, these innovative healthcare-focused startups are working to transform health and healthcare delivery as part of the Los Angeles-based […]

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Johnson & Johnson to snap up Swiss biotech company Actelion for $30bn

Jonson & Johnson is the world’s biggest healthcare group, (Source: Getty) Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is snapping up Europe’s biggest biotech company Actelion in a $30bn (£23.7bn) deal. J&J, which is the world’s biggest healthcare group, is also funding a new research and development company headed by chief executive […]

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Rebranded healthcare AI company Prognos goes after payer market

A healthcare analytics startup known for the last six years as Medivo has rebranded itself as an artificial intelligence company called Prognos . As part of the relaunch, New York-based Prognos is making an aggressive push into the payer market to augment its predictive analytics work with life sciences […]

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New startup investments aim to stem Canadian tech brain drain

TORONTO (Reuters) – Some of Canada’s largest corporations and top executives launched two separate initiatives this week, investing millions of dollars into startup programs they hope will help stem a brain drain in fields like artificial intelligence and financial technology. NextAI, which was unveiled on Wednesday, and Diagram, announced […]

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Millions of veteran health care records are being used to train this startup’s artificial intelligence

Above: Vietnam war veterans pose for a photo at the World War II memorial on the National Mall in Washington D.C. Last spring the startup Flow Health began a five-year contract with the Department of Veteran Affairs to examine all historic and ongoing medical records. The startup will use […]

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Johnson & Johnson to Acquire Actelion for $30 Billion

LONDON — Johnson & Johnson , the world’s largest health care company, said on Thursday that it had agreed to acquire the Swiss biotechnology company Actelion for $30 billion in cash, bolstering its roster of treatments for rare diseases. The agreement came after negotiations in which Johnson & Johnson […]

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