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Portugal’s Faber reaches $24.3M for its second fund aimed at data-driven startups from Iberia

Portugal’s Faber reaches .3M for its second fund aimed at data-driven startups from Iberia Portuguese VC Faber has hit the first close of its Faber Tech II fund at €20.5 million ($24.3 million). The fund will focus on early-stage data-driven startups starting from Southern Europe and the Iberian peninsula, with the aim […]

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Deep Neural Networks Are Helping Decipher How Brains Work

Deep Neural Networks Are Helping Decipher How Brains Work Neuroscientists are finding that deep-learning networks, often criticized as “black boxes,” can be good models for the organization of living brains. Source: www.wired.com Deep Neural Networks Are Helping Decipher How Brains Work

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Your Brain Prefers Happy Endings. That’s Not Always Smart

Your Brain Prefers Happy Endings. That’s Not Always Smart People tend to focus on whether an experience ends on an up note or a sour one, even if it leads us to make bad decisions. A new study examines why. Source: www.wired.com Your Brain Prefers Happy Endings. That’s Not Always Smart

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Can Placebos Work—Even When Patients Know They’re Fake?

Can Placebos Work—Even When Patients Know They’re Fake? Researchers showed that a saline spray “treatment” reduced people’s emotional distress, even though the study subjects knew the spray wouldn’t do anything. Source: www.wired.com Can Placebos Work—Even When Patients Know They’re Fake?

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We need a new field of AI to combat racial bias

We need a new field of AI to combat racial bias Gary M. Shiffman Contributor Share on Twitter Gary M. Shiffman, Ph.D., is the author of “The Economics of Violence: How Behavioral Science Can Transform our View of Crime, Insurgency, and Terrorism“. He teaches economic science and national security at Georgetown University […]

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6 investment trends that could emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic

6 investment trends that could emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic Rocio Wu Contributor Rocio Wu is a venture partner at F-Prime Capital who focuses on early-stage investments in software/applied AI, fintech and frontier tech investments. While some U.S. investors might have taken comfort from China’s rebound, we still find ourselves in the […]

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The first US clinical trial of using an in-brain chip to fight opioid addiction is now underway

The first US clinical trial of using an in-brain chip to fight opioid addiction is now underway Opioid addiction is easily one of the top widespread healthcare issues facing the U.S., and research indicates we’re nowhere near achieving any kind of significant mitigating solution. But a team of medical researchers working at […]

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Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global is buying a startup that uses neuroscience to boost app usage

Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global is buying a startup that uses neuroscience to boost app usage When Arianna Huffington stepped down from her role at the Huffington Post to start Thrive Global, she said the goal of her new business was to help a generation “avoid the burnout that all too often comes […]

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This startup just raised $8 million to help busy doctors assess the cognitive health of 50 million seniors

This startup just raised million to help busy doctors assess the cognitive health of 50 million seniors All over the globe, the population of people who are aged 65 and older is growing faster than every other age group. According to United Nations data, by 2050, one in six people in the […]

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Researchers create first mind-controlled robot arm that works well without surgery

Researchers create first mind-controlled robot arm that works well without surgery Carnegie Mellon researchers working with peers from the University of Minnesota have made a big breakthrough in brain-computer interface (BCI) and robotic technology: They’ve developed a way for a person to to control a robot arm with their minds – with […]

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