Points of View

Healthcare is perhaps the most important sector in the U.S. economy. It is the largest: close to $4 trillion per year is spent on healthcare in the United States. It employs more people than any other industry, accounting for 11% of all American jobs. Nearly one quarter of all U.S. government spending is on healthcare.

The Internet is buzzing about GPT-3, OpenAI's newest AI language model.

GPT-3 is the most powerful language model ever built. This is due more than anything to its size: the model has a whopping 175 billion parameters. To put that figure into perspective, its predecessor model GPT-2—which was considered state-of-the-art and shockingly massive when it was released last year—had 1.5 billion parameters.

Last month during ESPN’s hit documentary series The Last Dance, State Farm debuted a TV commercial that has become one of the most widely discussed ads in recent memory. It appeared to show footage from 1998 of an ESPN analyst making shockingly accurate predictions about the year 2020.
The semiconductor is the foundational technology of the digital age. It gave Silicon Valley its name. It sits at the heart of the computing revolution that has transformed every facet of society over the past half-century.
Many multi-billion-dollar companies have been built by providing tools to make software development easier and more productive. Venture capitalists like to refer to businesses like these as “pick and shovel” opportunities, a reference to Mark Twain's famous line: “When everyone is looking for gold, it's a good time to be in the pick and shovel business.”
There has been increased hand-wringing across the AI community in recent months about the limitations of deep learning.

News & Press

DOMINO DATA LAB
Domino Data Lab Announces New ML Model Monitoring Product, $43M in New Funding, and Innovations to its Enterprise Data Science Management Platform
Net App
NetApp to Acquire Spot
THE BOSTON GLOBE
Thanks to a startup and an investor, 100,000 gowns are being sent to Mass. hospitals
TECH CRUNCH
Walmart partners with fashion consignment marketplace thredUP
BUSINESS WIRE
Kyruus to Power Boston Children’s Hospital’s Next Phase of Digital Transformation
MSN
Everlywell receives FDA authorization for at-home coronavirus testing kit
INSIDER
Rent the Runway just joined the growing list of retailers selling reusable face masks
VENTURE BEAT
Scopely acquires Scrabble Go developer PierPlay
PERISHABLE NEWS
Freshly Expands With New B2B Platform: Freshly for Business
CISION PR NEWSWIRE
Harry's Donates $1 million in Shaving Supplies to Help Medical Workers Stay Safe During COVID-19
YAHOO FINANCE
Qumulo Wins 2020 Data Breakthrough Company of the Year Award for Data Storage
LovePop
Two Weeks of Sleepless Nights Turn 3D Card Maker Into PPE Provider
DESIGN WORLD
The 3D printing industry steps up to help battle the COVID-19 pandemic
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
From Adult Toys to Business Software, Coronavirus Is Rearranging the Subscription Landscape
TECH CRUNCH
Spotinst rebrands as Spot and announces new cloud spend dashboard
DEADLINE
The Chernin Group Boosts Investment In Interactive Entertainment Company Scopely
CISION PR NEWSWIRE
Freshly and Nestlé partner to donate $500,000 to Meals on Wheels America, supporting their vital work to help vulnerable seniors amid COVID-19
Robin.ly
It's All About Real-world Use Cases: Rob Toews, Investor @ Highland Capital Partners