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

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Exclusive: Harry’s Raises A $155 Million Series E At $1.7 Billion, A Year After The FTC Blocked Its Billion-Dollar Sale To Edgewell
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thredUP Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering
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AI Startup Idelic Raises $20 Million To Make Trucking Industry Safer, Less Costly
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Everlywell Acquires PWNHeath and Home Access Health Corporation
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Everlywell Appoints Former U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD to its Board of Directors
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thredUP Announces Launch of Initial Public Offering
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thredUP Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering
RedHat
Red Hat closes acquisition of StackRox
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KPMG LLP, BitGo, Inc. and Coin Metrics, Inc. launch combined offering including the debut of Coin Metrics' FARUM™ for public blockchain networks
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FDA Authorizes Everlywell's COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit DTC for Direct to Consumer Purchase
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RapidSOS raises $85M for a big data platform aimed at emergency responders
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Turbonomic Announces 41% YoY Revenue Growth for FY2021
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Built In Honors RapidSOS in Its Esteemed 2021 Best Places To Work Awards
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RapidSOS Wins 2021 BIG Innovation Award for Technology That Helps First Responders Save Lives
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Kyruus Enables Online Scheduling for COVID-19 Vaccine Visits and Facilitates More Than 100,000 Appointments in the First Month
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Everlywell raises $75M from HealthQuest Capital following its recent $175M Series D round
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Everlywell Signs Agreement to Distribute FDA-Authorized Rapid Antigen Testing for Organizations and Public Health Agencies
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RedHat is acquiring container security company StackRox