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Published Thursday, September 12, 2019
About the Florida Council of 100 Formed in 1961, the Florida Council of 100 is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of business, civic, and academic leaders, which exists to promote the economic growth of Florida and a high quality of life for its citizens. The Council's mission is to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of all more»
Published Sunday, September 8, 2019
September 3, 2019 Today, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) launched Frontera, the fastest supercomputer at any university and the fifth most powerful system in the world. The system is the result of a $60 million investment by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance the next generation of more»
Published Sunday, September 8, 2019
We still have four months to go, but we already know this will be a transformational year for venture capital investment in South Florida. eMerge Insights, a biannual venture capital report released today by eMerge Americas (full disclosure: I authored the report), puts numbers behind that bold statement. Through June 30, $1.54 billion was invested in 60 more»
Published Saturday, September 7, 2019
Popular media coverage of millennials often fixates on the industries the generation is allegedly killing and their supposed fiscal irresponsibility. But over the next few decades, Generation Y will enter its prime spending years — and it’s set to receive $30T in wealth from baby boomers and Gen X. This transfer of wealth has already begun more»
Published Saturday, September 7, 2019
Senolytics. Blood transfusions. Placenta stem cells. These are just some of the innovative ways that startups are tackling mortality and increasing the human lifespan. In this report, we dive into each one and track what progress has been made in the quest to find the elusive fountain of youth. How can we live longer? How do we become healthy enough so more»
Published Saturday, September 7, 2019
Why I became a climate activist -- and why you should too 17:43 minutes · Filmed Jul 2019 · Posted Sep 2019 · TEDxYouth@München "I dream of a world where geography classes teach about the climate crisis as this one great challenge that was won by people like you and me," says climate activist Luisa Neubauer. With Greta Thunberg, more»
Published Saturday, September 7, 2019
Facebook together with the Partnership on AI, Microsoft, and academics are making a deepfake dataset, benchmark, and public challenge with up to $10 million in grants and awards to spur innovation and make it easier to spot fake content. The Deepfake Detection Challenge will be put together with support from academics at Cornell Tech, MIT, University of more»
Published Friday, September 6, 2019
The Colosseum – a massive RF channel emulator used to run DARPA’s Spectrum Collaboration Challenge – transitions to National Science Foundation’s PAWR Program after October finale Over the past three years, DARPA’s Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) has relied on a custom-built virtual testbed called the Colosseum to host more»
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