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We Have the AI Technology, But is it Ethical?

Around five years ago, everyone was talking about IoT and how it was going to change everything as we connect billions of devices. We seem to go through cycles where… Read more »

Can Technology Solve India’s Healthcare Accessibility and Affordability Issues?

In prehistoric and ancient times magic and religion played a large role in the origin and the cure of disease. Diseases were thought to be of supernatural origins such as… Read more »

The trials and tribulations of widespread technology use

Social media platforms and other technological companies must prevent undesirable outcomes, including Russia’s Facebook and Twitter hacking during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign period. We should employ common sense to… Read more »

The Five Most Overlooked Paths To Innovation

Bring together a group of highly intelligent individuals who are passionate about their business and dedicated to finding solutions, and innovation is inevitable, right? Actually, no. In working with C-level… Read more »

Calling All HR Tech Startups: HR Technology Conference & Exposition Announces Details of New Pitchfest Event

Acknowledging the significant innovations and funding trends in the HR tech category, this year’s HR Technology Conference & Exposition® is adding its first annual “Pitchfest” event. From the founders of… Read more »

EdTech is having a renaissance, powered by the emerging world

So-called ‘EdTech’ has seen many false dawns over the years. After being lauded as the teaching platforms of the future, most MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course platforms) have not quite… Read more »

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We Have the AI Technology, But is it Ethical?

Around five years ago, everyone was talking about IoT and how it was going to change everything as we connect billions of devices. We seem to go through cycles where… Read more »

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Talking Wilmington’s Cucalorus Connect and entrepreneurial startup ecosystem with tech veteran Tom Looney

Wilmington’s entrepreneurial ecosystem will be getting plenty of attention during the Cucalorus Connect conference, which is running in conjunction with the city’s well-known film festival next week. Tech veteran Tom… Read more »

Where venture capital has peaked | TechCrunch

“Peak startup” is a phrase that no doubt strikes terror in the hearts of entrepreneurs and startup investors alike. But saying “peak startup” is not the same as saying that… Read more »

The Innovation Health Care Really Needs: Help People Manage Their Own Health

Finally, health care, which has been largely immune to the forces of disruptive innovation, is beginning to change. Seeing the potential to improve health with simple primary-care strategies, some of the… Read more »

Wilmington’s Cucalorus Connect Conference announces 10×10 startups and special guests including Senator Lee

The conference has been developed through a partnership between tekMountain, UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Cucalorus. The conference has even sparked a rebranding of Wilmington’s 23 year old… Read more »

Amazon’s Latest Idea to Get Packages Into Your Home Might Require You to Change the Locks

Amazon.com has plans to drop off packages directly into shoppers’ homes. The world’s largest online retailer on Wednesday announced Amazon Key, a lock and camera system that users control remotely to let delivery… Read more »

Do Ex-Startup Founders Make The Best Venture Capitalists?

We crunched the data to see if there was a correlation between prior entrepreneurial experience — which we defined as having founded or co-founded a company — and VCs’ placement… Read more »

Wilmington to host tech, innovation conference Nov. 9-10

Cucalorus, the rebranded film festival in Wilmington, has been expanded to include a two-day technology and innovation conference. Cucalorus Connect is set for Nov. 9-10. The festival also will include… Read more »

23rd annual Cucalorus Festival is headed back to downtown Wilmington

For 22 years, the Cucalorus Festival has incubated some of the finest creative minds in the southeast. This year, you can expect to see the same setup of independent films,… Read more »

How to Be Startup CEO | The Startup Guide – Creating a Better World Through Entrepreneurship

Being the CEO of a startup is one of the most challenging roles out there. Your job is to build a product customers love; recruit a team; find funding from… Read more »

As artificial intelligence makes the future, UMN researchers look to contribute 

Twenty-five years ago, Nikos Papanikolopoulos started working in the University of Minnesota’s Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Vision lab.For the first five years, the lab researched and developed robotics that were… Read more »

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