Tag: work

To raise a fund, this agtech outfit built a content company first (now it has $60 million to put to work) – TechCrunch

Rob LeClerc has the kind of pedigree that investors tend to like. He has a masters degree in computer science from the University of Calgary and a PhD in computational biology from Yale. In fact, at least ten years ago, what he really wanted to do with his degrees was to find and fund agriculture-related…


Plotlogic scoops up $18M to put hyperspectral imaging to work in the mines – TechCrunch

Mining is one of the oldest industries out there, but it has increasingly embraced high-tech methods as demand has increased. Plotlogic uses hyperspectral imaging, a technique generally found in labs and satellites, to add a new layer of data and automation to these crucial but often dated operations. Hyperspectral imagery is basically a photo that…


AI could help us to work out what psychedelic drugs to do our brains by analyzing the words used in trip reports

Randomized clinical trials, which involve giving some participants a drug, others a placebo, and comparing the effects of both, are considered the gold standard in such studies.   But such trials are slow and expensive, and tend to involve only a small number of participants. “[It takes] multiple years, costs a seven-digit amount of money, [and]…