Startups Weekly: Drama at Techstars. Drama in AI. Drama everywhere.

Welcome to Startups Weekly — Haje‘s weekly recap of everything you can’t miss from the world of startups. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Friday. Well, folks, it looks like Techstars’ drama just got a new plot twist. CEO Maëlle Gavet is making her exit, leaving co-founder David Cohen to swoop […]
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Autonomous shipping startup Orca AI tops up with $23M led by OCV Partners and MizMaa Ventures

If you thought autonomous driving was just for cars, think again. The “autonomous navigation” market — where ships steer themselves guided by AI, resulting in fuel and time savings — is projected to grow from $4.46 billion in 2023 to $5.33 billion in 2024 alone.  Orca AI is a London-based startup that claims to have […]
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What’s next: Microsoft Build continues the evolution and expansion of AI tools for developers

Groundbreaking advances in AI are having a profound impact on Microsoft and on the developers using our technology to improve efficiency, enhance customer experiences and make new breakthroughs. Over the past year, we’ve built Microsoft Copilot and released more than 150 updates to it, and we’ve developed the Copilot stack, which takes everything we’ve learned…
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Needle-Moving AI Research Trains Surgical Robots in Simulation

A collaboration between NVIDIA and academic researchers is prepping robots for surgery. ORBIT-Surgical — developed by researchers from the University of Toronto, UC Berkeley, ETH Zurich, Georgia Tech and NVIDIA — is a simulation framework to train robots that could augment the skills of surgical teams while reducing surgeons’ cognitive load. It supports more than
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Dial It In: Data Centers Need New Metric for Energy Efficiency

Data centers need an upgraded dashboard to guide their journey to greater energy efficiency, one that shows progress running real-world applications. The formula for energy efficiency is simple: work done divided by energy used. Applying it to data centers calls for unpacking some details. Today’s most widely used gauge — power usage effectiveness (PUE)  —
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NVIDIA AI Microservices for Drug Discovery, Digital Health Now Integrated With AWS

Harnessing optimized AI models for healthcare is easier than ever as NVIDIA NIM, a collection of cloud-native microservices, integrates with Amazon Web Services. NIM, part of the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software platform available on AWS Marketplace, enables developers to access a growing library of AI models through industry-standard application programming interfaces, or APIs. The library
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Climate Tech Startups Integrate NVIDIA AI for Sustainability Applications

Whether they’re monitoring miniscule insects or delivering insights from satellites in space, NVIDIA-accelerated startups are making every day Earth Day. Sustainable Futures, an initiative within the NVIDIA Inception program for cutting-edge startups, is supporting 750+ companies globally focused on agriculture, carbon capture, clean energy, climate and weather, environmental analysis, green computing, sustainable infrastructure and waste
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Manufacturing for tomorrow: Microsoft announces new industrial AI innovations from the cloud to the factory floor

After years of uncertainty from supply chain disruption and increased customer expectations, to changes in consumer demand and workforce shortages, manufacturing remains one of the most resilient and complex industries. Today, we are witnessing the manufacturing industry enter a transformative era, fueled by AI and new AI-powered industrial solutions. This AI-driven shift is prompting many…
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