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uBeam wireless power’s CEO Meredith Perry steps aside amidst B2B pivot – TechCrunch

uBeam wireless power’s CEO Meredith Perry steps aside amidst B2B pivot – TechCrunch After repeatedly missing self-imposed deadlines for progress on its wireless charging-at-a-distance phone case, uBeam’s CEO Meredith Perry has decided to shift out of the CEO position and into a board member and senior advisor role. She’d founded …

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Teaching robots to predict the future

Teaching robots to predict the future Future-predicting robots are all the rage this year in machine learning circles, but today’s deep learning techniques can only take the research so far. That’s why some ambitious AI developers are turning to an already established prediction engine for inspiration: The human brain. Researchers …

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NASA’s climate-monitoring space laser is the last to ride to space on a Delta II rocket – TechCrunch

NASA’s climate-monitoring space laser is the last to ride to space on a Delta II rocket – TechCrunch This weekend, NASA is launching a new, high-tech satellite to monitor the planet’s glacier and sea ice levels — with space lasers, naturally. ICESat-2 will be a huge boon for climatologists, and …

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SETI neural networks spot dozens of new mysterious signals emanating from distant galaxy – TechCrunch

SETI neural networks spot dozens of new mysterious signals emanating from distant galaxy – TechCrunch The perennial optimists at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, or SETI, have joined the rest of the world in deploying AI to help manage huge datasets — and their efforts almost instantly bore fruit. 72 …

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CB Therapeutics’ lab-grown cannabinoids could unlock new medicines and make others affordable – TechCrunch

CB Therapeutics’ lab-grown cannabinoids could unlock new medicines and make others affordable – TechCrunch Marijuana may still be on shaky legal ground, but the therapeutic benefits of the psychoactive molecules — cannabinoids — inside the plant are solidly established. Unfortunately, cultivation of that plant is resource-intensive and yields only tiny …

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