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SoundHound is no Shazam

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 14th 2020

According to a Grand View Research report, the global voice and speech recognition market is estimated to grow at 17% CAGR to $31.82 billion by 2025. The growth in the industry is expected to be driven by the adoption and development of AI-based technologies that leverage voice and speech recognition capabilities.

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Thought Leaders in Online Education: Clara Piloto, Director of Global Programs at MIT Professional Education (Part 2)

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 14th 2020

Sramana Mitra: Can you talk about structure? Is there anything specific in your structure that is particularly interesting?

Clara Piloto: I’ll start with in-person. We’re driven by learning-by-doing. Apart from theoretical classes, we also offer practical hands-on experience. It has to be applicable the next day in companies in your organization for it to be meaningful.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Francisco Jardim of SP Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Jan 13th 2020

Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Francisco Jardim was recorded in November 2019.

Francisco Jardim is Founding Partner at SP Ventures, a Brazilian firm focused on AgTech in Latin America. We learned a lot about what’s happening in the sector and the region.

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AI Unicorn SenseTime in no Rush for an IPO

Posted on Monday, Jan 13th 2020

According to IHS Markit, the global video surveillance market is expected to grow 10% and cross $20 billion in 2020. The growth is estimated to be driven by the growing need for enhanced surveillance and monitoring at public places driven by government regulations and concerns about safety. China accounts for about 45% of the market and Chinese AI unicorn SenseTime dominates the market.

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Thought Leaders in Online Education: Clara Piloto, Director of Global Programs at MIT Professional Education (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Jan 13th 2020

Clara discusses MIT’s professional education initiative that is run in an online-offline hybrid format.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as your work at MIT that is relevant to online education. 

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Catching Up On Readings: CES 2020

Posted on Sunday, Jan 12th 2020

This feature from Verge covers the highlight of this year’s edition of CES held in Las Vegas last week. For this week’s posts, click on the paragraph links.

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Colors: Winter Storm, Monochrome

Posted on Sunday, Jan 12th 2020

Winter Storm, Monochrome | Sramana Mitra, 2018

I’m publishing this series on LinkedIn called Colors to explore a topic that I care deeply about: the Renaissance Mind. I am just as passionate about entrepreneurship, technology, and business, as I am about art and culture. In this series, I will typically publish a piece of art – a painting, a poem, a piece of music, so forth – and I request you to spend a minute or two deeply meditating on it. I urge you to watch your feelings, thoughts, reactions to the piece, and write what comes to you, what thoughts it triggers, in the dialog area. Let us see what stimulation this interaction yields. For today – Winter Storm, Monochrome

Winter Storm, Monochrome | Sramana Mitra, 2018 | Watercolor, Pastel, Ink | 18 x 24, On Paper

Thought Leaders in Online Education: Greg Smith, CEO of Thinkific (Part 5)

Posted on Saturday, Jan 11th 2020

Sramana Mitra: Are you saying that you have opened up your platform to software developers who want to augment your platform that you then offer to your 40,000 sites?

Greg Smith: Yes, we’re doing that. We have some people who have been doing that for quite some time. We are opening it up more and more to others. The other thing that is a great way for entrepreneurs to get started is to start with services.

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