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5 big ideas from Microsoft’s original ‘mad scientist’

Do a search on “Nathan Myhrvold” and “mad scientist,” and you’ll get nearly 2,000 hits, including profiles from the likes of The New Yorker, Esquire and Men’s Journal. Myhrvold, however, would probably prefer the title of “polymath”: Over the course of his career, the 60-year-old … Continue reading

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EarthNow satellite video venture draws big backers

The latest spinout from Intellectual Ventures, EarthNow, says it’s coming out of stealth mode with backing from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and other high-profile investors. Bellevue, Wash.-based EarthNow aims to operate a fleet of small satellites that will send continuous real-time … Continue reading

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AI-powered microscope goes commercial in China

For years, the Global Good Fund has been working on a malaria-hunting microscope powered by artificial intelligence, and now China-based Motic is taking advantage of the technology to create EasyScan GO. The partnership was announced this week at the Medica 2017 conference in Germany. Get the news … Continue reading

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Malaria-hunting AI microscope is ready for debut

SAN FRANCISCO — Can artificial intelligence help battle malaria and other infectious diseases? Intellectual Ventures CEO Nathan Myhrvold says it’s time for his company’s AI-enabled microscope to join the fray. “We’ve gotten to the stage where the machine learning system is better than humans,” Myhrvold … Continue reading

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Business is booming at two idea factories

Less than two months after Intellectual Ventures and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence put out the call for entrepreneurs, business is booming. “We might be sitting here in a year telling you something very different, but right now, it’s like, ‘Come one, come … Continue reading

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Metamaterials harnessed for beaming power

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Wireless power transmission has been a dream since the days of Nikola Tesla, but Intellectual Ventures is adding a twist to make it so, and make it profitable. The twist is a little something called metamaterials, a … Continue reading

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Xinova and Aetho join forces on AR and VR

A Seattle-based invention factory called Xinova has made a deal to collaborate with Aetho, a San Francisco-based venture, on new technologies in augmented reality and virtual reaility. The agreement, announced today, sets the stage for Aetho to license intellectual property … Continue reading

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