Artificial Intelligence

Facebook’s CEO believes its hefty investment in AR and VR could make it a powerful player in the next stage of the internet. The proclamation comes amid rampant regulatory scrutiny and slowing user growth among Facebook’s core products.

Johns Hopkins’ diagnostic AI spinout comes out of stealth mode: The clinical decision support platform is going on the commercial market and hoping to win the trust of physicians—we unpack why it just might.

In just five years, the physical framework of banking will be “dead,” according to bank executives around the globe—supplanted by digital ecosystems and supported by emerging technologies.

Twitter is the latest Big Tech firm to bolster its ethical AI research team with top tech critics. Enacting proposals from these teams could help Big Tech build back its fractured public trust.

Pharma companies are finding it difficult to hire data science talent—we think it’ll make AI drug discovery startups like Valo (who is going public via a $2.8B SPAC merger) attractive partners.

Virtual reality (VR) has the potential to redefine how brands engage with consumers, and companies in China are investing heavily in this emerging technology. But adoption there has hit a wall, meaning the industry must overcome technical challenges, and other pain points, for VR to become a game changer for consumer marketing.

The company will require law enforcement agencies to publicly post their data requests on Ring’s Neighbors app for users to see. While the move adds transparency, it’s unlikely to resolve the core concerns around Ring’s police partnerships.

The connected TV giant’s focus on ad revenue and interoperability could give it an advantage over competitors like Amazon and Google in the smart home space.

A new Nest update will make Google’s smart home devices compatible with the Matter smart home standard. The move could add momentum towards a push for a unified smart home ecosystem and presents Google with access to a quickly growing supply of smart devices.

Olive and health system TriHealth are partnering to automate revenue cycle management—which can save hospitals a ton of money in denied claims, but AI RCM vendors are also focusing on digital billing to recoup hospital revenue.

Sony integrates Discord: Two weeks after Microsoft’s efforts to buy Discord crumbled, Sony announced an investment in and partnership with Discord that will embed it in its gaming services.

On today's episode, we discuss how LinkedIn is evolving, how successful its creator initiative can be, whether its upcoming social audio platform can compete with Clubhouse, and how user growth and ad revenues are performing. We then talk about whether we can expect nearly all events this year to be virtual, making B2B events more appealing, and how robots can make our lives easier in the office. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Jillian Ryan.