For long, insurance firms have been relying on traditional virtual assistants. But with the advent of improved analytics, insurance technology startups (better known as Insurtech)are paving way for smarter and more innovative platforms.
Over the past few years, major tech companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Alibaba have been providing solutions to bridge the skills gap in the region. But while there is a huge attempt to transform […]
In the heart of downtown Seattle lies Amazon Go — a store concept that grabbed headlines after its beta phase opened to the public this year. Its concept could mean that the retail industry could slowly be powered […]
Wall Street is looking towards Silicon Valley for a more automated environment and a tech-driven approach. A July 2016 report by CB Insights showed that 41 startups may be introducing AI to fintech. Of the […]
While a reliable method to accurately identify suicidal patients is missing from medical literature, researchers at universities are continually striving for AI-solutions to predict and prevent suicidal attempts. Suicide is cited as the 10th leading […]
Financial technology, or fintech, refers to innovations aimed at new ways of delivering financial services. With the goal of changing lives, fintech startups in Africa are moving people forward on a digital route. Fortunately, such […]
Originally Published on Digitalist Magazine With the advent of robo-advisors, artificial intelligence (AI), and virtual assistants, the next wave of the financial technology revolution could arrive sooner than anticipated. A report by EY, “Unleashing the Potential […]
Chatbots may soon be your personal stylist. A recent report by MasterCard and Mercator research shows that 66% of US adults use voice assistants or chatbots, and 87% are aware of the technologies. With a growing demand […]
Apple Inc.’s next breakthrough may be powered by Augmented Reality (AR). A recent report by Bloomberg outlines Apple’s ‘big step’ towards the AR space through talented hires and acquisitions in the related field. According to the […]
If you thought that startups like Uber and Lyft have changed the world of technology then there’s more. According to The Wall Street Journal, a recent funding sent a secret startup, Zoox’s valuation to a […]
To address Africa’s water problem, tech startups like HydroIQ are stepping in to digitize the water accessibility and billing system for consumers. According to the U.N., two-thirds of the world’s population could be living in water-stressed conditions by 2025, […]
Facebook recently announced its ambitious Augmented Reality Platform in its annual F8 Developer Conference. The firm’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, “We’re going to make the camera the first mainstream AR platform.” Through the announcement, Facebook […]
With venture capitalists pouring money into start-ups, the industry has been thriving since 2009. Many have crossed $1Billion-mark but have shied away from going public, raising concerns that many such huge startups may indeed be […]
Five Decacorns with a combined valuation of nearly $200 billion may remain private for a good portion of 2017.