Healthcare’s Regulatory AI Conundrum

It was the last question of the night and it hushed the entire room. An entrepreneur expressed his aggravation about the FDA’s antiquated regulatory environment for AI-enabled devices to Dr. Joel Stein of Columbia University. Stein a leader in rehabilitative robotic medicine, sympathized with the startup knowing full well that … Read More

The Future of Public Transportation

Elon Musk had a rough week with the announcement of Tesla’s acquisition of his other company, SolarCity, for $3 billion. Following the announcement, the car maker’s stock plummeted. However, Musk continued to persevere with his vision of an oil free autonomous future as his other portfolio holding, Hyperloop One, an autonomous electric transportation system … Read More

Are Hotels The Best Robotic Testing Ground?

This week a big story in AI was AlphaGo beating Grandmaster Lee Se-dol in the ancient Chinese game of Go (a more complex strategic game than chess).  Confucians were left dumbfounded, reminding the word of IBM’s victory over Kasparov in 1977.  Deep Blue has been replaced by Watson, and when not … Read More