Artificial Intelligence

Carmack’s Quest: Artificial General Intelligence

by | Feb 2, 2023
John Carmack, the iconic Dallas game developer, rocket engineer, and VR pioneer, is taking aim now at solving AGI. If successful, his moonshot effort would be a ‘change-the-world-level’ event.
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Exclusive Q&A: John Carmack’s ‘Different Path’ to Artificial General Intelligence
by | Feb 2, 2023
John Carmack, the iconic Dallas game developer, rocket engineer, and VR pioneer, is taking aim now at solving AGI. If successful, his moonshot effort would be a ‘change-the-world-level’ event.
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Lantern Pharma’s New Drug Candidate for Mantle Cell Lymphoma Shows Promise
by | Dec 22, 2022
The Dallas-based biopharmaceutical company expects to begin testing the drug candidate in a “first in human” trial in mid-2023. The drug was developed using the publicly traded company’s AI/ML drug development platform.

Lantern, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, recently published insights on how AI can be used to find new indications for cancer drugs in record times with significant reductions in costs.
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Marine Vet Creates Evacuation Tech To Light Up ‘Pathways To Safety’ in an Emergency

by | Jun 21, 2022
Go-To-Green's patented audio-visual system can detect both the sound of a fired gunshot and the pressure change made by a bullet in the air. The system lights up to direct people to the safest exit—and tracks the source of shots.

In North Texas, the system is currently being installed in Anna's city hall, and talks are underway with three school systems and a grocery chain, the startup's CEO told us.
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From TikTok Recommendations to New Trends, The Mark Cuban Foundation Aims to Teach Students About AI
by | Jun 16, 2022
The charitable foundation of Dallas Mavericks owner and serial entrepreneur Mark Cuban—is teaming up with local tech firms to launch its free AI Bootcamps for high school students across North Texas and beyond.

“These young leaders can now participate in the conversation around how AI should be developed and used,” Cuban has said. “We’re giving them a seat at the table.”  

Applications are now open.
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Pieces Helps Speed Patient Identification for National Cancer Study
by | Jun 8, 2022
Irving-based Pieces, a health care-focused AI company, is teaming up with a Philadelphia firm to accelerate patient identification for a National Cancer Institute colorectal cancer study. Nearly 10,000 participants will be needed across the U.S. Pieces will use its analytics platform—which combines AI with natural language processing, to “read” through hundreds of thousands of electronic colonoscopy notes and records—to quickly identify patients that meet the study’s criteria.
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‘Cross-Border VC’: Dallas Venture Capital Raises $80M to Invest Alongside Its $50M India Fund
by | May 25, 2022
Dallas Venture Capital is "poised to bootstrap two large start-up ecosystems in the U.S. and India," says co-founder Dayakar Puskoor.

The venture firm—which has an office in Irving and another in Hyperabad, India—plans a combined deployment of the funds over four to five years.
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Dallas Construction Giant Is Bringing AI to the Jobsite to See What the Crane Hook Sees

by | Apr 19, 2022
Dallas-based construction giant Austin Commercial is partnering with Versatile, a California construction tech startup, on the use of CraneView. The hardware connects to cranes "below the hook," measuring key data points to help reduce construction time while increasing the number of loads picked up. Austin Commercial says it's the first in Texas to use the technology.
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Retail, Tech, and Innovation Leaders Join North Texas AR Startup’s New Advisory Board
by | Apr 6, 2022
Spacee, a computer vision- and AI-powered augmented reality company, has unveiled a new three-person advisory board in a moment that founder and CEO Skip Howard calls “critical.”
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New Spinoff Company Aims to Create Digital Solutions with ‘Next-Gen’ Technology
by | Mar 23, 2022
InfoVision, a Richardson-based digital transformation and consulting firm, is spinning out its Digit7 business—which focuses on developing customizable and scalable digital solutions through “next-gen” tech—as an independent entity.

Last year, Digit7 set up a 15,000 square-foot “innovation lab” in Richardson. The company also has offices in India.
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Arlington’s First Rate Ventures Makes Second Investment from $25M Fintech-Focused Fund
by | Mar 10, 2022
Arlington-based First Rate, which provides technology and services to wealth management companies, launched its corporate venture arm First Rate Ventures in December. Now it's made its second investment—in New York-based RegAlytics, a regulatory data analytics company.
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Richardson’s Skyven Raises $6.5M in Oversubscribed Seed Round and Grants for Its Clean Tech

by | Jan 11, 2022
The energy-as-a-service company aims to reduce industrial emissions through AI and an IoT platform that identifies areas to lower fuel consumption.
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$11.5M NVIDIA Collaboration Will Put SMU ‘in the Fast Lane for Artificial Intelligence’
by | Nov 11, 2021
SMU is investing $11.5 million into a powerful new supercomputing research system featuring an NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD. Connected with the NVIDIA Quantum InfiniBand networking platform in SMU's data center, it will produce a theoretical 100 petaflops of computing power—enabling the university's network to perform "a blistering 100 quadrillion operations per second." The new capability will supercharge SMU's AI and supercomputing exploration, boosting North Texas' growth as a technology hub.
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How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Dentistry
by | Aug 4, 2021
From patient care to office operations, artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to improve dental care.
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This ‘Blue Collar Analytics Company’ Delivers AI and ML Solutions For ‘People Who Work Hard’
by | Jul 15, 2021
Parasanti Co-founders James Hancock and veteran Joshua Seagroves both had roots in ranching and farming, making the defense and ag solutions innovator a natural fit. Now the company is ready to continue growing, adding employees and customers, gaining traction in defense innovation, and launching new projects with the Air Force and oil and gas companies.
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