Five years and one pivot later, Trueface emerges with a promise for better facial recognition tech

Five years and one pivot later, Trueface emerges with a promise for better facial recognition tech

Shaun Moore and Nezare Chafni didn’t initially intend to develop a new standalone facial recognition technology, when they first got started developing the technology that would become their new company, Trueface.ai. When the two serial entrepreneurs were planning their next act five years ago, they wanted to ride the wave of smart home technologies with […]…

Unbiased algorithms can still be problematic

Unbiased algorithms can still be problematic

Creating unbiased, accurate algorithms isn’t impossible — it’s just time consuming. “It actually is mathematically possible,” facial recognition startup Kairos CEO Brian Brackeen told me on a panel at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Algorithms are sets of rules that computers follow in order to solve problems and make decisions about a particular course of action. Whether […]…

Edtech company Kidaptive raises $19.1 million for its adaptive learning platform

Edtech company Kidaptive raises $19.1 million for its adaptive learning platform

 Edtech startup Kidaptive, an adaptive-learning company that begin its life with a suite of curriculum-focused iPad games for kids, announced today it has closed on $19.1 million in Series C funding, in a round led by Formation 8 and Korean education company Woongjin ThinkBig. The investment follows a deal with Woongjin that will see Kidaptive powering an English language learning system… Read More


Going back to school or changing careers? Re-learn how to learn first.

Going back to school or changing careers? Re-learn how to learn first.

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Career advice: Employers only want employees who have great skills.

This may not have been that big of a deal 20, or even 10 years ago — if you could operate Microsoft Excel, you were golden. However, today’s job market is competitive AF. Middle school students are now learning the stuff previously taught in college and the rest of us are just trying to play catch up. (Since when are coding and Photoshop “preferred skills”?) And if you’ve been out of school for even a minuscule amount of time, you may have forgotten what it’s like to learn. Read more…

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SnapType makes it easy for kids with learning disabilities to do their homework

SnapType makes it easy for kids with learning disabilities to do their homework

 Sometimes the simplest ideas make the biggest difference. Take SnapType, for example. Created by a husband and wife team – Ben and Amberlynn Slavin – this app lets kids take pictures of their homework and simply type in answers instead of having to hand-write them. Amberlynn, a pediatric occupational therapist, works with kids with ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome, and dyslexia. Many… Read More