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Michelle Kung

Author: Michelle Kung

Michelle Kung currently works in startup content at AWS and was previously the head of content at Index Ventures. Prior to joining the corporate world, Michelle was a reporter and editor at The Wall Street Journal, the founding Business Editor at the Huffington Post, a correspondent for The Boston Globe, a columnist for Publisher’s Weekly and a writer at Entertainment Weekly.

How Babylon Health builds an AI doctor app and scales globally with AWS

The mission of Babylon Health is to put an accessible, affordable healthcare into the hands of every human being on Earth. To do so, they have created a series of technologies that enable their users, wherever they are in the world, to get their healthcare from the convenience of their mobile phone with a combination of AI, but also talking to a doctor whenever they need to.

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How Emily Kennedy and Cara Jones, Co-Founders of Marinus Analytics, are using AI to battle sex trafficking

Teenagers traveling through Europe often come home with a new perspective. For Emily Kennedy, the trip she took at age 16 gave her not only perspective, but purpose. It put her on a career path she likely never would have gone down: combating human trafficking. She does this through her company Marinus Analytics, which provides law enforcement with tools that utilize artificial intelligence to help identify victims and their exploiters.

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Can robots and humans work together? ProGlove CTO Valentin Sawadski says yes

Sometimes tech advancements and our burgeoning robotic future can be scary. Will robots replace the human worker? According to Valentin Sawadski, the CTO at ProGlove, a leader in the tech wearables industry, there is no need for human workers to fear the robot. In fact, robots and humans can work together to increase productivity, and help usher in the future of warehouses and manufacturing.

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ThetaLake Portal w-Co-Founder

Modern communication compliance conundrums: How Theta Lake uses cloud-based AI and ML to address compliance risks within audio and video communication

For the average person, the idea of compliance and regulation technology doesn’t elicit much enthusiasm. But for Devin Redmond and Rich Sutton, co-founders of the RegTech startup Theta Lake, the concept is downright sexy—especially as startups and enterprises alike have increased spending on compliance following the last financial meltdown.

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Prime Day Brian Herman

Amazon Fleet Management: Meet the Man Who Keeps Amazon Servers Running, No Matter What

Picture this: You oversee a fleet of servers that supports one of the world’s most massive online retail companies, and a special promotion everyone thought would bump sales by 21% is actually giving closer to a 120% boost—all in the first minute. That’s exactly where Brian Herman, Director of Datacenter Compute Capacity at Amazon Web Services, was standing in 2015, moments after the first Prime Day launched.

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Fridtjof Detzner, Christian Springub & Matthias Henze of Jimdo

Jimdo Can Turn Anyone into a Website Developer                                          

When Germany natives Fridtjof Detzner and Christian Springub were teenagers, they began building websites for individuals and businesses. From there, it dawned on them: Why not figure out a way for clients to update and create sites themselves, minus the next-to-impossible coding part? In 2007, Jimdo was born.

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