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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 Do You Say ‘JSTOR’ in Arabic? How ADRI is translating Arabic academic literature at scale

Ali Mazraeh was working toward his masters’ degree in Strategic Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand, when he got a taste for how hard it can be to access academic content in Arabic online. Originally from Iran and resettled in New Zealand by the UNHCR, Mazraeh was working hard to create a new future for himself.

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Speed matters: How Unleash live uses AWS to help wildfire recovery workers improve their disaster management

Unleash live, a platform that connects media captured through aerial drone cameras, other robotics cameras, and sensors to the cloud via AWS for artificial intelligence, partners with emergency services such as fire services to bring an intelligent remote vision to an emergency unfolding in real time.

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Lifebit’s Maria Chatzou on knowing ourselves through data

Many people think of genetic or genomic data as just one of many factors that can be used to understand our health. But to Dr. Maria Chatzou, the CEO of Lifebit, it is much more than that. “It’s you. It’s literally the code of you,” she says. She envisions a future in which this data is accessible to everyone, “in their phone, hopefully, or in a cloud system that will be syncing with their phone.”

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Take Your Pills Every Day to Keep the Doctor Away with Medisafe

In the risk-averse healthcare industry, even seemingly simple issues like adherence are difficult problems to solve. Silos in the market mean that pharmaceutical companies are separated from their end users by layers of doctors, pharmacies, and insurance plans. This can complicate the experience for everyone involved. But Medisafe, a medication management platform and app that was founded in 2012, has a solution that brings everything together.

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“Social Media Black Magic Artist” Chris Obereder on the importance of having fun and staying open

Chris Obereder is in some ways a typical Silicon Valley wunderkind. Only 26, he started out in tech at the age of 14 and has been called a “social media black magic artist” by Napster founder Sean Parker. But unlike some of his other tech industry peers, he emphasizes the importance of openness, creativity and just plain fun in crafting a career.

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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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