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Synthesis AI’s Generative AI Platform is Set to Fuel the Next Wave of Computer Vision Innovation

San Francisco-based Synthesis AI has developed technology that generates vast quantities of photorealistic images and pixel-perfect labels to optimize computer vision training. “The world is exploding with cameras,” says Synthesis AI CEO Yashar Behzadi. “As we look at the new world of autonomous vehicles, augmented reality, and virtual reality, we’ve been fundamentally limited by traditional approaches.”

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Bits & Pretzels Networking Week 2020: Introducing a Brand New Platform to Connect with Your Favorite Founders, Built on AWS

The leaves are starting to turn and the Oktoberfest brews are hitting shelves. That can only mean one thing: it’s time for Bits & Pretzels, Europe’s largest founders festival. Last year, the event drew thousands of the world’s best and brightest entrepreneurs, founders, and leaders to Munich, and the Bits & Pretzels team knew it’d be a tough one to top.

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Tests Not Included: How LoanStreet Built a PPP Platform In One Week

LoanStreet is the first fully-integrated, online platform that streamlines the process of sharing, managing, and originating loans for credit unions, banks, and direct lenders.  Many of LoanStreet’s clients lend to small businesses and individuals, those most in need of funding from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and unable to snag a piece of the initial $310bil.
Their clients were relying on them to get their loans funded.  The only catch: a hard deadline of one week. Here’s how they did it.

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Building Managed Services: Architecting Ahana Cloud for Presto with the In-VPC Deployment Model

Ahana is the startup that provides the first cloud-native managed service for Presto, the fast-growing, open source distributed SQL engine. Backed by GV (formerly known as Google Ventures) and Lux Ventures, the Ahana team includes experts in Presto, AWS, and big data. This blog post discusses how AWS users have evolved their big data requirements and how the team architected our managed service offering, highlighting the best practice of providing an “In-VPC” deployment. We hope other infrastructure software startups can benefit from sharing some of the key learnings that led to the launch of Ahana Cloud for Presto on AWS.

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IntelloLabs Cuts Down on Fresh Produce Wastage using AI and Computer Vision

$500 billon worth of food is wasted or lost every year, around the world. One billion extra people could be fed if food losses could be halved. We all know technology can do wonders, and its adoption in agriculture is pacing up – that’s where India-based Intello Labs comes in. Their VP of Sales walks us through how they used AWS to create a computer vision-driven solution to help eliminate food waste.

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Fairmarkit Uses Smart Sourcing to Reduce Tail Spend and Optimize Procurement 

Fairmarkit is an intelligent sourcing platform that enables organizations to more efficiently purchase goods and services. When it came to solving the recent PPE problem that arose with COVID-19, Fairmarkit was able to use their large dataset to identify new, lesser-known suppliers, connect them with large enterprises, and direct more than three million units of PPE to the front lines.

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