IS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE GOING TO KILL US ALL?

Before we dive headlong into a discussion about the impending destruction of the human race at the hands of machines, let’s take a couple of steps back and firstly ask ourselves, do we even know what Artificial Intelligence really is? Booz Allen Hamilton is Leading Fascinating AI Research This topic and many others were covered at Booz Allen Hamilton’s event, “The Safety and Sanity of Machine Intelligence,” at Techweek DC on October 5th. Steven Mills, Director of Machine Intelligence at Booz Allen Hamilton, offered this: “the fundamental problem is that…

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Wish You Could Throw An Area Rug
Into The Washing Machine?

Buying a rug for your home is often needlessly cumbersome, and in the end, you’re usually stuck with something that may look attractive but is incredibly difficult to clean. No one feels this pain as much as those with kids or pets, but even the casual entertainer is left with the headache of cleaning food and drink spills. We always have our eyes on businesses that take a tech-enabled approach to making our favorite products better, and so we jumped at the chance to review Ruggable. It’s an entirely new…

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10 Sneaky Things Most Founders Get Wrong
(And Pay For Later)

Launching a business is a thrill: you have a great idea, a solid business plan, and are ready to incorporate. Unfortunately, the rush of starting a venture is so intoxicating that most founders gloss over key details and make significant mistakes right at the start. These errors make it harder to get funded, handle important employee issues, and manage the books. Here’s our top-ten list of founder mistakes, and valuable information on how you can avoid them. 1. Not incorporating as a Delaware C-Corp There are so many ways to…

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What Do A Bionic Arm, Johns Hopkins, And
Idaho Have in Common?

Johnny Matheny has been living without an arm since 2008. A few years prior, he was diagnosed with cancer and forced to amputate his left forearm after multiple rounds of unsuccessful treatment. Faced with the reality of life without a limb, he was about to join the ranks of thousands of other men and women whose limbs have been removed as a result of trauma, war, or disease. But for Matheny, this was only the beginning of his story. Through a connection to the Applied Physics Lab at Johns Hopkins…

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SOLVING AMERICA’S STUDENT DEBT PROBLEM WITH EDTECH

It’s no secret that the cost of a college education in the United States has soared over the last several decades. As of September 2017, about 44 million Americans collectively owe over $1.45 trillion in student loan debt. The need to create more affordable methods and plans for students pursuing higher education has never been greater, and this is where Vemo Education steps in. Founded in August 2015, Vemo designs and implements income-based financing programs that more effectively use institutional resources. They are the market leader in Income Share Agreements,…

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CYBERSECURITY 2049: BLADE RUNNER’S
GOT NOTHING ON THIS

Cybersecurity is on the tip of everyone’s tongue after recent attacks on Equifax, major retailers, and governments around the world. It’s projected that cyber crime damage will cost $6 trillion globally per year by 2021, and over $1 trillion will be spent annually to prevent it. Given the enormity of the problem and the size of the market, many companies are stepping forward with innovative solutions, and MKACyber is one of them. Based in the backyard of the U.S. Capitol, in Fairfax, VA, the company offers managed Security Operations Center…

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Stuart Kupinsky, General Counsel of Blackboard, to Speak at Techweek DC’s Growth Summit

Stuart Kupinsky, General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer of Blackboard, will be speaking at Techweek DC’s Growth Summit on Friday, October 6th. Stuart manages Blackboard’s legal strategy, including M&A and intellectual property legal strategy, as well as the company’s contracting functions. Previously, Stuart served as the General Counsel for Tekelec, Inc. and Chief Counsel for FirstNet. He has also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission. Stuart holds a J.D. with honors from The George Washington University Law School and a B.S. from Lehigh University….

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Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP, to Speak at Techweek DC’s Growth Summit

Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP, will be speaking at Techweek DC’s Growth Summit on Friday, October 6th. Jo Ann Jenkins has transformed the world’s largest non-profit, nonpartisan membership organization into a fearless champion for social change, dedicated to empowering people to choose how they live as they age. Jenkins was formerly the chief operating officer at the Library of Congress where she developed and directed the National Book Festival and the Library of Congress Experience, for which she received the Library of Congress Distinguished Service Award. Her first book,…

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Reggie Aggarwal, Founder of Cvent, To Speak at Techweek DC’s Growth Summit

Reggie Aggarwal, Founder and CEO of Cvent will be speaking at Techweek DC’s Growth Summit on Friday, October 6th. Reggie founded Cvent in 1999 as a two-person startup, and today the company has 2700+ employees and more than 200,000 users around the globe. Cvent is the market leader in event management software. Cvent’s software has been used to power over 1 million business meetings and events across 25,000 organizations. In 2013, Cvent became a publicly traded company (NYSE: CVT). At the end of 2016, the company went private in a…

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Tammy Wincup, COO of EverFi, To Speak at Techweek DC’s Growth Summit

Tammy Wincup, COO of Everfi, will be speaking at Techweek DC’s Growth Summit on Friday, October 6th. EverFi is a leading education technology company focused on teaching learners of all ages the critical skills that life and work demand. As COO, Tammy oversees EverFi’s 500 team members across the U.S. and Canada, the development of EverFi’s digital learning technology platform, the implementation of the technology in over 20,000 K-12 schools and 1700 college campuses, and supporting the over 4,300 customers that fund the digital learning in schools. Founded in 2008,…

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