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Homie raises $4M to help London’s ‘Generation Rent’ find their next property

Homie raises $4M to help London’s ‘Generation Rent’ find their next property

Breaking News
 Another nascent proptech startup targeting ‘Generation Rent’ is London-based Homie, which might best be described as a concierge-style service that promises to save Londoner’s time, hassle and money when going in search of their next rental property. Today the company is disclosing that it has raised a further $4 million in Seed funding in a round led by Connect Ventures. Read More
Empathic AI: The Next Generation of Vehicles Will Understand Your Emotions

Empathic AI: The Next Generation of Vehicles Will Understand Your Emotions

Technology
Transportation will never be the same once our machines know how we feel. We are all entering a wholesale, global disruption of the way people move from one place to another.  More than any other change in this sector, the one that is likely to have the most significant impact on human society is the rise of autonomous (i.e., self-driving) vehicles. The transportation industry, historically dominated by a handful of large vehicle-manufacturing brands, is evolving into an ecosystem of ‘mobility services,’ underpinned by artificial intelligence (AI). A major step in the development of AI is to give it ‘empathy,’ allowing our physiological and emotional states to be observed and understood. This connection will mostly be achieved by connecting to wearable or remote sensors, the same way that