AI tackles diabetes. Global VC funding. Human-free retail.
Do you teen?
Today in Weird Isht That Teens Do: there are apparently thousands of teen-run Instagram accounts dedicated to posting the exact same photo every day.
There’s @samepicofplunger, @samepictureofatoaster, @samepicofanuggetdaily, and many more. Some have as many as 30,000 followers. Teens say they follow the accounts because they love the absurdist humor.
It’s bizarre, but I guess it’s better than eating Tide Pods.
My mind on my funding, my funding on my mind
Global funding increased 2% to $53B in Q3’18 while the number of deals declined from Q2.
Have you ever wished that your smartphone could drag itself across your desk like Thing from the Addams Family?
Neither have I, but here we are.
A research team in France is exploring how to make our smartphones more…mobile.
They’ve developed the MobiLimb, which is shaped like a finger and can wiggle or tap the user’s hand to alert them about new notifications, be used as a joystick, or wear a furry sheath accessory to look like a cat tail.
The lay of the land
More than $2.56B has been invested across 204 deals to insurtech startups so far in 2018 — already an annual high.
We take a closer look at how the insurtech landscape is developing, including top trends, startups, and more. Check it out here.
AI vs. diabetes
With diabetes on track to affect 1 in 3 adults in the US by 2050, AI will be critical in identifying people at risk and developing new treatments.
From continuous, non-invasive monitoring to more personalized treatment solutions, we take a look at how AI algorithms are transforming diabetes management and key startups developing the technology.