Shorex Blog

Blog on the AI industry and investment in tech startups

How NLP can revolutionise research for asset managers

To make educated investment decisions and generate investment ideas, asset managers and their analysts have to digest huge quantities of information on a daily basis. This information is coming from a wide range of sources and is mostly unstructured. Sources include news, analyst research reports and earnings call transcripts. Analysts and asset managers have to

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Startups: the fine line between facts, fiction and conventional wisdom

A lot of arguable facts and conventional wisdom are thrown around about failure rate, profitability, best locations for launching a startup, reasons for success or failure or fastest growing sectors. We are all guilty of managing our own reality to support our narrative, most of the time in good faith. But can we get closer

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Israeli cybersecurity startup NanoLock Security wins ‘Startup of the Year’ at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Israeli cybersecurity startup NanoLock Security Inc. won the 4YFN (Four Years From Now) Barcelona Startup of the Year Award at the close of the 4FYN event running alongside MWC19 Barcelona. More than 23,000 attendees and over 760 companies, including 600 startups, participated in the event from 25-27 February 2019. NanoLock Security is the world’s leading

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The impossible question: How many jobs will AI create and terminate?

PwC is the latest organization to attempt to answer the question on everybody’s mind: Is AI going to make us obsolete? And if so, will AI and intelligent systems open new job opportunities? What will be the ratio between jobs lost vs jobs created? All speculations are possible. Economists, philosophers, politicians, scientists, gurus, captains of

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Israel in the top 3 of robotics investments made in July 2018

Israel was in the top 3 in the number of investments made worldwide in July 2018 in robotics and intelligent systems, ahead of Japan. According to the Robot Report, robotics and intelligent systems received in July investments of $1.6 billion worldwide, in a total of from 34 investments. Most investments went to Chinese and US firms

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Investing in the artificial intelligence (AI) sector using ETFs

Investing Artificial Intelligence The revenues from the artificial intelligence for enterprise applications market worldwide is expected to exceed $31 billion by 2025, from $1.6 billion in 2018. Venture capitalists have multiplied by 6 their investments into AI start-ups since 2000 and during that same period the number of AI star-ups have multiplied by 14. If you

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