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Chicago’s Insure-Tech Boom Could Shift an Age-Old Industry

Over the last year, Chicagoland has seen an uptick in the number of venture-backed insurance tech startups. Some of them provide comprehensive insurance, while...

This Startup Wants to Help Fight Skin Cancer

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, especially when it comes to skin cancer. It’s the most common form of cancer...

HubSpot Is Acquiring Chicago Chatbot Startup Motion AI

HubSpot just scooped up a Chicago startup that creates artificial intelligence chatbots for businesses. Publicly traded HubSpot announced Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire...

Wise But Biased: How Machines Can Save Us from the Mistakes...

The classic example of ‘crowd wisdom’ dates back to 1906 when Sir Francis Galton observed a contest in which attendees were asked to guess...

You Can Now Ask Alexa to Order Food Delivery in Chicago

Now, getting food delivered in Chicago just takes a quick question to Alexa. Amazon announced Thursday that Prime members in 20 cities can voice-order their next...

You Can Learn to Program Amazon Echo’s Alexa Through This Chicago...

Alexa, the voice of Amazon's artificial intelligence-powered Echo device, can stream songs, read you audiobooks, suggest a cocktail recipe, order you a Lyft, tell...

Hyde Park Venture Partners Invests in UMichigan Startup Behind Open-Source AI

New Money is our snapshot of Chicago-area funding news

You Can Talk Issues With Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Through This...

With the presidential election fast approaching, political commentary has reached a deafening volume. So Chicago entrepreneur Andy Angelos created a chatbot to cut through the chatter. His...

Northwestern Researchers Could Help Robots Reason Through Moral Dilemmas Like Humans

How did you learn what was right and wrong? Chances are your parents told you bedtime stories with good guys and bad guys. In school...

I’ve Seen the Future of Chatbots, and It Ain’t Facebook

Last week Facebook unveiled chatbots, its artificial intelligence-powered messaging system where people can text businesses inside Facebook Messenger and receive natural language responses to...

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