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Unbound: No 39 – Post Superbowl Edition 

 February 7, 2021

By  Barbara

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The AI Sports Challenge is an AI programming tournament for developers of all levels. Teams across the globe participate by programming their own bot to compete in an online multiplayer game — played entirely by other bots. Run as a virtual hackathon/competitive programming event, the AI Sports Challenge attracted over 400 developer signups across 20 countries. You can check out a recap of it here.

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The Mojo Vision smart contact lens includes a display, an image sensor, a wireless radio and motion sensors for precise eye tracking and image stabilization. (Credit: Mojo Vision)

Wearable technology, including smart electronic devices in clothing or implanted in a user’s body, is a rising market first spurred by fitness tracking and more and more now by health concerns. The market is expected to reach $17.8 billion in 2021, with a penetration of 5.3%, according to estimates from Statista, researchers offering market and consumer data.  

Mojo Vision is an example of a company with an innovative wearable technology focused on eyesight, that it is working to get to the market, including by getting FDA approval as a medical device. Steve Sinclair, SVP of Product and Marketing, Mojo Vision, responded by email to queries from AI Trends as part of our startup coverage.

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The sports industry is one of the biggest in the world. Be it an advertisement or sponsorships, every industry is fascinated by the sports industry. They get huge popularity and hence all the other players are always seeking ways to leverage that. In that situation, what if we tell you that the sports industry is becoming a mouthpiece of Bitcoin’s credibility and reliability. Yes, it is true as prominent sports teams have agreed to accept fees in the form of crypto and that only speaks of the growing popularity of this industry.


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⭐️ NASA - Best Photo from Last Week

Taken Under the 'Wing' of the Small Magellanic Cloud
Last Updated: Feb 5, 2021, Editor:  Yvette Smith

The tip of the "wing" of the Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy is dazzling in this 2013 view from NASA's Great Observatories. The Small Magellanic Cloud, or SMC, is a small galaxy about 200,000 light-years way that orbits our own Milky Way spiral galaxy.

The colors represent wavelengths of light across a broad spectrum. X-rays from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory are shown in purple; visible-light from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is colored red, green and blue; and infrared observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope are also represented in red.

The spiral galaxy seen in the lower corner is actually behind this nebula. Other distant galaxies located hundreds of millions of light-years or more away can be seen sprinkled around the edge of the image.

The SMC is one of the Milky Way's closest galactic neighbors. Even though it is a small, or so-called dwarf galaxy, the SMC is so bright that it is visible to the unaided eye from the Southern Hemisphere and near the equator. Many navigators, including Ferdinand Magellan who lends his name to the SMC, used it to help find their way across the oceans.

Modern astronomers are also interested in studying the SMC (and its cousin, the Large Magellanic Cloud), but for very different reasons. Because the SMC is so close and bright, it offers an opportunity to study phenomena that are difficult to examine in more distant galaxies. New Chandra data of the SMC have provided one such discovery: the first detection of X-ray emission from young stars, with masses similar to our sun, outside our Milky Way galaxy.

Image Credit: NASA/CXC/JPL-Caltech/STScI

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Barbara

An award-winning CTO and VC Fund Manager helping entrepreneurs and investors understand emerging technology.

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