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  • Robust AI: Transforming Education and Healthcare with AI-Powered Teacher Apps
    by WebSupport@BusinessWire.com on March 2, 2024 at 7:18 am

    WESTFIELD, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#AI--Robust AI is a groundbreaking startup specializing in artificial intelligence-driven teacher apps. Led by CEO Usman Roshan and spearheaded by lead AI engineer Yunzhe Xue, Robust AI is dedicated to leveraging artificial intelligence to provide real-time feedback and guidance on human activity from smartphone or laptop cameras. With a suite of innovative apps currently available, including flagship app Top Dancer on the App Store, Robust AI is revolutionizing education and healthcare with its transformative solutions. Robust AI's apps available on the App Store and Google Play, including Top Dancer, Top Pushup, ACE: AI Coach for Dance and Exercise, and Top Moonwalker, utilize advanced AI algorithms created by lead AI engineer Yunzhe Xue to analyze human activity accurately. Whether users are perfecting dance moves, counting workout reps, or correcting form, these apps offer personalized coaching tailored to individual needs and abilities. "We're thrilled to introduce Robust AI to the world," said Usman Roshan, CEO of Robust AI. "Our mission is to empower users to achieve their goals through AI-driven personalized coaching. With our suite of apps, we aim to make learning and skill development more accessible and effective than ever before." In addition to consumer-focused products, Robust AI is making strides in healthcare with the development of an AI surgical teacher app in collaboration with surgeons at leading hospitals. This app, also designed and implemented by Yunzhe Xue, aims to provide surgical trainees with invaluable guidance and feedback during training procedures, enhancing patient outcomes and safety. For a demonstration, click here. Key features of Robust AI's apps include: Real-Time Feedback: Utilizing advanced AI algorithms, Robust AI's apps provide users with live, real-time feedback on their dance moves, workout reps, and form, empowering them to make immediate adjustments and improvements. Accurate Analysis: Advanced AI algorithms accurately analyze human activity, providing precise feedback tailored to individual needs. Personalized Coaching: Tailored to each user's unique needs and abilities, Robust AI's apps offer personalized coaching and recommendations to help individuals achieve their fitness and skill development goals effectively. Convenience and Accessibility: With no additional hardware required, users can simply use their smartphone or laptop camera to access Robust AI's apps anytime, anywhere, making learning and skill improvement more accessible and convenient than ever before. To learn more about Robust AI and its suite of AI teacher apps, visit robustai.tech. Contacts contact@robustai.tech

  • SoundHound AI To Participate in Citizens JMP Technology Conference on March 4
    by WebSupport@BusinessWire.com on March 2, 2024 at 12:05 am

    SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SoundHound AI, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOUN), a global leader in voice artificial intelligence, today announced that it will participate in the following investor event: Nitesh Sharan, CFO of SoundHound AI, will participate at the Citizens JMP Technology Conference on March 4 in San Francisco, CA. The presentation will be broadcast live at 11:30 am PT/2:30 pm ET. You can register to view here. More information will be available on SoundHound AI’s investor relations website at investor.soundhound.com. About SoundHound AI SoundHound AI (Nasdaq: SOUN), a global leader in conversational intelligence, offers voice AI solutions that let businesses offer incredible conversational experiences to their customers. Built on proprietary technology, SoundHound’s voice AI delivers best-in-class speed and accuracy in numerous languages to product creators across automotive, TV, and IoT, and to customer service industries via groundbreaking AI-driven products like Smart Answering, Smart Ordering, and Dynamic Interaction™, a real-time, multimodal customer service interface. Along with SoundHound Chat AI, a powerful voice assistant with integrated Generative AI, SoundHound powers millions of products and services, and processes billions of interactions each year for world class businesses. www.soundhound.com. Contacts Investors:Scott Smith 408-724-1498 IR@SoundHound.com Media:Fiona McEvoy 415-610-6590 PR@SoundHound.com

  • WEX to Present at 45th Annual Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference
    by WebSupport@BusinessWire.com on March 1, 2024 at 8:20 pm

    PORTLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX), the global commerce platform that simplifies the business of running a business, today announced that its Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Melissa Smith, will present at the 45th Annual Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at approximately 10:25 AM ET. A webcast of the presentation will be available live on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website, http://ir.wexinc.com, or through the link here. For those unable to listen to the live webcast, an audio replay will also be available on the Company’s website for up to 90 days. About WEX WEX (NYSE: WEX) is the global commerce platform that simplifies the business of running a business. WEX has created a powerful ecosystem that offers seamlessly embedded, personalized solutions for its customers around the world. Through its rich data and specialized expertise in simplifying benefits, reimagining mobility and paying and getting paid, WEX aims to make it easy for companies to overcome complexity and reach their full potential. For more information, please visit www.wexinc.com. Contacts Media:WEX Julie Lydon, 415-816-9397 Julie.Lydon@wexinc.com Investors:WEX Steve Elder, 207-523-7769 Steve.Elder@wexinc.com

  • PanAgora Announces 22nd Annual Dr. Richard A. Crowell Memorial Prize Winner
    by WebSupport@BusinessWire.com on March 1, 2024 at 7:38 pm

    BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PanAgora Asset Management, Inc. (“PanAgora”), one of the world’s leading quantitative investment firms, announced today the winners of its 22nd annual Dr. Richard A. Crowell Memorial Prize, which recognizes new and cutting-edge academic research that successfully connects theory and practice in quantitative investing and management. This year’s winning paper was awarded to “New Technologies and Stock Returns,” authored by Jinyoung Kim of Boston College Carroll School of Management. “This year’s submissions embody PanAgora’s commitment to the advancement of innovative quantitative research in an ever-changing world,” said Eric Sorensen, Ph.D., PanAgora’s President & CEO. “The winning piece examines whether investing in stocks of companies with high exposure to new technologies leads to potentially higher returns due to associated uncertainty. We truly appreciate the research and commitment invested in this year’s submissions and thank all of our participants for their time. Congratulations to the winners for again advancing our field.” “New Technologies and Stock Returns” uses textual information and citation network data from patent applications to identify tech clusters experiencing rapid growth in new technologies. Further details on this year’s second- and third-prize winners can be found below: Second prize: “ChatGPT and Corporate Policies” — This paper introduces a ChatGPT-based investment score derived from conference call texts to capture managerial expectations of corporate policies, particularly changes in capital expenditures, which strongly correlate with CFO survey responses and predict future capital expenditures over multiple quarters. The investment score also forecasts future total, intangible, and R&D investments, and shows that firms with high scores experience significant future abnormal returns, showcasing ChatGPT's utility in comprehending various corporate policies efficiently across a broad sample and time frame. Manish Jha – J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University Jialin Qian – J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University Michael Weber – University of Chicago Booth School of Business and NBER Third prize: “Visual Information in the Age of AI: Evidence from Corporate Executive Presentations” — This paper analyzes corporate executive presentations, which offer rich visual insights into firms' project designs and production plans, revealing that short-term abnormal returns correlate positively with forward-looking operational information extracted using deep learning techniques. Furthermore, it demonstrates that AI-equipped financial institutions exhibit a stronger response to visual signals compared to other institutions and retail investors, suggesting the emergence of an AI divide in capital markets. Sean Cao – Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland Yichen Cheng – J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University Meng Wang – J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University Yusen Xia – J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University Baozhong Yang – J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University The prize is named in honor of PanAgora’s founder, the late Dr. Richard A. Crowell. Each year, PanAgora solicits submissions from dissertation-stage graduate students and faculty at accredited academic institutions and practitioners in the field of quantitative investment. Papers are judged on their originality, quality of exposition and analytical rigor by a reading committee, comprised of members of PanAgora's Quantitative Research Group. For more information about the Crowell Prize and this year's winning papers, please visit: https://www.panagora.com/crowell-prize/. About PanAgora Asset Management, Inc.: Founded in 1985, PanAgora Asset Management, Inc. is a leading global investment firm which utilizes sophisticated quantitative techniques that incorporate fundamental insights and vast amounts of market information spanning absolute and relative return strategies within alternative, risk premia and active equity disciplines. More information can be found by visiting www.panagora.com. Contacts PanAgora Asset Management, Inc. One International Place, 24th Floor Boston, MA 02110 617-439-6300

  • Innsena Appoints Britteny Matero to Partner and Senior Vice President
    by WebSupport@BusinessWire.com on March 1, 2024 at 7:37 pm

    Matero to lead Innsena’s market access line of business, drive collaborative efforts to improve care outcomes for underserved communities and advance public healthATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#PR--Innsena, a health tech consultancy focused on improving care outcomes for underserved communities, today announced the appointment of Britteny Matero to partner and senior vice president. As partner and senior vice president, Matero assumes leadership of the Innsena market access practice, which supports health tech companies, public-private partnerships, nonprofit organizations, states and other governmental entities to deploy programs making a meaningful impact in healthcare. The market access practice focuses on improving the healthcare experience for the underserved—including disadvantaged and rural communities—as well as strengthening public health infrastructure in the United States. “We are proud to have Britteny as a partner,” said Kat McDavitt, president and founding partner of Innsena. “Leslie and I have the utmost trust in Britteny. She’s a huge part of our growth, impact and leadership in the industry.” Under Matero’s leadership, Innsena has become an advocate for advanced approaches to maternal health, opioid abatement and justice-involved individuals, and is working to improve the integration of behavioral health with the broader healthcare system. She is responsible for initiating and leading the coalition that was recently named a winner of phase two of the HHS Racial Equity in Postpartum Care Challenge. With a diverse background that includes a role leading government relations, public policy and social impact at Collective Medical, as well as nearly 12 years in state and local government, Matero brings a wealth of experience to Innsena. During her tenure with Oregon Health Authority's Office of Health Information Technology, she played a key role in establishing public-private partnerships, overseeing HIE and interoperability programs, and managing Medicaid EHR incentives. An accomplished leader with a proven track record in healthcare program development and systems change, Matero excels at crafting smart, solutions-oriented strategies that enhance service delivery. Her multifaceted expertise and ability to execute effectively across organizational levels make her a valuable asset to Innsena and the broader healthcare landscape. ABOUT INNSENA Innsena is a health technology consultancy dedicated to improving the nation’s public health infrastructure and advancing care outcomes for underserved communities. Supporting innovators in digital health, public-private and nonprofit partnerships, and government agencies, Innsena provides growth consulting, market access, commercialization, strategic communications and public affairs services to create high-impact programs that improve the U.S. healthcare system. For more information, visit: https://www.innsena.com. Contacts Kandace Carter Innsena media@innsena.com