Startup Saturday: From AI to net neutrality, here’s what you need to know

February 10, 2018

Want to know what’s in store for the future of Boston tech? Well, Built in Boston has you covered with this roundup of 5 Boston hardware companies transforming everything from furniture to robots. These companies, which are quickly gaining the attention of venture capitalists, showcase where Boston technology is trending next. Want to get in on the hardware trend now? Desktop Metal and 6 River Systems are now hiring. 

Here’s what else is happening in the Boston technology industry this week:

Boston Globe: Somerville startup at the heart of Times Square attraction

Are you a tech junkie looking for a cool way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? You’ll have to head to Times Square before the big day. The Somerville-based 3-D printing startup Formlabs created a giant lens with a heart shaped cutout in the middle. The 10-by-12-foot structure made out of 1,000 clear plastic tiles, is called “Window to the Heart” and captures the lights of Times Square to illuminate the heart in the center. 

Fortune: Why Machine Learning Is a Delivery Driver’s Best Friend

Car accidents, surprise snowstorms and traffic jams. That might sound like your typical winter commute into the office, but for delivery truck drivers this can be an everyday annoyance that’s almost unavoidable. Until now. Wise Systems, a Boston startup, is aiming to correct the problem by pairing machine learning technology with the GPS in delivery truck drivers’ mobile phones. The end results? A delivery route that can be adjusted in real-time. 

BostInno: BostInno Approved: February’s Top Tech & Startup Events in Boston

BostInno shared a list of technology and startup events you won’t want to miss this month. Some of our favorites include: Women and Technology Meetup, Golden Seeds Office Hours, and She Geeks Out Galentine’s Day Happy Hour. 

Boston Business Journal: Mass. AG says state net neutrality legislation may face federal challenge

The Special Senate Committee on Net Neutrality was formed following the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to rescind the regulation. In her testimony on Tuesday, Maura Healy said, “We are challenging the FCC’s even more troubling attempt to preempt all state and local laws reinstating net neutrality. I know you share these concerns, which is why we are also challenging the FCC’s claims it can wholly preempt state law.” 

Will you be checking out some of these events or are we missing anything?

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