Lucas Melman (Betterfly): “There Is No Other Company Doing What We Are Doing”

The insurance startup presents itself as the first social unicorn in Latin America as it is the only one with a B Corp certification, granted to companies that create value not only for their shareholders but also for their employees, the community, and the environment. It gives companies life insurance for their workers, whose coverage grows as they register greater healthy habits. They must do this through an app that offers them telemedicine, psychology, nutritionist, fitness, and other benefits.

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Nowports, A New Unicorn From Mexico

June 9, 2022

Nowports, a Mexican logistics company from Monterrey, Nuevo León, has secured a US$150 million Series C investment, making it the new Mexican unicorn. Nowports is focused on automating warehouses and shipments with sensors, tracking shipments in real-time. It seeks to be the logistics intermediation option for its clients, who move between 10 and 15 ocean containers per month and come from the retail, automotive, and manufacturing industries.

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How SA’s Nooksy connects far-away family members with children through storytime

June 9, 2022

South African startup Nooksy is connecting far-away family members with children through Storytime and has also built the world’s first “impact” literature children’s library. The startup has developed a mobile app that facilitates video calls between children and, say, far-away grandparents, and allows them to select a book to read in an online reading room.

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Meta Releases Lying, Offensive AI and Pretends to Be Surprised

November 23, 2022

Like trouble, bad behavior by Meta shows up whether you look for it or not.  The latest is an open-source language model that was supposed to provide reliable search results because it was trained on academic papers.  Alas, it was quickly withdrawn after reviewers found that it returned results that were grammatical and plausible but also incorrect, not to mention filled with “antisemitism, homophobia, and misogyny.”  How can this be a surprise?

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