It has now been more than six years since a research paper released under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto marked the beginning of a transformation of the mechanisms that we currently use for the transfer and safe-keeping of information at an international scale. But his paper, where Bitcoin was first introduced, was only meant to…

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This is our second interview of a two-part issue that depicts the partnership between the College of Engineering at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil and UC Berkeley. Through a series of interviews, the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology was able to shed light on the way in which Brazilian students were…

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Cal is known for attracting top talent from all around the world, from Southeast Asia to the Southern Cone. While this university is nothing more than a combination of individuals from all walks of life, there are no two identical journeys in Berkeley. During the past three months, Raissa Guerra and Karla Liboreiro, two brilliant…

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  According to IBM, the cognitive computing market size presents a $2 trillion dollar opportunity over the next decade. One of the biggest components of this metric falls into the category of machine learning. While many have been using it as an overarching term to refer to a myriad of technological advancements and applications, visionary…

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Are we foodies or have we just become picky? While consumers’ demand for high-quality products have been on the rise over time across a wide range of industries, the food space has become almost second to none to the mounting pressure faced by the entrepreneurs, businessmen, and even chefs that are committed to meet their…

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With one month left in the semester, graduation is just around the corner for a handful of Berkeley students. At the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, we believe the student body is not only critical to the success of the Center’s long-term vision and initiatives, but constitutes the pillars who help support its day-to-day…

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What is the true potential unleashed by machine learning? To what extent self-training algorithms and sophisticated technological progress powered by artificial intelligence define both our seamless interaction and our exposure to newly-created vulnerabilities with the rest of the online community? Society is approaching a point where software developments complemented with cutting-edge machine learning algorithms have…

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There is a new consultancy aiming to take the Berkeley campus by storm. Blockchain at Berkley (B@B) is the world’s first university-based blockchain consultancy, and their founders are ready to hit the market with solutions that are increasingly being demanded by both small players and some of the biggest conglomerates. We had the chance to…

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For many, last Friday represented the ultimate fusion of science fiction and reality. Elon Musk, CEO and Chairman of Space X, finally unveiled his company’s plans to quite literally propel humans into Mars in the next decade. It all happened in the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico. Musk began his intervention by sharing…

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It is not everyday that the Berkeley campus witnesses the consolidation of a multimillion-dollar initiative between the University and some of its recent graduates to promote the growth of Cal’s startup ecosystem. It all began almost 3 years ago when SCET-affiliated Jeremy Fiance decided to cofound Free Ventures, a student-run organization that sought to empower…

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