The SCET offers students a series of courses that are meant to bridge the gap between academia and the professional world, and give students a first-hand experience of what it is like to build a product and a company from the ground up. This entrepreneurial thinking, and freedom to explore your strengths and talents is…

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The SCET last week concluded its blockchain collider, on April 27th. The collider was held in collaboration with a number of blockchain experts who have recently had successful startups in the field, including Peter Shiau, whose startup BlockStack.io was acquired by Digital Asset Holdings, the undisputed leader of blockchain technology development. These experts provided valuable…

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The SCET has previously covered news of how banks had shown increased collaboration with fin-tech startups in 2015 and 2016; the underlying psychology there was that it is easier for large banks to acquire startups that are successfully able to create innovative financial technology, rather than invest time, money and effort in R&D themselves. This…

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  The latest round of the Newton Lecture Series hosted Vik Singh and Razmig Hovaghimian, two former UC Berkeley students that have enjoyed success at large corporations, but also gone on to create revolutionary startups that are disrupting the industries that they operate in. The lecture was moderated by Elaine Lin Hering, a conflict management…

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The SCET has been a close follower of the progress of AI over the last few months – the industry has been buzzing with popularity in 2016, especially since Deep Mind’s victory over the world’s best Go player in a highly publicized contest. AI’s fast progress into evolving to the human mind has explored one…

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Both augmented and virtual reality have existed for some decades – but the attention that they are getting from the market and the threat they are posing to the mainstream economy is now real. Recognizing the difference between the two is necessary: Augmented reality is the blending of virtual reality and real life, as developers…

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The first quarter of 2016, in particular the past month, has seen an influx of M&A activity, investment and news regarding the development of the autonomous vehicle industry in the USA. Toyota, GM and other large car manufacturers around the world have stepped up in the race against Google and other tech innovation firms to…

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Big Data has been leveraged by a number of large firms to gain a competitive advantage in the retail industry – the likes of Macy’s, Amazon, reveal that big data has been crucial to helping them increase sales by as much as 10%. Kroger CEO David Dilon refers to big data as his ‘secret weapon.’…

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Time and again when man has doubted the ability of computers to take a new step, technology has proved us wrong – nothing is perhaps as indicative of this as the field of artificial intelligence. This week’s whitewash of Lee Se-dol, South Korea and the world’s best player of Go, marked another benchmark in the…

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