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23 Oct, 2019

Seeking a long-term investment with boundless growth potential?

By Travis Briggs, CEO, ROBO Global

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11 Jul, 2019

At PTC, augmented reality is creating a whole new world

Augmented reality. The highly hyped phrase itself conjures up images of a fantastical future. And yet, in the case of ROBO Global Index member PTC, those images actually live up to the hype. A leader in CAD (computer-aided design) and PLM (product lifecycle management), PTC has successfully pivoted its focus toward the Internet of Things, or IoT. The company now boasts a growing ecosystem of customers that are using its comprehensive IoT software development stack to create the future of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).

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5 Jun, 2019

Turnkey Tech Investing: May 2019 Market Brief

Between trade conflicts, tweets, earnings reports, tweets, weak data, and more tweets, investors seem both exhausted and confused. And for good reason. As if the US/China trade situation wasn’t enough to ratchet up investor angst in recent weeks, next came the Mexico tariffs right out of left field. Then the market tumbled, then Powell hinted at a possible cut in interest rates to help steady the rocky ship. The current geopolitical environment is adding fuel to the fire, begging the question as to whether or not we may be reaching a tipping point with regard to nationalistic tendencies and, if so, what it could mean for global growth going forward. At this point, investors simply don’t know which way to turn.

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17 May, 2019

At MassRobotics, robotics startups get a critical leg up

By Fady Saad, co-founder and corporate partnerships director of MassRobotics

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6 May, 2019

Research Snapshot: Insights abound at the O’Reilly AI Conference

Last month, I was one of the lucky ones attending the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence (AI) Conference in NYC. Billed as a “rare opportunity to bypass the hype and discover how emerging developments can be applied into practical and profitable AI you can implement in your business today,” the line-up of speakers was impressive, and the content did not fail to provide attendees with some great first-hand looks at what is happening in the world of AI today.

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14 Feb, 2019

AI is coming! Investors: Are you ready?


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18 Dec, 2018

ABB exits Power Grids and paves the way for accelerated growth

ABB, a member of the ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index since inception, has finally announced its long-awaited exit from Power Grids in a logical strategic move that will allow the company to focus more heavily on the robotics, automation, and electrification markets and presents attractive dynamics driven by the digitalization of industry.

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19 Sep, 2018

Chipmakers are battling it out for a claim in the high-flying AI chip market

At the core of artificial intelligence (AI) is machine learning—a computer’s ability to use data (and lots of it) to learn and continuously improve its decision-making based on complex algorithms. In order for data centers, robots, drones, autonomous vehicles, and devices like digital assistants and smart phones to process these massive quantities of data, they require a key component: semiconductor chips. The result: the robotics and AI revolution has sparked a new battle for leadership among chip manufacturers that hope to claim a piece of the AI chip market that UBS has forecast to hit $35B by 2021, up from just $6B in 2016.[1] The race is on.

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10 Jun, 2018

Market keeping you up at night? Add Robotics & AI to the mix for a better night’s sleep.

If you’re like most investors, you’re longing for a return to the “good old days” of 2017. Although the market has yet to slide into dreaded bear territory, you’re not the only one who can’t sleep at night. Market momentum overall has slowed to a near halt, which can make any investor worry: what’s next?

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