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Bioscience meets AI — Dr. Jackie Hunter of Benevolent AI to speak at Disrupt London

TechCrunch Disrupt in London is on December 5-6. It is the one place where you can hear from global leaders in technology and immerse yourself in a truly authentic tech ecosystem. It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Jackie Hunter, CEO of Benevolent AI, will be joining us as one of our featured speakers. Dr. Jackie Hunter leads Benevolent AI, a company at the …

Just a few hours left to save big on Disrupt London tickets

Alright, procrastinators. You have just hours a few hours left to save £400 on tickets to the hottest startup show in Europe — Disrupt London 2016. Extra early-bird tickets are available now for just £800 apiece, or just £700 each when you purchase multiple tickets. Time is running out, so get on over to our ticketing page to get your extra early bird tickets today. At …

Come and see star European VC Frederic Court at London Disrupt

The UK — and London specifically — is thought by many to be the capital of the UK tech industry, not just because of its size and the number of startups based here, but because of the fact that a lot of the big financing starts and finishes here, too. The Brexit vote in the UK has arguably thrown that title and position up into the …

Only two more days to save £400 on Disrupt London tickets

We’ve given you an extra week, but your time to save £400 on Disrupt London tickets is ending soon. You have until this Friday, September 30 to secure extra early-bird tickets to Disrupt London 2016 for just £800 each, or £700 each when you buy more than one. You can get those tickets here. That ticket is your all-access pass to everything that makes Disrupt …

Anyone can prototype and build with Shaper’s Origin CNC machine

With side-hustles being all the rage these days, the new Shaper Origin makes it easier than ever to start building and selling cool gadgets in your free time. While you might not be able to build yourself a homemade Falcon 9 rocket with the company’s handheld CNC machine, you just might be able to build yourself a successful shop on Etsy. CNC machining is not a new concept, but it has …

Here’s your chance to get into TechCrunch’s AI Pavilion at Disrupt London for free

According to one estimate, there are roughly 900 tech companies working in the AI field, covering everything from business intelligence to finance and security. The AI gold rush started in 2014 with a flurry of deals into AI companies. Last year there were some 300 deals into AI companies according to CB Insights and in the UK alone, companies like Ravelin, Signal and Gluru raised …

Boston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert demos the Spot at Disrupt

The audience at Disrupt got a surprise visit from Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot. While the company’s YouTube channel is quite popular, it’s even more impressive to see one of Boston Robotics’ robots in action. Boston Dynamics founder and CEO Marc Raibert got interviewed by TechCrunch’s Brian Heater. The two of them spent some time commenting a video of the company’s various robots over the years, …

Watch the last day of Disrupt SF live right here!

The final day of Disrupt is upon us. Which means that I don’t have the energy for enthusiasm. That said, today’s lineup is absolutely killer. Alongside some amazing speakers, including Twitch’s Emmett Shear, Facebook’s Adam Mosseri, and Instacart’s Apoorva Mehta, we’re also heading into the Finals of the Battlefield. Finalists include BlazingDB, Carbon Health, EverlyWell, Mobalytics, Sqreen, and UnifyID. You can watch the whole thing …

These are the six finalists in the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 Startup Battlefield

Over the last two days, over 5,000 attendees (along with hundreds of thousands of people tuning in online) have watched 25 companies duke it out for the right to call themselves the Startup Battlefield Winner at Disrupt SF 2016. These are the six companies that remain: BlazingDB BlazingDB lets you run SQL queries on a database, using GPUs to do the heavy lifting for incredible …

Myki rolls out a password manager that locks all your info away on your phone

Everything is getting hacked to the point that it’s getting kind of ridiculous — and everyone needs to have secure passwords. The trouble, however, is making them tough to crack and also being able to remember them. That’s led to a blossoming ecosystem of password management services like OnePassword. But if you ask Antoine Vincent Jebara and Priscilla Elora Sharuk, that’s not going far enough. Instead …