[CONFIDENTIEL] Samu Social x House of Bitcoin, Sundar Pinchai (Google) and AI, SoftBank, WeWork x 2U …
In association with the Maison du Bitcoin, the Samu Social de Paris is launching an original fundraising, since it will be in cryptocurrency. Holders of bitcoins, ethers or litecoins, you can therefore work to reduce the social divide in general, and the digital divide in particular. Thus, the donations collected from January 15 to February 15, and converted on February 15, will be used to purchase computers for the future Samusocial accommodation center in Paris, which will open in 2018.
To make a donation, meet here.
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Sundar Pichai said, during a TV event broadcast on MSNBC and Recode, which he considered Artificial Intelligence more important than the appearance of fire and electricity. It’s'”one of the most important things humanity is working on. It’s deeper than, I don’t know, electricity or fire»Declares the CEO of Google. For Sundar Pichai, the impact will be indisputable, as these technologies can be used to help solve problems like climate change or cancer.
While some people remain skeptical and worried about the arrival of this technology, Sundar Pichai believes that “accept the change»And take advantage of technical progress.
Since its first closing in May 2017, Vision Fund, this $ 98 billion XXL investment vehicle launched by Japanese giant SoftBank, has stepped up operations. Since its launch, this colossal fund has injected a total of $ 36.64 billion into 19 companies.
From Uber to WeWork, via Flipkart and Slack, an overview of the investments made by this fund with (almost) unlimited ambitions.
- Uber: $ 9.3 billion
- ARM Holdings: $ 8.2 billion
- NVIDIA: $ 5 billion
- WeWork: $ 4.4 billion
- Flipkart: $ 2.5 billion
- OneWeb: $ 1.2 billion
- Roivant: $ 1.1 billion
- Fanatics: $ 1 billion
- SoFi: $ 1 billion
- Improbable: $ 500 million
- Vir Biotechnology: $ 500 million
- Compass: $ 450 million
- Guardant Health: $ 360 million
- OYO: $ 250 million
- Slack: $ 250 million
- Plenty: $ 200 million
- Mapbox: $ 160 million
- Nauto: $ 160 million
- Brain Corp: $ 110 million
Libraries should beware: WeWork wants to be more than just an office landlord hype. The coworking giant announced on Monday a partnership with 2U Inc, which offers postgraduate studies online, including New York University, University of California, Berkeley and Yale University.
The 13,000 students enrolled at 2U will now have access to WeWork’s 207 addresses, so they can join study groups or rent conference rooms. 2U will offer a $ 5 million scholarship over three years to WeWork members. The two new partners have also announced the opening of a learning center, starting next year, which will provide the infrastructure to 2 Inc to host master classes, or events, in a WeWork atmosphere.
This isn’t WeWork’s first education initiative: last October, the company announced the acquisition of Flatiron School, a New York-based school that teaches students to code in months. 2U Inc will also pay $ 15 million, according to Bloomberg, to integrate the Flatiron School online platform Learn.co.