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AI pregnancies, EF in Berlin, UK-France AI alliance
This week, France and Britain launched an alliance on Artificial Intelligence, while Entrepreneur First announced the debut of their Berlin outpost.
Also, still recovering from CES 2018, we spotted a US startup that is using AI to help women get pregnant.

Mira has designed a gadget that harnesses machine learning in order to track  hormone levels, and suggest how likely a user is to conceive a baby at a given time.

Mira’s algorithm blends data from a urine sample with information about each user’s fitness and life habits in order to calculate a fertility score, shown on a mobile app. Its accuracy is close to 99 percent.
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Startup-maker EF launches Berlin office
Entrepreneur First, the British incubator that has made a name for itself by building tech startups from scratch, is planning to open a Berlin office as a part of its international expansion. Berlin’s programme will last for just three months, compared to the six months of London-based cohorts.
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UK and France launch alliance on AI
Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the UK has strengthened Franco-British collaboration in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Following the UK-France summit, the two countries have agreed to move towards stronger integration in the the digital sector. An immediate result of the deal is a technology conference, scheduled for later this year, in which AI experts from France and Britain will share their insights.
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AI-powered PropTech startup AskPorter raises £500,000
AI-fuelled property management platform AskPorter has raised over £500,000 from a number of investors including former LSL Property director David Newnes. Founded in late 2016 by Tom Shrive and Sam Tassell, AskPorter is  a messaging app aided by an AI digital assistant that helps all the parties involved in property management to coordinate their efforts.
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Trying to look cool at cocktails?

1. Inside CES, the trade show that refuse to die (via WIRED UK)

2. Why the cult of the algorithm is wrong (via Medium)

3. Google’s new tool brings AI to the masses (via The Verge)

4. Can an ugly phone cure your  tech addiction? (via The New York Times)

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