AI visualization
August 07 2020

The AI breakthrough nobody is talking about

This year has been a whirlwind, with a global pandemic, an international trade war, and rising global tension combining with a wave of isolationism that has created a perfect storm of economic damage. It has also been a whirlwind of a year for another reason: the development of Open-AI's GPT-3. Mark my words, even though you probably haven't heard of it yet, GPT-3's development is a turning point in AI worldwide.

Israeli flag with stock tickers
July 31 2020

The COVID startup crunch

The mystique of the Israeli startup has for many years captured the imagination of foreign investors at both the corporate and consumer level, but with the current economic downturn, that may not be enough for many new companies strapped for cash.

Lemonade Ad Hanging off the NYSE
July 28 2020

Lemonade Inc., powered by Israeli innovation

Lemonade Inc. went public last month, reaching a $3 billion dollar market cap days after opening to the public. Now, a month later, the property and casualty insurance company has hit the $4 billion mark, an amazing accomplishment given the current economic climate.

Crowded Wirecard booth at Internet World Fair 2017
July 21 2020

Wirecard bankruptcy: the Israel connection

With Europe still suffering through a once in a century pandemic, Wirecard (a German payment processor) has collapsed after the CEO fraudulently represented the company as in better health than it really was.

Israeli man donning protective gear
June 26 2020

Coronavirus cases on the rise worldwide

On the 24th, the United States reported 45,500 cases, the highest number of cases in a single day after a prolonged streak of stagnating rates of transmission. Similar trends seem to be popping up throughout the world, and although most governments are hesitant to call this the "second wave" as economies continue to suffer from coronavirus and approval ratings plummet worldwide, Israel's government does not mince words.

Ambulance with masked paramedics
April 22 2020

Israel Coronavirus Update

The coronavirus continues to spread through Israel, but the rate seems to be slowing. Cautiously optimistic, the government has begun relaxing restrictions, raising the distance people may travel from their homes from 100 meters to 500 meters, re-opening limited special education programming, and allowing outdoor prayers in groups of up to 19.

Israeli workers decontaminate a bus
March 29 2020

COVID-19 continues to spread in Israel

Coronavirus cases are on the rise in Israel. As the political drama comes to a close and a government is formed, what is Israel doing to mitigate the impact of this once in a century disaster?