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Emerging Technology Trends: 2018 Intern Presentation


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Our summer interns from UPenn used the CB Insights platform to analyze emerging trends in space tech, engineering, digital health, IoT sensors, and more.

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Emerging Technology Trends: 2018 Intern Presentation

  1. 1. 1 CB Insights Intelligence Unit Interns, Summer 2018 Emerging Tech Trends 2018
  2. 2. 2 W H O W E A R E The technology market intelligence platform. CB Insights software lets you predict, discuss, and communicate emerging technology trends using data in ways that are beyond human cognition. We are a leader in the Expert Automation & Augmentation Software (EAAS) space.
  3. 3. 3 T R U S T E D B Y T H E W O R L D ’ S L E A D I N G C O M P A N I E S “We use CB Insights to find emerging trends and interesting companies that might signal a shift in technology or require us to reallocate resources.” Beti Cung, Corporate Strategy, Microsoft
  4. 4. 4 Christopher Lin Intelligence Unit Intern, Summer 2018 @linstopher Christopher Lin is an intern in the intelligence unit at CB Insights, where he works on research briefs and data-driven analysis for startups, venture capital, and emerging technology trends in the private market space. Outside of CB Insights, Christopher is a rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania studying Bioengineering and Operations Management. He is also an active member of Engineers without Borders and the Penn Undergraduate Biotechnology Society's consulting team. Christopher's favorite aspect of working at CB Insights has been learning how to use the CBI platform to gather and interpret relevant data, and then convey hypotheses with clarity and supporting evidence. A B O U T T H E A N A L Y S T
  5. 5. 5 Shriya Iyer Intelligence Unit Intern, Summer 2018 @shriyaiyer Shriya Iyer is an intern in the intelligence unit at CB Insights, where she works on research briefs and data-driven analysis for startups, venture capital, and emerging technology trends. Outside of CB Insights, Shriya Iyer is a rising sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania studying Computer Science and Finance. Apart from school, she is involved in several organizations, including MUSE, Penn Labs, and Penn Masti. Shriya's favorite aspect of this internship at CB Insights was being able to read and analyze so many news articles, and ultimately publish and contribute some of her knowledge to the CBI platform. A B O U T T H E A N A L Y S T
  6. 6. 6 Contents 7 2 1 3 0 3 9 4 8 5 8 The Future of Space Exploration Engineered Ecosystems Next-Generation Sensing Personalized Healthcare Data as a Public Good The New Internet
  7. 7. 7 C A T E G O R Y 1 The Future of Space Exploration
  8. 8. 8 The future of space exploration is taking off. The US Government has a history of funding game-changing technology Internet GPS Drones The US Government is now prioritizing space tech, with a 204% increase in the space force from 2011 - 2017 Industry players are also increasingly involved in space among others…
  9. 9. 9 D E C E N T R A L I Z E D A N A L Y S I S O F S P A C E D A T A I N R E A L T I M E Edge Computing in Space T R E N D 1
  10. 10. 1010 “The goal is for A.I. to be more like a smart assistant collaborating with the scientist...It allows scientists to focus on the ‘thinking’ things — analyzing and interpreting data — while robotic explorers search out features of interest.” E D G E C O M P U T E R S E N A B L E R O B O T I C E X P L O R E R S Dr. Steve Chien Technical Group Supervisor, NASA Artificial Intelligence Group
  11. 11. 11 Opening up a variety of scientific and military applications… Edge computing could enable autonomous deep space exploration... …and provide real-time geospatial data analysis to military organizations. E D G E C O M P U T I N G I N S P A C E
  12. 12. 12 NASA is funding research at the University of Akron to create an unmanned spacecraft that can "think" in deep space. Slingshot turns real-time data gathered by satellites, aircraft, and drones into insights for defense, insurance, energy, etc. This technology is being developed by both public and private organizations E D G E C O M P U T I N G I N S P A C E
  13. 13. 13 D R O N E S T H A T F A C I L I T A T E T A S K S A N D E X P L O R E N E W F R O N T I E R S O F S P A C E Space Drones T R E N D 2
  14. 14. 14 Intel Drone Expert Working with NASA as Unmanned Flight Expands July 27th, 2018 Breaking into the spotlight… S P A C E D R O N E S
  15. 15. 15 Revolutionizing space exploration and defense… S P A C E D R O N E S …and protect valuable satellite communications infrastructure in space Space drones could explore extraterrestrial areas inaccessible to humans and rovers…
  16. 16. 16 NASA is planning on sending a drone on its 2020 mission to Mars to explore territories inaccessible to rovers. Effective Space Solutions utilizes drones to facilitate station keeping and attitude control on satellites. Applications of this technology are being explored by a variety of organizations S P A C E D R O N E S
  17. 17. 17 P U L S A R - B A S E D N A V I G A T I O N O F T H E U N I V E R S E Interstellar Navigation T R E N D 3
  18. 18. 18GIF credit: Harnessing the properties of pulsars… I N T E R S T E L L A R N A V I G A T I O N X-Ray Pulsars: When a star goes supernova, it will spin and release EM waves with a unique frequency. Research pursued by NASA shows that location in deep space can be identified by locating nearby pulsars. X-Ray Pulsars
  19. 19. 1919 "X-ray pulsar navigation [is] a new autonomous navigation capability. We have shown that a mature version of this technology could enhance deep-space exploration anywhere within the solar system and beyond." P U L S A R S A R E T H E N E W A U T O N O M O U S N A V I G A T I O N Jason Mitchell SEXTANT Project Manager, NASA
  20. 20. 20 Autonomous mapping of space will soon be possible W H A T ’ S N E X T F O R S P A C E E X P L O R A T I O N ? Edge Computing Space Drones Interstellar Navigation Autonomous space mapping
  21. 21. 21 C A T E G O R Y 2 Engineered Ecosystems
  22. 22. 22 E C O S Y S T E M S D E S I G N E D T O H E L P M A N K I N D E S T A B L I S H H A B I T A T S O N A N D B E Y O N D E A R T H Human-Controlled Microclimates T R E N D 1
  23. 23. 23 Saving our planet and moving to new worlds… Controlled microclimates could help restore Earth's ecosystems... ...and create habitable, Earth-like environments on other planets. H U M A N - C O N T R O L L E D M I C R O C L I M A T E S
  24. 24. 2424 "I’m certain success is one of the possible outcomes for establishing a self-sustaining Mars colony...whereas until maybe a few years ago I was unsure whether success was even one of the possible outcomes." S E L F - S U S T A I N I N G S P A C E C O L O N Y Elon Musk CEO of SpaceX
  25. 25. 25 NASA has increased its advanced space exploration funding by 909% to create life-sized cislunar habitat prototypes. NASA just awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to develop a deep-space habitat. May 15th marked the end of a year- long mock moon mission in the Lunar Palace 1 in Beijing, China. The Lunar Palace 1 is a lunar base simulation; it is a critical piece of technology required for long-term human stay on other planets. Contributing to the start of a space colonization race… H U M A N - C O N T R O L L E D M I C R O C L I M A T E S VS
  26. 26. 26 F U L L Y - R E P L I C A T E D O R G A N I S M S F O R E C O S Y S T E M M A N A G E M E N T A N D R E S T O R A T I O N Synthetic Animals T R E N D 2
  27. 27. 2727 "We use nature to inspire the robots... when these [robots] actually exist, they could be quite useful for applications where you would want to put a human or an animal." G O I N G B E Y O N D N A T U R E - I N S P I R E D R O B O T S Robert Wood Team Lead for Autonomous Flying Micro-robots project Harvard University
  28. 28. 28 Already under development within a variety of organizations… S Y N T H E T I C A N I M A L S Category Organization(s) Project(s) Corporate R&D Autonomous robotic bees as pollinators Open-source Projects Digitization of a nematode brain Digitization of a fruit fly brain University R&D Virtual recreation of a predatory slug Virtual recreation of a trainable C. elegans
  29. 29. 29 Current technology has potential for further development Tools to help restore Earth environments… …and facilitate further study of nature The first step towards terraforming and interplanetary colonization W H A T ’ S N E X T F O R E N G I N E E R E D E C O S Y S T E M S ? In the near future …and beyond
  30. 30. 30 C A T E G O R Y 3 Next-Generation Sensing
  31. 31. 31 C U S T O M I Z E D B I O L O G I C A L O R G A N I S M S F O R R O B U S T E N V I R O N M E N T A L S E N S I N G Engineered Biosensors T R E N D 1
  32. 32. 32 Made possible by modern DNA sequencing and editing tools… E N G I N E E R E D B I O S E N S O R S Cheap, rapid sequencing of plant genomes Next-generation gene-editing of desired plant traits Planting and monitoring of engineered biosensors
  33. 33. 33 Representing the future of intelligence gathering… E N G I N E E R E D B I O S E N S O R S DARPA’s new Advanced Plant Technologies (APT) program believes seemingly-simple plants are the next generation of intelligence gatherers. The program will pursue technologies to engineer robust, plant-based sensors that are self-sustaining and can be remotely monitored using existing hardware.
  34. 34. 34 A range of civilian applications… Public health Water purity Air purity Agriculture Soil acidity Pest presence Disaster management Inclement weather Natural disasters E N G I N E E R E D B I O S E N S O R S
  35. 35. 35 S H A P E - A G N O S T I C S E N S I N G V I A C O N D U C T I V E P A I N T Paint Sensors T R E N D 2
  36. 36. 36 Developed by a collaboration between… P A I N T S E N S O R S &
  37. 37. 37 Permitting new applications for ambient sensing… P A I N T S E N S O R S Non-intrusive physical security Increased smart home interconnectivity Interactive entertainment exhibits Education and enterprise
  38. 38. 38 Ambient sensors will enable global sensing coverage A F U T U R E W I T H N E X T - G E N E R A T I O N S E N S I N G
  39. 39. 39 C A T E G O R Y 4 Personalized Healthcare
  40. 40. 40 O N - D E M A N D H E A L T H M O N I T O R I N G U S I N G S M A R T P H O N E C A M E R A S Computer Vision in Mobile Diagnostics T R E N D 1
  41. 41. 4141 "The continued maturation of technologies, such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality and blockchain, will further expand the possibilities for [mobile health] in both diagnosis and treatment in health care." E X P A N D E D D I A G N O S I S A N D T R E A T M E N T S Dr. Kumanan Wilson Internal Medicine Specialist, The Ottawa Hospital
  42. 42. 42 Driven by improvements in image recognition and smartphone market growth… C O M P U T E R V I S I O N I N M O B I L E D I A G N O S T I C S Sources: ImageNet, Stanford Vision Lab Error rate of computer vision algorithms over time Errorrate% Human errorrate
  43. 43. 43 An open space with high growth potential… Latest stage: EIT Health Accelerator Based in: Hasselt, Belgium First funding: 2017 FibriCheck is using computer vision to monitor the user's heartbeat when they place their fingertip on their smartphone’s camera. Latest stage: NHS Innovation Accelerator Based in: Tel Aviv, Israel First funding: 2018 is using computer vision to enable laboratory-grade urinalysis testing that can be performed by the patient while at home. Computer vision in mobile diagnostics C O M P U T E R V I S I O N I N M O B I L E D I A G N O S T I C S
  44. 44. 44 T R E N D 2 I M P R O V E D H E A L T H M A I N T E N A N C E T H R O U G H P E R S O N A L I Z E D G U T F L O R A Engineered Probiotic Supplements
  45. 45. 45 Building upon recent microbiome research… E N G I N E E R E D P R O B I O T I C S U P P L E M E N T S 650+ microbiome papers published between 2007 - 2018 NIH Human Microbiome Project
  46. 46. 46 Disclosed funding: $1M Series A Based in: San Jose, USA First funding: 2017 Thryve combines customized microbiome testing with personalized probiotic supplements. Fostering the creation of several startups… Disclosed funding: $0.12M Seed Based in: San Francisco, USA First funding: 2018 ZBiotics is focused on engineering probiotics that help break down acetaldehyde, a toxin that causes hangovers. Disclosed funding: $0.75M Seed Based in: Lund, Sweden First funding: 2017 Carbiotix AB provides personal microbiome monitoring and tailored fiber supplements. E N G I N E E R E D P R O B I O T I C S U P P L E M E N T S
  47. 47. 47 Non-healthcare companies will begin using personal health data to tailor products Increased ease of collecting personal health metrics Growing demand for personalized wellness products W H A T ’ S N E X T F O R P E R S O N A L I Z E D H E A L T H C A R E ? Campbell Soup invests in [personalized] nutrition tech startup October 26th, 2016
  48. 48. 48 C A T E G O R Y 5 Data as a Public Good
  49. 49. 49 What is “data as a public good”? Image credit: MIT Technology Review BigTech is developing artificial intelligence technology using data derived from our ideas and behaviors. “Data as a public good” is the idea that consumers should be compensated for the individual data they contribute to the development of AI algorithms.
  50. 50. 50 In order for data as a public good to be viable, two critical questions must be answered Homomorphic Encryption Data Provenance 1. How can personal data be transferred without compromising digital identity? 2. How can personal data transactions be reliably tracked?
  51. 51. 51 A N A L Y Z I N G E N C R Y P T E D I N F O R M A T I O N W I T H O U T D E C R Y P T I O N Homomorphic Encryption T R E N D 1
  52. 52. 52 NHS Digital inks deal with Privitar to protect patient info in the NHS system July 3rd, 2018 Attracting a growing amount of attention… H O M O M O R P H I C E N C R Y P T I O N
  53. 53. 53 In development by private market players… H O M O M O R P H I C E N C R Y P T I O N Latest Funding: $4M Funding Round: Series A Funding Date: 7/8/2017 Enveil developed ZeroReveal, which allows for the encryption protection of data while its being used. AWS recently integrated ZeroReveal into its technology. Latest Funding: $16M Funding Round: Series A Funding Date: 7/18/2017 Privitar provides technology products that add privacy protection to leading data architectures. Recently closed a deal with NHS Digital to boost patient privacy.
  54. 54. 54 D O C U M E N T A T I O N O F D A T A H I S T O R Y F O R I N C R E A S E D A C C O U N T A B I L I T Y Data Provenance T R E N D 2
  55. 55. 5555 "Provenance is central to the validation of data...when you find some data on the is quite possible that it was copied from somewhere else on the Web...and in this process it may well have been transformed and edited...[we] would like to know how it got there." D A T A P R O V E N A N C E = D A T A V A L I D A T I O N Peter Buneman, Sanjeev Khanna, Wang-Chiew Tan University of Pennsylvania
  56. 56. 56 Market-ready products already developed… Latest Funding: $3.6M Funding Round: Seed VC Funding Date: 3/5/2018 Minereye provides continuous tracking and monitoring of sensitive data on organization networks. On July 19th, announced a strategic partnership with Agile Defense, an IT company that services the U.S. Department of Defense. Latest Funding: $5M Funding Round: Seed VC Funding Date: 6/19/2018 Prifender helps map personal information across all networks and associate identities with appropriate privacy requirements. Latest Funding: N/A Funding Round: Incubator/Accelerator Funding Date: 8/22/2016 Tierion uses blockchain to verify the integrity of any data, file, or business process. Tierion's API and tools anchor a permanent, time-stamped record of data on the blockchain. D A T A P R O V E N A N C E
  57. 57. 57 Your Data: Home Profile Manage DataFinancials What does a future where data is a public good look like?
  58. 58. 58 C A T E G O R Y 6 The New Internet
  59. 59. 59 Three central tenets of a new internet User Anonymity Distributed Data Storage Secure Digital Transactions T H E N E W I N T E R N E T
  60. 60. 60 A N E W I N T E R N E T S T R U C T U R E T H A T P R O T E C T S U S E R I D E N T I T I E S User Anonymity T R E N D 1
  61. 61. 6161 "Pretty much no matter where you are in the world right now, you're being watched. If [Orchid Labs is successful], the Internet may be the last place that you can be anonymous." Dr. Steve Waterhouse Co-founder, Orchid Labs
  62. 62. 62 Distributed Data Storage A N E W W A Y T O S E C U R E L Y S T O R E S E N S I T I V E I N F O R M A T I O N T R E N D 2
  63. 63. 6363 Ben Golub Executive Chairman, Storj Labs "Storj has developed a powerful [storage] platform to support…the explosion in data, the demand for decentralized computing, and the rise of decentralized trust technologies inspired by blockchain and distributed ledger." Cloud computing and PaaS Cloud databases Cloud storage Other cloud services Decentralized computing Decentralized databases Decentralized storage Other decentralized services Current Paradigm
  64. 64. 64 Digital Transactions A M O R E S E C U R E A N D E F F I C I E N T W A Y T O T R A N S A C T O N L I N E T R E N D 3
  65. 65. 6565 “As a technology, it’s a fundamental advance in the world of distributed systems. It has fantastic performance, and it achieves the best in security one can have in the field... hashgraph [maximizes] both security and performance." Mance Harmon CEO, Hedera Hashgraph
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