Innovation Igniter provides a look at some news in areas such as the automotive, high-tech and healthcare industries. This week, we highlight some interesting news stories, such as an AI coprocessor in the second-generation HoloLens, an overview of Tesla vehicles over the years and Amazon’s increasing interest in the healthcare industry.

Microsoft’s Second-Generation HoloLens will include a Dedicated AI Coprocessor >

Microsoft shared that it is getting ready to incorporate its own AI processing capabilities into its second version of the HoloLens. It is adding an AI coprocessor so that it will not have to rely on the cloud to analyze information.

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The Model 3 Arrives Friday – Here’s a Look at how Tesla’s Cars have Evolved over the Years >

With Tesla’s Model 3 handover party to the first 30 customers happening this Friday, this Business Insider article provided an overview of Tesla cars and updates from the company’s inception until now. These included the Tesla Roadster in 2008 (the company’s first electric car), the Model S in 2012 (the first electric luxury sedan on the market), the Model X in 2015 (which incorporated innovative door technology) and finally the Model 3.

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Amazon is Showing Interest in Health Care, and it’s Making Industry Players “Nervous,” says Investor >

Amazon’s recent actions suggest it may be interested in diving into the healthcare industry. In May news reports revealed that Amazon was seeking a general manager to oversee a new pharmacy unit. Amazon has been selling medical supplies for a while, and more recently has actively encouraged the healthcare community to create applications for Alexa.


Our Authors: Matt Suits and Andreya Carlson

About The Author: Matt Suits

Matt has always loved interacting with clients to find solutions for their challenges. He was drawn to business development at Kaleidoscope because of the great potential he saw. After graduating from the Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati, he worked with two startups, a marketing consultancy, a financial services company and the non-profit 3CDC. He believes that listening is the most important part of sales. In his free time, Matt enjoys movies, trying new foods, traveling and the great outdoors.

About the Author: Andreya Carlson

Andreya has always been fascinated by language and the written word, which drove her to earn a degree in Journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. She additionally earned a degree in Psychology, which kindled her interest in the healthcare industry. Her experience in marketing, communications, writing and editing includes work with a prominent human rights organization in England and a Cincinnati-based book publishing company. Andreya’s appetite for knowledge and passion for purposeful creation led her to cover design and healthcare advancement news for Kaleidoscope.

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