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Twenty Minutes: September 3, 2021

A new generation of hearing aids, your guides to Twin Cities Startup Week, and more. This is the news in Minnesota tech and startup for the week of Friday, August 20.

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Featured Interviews:

Dr. Achin Bhowmik, CTO and EVP of Engineering of Starkey

Starkey Announces New Generation of Hearing Aids


Genome Medical Acquires GeneMatters

Ecommerce Startup GrocerKey Acquired for $42 Million

Twin Cities Startup Week 2021: The Ultimate Guides

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“Last year alone, over 60 million incidents of child sexual abuse materials (CSAM) were reported online. Social enterprise Krunam is stopping that cycle of abuse with its breakthrough platform.

Krunam CEO, Chris Wexler, joins the show to talk about how technologies like computer vision and deep learning are aiding content moderators in identifying and removing CSAM from the internet, how social algorithms incent the distribution of harsh content, and why it’s also important we don’t create an Internet that’s entirely encrypted.”

Alex Skjong
Alex oversees the content produced for BETA, Twin Cities Startup Week, and When he’s not writing or editing, there’s a good chance he’s enjoying a refreshing brew and explaining the merits of heavy metal (of which there are many).