The Boston Tech Startup Ecosystem Is Making A Strong Comeback

Todd Hixon, Forbes

It has been a tough decade for tech startups (businesses driven by information and physical technologies) in Boston (1). This seems odd because Boston has enormous core strengths in tech derived from MIT, Harvard, and other universities and a long history of computer science technology development.

The good news for Boston is the surge in innovation in an area where Boston is strong: Intelligent Systems, embodied in both the cloud and physical systems at the edge of the network (i.e., robots). This wave has been building for a long time, going back to the founding of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab in 1959.

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