I remember the day so vividly — yet so hazily at the same time. I couldn’t breathe. Even the strangers walking past asked if I was okay. Leaning on the rails at the Chinese subway station, I could barely keep my balance until eventually, I fell unconscious.

3 hours later, I woke up in a hospital with an IV in my arm, and I was okay. I already had a history of pneumonia (thanks, asthma, I appreciate it). …


A venture capitalist is a person or a firm who invests in small companies using money pooled from investment companies, large corporations, or pension funds.

Image: trulioo.com/blog

Let’s say you have started your own business — you’re passionate about it and it’s all you can think about. The overarching problem is that money doesn’t grow on trees, so where do you get the funding from?

Venture capital, angel investors, the bank, or even Joe around the corner of the street. There are so many potential routes, but in this article, I’m just going to break down some of my findings on venture capital based on a technical session I attended as well as some background research.

When is VC a good choice?

In a common situation (ex. a fashion store, dry cleaner, restaurant)…


Can you tell which set of images is benign and which set is malignant?

You’re probably looking at the image above and thinking, “How in the world am I supposed to know which is which? What does a tumor even look like? That’s the job of a pathologist or a doctor, not me.” Well, what if I told you that a pathologist wouldn’t be so sure either.

In fact, a recent study found that pathologists could only detect micrometastases — super small, malignant tumors that spread to other parts of the body after its original growth site — at 38% accuracy. Additionally, 25% of these examinations would be changed upon a second review.


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 2.2% of Americans have autism, which equates to 5.4 million adults. Most of us reading this article right now know of someone with autism, but we have never really thought about how it must be in their shoes. Hear me out.

Imagine you’re in quarantine, and you have everything you could possibly need to reach out to your friends: phone, laptop, tablet, whatever it may be. Here’s the problem. The “Send” button in all of your apps? Yeah, they’re all glitched out.


I can almost guarantee that every single one of you reading this article knows someone who has battled with cancer. It sucks. Recently Chadwick Boseman, the legendary actor who played Black Panther, shocked the world when he tragically passed away from colon cancer.

I mean, seriously. The man played a superhero in a movie — HE LITERALLY LOST A FIGHT AND GOT THROWN OFF A HUGE MOUNTAIN AND STILL SURVIVED IN THE FREEZING COLD, and yet cancer still was able to take him out in the real world. WAKANDA FOREVER ❤️.

According to the National Cancer Institute, roughly 40% of…


“Robots will be able to do everything better than us…I am not sure exactly what to do about this. This is really the scariest problem to me.” — Elon Musk

You’d think that someone pushing for futuristic technology as much as Elon Musk would be head over heels for AI — but he’s not; he’s terrified.

From an individual perspective, the development of AI means that people who work normal jobs will be replaced by intelligent machines, but unemployment isn’t even the biggest potential problem. Our very human existence is.

You have to remember, machines are far more efficient than…

James Zhang

17 y/o innovator | AI enthusiast

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