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Source: PitchBook Data, Inc.

TECH POWER PLAYERS 50

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TECH POWER PLAYERS 50
For more than a decade, Desh Deshpande, an influential former executive in the local telecom industry, has been focused on sharing that wealth by helping entrepreneurs of color get their own startups off the ground.

Desh Deshpande is expanding entrepreneurship to narrow the wealth gap

The founder of EforAll — #21 on the list — is scaling up the number of startups in underserved communities.

TECH POWER PLAYERS 50
Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics, stands beside one of the company's Atlas robots in Waltham.

Marc Raibert, master of robotics, is making machines smarter — and more useful

The Boston Dynamics founder behind the popular Spot and Stretch robots makes robotics look easy. He's #26 on the list.

TECH POWER PLAYERS 50
The list is meant to convey the impact of honorees — in Boston and beyond — on technology and business.

Introducing the Globe’s Tech Power Players 50 — and how it came together

The Tech Power Players 50 is a list of the most influential — and interesting — people in the Massachusetts technology scene, ranked by the Globe's business journalists and an external advisory committee.

TECH POWER PLAYERS 50
Silvio Micali and his company Algorand are at at the head of the pack of a growing niche of local crypto startups.

Silvio Micali is advancing the hot (and volatile) field of crypto

The MIT professor — #31 on the list — founded Algorand to build a better blockchain and make crypto apps faster and more efficient.

TECH POWER PLAYERS 50
Carmichael Roberts is fostering a new wave of startups — like Commonwealth Fusion Systems and Infinite Cooling — that just might produce some of the answers needed to save the planet.

In ‘an interesting collision,’ Carmichael Roberts takes on the climate crisis

The VC at Material Impact and Breakthrough Energy Ventures is a leader in climate tech, fostering a new wave of startups that might produce the answers needed to save the planet. (He's also #1 on the list.)

TECH LAB
The MIT and Harvard study found that an artificial-intelligence program trained to read X-rays and CT scans could predict a person’s race with 90 percent accuracy.

MIT, Harvard scientists find AI can recognize race from X-rays — and nobody knows how

As artificial intelligence is increasingly used to help make diagnostic decisions, the research raises the unsettling prospect that AI-based health systems could generate racially biased results.

INNOVATION ECONOMY
Kendall Square on a January weekday. A new book, “Where Futures Converge,” dives into the dynamics that make Kendall Square such a powerful engine of scientific breakthroughs and startup formation.

How much do you know about Cambridge inventions? Take the quiz to find out.

If you fail, two new books on the city’s outsized role in changing the world are here to help.

Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc.

Elon Musk puts Twitter buy on hold, casting doubt on $44 billion deal

Elon Musk said Friday that his planned $44 billion purchase of Twitter is “temporarily on hold” pending details on spam and fake accounts on the social media platform, another twist amid signs of internal turmoil over the proposed acquisition.