Month: March 2021

Emirates’ Team AI Bot

MEET The Emirates Team AI Bot WHY? The reigning champions of The America’s Cup, the oldest event trophy in today’s sports, are always looking to benefit from cutting edge innovation to secure their title. This year they did it with the help of McKinsey to create a new AI bot that would help simulate the perfect boat design. Typically, a team like this would need to prototype a new boat design, build it, and get all team members on board to practice with it – a logistical nightmare. However, with the help of this new AI, a simulator is...

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Watson Health

MEET Watson Health WHY? IBM is currently looking to sell Watson Health. This might seem like a troubling sign for AI in the healthcare industry, but when you look under the hood it’s actually going to be a good omen. Watson has a lot of untapped potential to aid in health-related AI ventures, such as stopping drug-thefts in hospitals and analyzing heart rhythms. Watson would especially excel in the consumer related services that could personalize healthcare for low-income patients and provide accurate home monitoring. Since IBM has already been looking to focus more on the cloud, this is a...

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MEET Go-Explore WHY? If you’re like me you’ve likely spent countless hours yelling at a video game because you just can’t seem to get it right. Well, I guess researchers at UberAI and OpenAI have felt a similar pain before because they recently unveiled “Go-Explore,” a new family of algorithms that have been successfully completing the most notoriously difficult Atari Games that even previous AI couldn’t beat. Go-Explore goes back to the roots of what makes a good AI, which is essentially the process of trying something, failing, and trying it again with a modification until eventually you have...

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MEET Nicobo WHY? Panasonic’s newest robot cat, Nicobo, is a quaint little companion that acts like a normal cat. It blinks its eyes, turns around, wags its tail, and even farts when it feels the need to. On the surface, it’s a cute tootin’ cat that looks like something a child would make. Underneath the surface, however, is where we see AI taking root in fun consumer products. Coming equipped with cameras, sensors, and microphones, Nicobo can identify your face and mood, turn towards you, and feel you petting it. With only about 320 units available, Nicobo is a...

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MEET Sally WHY? If you’ve been following us, then you should already know about Sally, the robot that makes custom fresh salads for you. However, what you might not know is that Sally was just recently acquired by DoorDash. This might seem normal, but the excitement comes after you think about how much DoorDash is investing in ghost restaurants, which are restaurants that exclusively do delivery based orders, and how much more relevant these restaurants have become due to COVID-19. Ghost restaurants with robot chefs are a telling trend of how AI is going to affect the restaurant industry,...

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