Author: Jacob Cordova

Pentagon’s AI

MEET the Pentagon’s AI Fortune Teller WHY? I’m sure we’ve all wanted to ask Zoltar what our future has in store for us, and thanks to recent developments by the Pentagon, we might actually have the groundwork laid out for us. The Pentagon has unveiled a unique AI that can “see events days in advance.” By inputting data gathered from censors spread across the globe, this new algorithm can spit out the events that are most likely to transpire. While this is still a military tool intended to prevent tragedies from ever happening in the first place, who knows...

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MEET OnPatrol WHY? Facial recognition software is nothing new to law enforcement, but OnPatrol’s newest program raises the bar. Instead of relying on clunky interfaces and distant cameras, OnPatrol uses the cameras on law enforcement officers’ uniforms and phones to provide real time alerts when the facial recognition finds a...

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MEET Skai WHY? Major brands are preparing for the return to in-person events and festivals by using AI for valuable business insights on consumer behavior and to forge deeper consumer connections. Estee Lauder utilized Skai, an advanced analytics company, to predict makeup trends for festivals such as Lollapalooza, Summerfest, Bonaroo, and Pitchfork. Analyzing over 13,000 data sources across the internet (including social media) Skai predicted the following beauty and fashion trends for this year:  Sequins & Sparkles:  Shopper and influencer discussions increased by up to 400% Bright, Neon, and High-Intensity Colors:  Shopper discussions and reviews increased by up to...

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Argo AI

MEET Argo AI WHY? Ford and Lyft will be deploying the first round of autonomous driving vehicles on the Lyft network this year thanks to Argo AI. The project will only begin in Miami at first and slowly make its way into more and more cities, but this is a strong signal of where ride sharing companies and automotive manufacturers are directing their resources towards. The program will begin with human backup drivers present in the cars at first, but will transition into fully autonomous rides soon...

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Grubhub Delivery Robots

MEET Grubhub’s Autonomous Delivery Robots WHY? Good news for college students looking for a late night food delivery: Grubhub will deploy self-driving robots to deliver food on college campuses starting next fall. Thanks to their partnership with Yandex, the autonomous vehicle manufacturer, Grubhub will be heavily targeting college students eating at both on- and off- campus restaurants. Thanks to the robots’ ability to navigate pavements and crosswalks with pedestrians, more college kids won’t have to make the nighttime trek for the late night...

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