Author: Jacob Cordova

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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Go-Explore

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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Nicobo

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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Sally

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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BellaBot

MEET BellaBot WHY? COVID-19 exponentially accelerated the need for contactless service, and many companies have been stepping up. BellaBot is a prime example of AI technology stepping up. Pudu Robotics’ BellaBot enables contactless tableside service for Sushi Island. The restaurant kept all employees, streamlined service, and frankly has just been fun and keeps diners...

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