Author: Jordan McGee

Why?   Since its conception, Bose has been one of the leading pioneers in the audio entertainment industry, realizing products that have redefined how we enjoy music. Bose’s innovation is on full display with its latest product, the “Bose Frames,” which offer stylish sunglasses, built-in speakers. The speakers are directed towards the wearer so that others hear little to no noise while the user experiences Bose’s optimal sound quality. Bose Frames might indicate the course technology is headed, where a single item can serve multiple purposes.  ...

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The OrCam MyMe – Redefining Social Interactions

Why?   Have you ever met someone but instantly forgotten their name? If that is the case, then the OrCam MyMe is sure to make your life quite easier. The device is the first AI gadget of its kind, featuring a clip-on micro camera that uses facial recognition technology to put names to faces. When someone stands in the shot of the camera, it sends a notification to the user’s phone and allowing them to type in the name of that person. The device also allows you to store these people into different categories on one’s phone, ultimately making...

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Meet the Mind Behind Google Cloud’s Artificial Intelligence

Why?   It is no secret that Google is one of the most innovative companies of all time, and their discoveries in AI capabilities receive quite the amount of attention. What does go unnoticed is the credit that must be given to the brains of the operation. Meet Fei-Fei Li, the Chief Scientist of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning for Google Cloud. Li is cited for emphasizing diversity when it comes to developing AI, and her goal is to introduce AI capabilities to underrepresented groups or smaller businesses in today’s society. Through Li’s leadership and vision working with Google,...

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Meet the Robot Whisperer

Why?   Meet Tessa Lau. She may not have a household name in society, but that sure appears to be changing. Lau served as the Chief Technology Officer at Savoike, the company that first produced the first autonomous delivery robot. Her main contribution to the project was developing the machine’s relay system. The relay system was in charge of determining the service robot’s behavioral interactions with humans. Young minds like Tessa Lau help shape humanity’s future and push us to achieve things that were never deemed possible.  ...

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Are You Smarter than an Eighth Grader?

Why?   Most middle schoolers spend their summer outdoors or with their friends, but thirteen-year-old, Harita Suresh, had other plans. Due to social distancing protocols, Harita realized that she would have a lot of time on her hands. To stay productive, she enrolled in an online IBM course due to her desire to learn more about artificial intelligence. Within just two weeks of completing the course, Harita launched her own chatbox dubbed “Rita” for students who are making college plans. Rita is already being used by students, teachers, and administrators where it is accessible across platforms. It is clear...

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