3D geospatial models are superior to 2D models when it comes to planning purposes as 3D is able to effectively capture terrain, sites, buildings, vegetation, infrastructure, and landscape elements. These can also be layered with additional data sets for use in presentations, planning, exploration, analysis, and management applications in a dynamic format that can readily adapt to changing conditions. However, building these 3D models has traditionally been expensive and time-consuming. Geopipe is a deep learning-powered engine that creates what the company calls “digital twins” that are constructed from raw sensor data and then combined with data processed through a semantic engine to add further context to create the Metaverse, a “massively multi-use environment that replicates our real world”. The platform is versatile as it can be applied to a variety of use cases including training simulations, city planning, coastal resiliency planning, construction, and even gaming. Geopipe’s models can be integrated into existing workflows that use 3D software or gaming/VR engines and can be accessed for as low as $100/mo for commercial use. AlleyWatch caught up with Geopipe CEO and Cofounder Christopher Mitchell, Ph.D. to learn more about the genesis of the company, future plans, latest round of funding from investors that include Village Global, Matrix Partners, the Alexa Fund, and AME Cloud Ventures.
The pandemic has accelerated innovation for drive-thru experiences. Before the pandemic, drive-thrus at quick-serve restaurants (QSR0) accounted for 50-75% of a store’s revenue. The pandemic caused that to jump to 90-95%. Technology is now focused on addressing the velocity of traffic and optimizing capacity. omniX Labs is an analytics platform for vehicle traffic for businesses to better understand customer behavior in and around their vehicles. Without the need for additional hardware, the platform takes a location’s existing camera systems and uses the video feeds to analyze vehicular activity using machine learning and AI. omniX can be used for things like upselling, improving conversion, optimizing efficiency, detecting fraud, and forecasting. The company has focused on servicing car washes, with over 1200 locations using omniX, but the technology is versatile enough to be used in other settings like car repair shops and restaurants. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder Anoop Kanthan to learn more about how omniX Labs is focused on making vehicle analytics accessible without hardware, the company’s strategic plans, and latest round of funding from investors that include C2 Ventures, EverWash, and Newark Venture Partners.
We’d all like to be able to look into a crystal ball and tell the future. With the use of AI and machine intelligence, we are now able to more accurately produce trend forecasts that accurately mimic reality. NWO.ai takes this one step further. The platform combs through unstructured data to track 20M+ signals, adds a time dimension, eliminates noise, and prioritizes sources to identify microtrends and global cultural shifts. For example, the platform has recently considered and tracked possible geopolitical events and themes like will COVID-19 lead to war, will Bitcoin continue to rise, and the impact of the pandemic on Big Tobacco. AlleyWatch caught up with Cofounders Sourav Goswami and Pulkit Jaiswal to learn more about the company’s recent launch out of stealth, future plans, and recent round of funding from investors that include Hyperplane, Wavemaker, Colle Capital, Adit Ventures, and SuperAngel.
The human immune system is a complex network made up of cells, proteins, and organs that protect your body. Advances in technology have allowed researchers, scientists, and physicians to understand this sophisticated system like never before. Immunai, cofounded by Noah Solomon, leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence to provide a complete profile of the immune system. The company just launched from stealth with a fresh $20M in funding. Noah shares with us how Immunnaii is building the largest database for immunology.
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Recently, the Interior Department ordered the grounding of its drone fleet that was made in China or contained Chinese parts. This comes on the heels of similar actions taken by the Department of Homeland Security in May and the United States Army in 2017. While political pundits credit the ban to the Trump administration’s policy initiatives […]
Neuralink proposes to transcend reality and make virtual experiences feel totally real. How will Elon Musk’s neuralink challenge subjectivity?
The star of the Super Bowl wasn’t on the field, but the robot in Michelob ULTRA commercial. The metal beast was featured living and playing among humans, taking any opportunity to show off his brute strength. The bot smugly proves he do anything better than his organic citizens, except down a cold one. In the closing caption, […]
Back in the ancient tech times, when phone signals traveled over wires and TV signals traveled through the air, the limitations of then-existing hardware and software compelled a layered, flexible approach toward getting any information from Point A to Point B. The most elegant and powerful solution to this situation was the TCP/IP stack, which […]
Have you ever wanted to have a real conversation with a chatbot and not just shout basic commands at it? Well now you can with Hugging Face, a social AI chatbot that has meaningful conversation with users. The concept was developed by focusing on how social and entertainment use cases can be applied to machine […]