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Alexa, You’re Fired: Why Conversational AI Startup Clinc Is Bulldozing The Competition

Just a few months ago, industry-disrupting conversational AI startup Clinc, which is rolling out an automotive application of their voice-interface software in 2021, was filling the top floor of tech and startup co-working space Cahoots and filling an office in Kerrytown. Now the conversational AI research startup is expanding into a third location in Ann [...]

By | October 7th, 2019|

MemryX develops first programmable memristor computer which aims to bring AI processing down from the cloud

ANN ARBOR—The first programmable memristor computer—not just a memristor array operated through an external computer—has been developed at the University of Michigan. It could lead to the processing of artificial intelligence directly on small, energy-constrained devices such as smartphones and sensors. A smartphone AI processor would mean that voice commands would no longer have to [...]

By | August 9th, 2019|

Voxel51 raises $2 million for its video-native identification of people, cars and more

Many companies and municipalities are saddled with hundreds or thousands of hours of video and limited ways to turn it into usable data. Voxel51 offers a machine learning-based option that chews through video and labels it, not just with simple image recognition but with an understanding of motions and objects over time. Annotating video is an important [...]

By | August 9th, 2019|

Aperia Helps Fleets Choose Tire Inflation, Monitoring Systems That Work Best for Their Operations, Industry Representatives Say

Blown-out, flat or damaged tires are considered by fleets to be at least a leading cause of roadside maintenance calls for commercial trucks, while underinflated tires are the single-biggest source of tire issues in general. To help prevent these tire-related maintenance and safety problems, technology suppliers have introduced a variety of automatic tire inflation systems, [...]

By | August 2nd, 2019|

The Refraction Rev-1 delivery robot is fast enough to hit the bike lane

As many folks continue to look skyward in expectation of drone delivery services, they’re missing the development of an increasingly popular delivery technology back on terra firma. Wheel-based delivery robots may not be quite as sexy as their flying counterparts, but with fewer regulatory hoops to jump through than drone services, the technology is likely to [...]

By | July 26th, 2019|

Aperia brings machine learning to tires

ATLANTA, Ga. – Aperia Technologies’ new Halo Connect is using the power of machine learning to help fleets “virtually eliminate” unplanned tire-related downtime. The system builds on the company’s Halo tire inflator, incorporating a retrofittable sensor that feeds data into Aperia’s analytics platform. “The hardware, the sensors are not where the secret sauce is,” CEO Josh [...]

By | July 25th, 2019|

Aperia Technologies Paves the Way for Predictive Tire Maintenance with Debut of Halo Connect

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aperia Technologies Inc., a leading supplier of tire management technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicle tractors and trailers, has announced the initial rollout of Halo Connect, a proprietary connectivity platform that leverages machine learning to enable fleets to virtually eliminate unplanned tire-related downtime. Aperia Technologies announces limited rollout of Halo [...]

By | July 25th, 2019|

Refraction Launches from Stealth with Autonomous B2C Last-Mile Delivery Service; Low-cost, Lightweight Robots Navigate in the Bike Lane

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 10, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Refraction AI (https://refraction.ai), creator of the REV-1, a low-cost, lightweight autonomous delivery robot that can operate in both the bike lane and on the roadway, today launches at TechCrunch Mobility. Founded by University of Michigan professors Matthew Johnson-Roberson and Ram Vasudevan, the company has developed a safer, more cost-effective solution for last mile [...]

By | July 11th, 2019|

Voxel51: Advancing AI for video

Prof. Jason Corso's startup launches powerful video processing platform ANN ARBOR—Voxel51, a University of Michigan startup, today launched its flagship product—a software platform designed to make it easier, faster and more affordable to access the untapped potential of video data. The software is aimed at companies that work with video but struggle to extract the [...]

By | July 5th, 2019|

Strata Oncology to Present Interim Data from the Strata Trial at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Strata Oncology, Inc., a precision oncology company, today announced that data from its Strata Trial, a nationwide observational NGS screening protocol providing no-cost tumor sequencing and clinical trial matching for 100,000 advanced cancer patients, will be presented in a poster at the upcoming 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) [...]

By | May 24th, 2019|