Scottsdale-based Axon Enterprise Inc., the company that makes Tasers and other safety technology for law enforcement agencies, has acquired a virtual reality studio that specializes in immersive training modules for large organizations. Axon (Nasdaq: AXON) said its acquisition of Atlanta-based Foundry 45 will help it achieve its goal to use new immersive technologies such as virtual reality, or VR, and augmented reality to prepare law enforcement officers for real-life situations in the field — and to make such training more accessible and affordable.
Intel and Arizona’s Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) today announced a new artificial intelligence (AI) incubator lab for students aspiring to land jobs in areas ranging from business to nursing to healthcare — and other professions that increasingly draw on AI technology. The new AI incubator lab in Arizona, and the associate degree program it supports, is the first of its kind in the U.S.
Botco.ai, the leading HIPAA-compliant conversational marketing solution, is excited to announce that it has been selected as a winner in TiEcon’s TiE50 Awards Program. Botco.ai was recognized for its innovation in using AI technology to drive conversational marketing at scale. The company is one of 152 winners worldwide, but the only winner from Arizona.
Digital Air Strike has always been at the forefront of helping dealers with the best prospect engagement and conversion tools. The pandemic has only accelerated our focus and acquisitions to provide even more ways for our dealerships to leverage technology to increase sales. With Digital Air Strike, dealers get a first-strike advantage to get ahead of the competition and get their trade-in message out effectively to the right consumers leveraging our data and targeting capabilities, as well as AI messaging, to encourage them to trade-in vehicles.
While many industries only create and maintain their products and services in-house for competitive reasons, that’s not always the case in the field of artificial intelligence. Third-party involvement actually can help smooth out the rough patches if not bring in new energy to take something to the next level. TechConnect asked three AI leaders about their experience with bringing third parties into their projects, as well as the atmosphere of camaraderie that is alive and well in Arizona.
Artificial intelligence (AI) promises transformative innovation for transportation, manufacturing, health care, education and more. It may also bring freedom from tedious tasks. Imagine robots doing laundry at your home or inspecting cargo at your local airport. These scenarios are not yet reality because of a longstanding issue in the field of computing: managing uncertainty. But research at Arizona State University is looking to change that.
Digital Air Strike, the leading consumer engagement technology company, unveiled two exciting technology enhancements to help businesses better nurture consumers using data, analytics, and multimedia technology. The new features are being released this week at the National Automobile Dealers Association’s virtual convention concurrently as Digital Air Strike announces its 2021 BIG Innovation Award win from the Business Intelligence Group.
In this TechFocus Member Spotlight, Calline Sanchez, Vice President of IBM Global TSS Service Planning and Premium Support and Tucson Site Leader, discusses IBM’s focus on cloud storage and augmented intelligence, the expansion of internship and training programs, and how IBM is using technology to implement its COVID-19 response.
Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have opened the door for an unprecedented number of uses for unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs). Groups of drones now can work together in networks for purposes such as traffic control, smart agriculture, surveillance and security systems, law enforcement, public safety and much more.
Tech-giant Intel announced it will acquire SigOpt, a San Francisco-based provider of a leading platform for the optimization of artificial intelligence (AI) software models at scale. SigOpt’s AI software technologies deliver productivity and performance gains across hardware and software parameters, use cases and workloads in deep learning, machine learning and data analytics. Intel plans to use SigOpt’s software technologies across Intel’s AI hardware products to help accelerate, amplify and scale Intel’s AI software solution offerings to developers.