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Data’s Best Friend—How AI and Robotics Are Enabling New Opportunities

Presenter: Jonas Cleveland

Cognitive Operational Systems, Inc.

November 12, 2018
8:00–8:45 a.m.

Headlines about AI and automation carry an implicit warning of a dystopian future where all human jobs are replaced by robots. Entrepreneur Magazine touts that “3.5 million jobs are on the verge of extinction.” Although we’re only beginning to realize the potential impact of AI in the enterprise, the increased adoption of AI by industry has come alongside the lowest unemployment rate in the U.S. in almost 20 years.

Certainly, it’s worth exploring the potential benefits of AI-powered automation. Mobile robots in warehouses or transportation centers are able to capture terabytes of data on a daily basis. Chatbots passively learn intimate information about their human subjects. Automation is enabling a flood of new information that was previously untapped due to a lack of tools. The future is unlocking AI to power decisions and design to completely change the way enterprises operate. In this talk, we will explore some of the ways AI is changing the way brick-and-mortar retailers unlock new streams of revenue.

Jonas is the founder of Cognitive Operational Systems, Inc. (COSY), an AI and computer vision company specializing in 3-D visual search. COSY software uses visual information from robots, smartphones, and drones to map out indoor spaces and identify all the objects in the environment. COSY serves several domains including brick-and-mortar retail. The company’s technology enables continuous capture of product movement throughout a store and empowers retail partners to immediately address customer needs. Ultimately, retailers are able to make better decisions in store layout and product organization.

Jonas Cleveland is an entrepreneur in AI and robotics. He has appeared in several of the leading journals and conferences in automation and robotics. He also holds several patents in computer vision, machine perception, and robot mapping. Jonas has received multiple awards for his work in product development and entrepreneurship, including MIT Technology Review's Innovators Under 35, LinkedIn's Next Wave Award, and Comcast’s Who’s Next Entrepreneurs. Jonas is cofounder and CEO/CTO of Cognitive Operational Systems, Inc. (COSY), a spinout of the GRASP Lab at Upenn. COSY brings AI and computer vision solutions to the store floor of leading retailers. The company is venture-backed by Benjamin Franklin, Polis Ventures, and Intel Capital. Jonas has a degree from Carnegie Mellon in electrical and computer engineering and completed grad studies at UPenn in robotics while starting COSY.

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Lake Buena Vista, FL
November 11–16, 2018

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