In “What’d I Miss?” Ossie and Myra ponder how artificial intelligence detects the worst — though sometimes hilarious — instincts of Colorado vehicle owners.
Grocery stores where you don’t have to check out? The University of Denver just got them.
Scan the QR code on the app, grab what you want and walk out. That’s how easy it is to pick up food at two new autonomous grocery stores at the University of Denver. “You sort of feel like little guinea pigs in this little experiment of touchless stores,” student Jack Cansler said. The Eat […]
Calling Colorado’s unemployment line? You might end up talking to a Google-powered AI
The massive numbers of Coloradans who lost their jobs in the coronavirus pandemic will soon find their calls for unemployment help answered by an automated service powered by Google — including setting up a call back with an actual human. The artificial-intelligence system is expected to resolve issues for up to 30% of current callers […]
Opinion: How technology is shaping the brave new world of health care in the coronavirus era
While we are fighting the battle against COVID-19 and adjusting to the new normal, technology is helping to rewrite the playbook of the health care industry. Modeling, artificial intelligence, remote monitoring and chat bots are paving the way for a better tomorrow. If you haven’t yet connected to a doctor remotely via an app, chances […]
From a vantage point far in the future, Colorado author’s “A Once-Dead Genius” examines the human condition
Author and illustrator Gary Raham loves to engage kids (and adults) with his stories and illustrations. He has written 19 books of science fact and/or science fiction and numerous nature articles. Raham writes science columns for The North Forty News and Colorado Gardener Magazine and serves as Assistant Editor for Trilobite Tales, the newsletter of […]
How does Colorado’s Lockheed Martin keep future engineers interested in space? By asking them to design robot cars.
The room was abuzz with pint-sized autonomous vehicles, mind-numbing calculations and geeks in shoe socks. Julia Harvey had heard about the curious Lockheed Martin Space Systems event from a school newsletter and thought, “Oh, that looks really cool!” So, the Colorado School of Mines computer science major spent Halloween morning training her AWS DeepRacer (on […]
Paging Dr. Algorithm: How AI and other new tech are changing care in Colorado hospitals
A wobbly leg emerges from under a blanket and makes a tentative search for the polished floor below. The movement catches the eye of Lupita Rodriguez, who’s responsible for keeping this patient safe. Rodriguez leans forward to talk to her patient, who immediately stops at the sound of the authoritative voice. “Mrs. Smith? Please call […]
Why the head of the U.S. Patent Office is interested in artificial intelligence, false trademarks and the Western Slope
In the last five years, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has hired more lawyers in the Front Range region than ever before. The Colorado hiring frenzy, of course, had everything to do with the agency opening a satellite office in Denver in 2014 as part of a move to expand outside of Washington, D.C. […]
Understanding AI through Holly, the fast-food bot taking breakfast orders at Good Times
Holly has only been working at the Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard on Broadway since January. But she’s already the sixth most tenured among 15 to 20 employees at the Denver location on any given day. She’s also not a she. Or he. Or they. Holly is artificial intelligence developed by a Denver company […]
Here’s what Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said in Aurora about startups, AI, Facebook and Tesla
Challenged acoustics inside Colorado’s newest conference center didn’t deter technology legend Steve Wozniak from passionately sharing why he distrusts artificial intelligence, ditched Facebook and wished Apple had moved a division to Colorado long ago. The Apple cofounder was in town Thursday to keynote a business event capping off another year for the city of Aurora, […]