There is a historically unprecedented shift in demographics towards seniors, resulting in an acute shortage of senior housing. This is an enormous opportunity for real-estate operators.
Ashutosh Saxena is the Co-Founder and CEO of Caspar.AI, which developed an AI system that turns a home into a sort of robot that we can talk to and interact with. By later this summer, Caspar.AI will have been installed in about 500 apartments in California and Tokyo.
Each of these apartments is outfitted with around 100 devices including motion and humidity sensors, microphones, cameras, thermostats, and automated appliances. All of these feed data about residents’ behavior to Caspar, which uses a number of algorithms to analyze the data so that it gradually learns and adapts to people’s habits and preferences.
If you tend to ask a lot of questions about the packages you are expecting, Caspar.AI will learn to send you alerts when they arrive. It will also learn to tailor its music playlist to what you are doing at the moment.
Distributed AI (D-AI) is enabling rapid progress on smart IoT systems, homes, and cities. D-AI refers to any AI system with discrete AI subsystems that can be combined to create ensemble-intelligences. We introduce a Privacy-Preserving IoT Cloud (PPIC) optimized to host D-AI applications on the edge.
COVID-19 has motivated an increase in how much people wash their hands and reduced the rate at which they touch physical surfaces without gloves. And after touching a solid surface, they disinfect it. Caspar.AI’s automation technology helps people avoid touching possibly infected surfaces (e.g., switch).
Covid has exposed just how vulnerable seniors are who live in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Caspar.AI’s vision is to fundamentally change how seniors are in their homes and how assisted living facilities are run.
“The network is the computer.”
That’s the old Sun Microsystems slogan coined by Sun computer scientist and researcher John Gage. The slogan predated cloud computing, but it’s a great way to envision the cloud idea.
In 1995, I remember “building your own computer” was fashionable. My neighbor built one and he instantly became the most popular kid in the area.