Bot Bash

Bot Bash took place at Cross Campus DTLA in the beginning of December. This event was mainly focused on artificial intelligence. Eight different artificial intelligence startups pitched at this event as part of the pitch competition. When I first arrived, I checked in at a table and received a free gift bag that contained free Red Bull and some other things. I then sat in the audience and listened to a fireside chat for about 40 minutes. I learned a lot from the fireside chat and took tons of notes. Shortly after the fireside chat, the pitches began. It was really entertaining listening to all of the different artificial intelligence startup pitches. The first pitch was by Dogon, which uses AI to better identify objects in pictures. Followed by the second pitch which was by Purpose, which uses AI to help college students get through school with motivational stuff, etc. Then the third pitch was by 1law Technologies, which uses AI to help with legal things. The fourth pitch was by Dashbot, which uses analytics for chatbots in Slack, Google Home, etc. Followed by the fifth pitch by Sozango, which uses bots to ask volunteers questions, then this bot builds a profile of the volunteers, then these volunteers can be evaluated at an individual level, and it tracks these volunteers over time. The sixth pitch was by Heroic Robots, which uses a soft robot that is safe enough to work next to humans without killing them, since these soft robots are not dangerous. These robots are sold for $100,000 and have replaced some cherry pickers, since these soft robots can pick things, etc. The seventh pitch was by Foodies AI, which gets recommendations for foods that users want. The user texts the bot saying what food he or she wants and the bot replies with prices and restaurants that have that type of food. The eighth pitch was by Goalkeeper, which is a happy couples bot. This bot sends reminders to couples to hold hands, etc. Each person in a relationship sends what they would like in the relationship and the bot sends messages to the other partner. Each partner then builds a library of favorite things. The winner of this pitch competition was the Happy Couples Bot, Goalkeeper, which was also the eighth pitch. Overall, it was really entertaining and a I learned a lot from the AI fireside chat.

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