In episode 38 of the Acceleration Economy Minute, Kieron Allen discusses an artificial intelligence (AI) innovation coming from a student at Arizona State University.
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00:42 — In this episode, Kieron discusses a recent story coming out of Arizona State University. In February of 2022, a student took part in a hackathon as part of the launch of Verizon’s 5G Innovation Hub, which is located at the university. The aim of the hackathon was to find new ways to apply Verizon’s 5G ultra-wideband and wireless technology to enhance solutions in education settings.
01:10 — An ASU student and his team developed something called EquiBraille, which is a system that uses AI to translate real-time class notes into text that is sent to a braille board that creates mechanical characters in response to what is being presented on the whiteboard.
01:38 — The plan for this innovative technology, which benefits visually impaired students, is to roll out the system across various institutions.
01:50 — An interesting aspect of this innovation is that use cases of AI are normally presented as universal solutions. Only on occasion can these results be translated into physical benefits. Kieron finds the speed of the technology, including its deployment, to be impressive.
02:28 — This ASU student project exemplifies the transformative power of AI. In the acceleration economy, there is no time to wait to onboard innovations like these, since technology is moving at lightning speed.
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