Sophia, the humanoid robot from Hanson Robotics, and a hologrammed David Hanson, attended the 2018 OCE Discovery Conference in Toronto to give the Keynote Speech – The Next Frontier: The Future of Human-Robot Relations. Sophia wowed the audience with superhuman intelligence and advanced ability to read faces, empathize with emotions, understand the nuances of language and communicate with hundreds of facial expressions.
Hanson Robotics and Acquired Insights Inc. are embarking on a joint exploration to deploy humanoid robots and revolutionary Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) solutions into the financial services, insurance, and healthcare industries.
Acquired Insights’ solutions include structured AI/ML FinTech big data analysis functionality, robo-underwriter, unstructured behavioral and social data warehouses, customer journey framework and decision engine capability. They will explore licensing humanoid robots to large and mid-market Financial Services Industries (FSI) to assist in the training of underwriters, analysts, agents, tellers, and customer service representatives. Competition to license the robots is expected to be intense as innovators and early adopters within FSI embrace AI/ML to attempt to differentiate themselves. The collaboration will also explore developing customized humanoid robot solutions for the healthcare industry. A considerable driver is the ability to cut costs by using robots to offer engaging, empathetic, high quality, lower cost personal attendant and limited healthcare services to those in eldercare, among others.
Acquired Insights’ CEO, Gary Melling said “AI/ML solutions have the potential to directly and positively impact the quality of life for individuals and society at large, and we take that challenge and responsibility very seriously. Our strategic alliance will allow us to move from virtual robot FinTech solutions to humanoid robots in a way that produces significant improvements for how people and business function, and how AI can improve the human experience, the world, and our place in it.”
Acquired Insights Inc is an artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive analytics company with technology that can be used cross-industry. The solution provides intelligent, enterprise-wide, real time critical decision support through a complete closed-loop platform. It is an effective and multi-faceted approach to bridge the gap between disparate systems, processes and people, while aligning individual and workforce action with business strategy. It’s a disruptive technology implemented without the traditional disruptive attributes.
Hanson Robotics, develops the world’s most human-like robots, endowed with remarkable expressiveness, aesthetics and interactivity. Dr. David Hanson aims to dramatically improve people’s everyday lives with intelligent and empathetic robots that teach, serve, entertain, and provide comforting companionship. These interactions will, over time, enable the company’s AI to learn “how to be human,” trained by relationships with human beings. The company envisions that one day it’s AI and robots will be able to address and solve some of the most challenging problems of the times.