The future of automotive AI is driven by a multitude of players with different expertise. Tier 1’s have traditionally been the leading integrators, but in an era where data has so much value, their position is challenged.

Automotive will see more disruption coming from startups that are hungry to change the status quo in the upcoming months. Mergers and acquisitions are also becoming more popular and strategic investments into Tier 2 companies that involve computer vision.

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But this field requires consolidation on behalf of these new startup companies for both parties involved (Tier one’s and Startups) to offer a complete…


Time to shift towards hygiene friendly technologies

The current pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus is forcing us to rethink how we should be interacting with devices that we regularly use in public spaces. Multiple studies demonstrate that the virus can remain active on hard surfaces for many hours. The longevity of this virus is such that it makes us question the risks of using touchscreen technology in public spaces.

Public touchscreens are found nearly everywhere, they’re used in information kiosks, grocery self-checkout stands, airline counter check-ins, train & subway ticketing machines, bank ATMs, vending machines and many more. …


Let’s journey back to 2007 when tech companies like Nokia and Blackberry (RIM) dominated the mobile phone ecosystem. At this stage, their billion dollar R&D departments and focus groups tested touch screens along every possible variable, and the results couldn’t have been more clear. People wanted physical keyboards on their mobile phones.

Of course, all that went out the window when the iPhone hit the market. What’s important to note here is that Apple’s landmark product launch didn’t prove Nokia wrong — when asked about touchscreens, people still thought they wanted a physical keypad on their phone.

The introduction of…


TOKYO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — NTT DATA, a global IT services provider, announced today that it has selected Barcelona-based startup Gestoos as the Champion of the Open Innovation Contest 7.0 based on its AI solution that enables content and services to be operated simply with hand gestures. The winning proposal was chosen during the contest’s Grand Finale at NTT DATA headquarters in Toyosu, Tokyo on March 22. NTT DATA will collaborate with Gestoos to develop a concrete business plan based on the winning proposal.

The global competition, which is organized annually by NTT DATA, invites high-tech companies worldwide to submit…


TOKIO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — NTT DATA, empresa proveedora de servicios de TI, ha anunciado hoy que ha seleccionado a la startup barcelonesa Gestoos como ganadora del concurso Open Innovation Contest 7.0 por su solución de IA, que permite manejar contenidos y servicios simplemente con gestos de manos. La propuesta ganadora fue elegida en la gran final del concurso, celebrada en la sede central de NTT DATA en Toyosu, Tokio, el 22 de marzo. NTT DATA colaborará con Gestoos para desarrollar un plan de negocio concreto a partir de la propuesta ganadora.

NTT DATA organiza todos los años esta competición…


Artificial intelligence is already widely available. Retailers worldwide are already putting the technology to great use to improve their businesses. A quick look at the retail industry shows how the capabilities of machine learning are helping retailers to understand their customers better, connect with them and create superior superior customer experiences.

AI relies on a continual technological learning process that enables machines to continually adopt new, improved models based on data acquired and analyzed over time about specific subjects. …


Every decade or so a new (sci-fi) movie comes out that completely transforms the way we think about the future of technology. For more than 10 years, that movie was Minority Report. Steven Spielberg’s 2002 adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel was set in the year 2054, yet many of the “predictions” of our far out future have been coming to real-life existence in the 13 years since the movie debuted. …


Our technological future is beginning to emerge from a fuzzy fragmented puzzle into a crystal clear vision of how we will interact with technology in a post-mobile world. Last week, Robert Scoble — tech evangelist and former Microsoft prodigy, announced on his Facebook page the revelation that he predicts will take place mere months from now.

The way Robert sees it, it will be Apple — not Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Amazon or anyone else — that will usher in the age of VR/AR/Mixed Reality to the masses when they launch the next iPhone next fall. …


The movie Minority Report introduced us to the concept of gestural interaction: “speaking” to a computer by waving your hands — no clicking or swiping necessary.

But is gestural interaction really going to drive a new generation of interactive experiences, or is it just a tech trend that’s going to pass?

We’ve been fascinated with touchless interaction for quite some time. But we’re just starting to see gestures being incorporated in mainstream interactive products — and not just Microsoft Kinect games.

Until now, user interface design has been focused on user interaction that requires a mouse, keyboard, and touch as…


As users, we value a personalised experience where we are presented with offers and results relevant to us, ideally at just the right time, exactly when we need them. At the moment, we know and use these as personal assistants in the form of Google Now, Siri and Cortana to provide us with electronic tickets, traffic updates and travel predictions.

When it comes to privacy, our behavior is controversial. We are willing to give away some private data in exchange for these services for free, yet many of us admit they are weary when it comes to sharing private data…

Germán León

I am the CXO and founder of GESTOOS, a startup that focuses on computer vision and human-technology interaction.

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