Cincy police dept. upgrades tech

The Cincinnati Police Department is upgrading their technology in order to become more transparent, efficient and solve more crimes. One application lets witnesses record a video or photo and upload anonymously to specific cases. New hardware turns on body cams when a gun or taser is drawn and a wireless upgrade allows the dashcam to deliver footage the same day it’s recorded.

2020 Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100 survey

96% of Cincinnati’s private companies are highly confident that they will grow revenue and sustain business operations over the next two years, despite the CoVID-19 pandemic. That’s the latest data from the 2020 Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100 survey. The survey also revealed that technology, such as AI, analytics, robotics and machine learning, will be a prime enabler in that goal.

Platform for organizing machine learning algorithms

Researchers at University of Cincinnati and Purdue University have created a platform that could help computer scientists and developers organize and keep track of their machine learning algorithms and datasets. HAMLET (Hierarchical Agent-based Machine Learning platform), is composed of a group of AI agents trained to manage the datasets.

Lisnr gets second investment

Over-the-Rhine startup Lisnr has gotten its second investment from Visa. Lisnr’s technology allows for mobile, contactless payments using sound, a valuable capability in the post-COVID world. “The fact that we can do what a QR code does at regulated, safe distances leaves us in a very promising position to go after that growing addressable market,” said Lisnr CEO Eric Allen.

Miami University wins NASDAQ award

Miami University and the Farmer School’s John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship has been named the winner of the 2020 NASDAQ Center of Entrepreneurship Excellence Award. The NASDAQ award honors those centers that have made and will continue to make enormous contributions in advancing entrepreneurship as the force in economic growth throughout the world.