Hump Day Exchange: Dummies Talking About AI

Ever wonder if AI has the potential to take over the world? When everyone will have self-driving cars? And how the relationship between humans and technology will continue to change with developing AI? Listen to this episode of the monthly Hump Day Exchange podcast to find out. 

Hump Day Exchange: Smart Cities and IoT

In this month's podcast episode, we consider questions like: How much does it cost exactly to build a cellular network underground? Can sensors really improve the grim state of Atlanta traffic? What do we mean by “intelligent transportation”? And perhaps the greatest mystery of all: is “smart city” the new “cloud”?

MARTA Finds A Helping Hand

Starting last fall, MARTA has found many willing helpers in the Atlanta technology community. Teaming up with Sandbox ATL, Code for Atlanta, Hack GT and other community groups, MARTA launched a yearlong strategic technology initiative to create the next great thing in Atlanta transit. 

Spotlight: ThyssenKrupp

ThyssenKrupp is a German company dedicated to transforming the elevator industry. Why build its Research Innovation Center in Tech Square? To be close to the epicenter of breakthrough talent and research, of course. 

Trading Cards: Batch 9

Looking for experts in brand design, customer experience, IT, photography, design thinking, artificial intelligence, narrowband IoT, or breakdancing? Well, look no further. Batch 9 of Tech Square trading cards has landed. 

Spotlight: Emerson

Emerson applies machine learning technology to refrigeration systems. “You’ve probably never heard of Emerson before,” explains Director of Innovation John Wallace, “but if you’ve shopped at a grocery store, convenience store, gas station, dollar store, or pharmacy, you’ve interacted with our equipment.” The team leverages their Tech Square location by driving partnerships with other startup companies.  

Trading Cards: Batch 8

It takes all kinds. And we've got all kinds. From students to entrepreneurs, to makers and administrators, Tech Square is chock full of the breakthrough talent you would expect of Atlanta's Innovation District. Looking for experts in mechatronics, Java, system engineering, or tourism? We've got you covered. Take a peek. 

Spotlight: Home Depot

Tech Square is home to The Home Depot’s Technology Center, where a dedicated team of innovators operates outside the shadow of The Home Depot’s corporate office. Anthony Gregorio, Global Innovation Lead, says sharing ideas, challenges, and successes with his counterparts at other enterprise innovation centers in the area, like Delta and AT&T Foundry, is an essential part of being in the neighborhood.