5 Dec 2016
A tale of two Product Hunts

This is the number of times privacy came up in Snips first Product hunt.  4 times. (and one time was by Rand, our CEO) This was six months ago.  Snips team has always been obsessed with creating amazing, private AI technology, but six months ago, the Product Hunt community latched onto other aspects of our […]

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2 Nov 2016
She's Just Not That Into You — Why Our AI Assistants Still Feel So Distant

Broken Promises Some of tech’s wisest contemplators have started to call out a failed relationship that we’ve all been aware of for years. Both Walt Mossberg and Fast Company have recently broke the silence, questioning why our dear friend Siri has been tripping over her words lately and missing the little things that we can […]

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12 Oct 2016
One snapshot of your life in an Uber, one giant leap for Private AI

Snips is back with a new participatory research project! This one will train our AI to recognize travel receipts in your email, and in return, we’ll shoot you a visualization of Your Life In Uber. Cue the violins!    We’ll also show you just how many seasons of Mr. Robot you spent commuting … and whether […]

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4 Oct 2016
What's your hope for AI? The Snips AI Wishlist

This one’s exciting. So, when many people we talk to hear AI, they think … robot. That ain’t it.  BUT the question is … — If AI isn’t a robot … WHAT IS IT?  “There are naive questions, tedious questions, ill-phrased questions, questions put after inadequate self-criticism. But every question is a cry to understand […]

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3 Oct 2016
The Snippet #5: Cars that Take Themselves to the Shop, Tidal Shifts in Internet Use and Monkey Brains

While Google was unleashing an AI taskforce to battle trolls, these were the cherries on top of the proverbial AI banana split.  1) I’ve heard of a smart car, but this is ridiculous! Your car’s gonna use AI to tell you when to fix it AND when you’re near your favorite sandwich. Plus, dashboardWaze.  2) The way people are using […]

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29 Sep 2016
The Snippet #4: Privacy-offs, cringey AI beauty standards and de-biased data

The Snippet #4: Privacy-offs, cringey AI beauty standards and de-biased data While IDEO designer Arianna McClain reminded us all that data is actually people, these 3 things made us say touché in the fencing match that is AI. 1)  Privacy gets competitive. Google can’t stop talking about October 4th (They’re launching something). Can they compete with Apple’s […]

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22 Sep 2016
The Snippet #3: Computers vs. Cancer Cells, Privacy and AI's Non-Trade Off, Democratizing AI with Elon Musk

While Snips CEO Rand Hindi was saying some real truths in his new TEDx talk, these 3 things were blipping on the AI news radar.  1)  Molecular computers fighting cancer with AI.  Microsoft thinks nanotechnology could reprogram the human body. And they’re not alone. .. nor are they the first!  2)  The internet had a mini-freakout about Google’s Allo. Snowden […]

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22 Sep 2016
How your phone's barometer is secretly an underground GPS

You deserve more from your barometer.  And it might not be long before you get what you deserve. A world where air pressure data has an everyday use, and not just for the weatherman, is upon us. GIF via Family Guy How? A barometer and a timer + AI = underground GPS The first barometer was invented […]

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15 Sep 2016
How do you use emotions in your texts?

In order to be useful to real people, Snips needs data from real people. People like you! You in? In return, we’ve got a pretty fascinating visual of how you use emotions in your texts. Contribute to AI research, and Snips will show you a snapshot of your texting style ? how you use emotions […]

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15 Sep 2016
The Snippet #2: AI in ur Netflix, Barometric GPS, Machines that *reason*

While you were perusing the magnificent list of Women in Machine Learning … these 3 ice cubes were at the tip of our AI iceberg this week.   1)  How did Netflix know to suggest Post-Apocalyptic Comedies About Friendship? It uses AI to put its data to work. No word yet on it if can also bring back Barb! 2) […]

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8 Sep 2016
The Snippet #1: AI Einstein, Spotify's ears, Apple's privacy play

Hi. Rand here.   I’d like to thank you personally for your interest in the human-centric AI we’re building at Snips.  As a founding member of this community, you now have access to the latest AI technology from us … and to The Snippet, three bullet points each Thursday to get the right conversations happening about […]

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24 Aug 2016
Artificial Intelligence + Real Human Life can be great. Let's talk about it.

Hi. We’re the Snips blog. Here we’ll be connecting the dots about what AI and privacy mean in the complex, fun, annoying, weird and interesting world we all live in. Expect to find interviews with people who you might not expect*, what happens when tech disappears (yes, really!), explorations of where AI’s showing up in […]

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