We sat down with Dr. Tra Vu, COO of Kambria and engineering professor at NYU, to talk about how to bring AI and robotics to the masses. If that comes true, she points out the broad social impact it would have for disabled children taking classes without physically being at school; seniors connecting with loved ones with the aid of robots; remote workers collaborating with onsite staff; and many other aspects of society.

The interview is on (iTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcher).

I am excited about the technology being used for social purposes. That’s why we built consumer-facing applications. Another use case of blockchain technology is that you can have the community drive the direction for the use of this technology. — Tra Vu

Have you always been deeply interested in robotics?

My career has been largely in New York, in civil engineering. The Kambria founders, Thuc Vu and Jared Go, are avid technologists. Thuc got a PhD at Stanford in AI and game theory, while Jared is a research fellow at Stanford. They’ve been buddies since Stanford.

How did you join the blockchain startup world?

I met Thuc, Kambria’s cofounder, at a conference in New York. He shared his vision for Kambria and sought help writing the whitepaper. Though startup was outside my domain, I knew how to pen technical papers. Things just snowballed, and we built up the Kambria team. Then I became the COO.

Full interview: https://medium.com/a-bit-cryptic/how-to-build-a-robotics-and-ai-market-2c9d90dc7bd4

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Kambria is the first blockchain project to build an open innovation platform for frontier technology. We are focusing first on the AI and Robotics vertical with the backing of our well-established robotics company, OhmniLabs. Through existing partnerships with top universities and large international corporations, as well as access to talented developers, we aim to build an ecosystem that can bring the next wave of frontier technology to provide value to billions of people around the world. Kambria - Accelerating Frontier Technology

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