Can’t Miss Content: Excitement for Visual AI in Convenience Stores, Ten Essential SparkCognition Resources, and More


As 2022 draws to a close, what a year it’s been! Here’s a handy overview of what we’ve been up to lately—your can’t-miss-content from our November blogs, webinars, and media mentions.


Upcoming and On-Demand Webinars

Our November webinars covered the most recent advancements for improving profitability, operational performance, worker safety, efficiency, and more. This concludes SparkCognition’s webinar series for 2022, but be sure to check in after the new year for more in-depth learning opportunities.


Visual AI: Five Steps to Increase Production and Profitability

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2022

Speaker: Curt Richtermeyer, Exec VP Sales


Visual AI: Five Steps to Greater Profitability in Manufacturing (on-demand link coming soon)

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022

Speaker: Cory Rhoads, VP Sales


Around the Web

The past few weeks have seen a flurry of SparkCognition news items, enthusiastic responses to our visual AI solution for convenience stores, and recognition for being a major key player in the cognitive computing market. Check out these recent mentions.


SparkCognition announced the deployment of Visual AI Advisor at the Adelson School campus in Nevada to detect and avert active assailant incidents. Todd Peters, Head of School Safety at Adelson, said, “SparkCognition’s AI-based school safety solution enables us to further enhance our capabilities to detect and prevent incidents on campus that could put our students and facility in harm’s way.” 


We’re excited to announce SparkCognition’s recent addition of former Boeing MENA President Bernard Dunn to our board of advisors. Dunn’s career includes over three decades working in the Middle East region, holding positions of increasing responsibility and scope during his military career in Jordan, Yemen, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Washington D.C. at the Pentagon.


And PR Newswire shared the news that SparkCognition Government Systems President and General Manager Logan Jones has been elected to the National Defense Industrial Association’s (NDIA) Board of Directors. The NDIA Board of Directors is composed of senior leaders across the broad spectrum of companies that support national security and comprise the defense industrial base. As one of its newest members, Jones joins executives from organizations like The Boeing Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte, Raytheon Technologies, and more. 


Convenience store industry publication CStore Decisions wrote about its partnership with SparkCognition to conduct a landmark study into electric vehicle charging and its impact on convenience store visits and sales. 


The National Association of Convenience Stores shared perspectives on using AI in convenience stores from SparkCognition’s Dr. Bruce Porter at the recent Connexxus Innovation Research Committee meeting at our HyperWerx facility in west Austin. Texas Born CEO Kevin  Smartt noted the early success of the technology at their chain of customer-service-oriented convenience stores.    


Crunchbase News writer Chris Metinko wrote about recent investments in AI companies, including SparkCognition’s $123M Series D round earlier this year.


And finally, Digital Journal included SparkCognition in its article on the rapidly growing cognitive computing market, which it estimates will be worth $2.25Bn by 2027. 


Our Latest Blogs

Check out these recent samples from our continuously growing library of AI-centric blogs.


Level up Your Business Operations with Natural Language Processing

Discover how natural language processing (NLP) enables you to get the most out of your company’s vast trove of unstructured data, e.g., maintenance reports, emails, social media, and even handwritten documents. 


Ten Essential SparkCognition Resources that Demonstrate the Value of AI

Don’t miss these enlightening resources describing the many ways artificial intelligence improves the efficiency and profitability of your business. 


AI Privacy, Protection, and a Bill of Rights

What’s the proper balance between corporate/governmental operational performance and individual privacy when it comes to AI? Explore the implications of various recently-released government policies, such as the US government’s Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights. 


Visual AI Advisor: A Paradigm Shift for School Safety

Learn about the fast-growing portfolio of safety-enhancing capabilities enabled by SparkCognition’s Visual AI Advisor solution. Detecting weapons and other threats in advance is the key to protecting students and school staff.  


How SkyGrid is Providing Smarter Airspace Management for Unmanned Aircraft

The rapid growth of unmanned aircraft has brought to the fore the challenge of ensuring that drones can operate safely in airspace already crowded by civilian and military aircraft. Learn about our partnership with Boeing to tackle this technological challenge.


How to Bring Stability and Performance to Battery Energy Storage Systems

Renewable energy technologies like wind and solar can only reach their full potential to enable our transition away from fossil fuels if the power they produce can be delivered to the places where it’s needed. Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) are the key technology for making that happen, and AI is the key to enabling successful BESS implementation and operations. 


Stay Plugged In

Our team is always thrilled to share insights into how organizations can realize the value of AI and machine learning capabilities. Let us know when you’re ready to discuss next steps in your journey toward a smarter, safer, and more sustainable future! And please follow us on social media to stay updated on company news and the latest advancements in AI.

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