ConsenSys | June 24, 2022
Consensys NFT and Flowcode, the most cutting-edge QR technology in the world, are excited to announce a strategic alliance to democratize access to NFTs and tokens. ConsenSys, a leader in Web3 technology and the developer of MetaMask, the most popular self-custodial wallet in the world, and Infura, a Web3 development platform, introduced ConsenSys NFT. With the first significant NFT platform to fully integrate offline to Web3 utilizing QR technology, Flowcode and Consensys are reinventing how consumers access the Web3 economy.
When it comes to tying Web3 experiences to the physical world, Flowcode is the market leader. The activation with POAP at the renowned Red Rocks theater was first announced by Flowcode earlier this year. All of the special event NFTs were delivered via Flowcode. In addition to VaynerX and Gary Vaynerchuk's VeeFriends, other recent Flowcode Web3 partnerships include VaynerX, where Flowcode-enabled special edition NFTs will be given away at their Cannes Lions events. Additionally, Flowcode held a pop-up this week for The Hundreds in their SoHo garage, enabling AR experiences, NFT minting, and cryptocurrency payments. Moonpay's much-awaited minting-as-a-service technology, HyperMint, was introduced to NFT.NYC participants in large part thanks to Flowcode.
"Flowcode is transforming the way consumers interface with crypto, which is why we are so thrilled to announce this partnership. We are committed to building Ethereum and global blockchain innovation; and partnerships like this help us accelerate our mission to decentralize the future."
Tyler Mulvihill, Global Co-Head, ConsenSys NFT
ConsenSys NFT users may now simplify payments and simply store and transfer their NFTs and tokens from any offline experience and setting thanks to Flowcode's next-generation QR technology. This new cooperation offers ways for users to quickly access their NFT collections on a Flowpage, Flowcode's unique, mobile-first landing page platform, in addition to means for Flowcode to validate NFT ownership. With MetaMask, which serves 30 million active users each month across the blockchain ecosystem, ConsenSys NFT is natively integrated.
The Web3 economy is now receiving the same service from Flowcode, which offers hundreds of millions of direct linkages from the offline to the online economies. The cutting-edge product suite from Flowcode, which supports DeFi partners, DAPPS (decentralized applications), and NFTs, integrates with the leading cryptocurrency wallets and blockchain protocols to promote widespread use of Web3 applications through DTC distribution.
TruEra | June 23, 2022
Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced today that it has invested in TruEra through its venture capital program, Hewlett Packard Pathfinder. TruEra offers the first suite of AI Quality management solutions for managing model performance, explainability, and societal effect. The $25M Series B round TruEra announced in March 2022 is now extended.
Hewlett Packard Pathfinder invests in market-leading start-ups, develops solutions fusing the technology of portfolio companies with Hewlett Packard Enterprise goods, and designs collaborative go-to-market strategies. Hewlett Packard Pathfinder also keeps a careful eye on longer-term disruptive innovation, supporting the development of cutting-edge technology.
"We're excited to become an investor and to partner with TruEra in developing comprehensive solutions for our enterprise customers in conjunction with our High-Performance Computing offering," said Paul Glaser, Vice President and Head of Hewlett Packard Pathfinder.
The quality challenge, the following significant AI challenge, is addressed by TruEra. In order to quickly correct problems and maintain peak performance, ML teams can use TruEra's solutions to explain, analyze, and test the performance, risk, and responsible AI characteristics of models early in the development process. As a result, numerous Fortune 1000 businesses have chosen TruEra as their preferred provider because of its distinctive, whole lifecycle approach to model quality.
"AI model quality and ML Ops have emerged as considerable challenges for enterprises deploying and scaling machine learning models. Solving these challenges is imperative for AI success, and TruEra stands out for its deep expertise, differentiated technology and practical experience helping companies deliver and monitor AI applications."
Ali Wasti, Managing Director, Hewlett Packard Pathfinder
Top-tier investors such as Menlo Ventures, Greylock Partners, and Wing Venture Capital have contributed approximately $45 MM to TruEra. Anupam Datta and Shayak Sen, co-founders of TruEra, conducted academic research at Carnegie Mellon University that served as the basis for the company's technology.
"Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a leading, trusted provider to the enterprise, and is known for its ability to ensure that cutting-edge innovation delivers proven results. We're looking forward to working closely with the HPE team as partners on customer engagements," said Will Uppington, CEO and co-founder, TruEra.
SmartCow | June 21, 2022
SmartCow, an AI engineering company specializing in video analytics, AIoT devices, and smart city solutions today introduced its new AIoT Device Management Platform, FleetTrackr, that offers simplified deployment and centralized management of edge AI systems through a hybrid-cloud service. Key applications include smart cities using city surveillance and traffic management with thousands of AIoT devices connected simultaneously; smart manufacturing using AI for inventory management; large-scale surveillance and security deployments; and smart retail edge deployments.
"Fleet management software will revolutionize companies' ability to digitally transform their business operations, and FleetTrackr is at the forefront of speciality AIoT device management software. "We recognize the need for responsive, flexible, and remotely-operated AI solutions as demand increases for efficient, smart technology."
Ravi Kiran, SmartCow CEO
Fleet management software is crucial for effective device management and large-scale AI deployments, whether that be for retailers building intelligent stores, or hospitals using AI to improve patient care and administrative workflow. Fleets of IoT devices need to be capable of running unattended with the ability to be reprogrammed with newer versions of device kernels or security updates. Instead of allocating unnecessary resources to reprogram these devices with new software updates, FleetTrackr comes with its own Firmware-Over-The-Air (FOTA) functionality that allows users to provision, manage, maintain, monitor, and update thousands of devices, entirely over-the-air. FleetTrackr's 24/7 remote management includes integrated security and privacy and offers a 30 percent reduction in maintenance, time, and labor costs.
"A large number of heterogeneous devices forming an IoT network should be capable of running unattended at all times and reprogramming a group of devices is a challenging task when they cannot be done remotely. FleetTrackr allows administrators to update all the devices in a desired network with new software without spending weeks planning and executing deployment plans," continued Kiran. "FleetTrackr enables users to not only identify problems with large fleets of devices, but to perform software updates as well as backup and restore firmware when a device turns out to be faulty, making the experience seamless, efficient, and secure."
The FleetTrackr Unified Dashboard
The FleetTrackr Unified Dashboard (UI) enables users and teams to remotely manage tens of thousands of IoT devices that are in the field. The UI dashboard provides solutions for device management, software management, and issue management. Users can upgrade their AI solutions, add or delete applications, update system firmware and software, streamline operations and administrative tasks, and monitor the health metrics of devices spread over vast distances from a single control panel.
Established in 2016, SmartCow is an end-to-end AI engineering company that builds hardware and software products for AI applications used by the defense industry, in smart cities and industry 4.0. Strategic partners include NVIDIA and PNY. The company is located in Malta, India and Taiwan and is expanding to Italy, France and Singapore.