Are Capital Region tech companies buying into the metaverse and Web3?
Will the metaverse be entirely virtual reality, which immerses users in an artificial environment, or utilize augmented reality, which superimposes computer-generated images in the real world? Will it be primarily a gaming and entertainment platform? Or a socioeconomic ecosystem? Or will it be — like many over-hyped ideas — a bust?
Startup of the Month: Shared Vision
For influencers, Sacramento startup compiles scattered affiliate links into micro storefronts
“These content creators, they have thousands of products they’ve
recommended over thousands of posts over a dozen platforms, but
there’s no good way to manage all of those products,” Bardsley
says. “It’s not that they weren’t doing affiliate links, but they
weren’t paying attention to them enough to make money.”
Scammers Are Using AI to Steal Your Wealth
Here’s how to detect them and protect your assets
Using AI, criminals can be craftier, more convincing, and nearly impossible to detect — even for the otherwise tech-savvy.
Startup of the Month: AIVision Food
An early detection tool to protect crops from pests
Insect infestation affects crops worldwide, and manually
monitoring food processing and storage facilities is a costly and
time-intensive endeavor. SmartProbe technology aims to make pest
control easier, cheaper and more effective.
Could ChatGPT Replace Comstock’s Writers?
AI is a unique innovation that seems to be taking off like a rocket with plans to replace many otherwise human-developed work; but in the end, it could spell disaster to lots of today’s industries if we lose sight of the fact that it needs to work for us, not the other way around.
The Back Story: The Rocket Company that Roared
Aerojet was once a major player in the region — until it wasn’t
If you’re ever on Jeopardy and you’re asked to name an American company that not only helped the country and its allies win a war (the Big One) and, a bit more than two decades later, helped send it to the moon — before getting mired in a sludge of litigation — remember one of this region’s more complicated and often controversial sagas: Aerojet.
The Restaurant at the Edge of the Metaverse
Longtime restaurateurs open egaming-friendly diner near R Street Corridor
Go by the business that recently opened in the former home of Waffle Square Country Kitchen and there are still some remnants from what was there before, such as the brown pleather booths. Otherwise, though, something very different is going on here.
As technology evolves, regional entrepreneurs look to unlock the possibilities of augmented reality
Unlike virtual reality, which immerses users in an artificial environment, augmented reality superimposes information in the real world. This information can take the form of graphics, text, audio and other sensory inputs to enhance one’s experience.
Startup of the Month: HuLoop Automation
AI bots streamline workflows to free up human workers from mundane tasks
Too many employees get stuck doing tedious tasks on legacy systems that can impact job satisfaction and the bottom line. This is why Todd Michaud launched HuLoop Automation, a Sacramento-based AI-powered solution to transform the way work gets done.
SHRINERS CHILDREN’S NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
LEADERSHIP IN PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDICS AT SHRINERS CHILDREN’S NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Shriners Children’s Northern California helps children reach their potential and lead more fulfilling lives, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. The hospital provides the highest quality care from some of the world’s best surgeons and physicians.