Infrrd Wins An Award For The Best Companies In Diversity 2018 By Comparably

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Infrrd Inc., leading Enterprise AI & Computer vision solutions provider, has been awarded by Comparably as one of the Best Companies for Diversity in 2018. The company ranked in top 25 small and mid-sized firms. With globalization, it has become important for workplaces to promote equality and positive work culture and Comparably has recognized Infrrd as a company that treats its employees with reverence.

We have consciously put efforts in creating a workplace that promotes gender & racial equality. There are several aspects of culture that one should focus on while creating a more inclusive workplace. At Infrrd, we have made it a priority to factor in all the aspects and allow employees to feel at home,” says the mind behind Infrrd & CEO, Amit Jnagal.

Comparably has been felicitating companies who have been promoting ethnic, gender and racial diversities for a long time. The main idea being that workplaces should be diversified to maintain harmony & healthy work culture. “Winning Comparably’s Best Company Diversity award is an exceptional achievement, highlighting the absolute best places to work in USA as rated by their own employees,” said Comparably CEO Jason Nazar. The award was won solely based on employee voting and was not based on a participation fee or nomination. Every year Comparably celebrates renowned firms and leaders via employee ratings in 16 different categories.

“We’re extremely happy and honored to receive this prestigious award, it means that we are going in the right direction with a great group of employees. When it comes to recruitment, we have always valued a person’s intent to learn and adapt to new technologies and so far, the ratings prove that we did right by our philosophy,” says Lalit Agarwal, Head of Delivery & Operations, Infrrd Inc. With their strong global presence, Infrrd has worked with some of the most reputed brands and grown to over 200 employees in just two years from inception. An open and motivating work culture has always been fostered within its different branch offices. The employee ratings are just a testament to the growth and open mindedness of the company.

Head over to Comparably to read what employees have to say about Infrrd.

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About Infrrd

San Jose, CA-based Infrrd Inc is a leading Machine Intelligence partner to Banking, Financial Services and Insurance industries across the globe. Their focus is on providing AI as a service and leveraging their homegrown machine learning platform to solve analytics and automation related problems for their customers. Their platforms and algorithms extract deep insights from big data based on artificial intelligence and deep learning and offer these insights to drive decisions & automate extraction for customers.

For more information about Infrrd Inc, visit https://infrrd.ai/ or reach out to them at hello@infrrd.ai

Contact:
Priya Ravinder
Marketing Manager
Infrrd Inc
+1-844-4-INFRRD
206888@email4pr.com

 

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Infrrd Wins An Award For The Best Companies In Diversity 2018 By Comparably

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Infrrd Inc., leading Enterprise AI & Computer vision solutions provider, has been awarded by Comparably as one of the Best Companies for Diversity in 2018. The company ranked in top 25 small and mid-sized firms. With globalization, it has become important for workplaces to promote equality and positive work culture and Comparably has recognized Infrrd as a company that treats its employees with reverence.

We have consciously put efforts in creating a workplace that promotes gender & racial equality. There are several aspects of culture that one should focus on while creating a more inclusive workplace. At Infrrd, we have made it a priority to factor in all the aspects and allow employees to feel at home,” says the mind behind Infrrd & CEO, Amit Jnagal.

Comparably has been felicitating companies who have been promoting ethnic, gender and racial diversities for a long time. The main idea being that workplaces should be diversified to maintain harmony & healthy work culture. “Winning Comparably’s Best Company Diversity award is an exceptional achievement, highlighting the absolute best places to work in USA as rated by their own employees,” said Comparably CEO Jason Nazar. The award was won solely based on employee voting and was not based on a participation fee or nomination. Every year Comparably celebrates renowned firms and leaders via employee ratings in 16 different categories.

“We’re extremely happy and honored to receive this prestigious award, it means that we are going in the right direction with a great group of employees. When it comes to recruitment, we have always valued a person’s intent to learn and adapt to new technologies and so far, the ratings prove that we did right by our philosophy,” says Lalit Agarwal, Head of Delivery & Operations, Infrrd Inc. With their strong global presence, Infrrd has worked with some of the most reputed brands and grown to over 200 employees in just two years from inception. An open and motivating work culture has always been fostered within its different branch offices. The employee ratings are just a testament to the growth and open mindedness of the company.

Head over to Comparably to read what employees have to say about Infrrd.

Read the news on USA Today.

About Infrrd

San Jose, CA-based Infrrd Inc is a leading Machine Intelligence partner to Banking, Financial Services and Insurance industries across the globe. Their focus is on providing AI as a service and leveraging their homegrown machine learning platform to solve analytics and automation related problems for their customers. Their platforms and algorithms extract deep insights from big data based on artificial intelligence and deep learning and offer these insights to drive decisions & automate extraction for customers.

For more information about Infrrd Inc, visit https://infrrd.ai/ or reach out to them at hello@infrrd.ai

Contact:
Priya Ravinder
Marketing Manager
Infrrd Inc
+1-844-4-INFRRD
206888@email4pr.com

 

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Travel Trends for 2019: How Big Data, AI Technology, and Personalization Will Impact the Future of Travel Forever

NEW YORK, Jan. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — They see you when you’re sleeping. They know when you’re awake. And, more than likely, they know where you live. Big Data, that is. So, it’s no wonder that the growing expectation among travelers is for a seamless and personalized travel experience in 2019. And thanks to Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, and savvy online marketing campaigns, consumers may get their wish, according to industry experts who went One-on-One with ExpertFlyer just before the holidays.

“Just selling a seat on a plane or putting a head in a bed is not enough today,” explains Gilad Berenstein, Founder and CEO of Utrip, which uses AI technology and personal data to create a custom travel experience. “People plan all the time, across all devices. Thus, trip planning needs to be more omnipresent and tools such as AI and personalization help keep travelers engaged throughout their entire planning process.”

While the experts have their own short list of trends for the coming year, they all agree that one trend that seems absolutely certain is maintaining “constant contact” with consumers through mobile connectivity and WiFi everywhere you go. “By 2020, there will be significant adoption of WiFi on planes that will work similar to hotels,” explains Patrick Sarkissian, CEO and Co-Founder of Raleigh & Drake, a millennial-focused travel tech company. “You will walk into the plane and immediately be online via your carrier, which will significantly change the way airlines will market to its customers.”

Kevin May, Editor-in-Chief at PhocusWire, concurs. “People are not just searching for travel using a mobile device but are now booking their trips with these devices. Some brands are reporting up to two-thirds of their bookings are coming from a mobile device, and we see this trend continue to grow in 2019, which is why the idea of ‘constant connectivity’ is so important.” Kevin offers an in-depth look at trends for 2019 during his podcast interview with ExpertFlyer.

This data continues to support what Chris Lopinto, president of ExpertFlyer, included in his list of trends for 2017 when he stated, “You will begin to see an expansion of business models where companies, such as Airbnb, will be getting into the ‘travel business,’ which will allow them to engage with clients for a longer period of time.”

While most experts agree that Big Data and AI technology will have an enormous impact on the travel experience for consumers in 2019, the use of Biometric technology at TSA check points at airports has also become a popular buzzword for the upcoming year.

According to Sherry Stein, senior manager of Projects & Innovation for SITA Lab, biometrics technology will continue to contribute to greater efficiency related to airport security bottlenecks. “SITA did a trial with Orlando International Airport and British Airways using biometric processing for boarding, and British Airways was able to board a 787, which holds approximately 240 – 260 passengers, in 10 minutes, which was very impressive.”

“While 2019 will be big for biometrics, I see the next five years more than doubling as AI continues to evolve and people become even more accustomed and familiar with the technology,” predicted Yossi Zekri, CEO of Acuant, an identity verification, document authentication and fraud prevention technology services provider.

According to Patrick Sarkissian at Raleigh &Drake, millennials and their over-indexing usage of social media and mobile are travel industry change agents responsible for the rise in transparent user-generated travel recommendation platforms, like TripAdvisor. “Unfortunately, that path is now threatened due to the rise in fake reviews,” Sarkissian explains. “In response to the use of social media by millennials, airlines like Delta partnered with The Infatuation to provide text-based restaurant recommendations and JetBlue is turning customer’s Instagram into a live-booking platform for flights using AI. Lastly, companies like Handy are providing free phones for customers to use in hotels, which is due to the massive smart phone adoption led by millennials as well.”

To learn more about these experts’ thoughts about travel trends for 2019 and listen to the entire podcast featuring Kevin May at PhocusWire, visit ExpertFlyer’s blog.

About Utrip
Utrip is a data-driven destination discovery and travel planning platform that combines the best of local expertise, human experience and artificial intelligence to make trip planning easy, enjoyable and personal. Utrip PRO, our white-label product, enables destination marketing organizations, airlines, attractions and hospitality brands to offer customers a more personalized experience, thereby increasing engagement, loyalty, conversion rates and revenue. Our technology optimizes each itinerary based on a customer’s preferences, budget, geography and many other relevant factors, sorting through millions of destination options, such as must-see sights, activities, events and restaurants. We empower our partners to reimagine their customer relationships through every step of the travel lifecycle. For more information, please visit http://www.utrippro.com.

About Raleigh & Drake
Driven by authenticity, Raleigh & Drake (RAD) delivers the world’s first influencer-driven discovery platform. RAD offers millennials instantly bookable, personalized recommendations and guides from a trusted global community of creatives, photographers, culinary experts and explorers from around the world. Their curation of exclusive content which merges travel with social impact is unparalleled in the industry. In addition to their authenticated insider’s guide, Raleigh & Drake’s supports the effort to alleviate poverty in local regions with each booking through their partnership with Kiva. For more information, visit http://www.raleighanddrake.com.

About PhocusWire
PhocusWire is a comprehensive daily news companion for the travel industry, powered by Phocuswright, the most respected travel research authority and events brand in the world.

About Acuant
Acuant is an identity verification, document authentication and fraud prevention technology services provider headquartered in Los Angeles, with engineering and development centers in New Hampshire and Israel.

About SITA Lab
Nearly every passenger flight relies on SITA technology. We work with our air transport owners and members to provide technology solutions that make a difference at a community level. We innovate collaboratively, while developing and managing solutions over the world’s most extensive network – one that forms the ‘communication backbone’ of the global air transport industry.

About ExpertFlyer.com
Each month, ExpertFlyer’s One-on-One blog goes face-to-face with the travel industry’s leading decision makers to discuss and address topics relevant to many of today’s business and frequent travelers.

ExpertFlyer.com was conceived and created by an eclectic team consisting of a veteran elite tier frequent flyer, an airline captain and corporate travel manager, and information technology professionals to deliver a 24/7 real time powerful air travel information service. The company provides its subscribers and corporate travel managers alike with a complete, concise and efficient way to access the ever-changing details of worldwide air travel information. For more information, please visit expertflyer.com.

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NASA CLASS Announced Collaboration with Actress Sheyene Gerardi to Address Technological Literacy

NEW YORK, Jan. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Sheyene Gerardi, a well-known Venezuelan soap opera star and model, has been appointed a member of NASA’s Center for Lunar and Asteroid Surface Science (CLASS) as the Lead for Robotics Outreach. This world-class institution of planetary scientists and space technologists invited Sheyene to join them because of her visionary work fusing space robotics technology development with humanitarian development on Earth.

Sheyene’s program addresses technological literacy in under-developed regions, creation of jobs in robotics, and advancement of technologies needed off-Earth. The program addresses a much larger concern, too, one that few have even considered: robotic industry on the Moon and Mars has such great potential for rapid scale-up that it could widen the gap between privileged and under-privileged to the point of causing great harm. Sheyene’s team is working to broaden the ownership of in-space industry as it develops, which will help solve all these problems.

Sheyene founded and operates a school to serve at-risk youth in an under-developed region of Venezuela. There, she has found systemic problems due to inadequate community support for education. Sheyene realized innovative methods are needed to motivate her students when she found out most of the children have very little hope for advancement in jobs or careers, and they do not see how education will change that.

In 2017, she met with the University of Central Florida. Sheyene recognized the space industry has great potential to improve life on Earth, but there is a strong chance the plight of people in underdeveloped regions will grow worse instead of better.

The concern is that once a supply chain is established through robots mining and manufacturing on the Moon or asteroids, it is outside the social and economic controls we have evolved for civilization on Earth. Within a few decades, advances in machine intelligence will make the robotics more autonomous, reducing the cost of labor to control the robots from Earth. According to a 2012 NASA study, it takes about this same amount of time for industry on the Moon or Mars to become an adequately self-sufficient supply chain to enable affordable scale-up, reducing the mass of materials that must be launched from Earth. The marginalization of labor from economic production is already a concern for terrestrial industry, but in space the isolation from normal economic and social restraints makes it much worse. Robotic space industry has potential to grow according to its “metabolism”, its throughput of matter and energy, without the usual economic and social controls. This can rapidly widen the gap between capital and labor, or between privileged and under-privileged following the lines of those who can participate in space and those cannot. Studies suggest this can occur as early as the middle of the century.

“As the economic revolution proceeds and production begins shifting first to robots on Earth and then to robots off-Earth, workers who don’t share ownership of the robots will be reduced to political powerlessness far worse than their conditions today. We have the opportunity to solve this problem during the bootstrapping period while human labor is still needed for space industry,” Sheyene says. Sheyene has added to this vision the theme of entertainment, to connect the creative community with scientists and thus educate the public to support science. “I also came to believe I can have the greatest impact for change by focusing on my area of expertise: what entertainment contributes to solving these problems: a lot, as it turns out, we have the ability to show people what they can do to address these problems widely and efficiently. I have been working with my production and marketing team to develop an ‘educational entertainment production for social change.’ My team sees fantastic opportunities to produce content in and around the program we have started,” she added.

Sheyene’s concern for the plight of the economically disadvantaged grew out of her unique life story. She started as an actress and became internationally-known for her roles in Spanish telenovelas until she was struck by serious personal tragedy. A year after losing her family in an automobile crash, she was diagnosed with a Stage 4 lymphoma that had spread to 85% of her body. She survived after three years of difficult chemotherapy to become the only know survivor of a rare form of the disease. These experiences convinced her to focus the rest of her life on helping people in need. She founded and now operates two non-profit philanthropic foundations including Sheyene School, which began in Venezuela and has now expanded into multiple countries to expand technological literacy and to create a pipeline to jobs and economic participation in underdeveloped regions. Sheyene recently started a socially-conscious business to broaden the ownership of space industry as one of its major goals. The business plans to accelerate human expansion into space by advancing the robotic technologies, doing so in a way that conveys equity to all the participants.

Shashi Jain, from TiE young entrepreneurs, said of Sheyene’s work, “As a Senior Technical Marketing Engineer for over 18 years, I am deeply impressed by the value of the work that Sheyene is doing through her non-profit. She understands how to inspire people to not just love the subject matter, but to see the possibility of contributing to it in themselves through a few simple steps. This is a rare skill; you often get two of these at the same time, not all three.”

Sheyene’s work advancing robotics education globally resulted in her invitation to join the planetary scientists of NASA’s CLASS. The CLASS team consists of leading planetary scientists, geologists, geochemists, dynamicists, engineers, physicists and other researchers from across the world, and is headed by Prof. Daniel T. Britt at the University of Central Florida. The CLASS network incorporates domestic institutions across the USA and international partner institutions in different countries. An integral part of the CLASS mission is to give back to the wider community.

“I have been following with great interest Sheyene’s activities in organizing world-wide robotics competitions. Her vision for expanding the scope and the impact of space science and engineering outreach dovetails strongly with the objectives of the Center for Lunar and Asteroid Surface Science. We are looking forward to working with Sheyene and are excited about the possibilities of the robotic competitions,” Prof. Daniel Britt said.

“People, in general, are unaware of the danger they are in, that with no way to personally go into space, no need for their labor in the face of robotic artificial intelligence, and no way to gain an ownership share in the industry, they will be left behind both economically and politically, creating a vastly deeper rift between the ‘Haves’ and the ‘Have-nots’. While the rift is already big today, it is seriously nothing compared to what it will be when industry is started in space and grows to massive proportions, unless steps are taken during the startup period,” Sheyene says. “Many solutions require an understanding of local pain points to solve economic and standard of living challenges every country is trying to solve to provide a better quality of life. I am glad and appreciative that with this synergy we can turn this initiative into a win for everyone. I feel the time is right,” she added.

Sheyene is advancing her plan to support both technological literacy and direct participation in space, through a robotics curriculum, which will be made freely available through her non-profit school. The team is also creating a series of robotics competitions, including secondary, college, and post-college events, with the goal of replicating it on a global scale. The technological progress achieved through the robotics competitions will be funneled back to NASA missions through her position in CLASS. Her participation with the SSERVI/CLASS network will facilitate her access to its cutting-edge scientific advances, enhancing the existing partnership she has with the Florida Space Institute, enabling her program to reach more people with the excitement of NASA space exploration to make a tangible difference their lives.

 

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