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the studio

We create Human-centered artificial intelligence. Human-centered AI builds practical solutions that positively impact lives rather than optimizing processes or automating jobs. If you could make the lives of the people around you better with smart machines, what would you build? We decided to build AI to help feed people and make homes safer for the elderly and disabled.

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the founders

We started with the mission of creating a 100-person strong artificial intelligence center of excellence. We partnered with Drexel University to give 100 employees a solid foundation in applied AI. We ended up founding the appliedAIstudio– a launch pad for transformational human-centered AI.

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The THRIVE Buildathon 

December 6 - December 12, 2022

With Lenovo, we remember Dr. Peter Scott-Morgan by building technology that enables people with severe disabilities to not just survive, but to THRIVE!



We throw away a lot of food–about 1/3 of all food produced. Meanwhile more than 10% of us experience hunger. That’s unacceptable; however, with AI people can change that story. Our AI anticipates wasted food, arranges its donation, and gives food suppliers documentation to claim tax deductions. Food suppliers reduce waste. People in need get fed.



Ninety percent of older adults want to remain at home as they age. But as the daily tasks we take for granted when we're younger (mobility, food, hygiene) become difficult, home stops being a safe place. AI can help make safer homes. Our AI actively pursues the goal of making home a safe, protective environment. It rallies devices, services, and people on your behalf. Your home looks after you.



Inspired by intelligent slime mold, we built an AI that directs the actions of people, services and devices in pursuit of a given goal.

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