HandUp, A Startup Combatting Homelessness, Is Setting An Example For The Tech Industry

On the heels of launching donation gift cards for the homeless, HandUp hosted a community outreach day this past Friday in San Francisco to continue to bring..

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Aipoly Puts Machine Vision In The Hands Of The Visually Impaired

“Everything is free. Everything is sponsored by Google. So we have the most relaxed lifestyle possible in our 4.30am work days,” – Alberto Rizzoli

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[tc_dropcap]I[/tc_dropcap]t’s 3:30 am in the featureless Singularity University meeting room I’m peering into via Skype and I’ve just asked Marita Cheng to take a photo of the buttons on her co-founder, Alberto Rizzoli’s, shirt. It’s definitely one of the stranger requests I’ve made of tech founders, at any time of day, but the pair don’t bat an eyelid — and in half a minute a robotic voice pipes up from Cheng’s iPhone informing us that the shirt Rizzoli is wearing is called a Henley shirt.

That’s not all. The voice specifies that a brunette male is wearing a white Henley shirt. As tech demos go it’s pretty smooth. And I’ve learnt some bonus sartorial nomenclature. Not bad for a Monday morning (UK time). It may be the middle of the night in Silicon Valley but you’d hardly know it; Cheng and Rizzoli’s enthusiasm for what they’re building is demonstrably eclipsing their need for sleep. That and a looming demo day…

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