“Unfortunately our business does well when bad things happen,” says ZeroEyes CEO Mike Lahiff. Lahiff, an ex-Navy SEAL, says he started the business after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018. “I went into my kids’ school and I saw all these cameras around and asked what they were doing with them,” he says. A school official told him there were used mainly to identify students who’d stole something from a locker or been in a fight. “I thought, why not use those cameras to detect guns?” Lahiff explains. … [Read more...] about The Capitol riot is spurring new interest in gun-detection AI
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Bring people together to share your vision early on. Start with why changing course is important, then share all the information you can. It’s crucial to relay what new information has specifically changed your thinking. We launched delivery with the intention solely of making up lost revenue during the pandemic, but after a few months it became clear that it could be a viable long-term channel. I convened our leadership team to realign on delivery as a new arm of the business that deserved true investment of time and resources. … [Read more...] about My company has gone through 3 growth cycles in 18 months. Here’s how I navigated them
The redesign would cut the carbon footprint of the avenue in half while also helping restore small pockets of nature. Chiambaretta writes in a release: “We have upset the balance of the very nature that we intended to control and it is now within the urban fabric, which concentrates 80% of carbon emissions on 2% of the Earth’s surface, that the environmental revolution must take place.” … [Read more...] about Paris is turning its iconic street into pedestrian gardens
Sephora’s study In fall 2019, after R&B singer SZA said she’d been racially profiled in a Sephora store. Around the same time, the company commissioned a study to better understand how Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) experience American retail—both within its own stores and at other brands. This week, Sephora publicly shared its findings, which paint a picture of consistent discrimination toward Black and brown customers and employees. … [Read more...] about Sephora has a sweeping new plan for combating racism. But will it work?
Los Angeles faces an especially steep climb. The area has struggled with higher rates of homelessness than the state and nation for many of the same reasons it has been savaged by the COVID pandemic: high levels of income inequality, an overabundance of low-wage jobs, crushing housing costs, and a “sizable population of vulnerable minorities who are subject to discrimination,” according to the report. … [Read more...] about The pandemic recession could cause an enormous spike in homelessness