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Solving Real-Life Problems with AI and Robotics

with Aaron Morris

Solving Real-Life Problems with AI and Robotics

with Aaron Morris

They say polymaths are things of the past.

They don’t know Aaron Morris, co-founder and CEO of Allvision IO, a Pittsburgh-based reality capture company. A modern renaissance man who dualed in electrical engineering and computer science with a minor in math, Aaron sold his senior project to Autodesk, while attending Carnegie Mellon. It was only a harbinger of his ingenuity, thanks to unrelenting passion and razor sharp problem-solving.

Aaron’s shrewd entrepreneurship drives many topics in this episode. On top of reality capture’s current obstacles and future promise, Matthew & Aaron touch on cost reduction as a boon to scanning, AI’s role in mitigating misuse, and funny anecdotes about how far behind even large cities can be in building. The show ends with a distinct take on AI’s impact, and the advice Aaron would have for today’s youth.

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Episode Timeline

2:31
Aaron’s West Virginia upbringing, and how crashing the family computer led to discovering a passion
4:51
What project in college sparked an obsession - and how a landfill was the site of Aaron’s first jaw-dropping accomplishment (literally)
9:45
Being inspired to launch his own company, the subsequent fantasies and challenges, and what kept his fire lit (it runs in his family)
14:28
Aaron’s grad school side hustle that paid enormous dividends
19:15
How impressing General Motors led to serious interest from AutoDesk
22:18
The AutoDesk acquisition and being part of the team that launched Recap
26:10
The inverse correlation between cost and accessibility in the scanning industry
33:45
Leveraging AI to create the platform that would become the layer between data and consumers
38:31
A funny anecdote illustrating how behind the times even large cities can be
41:55
Aaron’s stance on AI having its global moment
45:00
The intertwining of data creation and data usage, and the nuance of scanning buildings
50:40
How common misuse of technology is, and the steps to remedy it
56:12
The Metaverse and how Matthew & Aaron see the future of the digital world
1:00:31
What does and doesn’t concern Aaron about AI in society at large
1:06:31
What Aaron would tell his younger self and younger people today
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Aaron Morris

Co-Founder

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Aaron Morris

Co-Founder

Allvision IO
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