Brain Corporation Developing AI-Enabled Cleaning Machines

Published by , August 22, 2016 7:00 am

(Slate) Brain Corporation in San Diego is introducing artificial intelligence software that allows giant commercial floor-cleaning machines to navigate autonomously. The company also plans to offer a training and certification program for janitors to operate the machines.
It’s prudent for Brain Corp. to frame its machine as non-threatening in the eyes of organized labor groups. “Getting unions on board is essential,” says Brain Corp. vice president of marketing Phil Duffy. “The second you try and cut the union reps out, it’s doomed to fail.” The company is not currently speaking with unions directly, however. Instead, customers that contract with union workers are relaying to Brain Corp. how unions may react to the technology and what practices they prefer.

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