Ali Kashani explores the unexpected roles robots might take on in our daily lives — including bringing us lunch.

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Ali Kashani is an engineer, tinkerer and serial entrepreneur. He explores the intersection of design and AI to create everyday solutions for everyday problems.

After Postmates acquired his startup Lox in 2017, he founded Postmates X where he has been pondering how to solve one of the biggest dilemmas in food delivery: Why move two-pound burritos with two-ton cars? The solution is Serve, an award-winning, polite and friendly robot that's designed to delight bystanders as it navigates urban obstacles to deliver food and supplies to customers.

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WHAAAAAT?: Notes from Session 4 of TED2020

June 12, 2020

For Session 4 of TED2020, experts in biohacking, synthetic biology, psychology and beyond explored topics ranging from discovering the relationship between the spinal cord and asparagus to using tools of science to answer critical questions about racial bias. Below, a recap of the night’s talks and performances. Andrew Pelling, biomedical researcher Big idea: Could we […]

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