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Guest posts and media overviews

Using Artificial Intelligence to Detect Guns

  • May 24, 2022

Fox 5 New York featured Actuate AI with an inside look into how threat detection technology can be utilized to quickly identify and alert security teams to neutralize threats in a crisis. CEO Sonny Tai demonstrated how security cameras connected to Actuate’s algorithm can detect intruders, trespassers, or gun threats to enhance protection at businesses,…

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Actuate Unveils Newest Slip and Fall Technology at ISC West 2022

  • April 20, 2022

ISC West is the largest security industry trade show in the US, offering a chance for security and public safety professionals to network and showcase the latest products and advancements in video surveillance, IoT technologies, video analytics, and more. ISC West 2022 took place in person at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas,…

Actuate Wins “Best Video Analytics Solution” at ASTORS Awards 2021 | Actuate AI

  • January 4, 2022

Actuate received a platinum award for Best Video Analytics Solution at this year’s ASTORS Awards at the sixth annual U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program. Going platinum: Best video analytics solution A part of the Homeland Security Awards Program, the sixth annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards recognizes government and vendor security providers pioneering the most innovative solutions on…

Built In: Handling Rapid Growth

  • June 28, 2021

2020 was a year of confronting unavoidable change and rethinking how we conduct day-to-day business, both for our internal teams and the clients they serve. Different industries leaned into a variety of methods to stay afloat, and there was no clearly defined answer to making or breaking it available right away. That said, what one thing do the following…

Fuse: From Taipei to New York

  • May 21, 2021

On Fuse: From Taipei to New York: An Immigrant Marine’s Path to Starting & Scaling an AI Company Sonny Tai is the CEO of Actuate, a New York-based AI Tech Startup. He was born in Taiwan and grew up in South Africa, then moved to the US with his family to get away from gun violence in…

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Press Release: Actuate Closes $8M Series A Round

  • April 29, 2021

Actuate Closes $8M Series A Round Led by Tribeca Venture Partners to Enhance Its AI Software for Smart Security Cameras NEW YORK, NY – Actuate, the leading provider of automation and intelligence software for smart security camera systems, today announced it has closed its Series A financing of $8 million to expand the capabilities of…

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Press Release: Actuate Joins Forces with NAORCA

  • December 1, 2020

NEW YORK, NY – Actuate, the computer vision technology company behind the leading threat- and intruder-detecting AI software, today announced its partnership with the National Anti-Organized Retail Crime Association (NAORCA). Through this affiliation, Actuate and NAORCA will utilize their combined strength to combat the growing threat of retail crime.

AWS Case Study

  • November 4, 2020

Learn about Actuate’s work with Amazon Web Services: Computer vision startup Actuate AI had a novel idea for identifying threats through security footage. Instead of focusing on facial recognition, which can be expensive, biased, and unreliable, the company set out to use artificial intelligence (AI) object recognition to detect weapons using security camera footage. The result of its efforts was a system that identifies weapons and intruders in real time and notifies stakeholders of immediate threats.

Change Agent Board: Hype Versus Reality

  • September 23, 2020

Join Larry Kaul and Ben Ziomek to discuss the current trends and applications of Artificial Intelligence in commercial uses, and the program features of Watch here:

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iHeartRadio: Passage to Profit

  • July 1, 2020

Join our CTO, Ben Ziomek, on iHeartRadio’s Passage to Profit show where he talks about entrepreneurship, COVID-19 response, AI, and school safety: Listen at iHeartRadio

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Business 2 Community: Regulate AI Applications

  • June 23, 2020

Facial recognition is both frightening and powerful — characteristics that have made it one of the most well-known facets of artificial intelligence. What many people fail to realize, however, is that it’s also unique. As regulators look to regulate facial recognition they should be careful not to paint broad swathes and regulate AI all up, lest they hinder innovation.

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Security Sales & Integration: COVID-19 Op-Ed

  • April 30, 2020

There is a tendency in the security industry to look at artificial intelligence (AI) investments as either a panacea or just security theater. COVID-19 is redefining what it means to ensure public safety — and the tools we use to do it.

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Help Net Security: Guest Post

  • April 24, 2020

“Let’s be realistic about our expectations of AI,” a perspective from our CTO on Help Net Security.

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Intruder Detection Press Release

  • April 9, 2020

Press Release: Actuate Offering $1 Intruder Detection For Businesses Forced to Close Due to COVID-19 Emergency Measures

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EdNews Daily: Guest Post

  • April 8, 2020

EdNews Daily published one of our advisers’ perspective on “Balancing the Physical and Psychological Safety of Students.”

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readwrite: Education Guest Post

  • April 7, 2020

Our friends over at readwrite were kind enough to publish our Chief Product Officer, Ben Ziomek’s, perspective on “We Don’t Have to Sacrifice Students’ Privacy for Campus Security.”

Finding Genius Podcast | Health, Bioscience & Medicine Edition

Finding Genius Podcast

  • April 6, 2020

Thanks to the Finding Genius Podcast for featuring our CPO, Ben Ziomek: Listen to the Podcast Here

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ML Times: Guest Post

  • March 27, 2020

Predictive Analytics World’s ML Times hosted our CPO’s take on managing data science projects. The piece will be presented at their conference in autumn 2020.

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Quartz: Guest Post

  • March 3, 2020

Our CEO, Sonny Tai, shares his perspective on keeping a social-driven focus amidst increasing pressure to prioritize financial metrics above all. Those who do good can do well – as people gravitate towards the mission that your brand represents. Read the article at Quartz

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Press Release: UNICOM Partnership

  • February 6, 2020

Actuate, the computer vision technology company behind the leading threat- and intruder-detecting AI software, today announced its partnership with UNICOM Government, Inc. (UGI) of Chantilly, VA.

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No CMO Podcast

  • February 6, 2020

Thanks to You Don’t Need a CMO for featuring our CPO, Ben Ziomek, on their No CMO Podcast. Listen to the Podcast Here

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Real Estate Innovators Podcast

  • January 20, 2020

Our CPO, Ben Ziomek, was featured on the Real Estate Innovator’s Podcast.  Listen at the Real Estate Innovators

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Addicted 2 Success: Guest Post

  • January 15, 2020

Addicted 2 Success published our CEO‘s take on avoiding startup feature sprawl: Read the article at Addicted 2 Success

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Route 50: Guest Post

  • December 26, 2019

Smart Cities Dive published our CPO’s take on how AI and data can make cities safer: Read the article on Route 50

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Forbes 30 Under 30

  • December 3, 2019

Thanks to Forbes for featuring our CPO, Ben Ziomek, on its 2020 30 Under 30 List: Read more at Forbes

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Smart Cities Dive: Guest Post

  • December 2, 2019

Smart Cities Dive published our CPO’s take on how cities can better collect and use data: Read the article on Smart Cities Dive

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Good Men Project: Guest Post

  • November 11, 2019

The Good Men Project kindly published our CEO’s perspective on how his experiences in the Marines led him to build Actuate: Read the article on The Good Men Project

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Propmodo: Guest Post

  • November 8, 2019

Propmodo published our Chief Product Officer, Ben Ziomek’s view on privacy in PropTech. Read the Article at Propmodo

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CEOWorld: Guest Post

  • November 7, 2019

Our friends at CEOWorld published our CEO, Sonny Tai’s perspective on ensuring you have a diverse team even as an early stage startup. Read it here: Read the Article at CEOWorld

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readwrite: Guest Post

  • October 31, 2019

Our friends over at readwrite were kind enough to publish our Chief Product Officer, Ben Ziomek’s, perspective on privacy in AI. Read the article today.

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Technori Podcast

  • October 31, 2019

Technori interviewed our leadership team. Check it out here: Listen to the Podcast on Technori

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Media Highlights

  • October 30, 2019

Download our media highlights briefing here to learn more about Actuate in the press.

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Press Release: Aegis AI is now Actuate

  • October 30, 2019

Aegis AI has re-branded to Actuate and launched new threat- and intruder-detection features alongside the market-leading gun detection AI system.