Knightscope, Using Autonomous Robots to Predict and Prevent Crime
William Santana Li - Knightscope Chairman & CEO
|Meeting Place||NVIDIA - 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
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August 26, 2014
Meetings start at 6:30pm with pizza & drinks.
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Knightscope is developing technology that will predict and prevent crime. Crime has a $1+ trillion negative economic impact on the economy and our goal is to cut it in half with a combination of hardware, software and social engagement. This new profound level of technology has been widely covered by the media including the New York Times,NBC, FOX, CNET, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Mashable, Bloomberg, Forbes,TIME and numerous others.
Autonomous Data Machines, a large-scale deployment of autonomous technology, sensors, robotics, big data and predictive analytics, will gather real-time on-site data and combine it with existing large data sets as well as relevant geofenced social network feeds, allowing for a breakthrough ability to map the future in a given environment. These self-driving robots will help society build safer, engaged communities while significantly reducing costs and crime.
- see knightscope.com
Bill is an American entrepreneur with over 23 years of experience and has a broad and deep range of expertise gained from several global assignments in the automotive sector and a number of startups. During his career at Ford Motor Company, Bill held over 12 business and technical positions, focused on 4 continents, cutting across each functional area.
After successfully establishing GreenLeaf, Bill was recruited by SOFTBANK Venture Capital to establish Model E Corporation as its President and CEO, a new car company where the “Subscribe and Drive” philosophy was first pioneered in California. He subsequently co-founded Build-To-Order Inc. (BTO) as its President and CEO, a new car company based on the direct distribution of build-to-order products. Bill also founded Carbon Motors, and as its Chairman and CEO, focused it on developing the world’s first purpose-built law enforcement patrol vehicle. He also built a world- class advisory board comprised of senior officials that had worked directly for 3 different U.S. Presidents.
Bill earned a BSEE from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Detroit Mercy. He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese.