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Featured Program: UCLA Student Presentation of Updata, an AI Based Text Recognition Application

Featured Program: UCLA Student Presentation of Updata, an AI Based Text Recognition Application

According to LA County’s Deputy CIO, Jagjit Dhaliwal in an April 2020 Techwire article regarding Automation, “It is about how we can make our employees’ role more efficient, because these employees have a specific expertise and they should be focusing on the work related to that expertise.”

Based on that premise and during the 2020 Fall Quarter Tech Bootcamp, UCLA students (Team Ctrl-Z), have created an AI-based text recognition application called Updata. Updata helps government social workers and case managers to automate data entry. For example, Updata can help to eliminate a lengthy 20 page survey during the homeless intake process or to make updates to a patient’s acuity scores less time consuming.

During the February 25th event, Team Ctrl-Z presented a demo of their product, Updata. The demo presentation was followed by a panel discussion with the students, their team coach, Chad Hahn (Vice President, Pariveda Solutions) and judges from the bootcamp’s Demo Day, Jade McQueen (Senior Managing Director, Box) and Lea Eriksen (CIO, City of Long Beach). The panel was moderated by Adrienne Antonio (Employer & Partnerships Development Manager, UCLA Career Center) who has been a member of the Tech Bootcamp planning committee since its inception.

Click the links below to view all presentations from Demo Day as well as a replay of the entire event:

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