Dr. Brad Quinton, Ph.D

Co-founder and CEO at Singulos Research and 1 other company
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Brad has constantly pushed the technology edge both as an entrepreneur and researcher. Having founded and led three successful high-tech start-ups, filed 28 patents and written numerous academic papers, Brad has successfully straddled the worlds of research and industrial development for 20+ years.

Brad received his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2008. His Ph.D. research led to critical new IP development and the formation of Veridae Systems where he was CTO and co-founder. When Veridae was acquired by Tektronix, Brad led Tektronix’s Embedded Instruments Group as Chief Architect. Later, he became CEO and co-founder of Invionics, and then CTO and co-founder of Abreezio, which Qualcomm acquired. Brad became Senior Director of Technology at Qualcomm, successfully driving the productization of two key proprietary technologies across their entire IC portfolio.

Alongside his start-up successes and leadership roles in large companies, Brad has continued to be active academically as an Adjunct Professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC. His teaching and research are focused on mixed reality, machine learning, computer vision and efficient hardware implementations of deep learning architectures.

Brad currently resides in Vancouver, BC with his wife and two sons. He is also an avid fly fisherman, professionally trained chef and busy hockey dad/coach.

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  • AI is useful for filling in missing data like the location and date of text because it is good at learning very complex patterns by analyzing data, Brad Quinton, the CEO of the AI company Singulos Research, told Lifewire via email.

    “Using machine learning techniques, AI can look through a large number of “known good” examples to find patterns between, for instance, a given text and its date and location of creation,” Quinton added. “Often, these patterns are so complex that they would not be obvious to a human expert.”

    Predicting missing data is a common task for machine learning-based AI. For instance, GPT-3 from OpenAI can predict missing words in a sentence or even missing sentences in a paragraph. And many AI-based image processing systems have been used to restore video and images by intelligently predicting what has been lost from the original.

    “Conceptually, researchers could use similar techniques to determine the date and origin of art or tools, or other historical man-made artifacts where there is an expectation of change in the underlying style and technique over time and by location of origin,” Quinton said.

    28 March 2022
  • Current VR headsets are still uncomfortable and disorienting, Brad Quinton, the CEO of Singulos Research, which recently launched an augmented reality platform, said in an email.

    "Most users are not able to relax while they are wearing VR headsets because they are forced to process and manage both a 'blind-folded' version of their physical surroundings and an artificial virtual world," he added. "Until this is solved to the point of user comfort, it will be very difficult for most people to spend significant time in virtual worlds."

    28 March 2022
  • It'll be no different in the metaverse, says Singulos Research CEO Brad Quinton, whose Perceptus AI technology is designed to identify real-world objects in augmented reality, one of the metaverse's 3D interfaces.

    "WhatsApp and iMessage don't work together," Quinton said, referring to Meta's and Apple's chat apps. "It doesn't seem like that's going to go away anytime soon."

    28 March 2022
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