Editor’s note: This article is an automated speech-to-text transcription, edited lightly for clarity.  

On February 1, 2024, The Quirk’s Virtual – Innovation event kicked off. The event was a series of virtual sessions presented by researchers from all over.  

Aneesh Dhawan, CEO of Knit, started the event off with a presentation on the state of innovation and how AI will help the industry to innovate this year.  

Watch the recording or read the transcript below.  

Hi everybody, I'm Quirk’s Editor, Joe Rydholm. Thanks for joining us today and welcome to our session “State of Innovation in 24: The four biggest areas AI will help the innovation industry innovate this year.”  

Just a quick reminder before we get started that you can use the chat tab if you'd like to interact with other attendees during today's discussion, and you can use the Q&A tab to submit questions to our presenter and we'll address them during the Q&A portion afterwards.  

Our session today is presented by Knit. Aneesh, take it away.  

Awesome. Thank you, Joe and thank you all for attending this morning. We're excited to be kicking off the virtual event today.  

My name is Aneesh. I'm one of the co-founders and the CEO of Knit, and we're really excited to be talking to you all today about the four biggest areas AI will help the innovation industry innovate.  

For those of you who are hearing about Knit for the first time or are less familiar with who we are, think about us as your AI research assistant. We can help you combine the power of quantitative data, video data and AI to help get a quicker and more holistic understanding of your target audience.

So again, today we'll be talking about four of the biggest areas where we see applications for AI to help the innovation research process. But before we dive in, we want to just start off with a quick overview of where we believe the ...