This is i/o


for the future

r & D

We are a technology skunkworks focused on research (lowercase) and Development (capital).


Scalable ideas which can be applied to the challenges of tomorrow, touching all domains.


Discovering transformative solutions to problems from small to XXL without missing a beat.


Things you can use today.


Things we do.


areasense How might we use ubiquitous sensing to understand flow, experience, resilience, resource management and

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imageHub A first step towards more advanced custom AI classification, object detection and style transfer.

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cubeio An active meeting engagement tool designed to foster and facilitate decision-making, meaningful dialogue and

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What we think about things.

Extended Intelligence
What is artificial intelligence and why is everyone talking about it? AI covers a wide variety of domains from cognitive science to statistics and programming, but a very simple definition would be teaching computers to imitate (and eventually replicate) human intelligence. Extended Intelligence by contrast is human and artificial intelligence working in concert to solve problems.
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5 Intelligences
The 5 extended intelligences represent the domains of the insight i/o group. Each domain is a field of applications, tools and products which serve to improve our internal operations and business functions and target new opportunities to transform our services for our clients. Outputs from various tools become inputs for others across domains creating an “extended intelligence network.”
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Data First
What does a data-centric approach to insights look like? In elementary school we learn the traditional scientific method. In the world of big data however, there is a total transformation in the fundamental approaches to research and analysis.
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Space as Interface
The past decade has seen an incredible shift in user expectations when it comes to products and services. Using technology to augment the capabilities and intelligence of spaces can allow for them to function as more unique, more effective, and more customized interfaces to allow users to engage in meaningful and delightful activities.
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The Power of Public Data
Public data has the power to transform the ways in which cities are configured, services are delivered and equity can be maintained. What are some ways Detroit can leverage open data technology?
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Realtime Data Insights
How do the ways we develop data and insights change with the application of technology? Are there new and untapped ways to understand user behavior in spaces at all scales?
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Things we are all about.

We get in the room to work it out
Developing human/machine intelligence
Build, test, fail, rinse and repeat

Our group is not your traditional IT. We explore the applications of technology to complex problems involving people, behaviors and the built-environment.


Who make things.