INKTalks Ionut Alexandru Budisteanu

Talk at INKTalks Mumbai, India

Last week, I was away from Romania in order to go and talk about VisionBot machines at INKTalks in Mumbai. It was my first visit to India. The conference was really awesome. The most beautiful part was that we had the chance to do rehearsals. It is actually the first time when I got feedback to improve my talk. The major change I had in my talk was the flow of the presentation. Likely I am a spontaneous person so I did’t have memorize any change .

INKTalks Ionut Alexandru Budisteanu speaker India Mumbai

INKTalks Ionut Alexandru Budisteanu speaker in Mumbai, India

The final VisionBot talk is somehow in a “chronological” order and not massed up like it was before. I met a lot of people from talented Electrical Engineers to founders of makerspaces. All of them were interested in knowing more details about VisionBot machines. Definitely it was a really inspiring experience even for me as a speaker.

I knew that in India there is a huge contrast between the upper class and lower class, but I couldn’t believe to my eyes that the gap is tremendous huge. Probably in Mumbai alone, there are a few million people who live in slams due to poverty. Recently, I saw a news which shows that more than 50% of the world wealth is owned by the 1% of the world… due to the great capitalism system. Beside this fact the gap is growing alarming fast between the poor people and the very rich ones. Actually I come from a poor Eastern European family, but what I saw in Mumbai definitely created a cultural and emotional impact in my mind. Although millions of Indians from Mumbai live in poverty, in the same city, an Indian industrialist owns a billion dollar pent-house that is almost located in a slam. In a similar condition was my accommodation. The organizers hosted us at the Hyatt 5* Grand Hotel  Mumbai and our neighbors were extraordinary poor Indians. I felt so guilty on the European society that we don’t do almost anything to help these people. It is mind boggling when I think that most of the INK attendants paid up to one thousand dollar just to listen to us.

Once the people from INKTalks will process and upload my presentation on Youtube, I will share it with you guys.

Alexandru Budisteanu presenting VisionBot at Taiwan Prominent Inventor Association

Alexandru Ionut Budisteanu won 2 medals and 3 awards at Brussels Innova 2014, the International Exhibition of Invention, Research and New Technologies.

Alexandru Ionut Budisteanu won a gold medal at the world exhibition on inventions, research and new technologies

Alexandru Ionut Budisteanu won a gold medal at the world exhibition on inventions, research and new technologies

During 13th and 15th of November Alexandru attended the 63rd edition of Brussels Innova with another great project that he has: “Device for automatically detection of burglars wearing hoods”.

His invention was made out of three different applications. First, by using different Image Processing techniques the software is able to understand the moving object and track them; second, in order to recognize the burglars who are wearing hoods or other masks, the device uses Artificial Intelligence; third, the electronic device is connected to a microphone and in this way is able to recognize the fingerprint noise generated by an angle grinder when someone is trying to cut and steal an ATM machine.

Brussels Innova is a forum for business and institutions active in R&D where the innovation showcases for more than 20 countries.

Alexandru, congrats again! You made Romania proud!

Alexandru Ionut Budisteanu won a gold medal and a special prize from Taiwan Prominent Inventor Association

Alexandru Ionut Budisteanu won a gold medal and a special prize from Taiwan Prominent Inventor Association

Ionut Alexandru Budisteanu speaking at WIRED 2014

Challenge yourself and success will follow! WIRED2014

Ionut Alexandru Budisteanu speaking at WIRED 2014

Ionut Alexandru Budisteanu speaking at WIRED 2014

Alexandru Ionut Budisteanu has just come back from London with more energy and enthusiasm to get things done. It was a great pleasure and honor for him to be a speaker at WIRED 2014 and he hopes that he inspired the people from the audience in perusing their passion. ”Challenge yourself and success will follow!” was the piece of advice he gave to the auditory. He also said that patience and motivation play a significant role in being successful. During the conference Alexandru spoke about his previous experience and about his future plans. Of course he did not forget to mention VisionBot which took birth because one of his priorities is to help others to bring their ideas to fruition. WIRED 2014 is the fourth two-day flagship event from WIRED that gather more than 45 speakers from a multitude of disciplines including: design, advertising, digital media, life sciences, publishing, programming, humanitarianism and more. Its main purpose is to present and attract people that are changing and defining the future.