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Pet Parents Get Ready for What’s Coming with AI! Your Dog Will Talk To You?

The Debbie Nigro Show

Release Date: 10/26/2023

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The Debbie Nigro Show

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Will pets be able to tell you what their bodies need? What kind of toys they want? In a human voice? Soon apparently, if Founder Andy Gibbs vision for the very first company to bring ‘Generative AI’ to life in the $120B pet industry comes to fruition.  

 It all started the day Andy’s’ wife noticed his dog Roland’s water bowl was empty and hollered to him “Can’t you make a smart water bowl that tells me when it’s empty and needs to be refilled?”

 Andy was sparked and started researching why dogs need water and decided he needed to track their water intake. He found out there’s water in canned food, but there's no water in kibble. Then that train of thought took him into food, and then from there he learned of the global problem involving the number of pets who are overweight. Then he moved fast. 

 In 7 weeks, he had filed the first 10 patents. (Andy knows a thing or two about patents as that was his business for years and he already owns about 4 or 5 dozen patents but none till now in the pet industry.)

The Fidotek Founder is obviously excited about his current venture.

Andy says, “There's no single company in the pet industry that is taking the Apple approach to delivering the pet version of the Apple Watch, the iTunes, the software. So, in the same way Apple has created an entire new ecosystem around watch, or as they did around the iPhone, we're taking the same approach. It's a very holistic hardware, software, and content approach to the entire pet industry. So we're not selling a pet service, we're not selling software, we're selling the experience of a pet parent to know everything about their dog and give the dog the power to become a participating member of the family.”

You may have read that the world’s oldest dog passed away this week in Portugal at the age of 31. A Guinness Book Record age for a dog. His long life was attributed to fresh air, fresh food, and a calm environment. Could AI figure out how all dogs can live that long?

Fidotek Corp the Generative AI bioscience company focused on 120 million US pets will likely be figuring out how all pets can live longer and stay healthy and much more.

Andy said, “We are taking a scientific approach to that and helping dogs live happier, healthier and hopefully longer. When we look at the 59% that are obese, if we can bring those dogs down to healthy weight, they're going to live at least three years longer than their overweight peers. So, we're giving them three years and that's real debilitating conditions as they get older, diabetes, organ failure and so forth. Our artificial intelligence can identify the earliest onset from diabetes even before symptoms start to appear. So, if we can get that pet into the vet months or a year earlier for treatment, it might be as simple as changing their food. “

Its Next-Gen AI platform is poised to be the single-most consequential ecosystem digitally transforming multiple verticals in the burgeoning pet industry.

Fidotek is planning things like; Personalized Web3 Retail, Pet Diagnostics, Pet Health Insurance, Advanced Telemedicine, and Drug Development. His planned pet veterinary ca re insurance he says, is going to change the entire pet industry as we know it.And as an industry patent leader, no single company currently offers a comparable solution. None, says Andy Gibbs, Founder & CEO who joined me from Arizona to share his excitement about what’s coming with Fidotek.

Enjoy this lively podcast of our live conversation on The Debbie Nigro Show.

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