The Future of Nail Care Using AI & Robotics with Clockwork’s Renuka Apte

High Bit

22-06-2023 • 24 mins

In this episode of High Bit, Renuka shares the evolution of Clockwork’s AI-powered nail-painting robot. She shares her insights into safe AI utilization and how she adopted software engineering principles into the hardware process.


1:56: Renuka’s Background as a Systems Engineer at Nvidia

5:27: Using an Off-The-Shelf AI Model to Create the First Version of Clockwork

10:06: Discovering Pointillism in Nail Painting

14:46: Using AI in Safe Ways

18:29: A Very Humbling Lesson for a Software Engineer

22:55: Making Nail Painting as Easy as Grabbing a Cup of Coffee

High Bit is a new podcast hosted by Initialized Capital managing partner Brett Gibson about the art of technical problem-solving.

A high bit is the most significant part of the binary representation of a number. In programming language, it is commonly referred to as the most important thing you need to understand about a problem.

We spoke with our first four guests about just that. In each episode, we’ll break down a gnarly engineering problem and hear how the builder’s ingenuity and inventiveness led to a successful outcome.

High Bit is produced by Initialized Capital and hosted by Brett Gibson. Our showrunner is Candy Cheng. Episodes were shot and edited by Jordan Berns. Production support by Kevin Heinz and BTB Video Production.