11 AI Tech Startups from Australia You Need To Know About in 2017

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Due to advances in computing power and data processing capabilities, artificial intelligence (AI) has become a standard component in both consumer and enterprise technology offerings, helping to solve challenging problems with unprecedented speed and precision.

That said, AI-related opportunities remain relatively untapped by Australian entrepreneurs—this is changing fast, however, as a new wave of innovators are building solutions to automate a wide range of human-centric tasks and activities.

Here are 11 tech startups from Australia building cutting edge AI-based products and solutions to keep your eye on this year.

11. OpenDNA

Source: opendna.ai.

OpenDNA has developed an AI-driven marketing suite for hyper-personalization. The platform uses advanced neural networks, machine learning, and natural language processing to build user profile psychographics, content mapping, and recommendations.

10. Presagen

Source: presagan.com.

Adelaide-based Presagen specialises in developing cloud-based products human behaviour automation and image-based medical diagnostics for streamlining core front/back office processes and mundane administrative tasks. The company recently took away multiple awards at this year’s Tech23.

9. Flamingo

Source: flamingo.ai.

Flamingo has developed two AI-powered virtual assistants—Rosie and Maggie—that can guide customers through their online purchase and service experiences. The solutions combine chat, smart workflows, machine learning, natural language processing, and automation to provide smarter online support.

8. BrainChip

Source: brainchipinc.com.

BrainChip is a leading developer of accelerated artificial intelligence and machine learning software and hardware. They have also commercialised spiking neural networks—a type of neuromorphic computing which simulates the functionality of the human brain. The company’s proprietary solution addresses high-performance requirements in a myriad of use cases such as civic surveillance, gaming, facial recognition, and visual inspection systems.

7. BRiN

Source: brin.ai.

BRiN aims to develop the smartest AI business advisor and put it into the hands of millions of people around the world. The app, available for both iOS and Android devices, uses a simple and elegant chat interface to understand and pinpoint business problems and provide solutions/recommendations within seconds.

6. Syntropy

Source: syntropy.xyz.

Syntropy is on a mission to exponentially increase the productivity of every human being on the planet. Its first product Juvo is a desktop assistant that observes how users interact with their computers to automate tedious and repetitive tasks.

5. Flixsense

Source: flixsense.com.

Flixsense provides instant match footage analysis to bring key events and insights to world’s best coaches and teams. By learning to recognise people, actions, and object from videos, and utilizing intelligent deep learning algorithms to track players and actions from match footage, the platform is able to provide coaches clear and concise actionable insights, resulting in more wins.

4. Robonomics AI

Source: robonomicsai.com.

Robonomics AI uses an “AI-first” approach to real-world business challenges like increasing revenue growth, cutting costs, reducing risk, and enhancing the customer experience. The company has been featured in Information Age, CIO Magazine, Frontline, and more.

3. Uprise

Source: uprise.co.

Uprise’s AI-backed performance and stress management app—now being used by workplaces across Australia—provides users with enhanced tools for better dealing with stress. The startup recently won the Startup of the Year for Social Good award at Startcon in Sydney.

2. inGenious AI

Source: ingenious.ai.

inGenious AI creates engaging, informative, and useful chatbots that enable customers to communicate with companies in the same manner they would with their friends. The company’s offering can be integrated into messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, SMS, WeChat, as well as voice-based solutions such as Amazon Echo and Google Home.

1. Ambiata

Source: ambiata.com.

Ambiata’s platform was designed to help enterprise B2C firms with their mass personalisation initiatives, using AI and machine learning to generate predictive and prescriptive attributes for each customer. Current customers include banks, insurance companies, telecommunication providers, retailers, and media outlets.

More and more startups around the globe are enabling businesses to leverage the power of AI; be sure to keep these 11 Australian AI tech startups on your radar in 2017 and beyond.



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