Intelligent transportation systems that use embedded technology in infrastructure and in connected vehicles are the future and will improve safety and mobility. In urban areas where there is limited land available for road expansion, managing traffic through technology is the only viable solution as interest for living in cities continues to soar. Vivacity Labs has built an AI-powered traffic signal system and network technology that reduces congestion, decreases pollution, increases vehicular, pedestrian, and cyclist safety, and provides municipalities with actionable data for urban planning. The company’s sensors and platform are designed with privacy in mind as all data is anonymized and cannot be used for nefarious purposes. London TechWatch caught up with CEO Mark Nicholson to learn more about how the company’s use of technology reimages our relationship with traffic as a society, the experience of building a startup whose customers are governments, the company’s future plans, and latest funding round from investors that include Mobeus, Downing Ventures, and London Co-Investment Fund.
The use of technology is reshaping the construction industry today just as the introduction of specialized tools did in the past. With so many variables and moving parts in a typical construction, there’s always a risk for delays and these delays can be costly. Swapp is the AI-powered software solution that provides a centralized platform designed for the construction industry to create, manage and refine an end-to-end construction plan as circumstances change. Typical planning for a project can take anywhere between 9 months to a year; Swapp brings this down to a month. London TechWatch caught up with CEO, Cofounder, and serial entrepreneur Eitan Tsarfati to learn more about how his work at Autodesk Israel inspired this venture, the company’s future plans, and latest round of funding led by Point72 Ventures and Entrée Capital.
Deary is the first app that uses AI to discover emotional sentiment in your chat-messages and transform them into a story. Deary brings people closer together by unlocking the human value in chat-messages and presents users with ‘Message Cards’ that contain a day’s worth of messages. London TechWatch chatted with Cofounder and CEO Federico Allegro to understand how navigating his long-distance relationship inspired the creation of Deary, the company’s experience building in London, and future plans.
Don’t underestimate the power of your voice. One of the latest London startups to come out of Techstars and Ubisoft’s AI accelerator is Anything World, the no-code platform that allows creators to build 3D worlds simply using their voice. Anything World has a pre-built library of 500K+ 3D models for creatives to choose from, and its proprietary machine-learning algorithm can bring any static model to life through simple voice commands. Anything World integrates with Unity, Google Poly, and other platforms. The company is currently focused on scaling its integrations and recently launched a public Beta. London TechWatch caught up with CTO and Cofounder Gordon Midwood to learn more about the company, its plans to make integrated 3D experiences ubiquitous, and the company’s recent funding round.
Global money laundering is 2 – 5% of global GDP annually or $800B – $2T. Charles Delingpole built ComplyAdvantage, the dynamic global risk database of people and companies, to evaluate the risk of who you’re doing business with. Through the use of the machine-learning powered solution that integrates with existing workflows, financial institutions are able to meet regulatory compliance requirements and manage risk obligations. Delingpole walks us through the inspiration for the company, how it reduces financial crimes, and the company’s recent funding round from investors that include Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Index Ventures, and Balderton Capital.
OpenAI is an artificial intelligence research laboratory started in 2015 by Elon Musk, Sam Altman, Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman, Marc Benioff, and others. OpenAI’s mission statement: Our mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity. The OpenAI Charter describes the principles that guide us as we execute on our mission. While OpenAI is […]
Currently, most businesses use multiple tools and systems to run their logistics operations – many of which are not fully digitised (even in large enterprises). This is problematic, as it’s hard to gather insightful data from disparate systems, and it’s even harder to make strategic changes! 7bridges uses AI-powered automation for its centralized and agile supply chain management platform. CPO and Cofounder Matei Beremski walks us through the company’s core technology, expansion plans, and recent round of funding from investors that include Crane Venture Partners and LocalGlobe.
Digital experience analytics platform Decibel uses AI to automatically identify where, why, and how the user experience can be optimized. CEO and Cofounder Ben Harris shares how the company is improving user experience across every digital touchpoint. Since its founding in 2014, Decibel has scaled the team to over 100 employees and has raised a total of $54M.
It’s an unprecedented time to study genetics because technological advancements and the raw computational power available are helping scientists make sense of DNA in an unprecedented way. Lifebit CEO Dr. Maria Chatzou Dunford offers some insight on how her company’s platform allows researchers to analyse data faster than ever and extract actionable insights to develop better drugs, therapies, diagnostics, and products.
“In this new economic reality, automation has become a top business priority.” Digital transformation is not just a buzz phrase. Robotic Process Automation is allowing employees and companies to reclaim millions of hours by leveraging technology to transform how we think about and approach work. Blue Prism is at the intersection of this sweeping trend and its product offering makes integration of these nascent technologies seamless. Executive Chairman and CEO Jason Kingsdon shares some insight on the company and the future of how enterprises work…