That time of the year has crept up on us again, when thousands of telecoms and technology experts and companies descend upon Barcelona for Mobile World Congress. Whilst the likes of the smartphone giants will likely grab the headlines, the lesser known ‘Four Years From Now’ exhibition will showcase some of the most innovative and truly revolutionary start-ups from around the world. As a start-up enthusiast, I’ve picked out five of my favourite start-ups exhibiting this year, and here I explain why they make my list.
A platform created for developers by developers, Hu:toma is a free access deep-learning platform that helps software designers build and monetise deep learning chatbots around the globe. The platform offers a truly accessible place for developers to create and share conversational AIs. As an exponentially growing industry, that shows no sign of slowing down, Hu:toma is at the forefront of inspiring a new generation of AI developers and will surely have a significant impact in driving neural machine learning innovation forward in the coming years.
Utilising the very latest cyber-security, SafeToNet are using technology for good by keeping children safe online. Through self-learning algorithms that use data mining, pattern recognition and natural language to mimic human interaction online, SafeToNet is able to identify and block cyber-bulling, abuse, grooming and more online. They are bringing the science of cyber-safety to life in a practical and much needed way for today’s increasingly online society.
The need to analyse and track performance levels in business is an issue TeamEQ are tacking head on. TeamEQ is an online solution for high performance teams that not only provides technological support for staying in touch but also measures the intangible yet essential elements of success – those soft skills such as team moral or motivation levels. Offering a humanistic yet business-focused vision of technology, TeamEQ is providing a tool that meets the needs of modern companies.
Without a doubt, one of the biggest changes we will see in the next few years will be the wide introduction and acceptance of drones within everyday life. From Amazon delivery to government surveillance, drones are already starting to play an important role. Enter Aerobotics, the start-up aiming to address the unique and increasingly complex challenges to one of the world’s newest environments. The Aerobiotics software whilst being easily accessible and importantly secure, can be used in real-time providing a platform that is fully automated and multi-purpose. As we see more drones taking to the skies, we can be sure that Aerobiotics will be supporting the industry taking flight.
We all know that security is one of the most important things in today’s world, however it is also one of the most undervalued commodities we have. Herta Security has developed a facial recognition software which can detect, identify and verify the identity of a person to ensure the maximum security possible. From biosurveillence to bioanalysis, Herta Security are driving the security industry forward with their innovative research. With the issue of security one that is here to stay, this start-up is one to watch in the coming years.
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Top Five Start-ups To Watch Out For At ‘Four Years From Now’ MWC 2017