Hanno Blankenstein
Artificial Intelligence

SafetyCulture backs video analytics startup in $8 million series A

- September 6, 2021 2 MIN READ

Video analytics platform Unleash live has raised $8 million in a series A round led by tech unicorn SafetyCulture. The five-year-old tech startup’s ‘Intelligent Remote Vision’ enables companies to improve productivity and safety, as well as reducing costs by using real-time video analytics to transform visual inspections. Roger Allen’s Patagorang Investment Group was among the… Read more »

octant, David Porter, Scott Power, Craig Mortense
Artificial Intelligence

Queensland construction empire BMD bets $1 million on AI-based project management startup Octant

- August 17, 2021 2 MIN READ

Queensland construction and engineering conglomerate BMD Group has backed Brisbane artificial intelligence startup Octant AI, investing nearly $1 million for a 10% stake. Octant uses AI to for predictive analysis aimed at reducing uncertainty in projects to manage costs. BMD CEO Scott Power said his company had been using the tech platform in its project… Read more »

Sourse
Artificial Intelligence

AI startup Sourse lands $1.5 million to take the gut feel out of executive decisions

- July 7, 2021 2 MIN READ

Machine learning startup SourseAI has raised $1.5 million to help bosses make fewer calls based on their gut feeling. The round was led by Aligned Equity and TV and radio company Southern Cross Austereo (SCA), making its second investment in an AI-based analytics startup after backing spoken word analysis venture Sonnant earlier this year. The… Read more »

Flora Salim
Artificial Intelligence

RMIT scientists have developed AI to diagnose Covid-19 from a cough – and hope to make it a mobile app

- June 21, 2021 2 MIN READ

Ground-breaking research by computer scientists at RMIT University has developed an artificial intelligence model that can hear the effects of Covid-19 in the sound of a forced cough, even when people are asymptomatic.  While the idea is not new, scientists at Cambridge University and MIT have been investigating the concept, the work at RMIT’s School… Read more »

Rachel Greaves
Artificial Intelligence

CSIRO VC fund Main Sequence backs $3 million series A for communications compliance startup

- June 9, 2021 2 MIN READ

Canberra-based communications compliance software startup Castlepoint Systems has raised a $3 million series A led by Main Sequence Ventures. The CSIRO’s deep tech investment fund was joined by existing investor IxTx in the round. Castlepoint’s software uses artificial intelligence to automatically discover, classify, and control documents, emails, chat messages, databases, or webpages in a company… Read more »

Artificial Intelligence

AI is now being used to predict traffic jams in Melbourne – and prevent them

- May 24, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

A pioneering project using artificial intelligence (AI) to predict traffic congestion up to three hours before it’s going to happen, and could change the way authorities control traffic in real time, has launched in Melbourne.  The University of Melbourne’s Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES) has partnered with PeakHour Urban Technologies, the Victorian Department of Transport,… Read more »

Artificial Intelligence

HR tech platform ELMO is using artificial intelligence to predict when staff are about to resign

- May 3, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

ASX-listed payroll and HR software platform ELMO (ASX:ELO) is using artificial intelligence in a new people analytics product that can predict when people are looking to leave the business. The company said its Predictive People Analytics (PPA) module is the first phase of a suite of new machine learning developments  to deliver data-driven insights and… Read more »

Artificial Intelligence

AI will shape the future of global trade disputes, but our legal understanding lags behind it

- April 28, 2021 5 MIN READ

In 2030, the adjudicators of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are sitting in the Geneva headquarters to hear a trade dispute between the Republic of Robata and the Federal Republic of Daemon.   Robota, a developed country, is a superpower in artificial intelligence (AI) and takes the lead in designing and manufacturing vehicles equipped with… Read more »

Artificial Intelligence

The battle at Google over biased algorithms and unaccountable AI shows even the people designing them have deep concerns

- December 11, 2020 3 MIN READ

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer the stuff of science fiction. In the form of machine learning tools and decision-making algorithms, it’s all around us. AI determines what news you get served up on the internet. It plays a key role in online matchmaking, which is now the way most romantic couples get together. It… Read more »