Gameface
Mergers & Acquisitions

US sports gear company snaps up Sydney AI tech startup Gameface for $32 million

- September 28, 2021 2 MIN READ

US lists sports equipment business Slinger Bag is acquiring Sydney player data analytics startup Gameface.ai for US$24 million (A$32m) in an all-stock deal. The trans-Pacific ventures have already been collaborating on a new app for Slinger using artificial intelligence (AI) to provide instant analysis of match play to offer technical and strategy insights. The M&A… Read more »

Quan Pham
Funding

Artificial intelligence provider Pi.Exchange raises $2.75 million pre-series A

- August 26, 2021 2 MIN READ

An artificial intelligence startup making AI accessible to smaller companies has raised  A$2.75 million (US$2m) in a pre-series A round. Pi.Exchange describes itself as an AI-as-a-Service provider and is targeting the banking and retail to professional services sectors with its product. Investors included AI-dedicated VC Boab AI, Artesian, Nextrans and Vision Creator, alongside additional support… Read more »

Waleed Mussa, Thomas Kelly & Yu Liu.
Funding

Doctor training platform Oscer scores $5 million seed round

- August 24, 2021 2 MIN READ

A medtech startup that helps aspiring doctors practice their clinical reasoning skills with AI-powered virtual patients has raised a $5 million seed round. The investment in Oscer was led by Blackbird, joined by January Capital, Inventures, Archangel Ventures and angel investors Brendan Hill, and Jeff Bargman and values the business at $20 million. The University… Read more »

Insights

In a global legal first, an Australian court ruled that machines are inventors, so how long before AI rules technology?

- August 6, 2021 4 MIN READ

What does it mean to be an inventor? In patent law, designed to protect the intellectual property of inventors, officials are used to thinking of inventors as humans, taking an “inventive step” – a new way of doing something — not obvious to a person skilled in the same art. But last week — in… Read more »

Funding

Spoken word analysis startup Sonnant raises $750,000 seed round led by media giant SCA

- March 10, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Melbourne startup Sonnant, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for content discovery for the spoken word, has raised $750,000 in a seed round led by radio and TV company Southern Cross Austereo (SCA). The strategic investment by SCA will help support the recent launch of LiSTNR, the rebranded PodcastOne audio channel and… 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 »

News & Analysis

A former pro tennis player has developed an artificial intelligence app to make everyone’s game better

- October 31, 2020 2 MIN READ

A tennis app utilising artificial intelligence is set to revolutionise player analysis and coaching interaction. Developed former professional tennis player Dr David To in Adelaide, South Australia, the subscription-based Tennis AI app launched last week and is available globally. The AUD$10 a month subscription allows players to upload videos of their games and training sessions… Read more »

Antler Australia

Software bug fixer Intalayer is using machine learning to solve problems quickly

- July 15, 2020 3 MIN READ

Product and customer support teams of software companies are having to adapt and move faster than ever before. But as they race to compete with the ever-growing industry, teams lack the data to quickly prioritise software bugs or have manual processes that make personal customer service inefficient.  To help software companies scale great customer experiences,… Read more »

News & Analysis

Australia has joined a global body setting the rules on artificial intelligence

- June 15, 2020 2 MIN READ

Australia is joining a new global organisation setting a framework on the use of artificial intelligence alongside 13 other nations and the European Union. In a statement announcing the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI, pronounced Gee-Pay) on Monday, the founding member nations said they “will support the responsible and human-centric development and use of… Read more »

News & Analysis

Flamingo founder Catriona Wallace’s latest venture is looking into the ethics of artificial intelligence

- April 23, 2020 2 MIN READ

Entrepreneur and futurist Dr Catriona Wallace has launched a new venture helping companies investigate the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI) as it plays an increasingly important role in company automation. Wallace is CEO of consulting firm Ethical AI Advisory, which she says will support private and public companies as they grapple with how to design… Read more »

News & Analysis

AI recruitment screening startup Reejig lands $2.2 million in its first capital raise

- March 10, 2020 2 MIN READ

Recruitment software startup Reejig has scored $2.2 million from VC firm Right Click Capital and Arun Krishnankutty from OMKA Group in its first capital raise. Founded last year, Reejig uses artificial intelligence to analyse talent data to to help companies find, recruit and develop talent, connecting HR systems providing insights into the skills of their… Read more »