Antler Australia

Antler Investor Memo Series: Factory AI is solving one of manufacturing’s biggest problems: unplanned downtime

- March 18, 2024 4 MIN READ

Early stage investment company Antler Australia recently backed a new cohort of startups as part of its ongoing program to build great local tech companies. Startup Daily is sharing the details of each venture in the “Antler Investor Memos” series, which is designed to give you a quick, sharp understanding of the startups and people… Read more »

Open AI, Sora
AI/Machine Learning

Sora, OpenAI’s new generative AI tool turning text into videos, explained

- February 26, 2024 4 MIN READ

A little over a week ago, OpenAI announced a new generative AI system named Sora, which produces short videos from text prompts. While Sora is not yet available to the public, the high quality of the sample outputs published so far has provoked both excited and concerned reactions. The sample videos published by OpenAI, which… Read more »

DALL-E drawing robot
AI/Machine Learning

Discriminative AI v generative AI – when does the intelligence actually kick in? A computer systems expert explains

- February 16, 2024 4 MIN READ

Sam Altman, chief executive of ChatGPT-maker OpenAI, is reportedly trying to find up to US$7 trillion of investment to manufacture the enormous volumes of computer chips he believes the world needs to run artificial intelligence (AI) systems. Altman also recently said the world will need more energy in the AI-saturated future he envisions – so… Read more »

Ed Husic
AI/Machine Learning

‘A little light and a little late’: a risk the federal government’s AI policy doesn’t address is missing our chance

- January 18, 2024 3 MIN READ

On Wednesday, the federal Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic revealed an interim response from the Australian government on the safe and responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI). The public, especially the Australian public, have real concerns about AI. And it’s appropriate that they should. AI is a powerful technology entering our lives quickly.… Read more »

Kepler Exploration Robot Co
Other tech

It all Generative AI and robots – sometimes together – at CES in Las Vegas

- January 12, 2024 3 MIN READ

As car manufacturers have demonstrated for years, there is no functional reason why robots require a head, face, or personality – but with Generative AI (GenAI) now offering irresistible possibilities for designers, humanoid robots were out in force at the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Chinese firm Kepler Exploration Robot Co, for one, used the… Read more »

Robot lawyer in a trial
AI/Machine Learning

AI is set to transform how we get legal advice, but it could still leave people without access to justice

- January 9, 2024 3 MIN READ

The legal profession has already been using artificial intelligence (AI) for several years, to automate reviews and predict outcomes, among other functions. However, these tools have mostly been used by large, well established firms. In effect, certain law firms have already deployed AI tools to assist their employed solicitors with day-to-day work. By 2022, three… Read more »

Daniel Vassilev, Daniel Palmer and Jacky Koh
Funding

US VC Insight Partners doubles down on task automation startup Relevance AI in $15 million Series A

- December 14, 2023 2 MIN READ

AI-based workflow automation startup has raised $15 million in a Series A as it looks to ramp up its international presence. The round was led by King River Capital along with support from Peak XV’s Surge (the former Sequoia Capital India), and existing backers Galileo Ventures and Insight Partners. Relevance AI previously raised $4 million… Read more »