Whether you find it elusive, enticing, or unsettling, the race towards AGI is on. This award recognises the best innovation pushing the boundaries of generalisable AI, including facial recognition, mimic human handwriting and computational creativity.
Computer vision is quickly embedding itself in our devices, apps and vehicles. This award recognises the best innovation involved in any component of computer vision including acquisition, processing or analysing images.
Further examples include face recognition technology for bank card verification and security systems, facial scanning door entry, infrared binoculars scanning machines and empowering blind and partially sighted people lead their lives.
Improved diagnostic tools can help save lives and prevent the spread of diseases that previously might not have been known to us. We wish to recognise the implementation of tech diagnostics by a company that foregrounds the importance of this field and works to harness its life-saving potential.
Genetics / Personalised Medicine
The human genome still presents one of the biggest mysteries in medicine. To break down this molecular puzzle into pieces we can understand, we leverage the technological opportunities of our time. This award celebrates one such achievement and the potential for groundbreaking new knowledge it creates.
Our consumption of food has a tremendous impact on the planet. Technology provides us with the tools to revolutionize our consumption habits in a way that limits the degradation of our environment and supports a sustainable lifestyle. This award highlights one company’s efforts in achieving this fundamental change.
The way we are able to see our world has a huge impact on how we can shape it for the better. Cutting edge technology allows us an astounding variety of perspectives with which to view our planet.
Through more accurate data collection and analysis, these tools can help us understand the geography of a landscape better than ever before. This award highlights the best innovation in geospatial applications.
Our planet is a complex system, and its health is integral to ours. With every passing year it edges closer to collapse and as we set out into space, are we at risk of degrading other planets too? This award celebrates the company that is innovating space through AI and other emerging technologies.
Data Protection and Privacy
As the ubiquitousness and capabilities of technology are rapidly increasing, so is the risk of abusive and fraudulent activity when this technology is misused. With this award, we want to highlight the efforts of a company that champions online safety and helps set a security standard across the industry.
With technological innovation impacting every facet of our daily lives, algorithmic transparency is essential. The industry needs to recognise and reward companies that champion this trait in their work. This award aims to do just this, and hereby inspire others to uphold transparency.
Best COVID-19 Innovation
Since the Corona crisis started there has been a hive of activity on the innovation front. Many new ideas and startups are colliding to help protect and predict the way our societies can handle these types of crisis. This award recognises the best innovation addressing COVID-19.
CEO & Founder, Kids Code Jeunesse
Deeptech industry expert, Choose Paris Region
Senior Venture Manager,
Creative Destruction Lab
Professor of Computer Science King's College London
Education & Healthcare Technologies Investor and Advisor
Head of the Office for Artificial Intelligence, Office for Artificial Intelligence
Terry von Bibra