Last updated October 25, 2018 at 1:18 pm
These six start-ups will legit change the game.
We’re always hearing about the newest tech start-up that is going to disrupt an industry. But beyond the stereotypical “like Uber for…” or “Tinder for…” and the ones that quietly disappear after failing to deliver, there are some which will actually make a real world impact.
These are six of the hottest Aussie start-ups worth keeping an eye on.
What’s Serena Williams’s secret? Obviously crazy-huge talent, but also video analytics. Problem is, it needs multiple high-end cameras, and then hours going through footage tagging everything that happens.
Athlete’s AI provides in depth analysis that any pro would be envious of using only a single smartphone, and with results provided in real time through AI analysis. A quick check during the match and you’ll be able to dominate the second half. And you’re not going to need Serena’s income, it’ll cost only $1000 per year.
It’s already being used in tennis, and will soon be developed for cricket too.
While a lot of tech start-ups focus on city dwellers, Kelpie is out to help farmers.
Automation, sensing and remote control is revolutionising farming. Which is great, but each of those systems are independent from each other. To operate a high-tech farm possibly means needing to operate dozens of different control systems.
That’s where Kelpie comes in. The developers are creating an interface where a farmer can monitor and control all of the different systems from one app. It’s more than just farm systems, they could also manage stock, finances and staff from the single program.
Kelpie makes smart farms farmer friendly.
Scientists might be great at science, but getting their results out can be pretty darn difficult.
Verbalize.Science create content to help scientists get their research heard, and do it by getting the scientists to answer only 4 questions about their research paper on the Verbalize.Science website. From these questions the story of the research emerges, and gets made into videos or audio content for the public, and other scientists.
It’s all about making it easier and quicker for scientists to get the word out to the public and to other researchers about their research.
It’s 3pm and you have no idea what you’re going to do for dinner. With no ideas and no groceries, you’re probably going to end up getting takeaway.
Enter Playt. It automatically scans recipes, works out what ingredients are needed to make it, and then with a simple click, you can order everything you need and have it delivered to your home two hours later.
Sure you still need to find what to make, but it saves you from having to deal with the post-work supermarket hell. Playt does it automatically – it scans the recipe and builds the shopping list (you can cancel ingredients you know you have at home already), and then shoots the shopping list off to the supplier (Woolies in Australia).
Want the perfect wine to go with the meal? It’ll do that too.
Nothing is worse than seeing a funky side table in a shop, and then getting it home and realising it doesn’t look anywhere near as good in your living room. PimpMyPad uses augmented reality so you can see what that table would look like in your own home before you even buy it.
Yes we know Ikea does this already, but anyone smaller is kind of locked out. It’s expensive and time consuming to scan furniture for augmented reality and create their own app
PimpMyPad is scanning collections from small designers and shops into their own augmented reality marketplace. You can then see what the furniture looks like in your own home and if you dig it, purchase it from the designer right then and there. Furniture is delivered, and you’ll never have to leave your home.
Want an app but don’t have the dosh? Tyto.AI will develop one for you using their artificial intelligence software builder. Put in what you want your app to do and how you want it to look, and the AI will produce it quickly and cheaply.
As odd as AI-powered software development sounds, it’s already making waves overseas, including Google who used AI to cut code from 500,000 lines to just 500, in 5 languages. And Tyto have already worked with companies overseas to build apps using their AI system.
These six start-ups were specially selected by a team of tech industry experts at the Hybrid World conference in Adelaide. Verbalize.Science and Athlete’s AI were selected to receive funding as part of the HWA Lab program.
The Royal Institution of Australia is proud to be a media partner for Hybrid World Adelaide.