Machine-learning algorithms made possible by a combination of deep learning and artificial intelligence dominated 2017. The dramatic rises in consumer expectation levels are also forcing businesses to simplify and personalize everything in a bid to remain relevant to their tech-savvy customers. Read on learn about the Startups who are set to do just that in 2018.


Flixsense provides instant match footage analysis to bring key events and insights to world’s best coaches and teams. By learning to recognise people, actions, and object from videos, and utilizing intelligent deep learning algorithms to track players and actions from match footage, the platform is able to provide coaches clear and concise actionable insights, resulting in more wins

Hyper Anna

Hyper Anna is your personal AI-powered data analyst. Hyper Anna helps organisations get closer to their data by serving sculpted insights to their employees. She will write the codes, analyse the data, produce the charts, and present you with actionable insights. Founders Natalie Nguyen and Sam Zheng liken her to Siri or Cortana over the top of any company’s database that enables you to ask plain English questions about the key drivers of your business. The deployment takes 3-5 business days, compared to other alternatives which take 6 months to 1 year for a number rigid dashboards

inGenious AI

inGenious AI creates engaging, informative, and useful chatbots that enable customers to communicate with companies, in the same manner that they would with their friends. The company’s offering can be integrated into messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, SMS, WeChat, as well as voice-based solutions such as Amazon Echo and Google Home.


Fleet is an Adelaide-based startup that wants to create a global digital nervous system by connecting as many as 75 billion IoT devices and sensors by 2025. It’s a concept that got Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon Brookes’ adrenaline pumping, and raised $5 million in funding early in 2017.


Muru Music is inspired by an Aboriginal Australian term for “journey”, and the world’s first Artificial Intelligence DJ Brain. Muru has combined AI with deep learning and the fundamentals of DJ-ing to create the first automated song classification engine, that can classify a song in under 5 seconds with 99% accuracy. Founder, Nicc Carter-Johnson, who has also been a professional DJ for 16-years, including a 7-year residency at Pacha Ibiza – initially came up with the idea while consulting to hospitality venues. Although a b2b technology company, Muru’s mission is to become the industry standard for song classification and provide the tools for the digital music industry to really thrive.


Persollo is the world’s first platform for targeted social selling powered by data and AI. The platform allows brands and influencers to convert social and digital media engagement into sales in less than 15 seconds. Designed for social media and mobile, Persollo’s single-page checkout allows click-through payments straight from any social network and through the key influencers. Founded by Olga Oleinikova and Kyrylo Medvediev in late 2015, Persollo has helped 700+ businesses across 16 countries to increase their conversion to a brag-worthy 300% from social media. Those clients include the likes of New Balance, Australian UGGs Original, HotelsCombined and Marie Claire.


Presagen’s human behavior automation platform uses unique Defense technology, leveraging behavioral science and psychology, to automate complex human-centric tasks. It specializes in automating human-like reasoning, decision-making and judgement, for which mainstream AI techniques such as machine or deep learning are not effective. Presagen’s platform can be used to automate core back-office, front-office, or mundane administrative tasks, to increase productivity, performance and consistency.

Presagen’s medical diagnostics platform brings together deep learning, computer vision and other techniques to analyze large data-sets of historical medical images in order to create accurate medical diagnostic tools.


Shop You is a personalised shopping app matching users with brands that suit their style, size and preferences, using artificial intelligence. The stylist, U, personalises the shopping experience and recommends fashion just for you. Shop You intelligently learns over time what you like and what you don’t like, and you can adjust your style profile as your preferences change.


Silverpond are a team of data scientists, machine learning specialists and software engineers who design solutions to hard problems, using ‘deep learning’ technology.  They have developed big data and software solutions for clients in industries ranging from utilities, retail and technology, to healthcare, education and research. Deep learning is about taking pure raw data, that has previously been interpreted by humans, and corresponding actions, and training computers to perform that same task, by drawing from examples, they have some great examples of Silverpond’s Deep Learning Prototypes on their website.

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