Austin-based legal technology leader DISCO is on a mission to reinvent the practice of law through software by making lawyers more efficient in everything they do. Founded in 2013, it has revolutionized the way law firms and corporate legal departments operate, using technology and cutting-edge AI to analyze data quickly and free up resources for tasks that require legal judgment. DISCO provides a key competitive advantage in an industry where speed and accuracy are critical.
Founded in 2016, the Tokyo-based Kakehashi is on a mission to bring efficiency to the way pharmacies are run by offering a platform that takes away the menial tasks and enables pharmacists to focus on the most impactful work.
Launched in 2015, Nexo is a digital-only news startup based in São Paulo. The team there is focused on producing news that provides accurate explanations and balanced interpretations of the main facts of Brazil and the world.
Didimo, which means “twin” in Greek, has built a platform for creating realistic 3D digital versions of people, based on simple photos or scans. That capability has potential applications in a host of industries, from AR/VR and video games to retail, fashion, and communications—really anywhere people want to have authentic, engaging, immersive experiences.
The body is often a mystery, and it’s nice when an external source is able to provide expert, evidence-based information about it. Flo App, a holistic health and wellbeing platform that helps women understand their bodies and minds, was built to do just that. Founded in 2015, Flo supports women as they make better informed decisions about their reproductive, physical, and mental health.
Founded in 2016, Kavak is the digital platform that’s making it easier than ever to buy and sell cars. The Mexico City-based founded startup recently achieved “unicorn” status after reaching a $1.15 billion valuation, the first tech company in the country to do so. As Kavak expands its operations to Argentina and sets sights on Brazil, we sit down with Vice President of Data Science, Anders Christiansen, to chat about how machine learning and AWS serverless services helped build the engine behind the company’s ever-improving workflow.
AIH Tech Uses High-Powered GPUs from AWS to Bring an Inclusive Approach to Facial Recognition Applications
There’s been plenty of attention paid by the media to the problems of facial recognition software in recent years. Invasion of privacy, for one, and high potential for misuse, for another. AIH Tech, a Toronto-based computer vision company, has set out to solve the problem that most other facial recognition technologies have faced in their bedrock: racial bias.
The fight against breast cancer has made progress over the past two decades thanks to advances in treatment and screening. But while mortality rates from the disease have fallen for women over 50, they remain frustratingly steady for younger women. Onkolyze, a startup based in Singapore, is hoping to help solve just that problem by applying high-powered AWS GPUs and ML, making early detection much easier.
Aha! is a leading roadmap software provider, helping more than 400,000 users build products and counting north of 5,000 companies as customers. Founded in 2013 with an entirely distributed team, the company puts customer needs at the heart of its business model. Read how the company was able to drive results by migration to Amazon Athena from BigQuery.
Founded in 2015, Emedgene has built an AI-based platform to automatically surface insights from genomics data. Previously, this data would need to be analyzed by genomics experts, of which there are only a few thousand around the world. Emedgene applies machine learning algorithms to generate these insights on the fly, essentially teaching computers how to be genetic researchers.