Applications and systems infused with artificial intelligence (AI) are key technologies of the future and open up enormous business potential. As a sponsor of the NVIDIA Inception Awards, Infineon supports Europe’s best startups in the area of AI, and thus the development of innovative deep learning applications.
“As one of the world’s leading providers of sensing technology, Infineon naturally empowers the application of AI by enabling things to see, hear and understand their environment,” said Oliver Henning, Head of Partnership Management in the Power Management & Multimarket Division of Infineon. “Our sensors precisely capture the data processed by learning AI networks. Therefore our sensors such as MEMS microphones and radar are the ears and eyes of the neural network.”
Together with Silicon Valley AI specialist NVIDIA, Infineon has selected ten finalists from over 130 startups who have entered the Inception Awards. In the course of several preliminary rounds, fledgling entrepreneurs from around the world have presented their business models to a jury whose members include AI experts from Infineon.
At the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) Europe on October 10, 2018 in Munich, the finalists competed for the award – $100,000 and a DGX Station personal AI supercomputer – in an exciting live pitch in front of a judging panel. The winner is Brighter AI, a Berlin based startup, which explores a different aspect of the deep learning possibilities, the so called generative neural networks.
Exclusive for Infineon, the winner and the other best startups answered three questions:
- What is your main idea?
- What is/was your biggest challenge so far?
- What does a (good) partner mean for you?
Meet the teams and get a closer look at our finalists’ ideas and challenges.