6 Favorite Startups From TechCrunch Distrupt: Experts’ Choice
- Forethought AI is an enterprise search engine that indexes all the company’s documents and uses natural language processing (NLP) and natural language understanding (NLU) to answer questions from complex user queries and is currently used for customer support/service.
- Origami Labs is a voice-powered smart ring. I believe a lot in bone conduction audio devices as the future of augmented reality (AR), especially as I think audio effects for AR are underrated and actually more advanced than visual AR effects.
- Otter AI: I was impressed by their real-time demo of transcribing the talks on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt because this is something that many companies have failed to achieve so far (Youtube to name one). I think it can save a lot of time transcribing meetings and can be a great solution for the future of work
- Starkey: I like their vision to transform a hearing aid for people with a handicap into a device (Livio AI) that embeds sensors and artificial intelligence (AI) that can act as a translator, a fitness tracker, and even a health guardian that can detect falls.
- dbTrack is tracking personal sound exposure in real-time right from inside your ear thanks to a microphone embedded in the earphone. The app then monitors daily and weekly sound exposure and guides you about safe listening levels and durations to create awareness on how loud is ‘too loud’.
- Incus Company – incus is the 3 small bones located in the middle ear – is a hearing startup that spun out from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technologyand that showed a mobile hearing test app (iOS and Android) that performs a hearing diagnostic using regular headphones and embedded microphones. The app then automatically generated a personalized hearing loss compensation algorithm on the phone that they can try with their own headphones and experience the difference.