The DEEP BERLIN Conference gathered the most relevant players of the AI ecosystem in Berlin, connecting more than 300 attendees from the deep tech scene to promote, share and discuss the state of the art in deep learning and AI; hosted at MotionLab.Berlin on November 27th.
Having 12 top Berlin based startups pitching their AI based technologies ranging from autonomous vehicles to data anonymization, and two panel discussions focused on corporate + startup collaboration and UX in AI applications, the Conference concluded by announcing Berlin’s AI Startup of the Year and the Jury’s Choice Prize from the 12 pitches of the night (full list at the bottom of this article).
Berlin’s AI Startup of the Year: Enway GmbH
Thanuja Ambegoda, Enway‘s co-founder and Managing Director, pitched their platform enabling the operation of autonomous specialty vehicles for city services. Enway received an interactive badge for SXSW 2019 in Austin, Texas, courtesy of DEEP BERLIN’s partners Start Alliance and Berlin Partner. The jury looked at the startups’ technical USP, market size & potential, innovativeness and pitch quality to make their final decision.
“It is a very good initiative to bring us all together into a community that consists of students, engineers, entrepreneurs, investors and government officials, all of whom play different but important roles to bring the benefits of technology to everyday life. Having a strong AI community will eventually lead Berlin to become a renowned hub for AI startups worldwide.” — Thanuja Ambegoda, Managing Director of Enway.
The Jury’s Choice Prize: Lengoo GmbH
Christopher Kränzler, Lengoo‘s co-founder & CEO, pitched their AI powered interface between linguists and cutting edge technology for creating the future of the translation industry. Lengoo received an NVIDIA Jetson TX2 computing device as the Jury’s Choice Prize.
“For us, the integration of AI into business processes is clearly the foreground, which provides the user with real added value. In the area of neural network translation, we have developed a true solution that our customers value” — Christopher Kränzler, CEO of Lengoo.