By Percy Chen, Junior Project Manager Art-Science
Supported by swissnex China, Deep Cube, a leading artificial intelligence healthcare technologies startup for Dermato-Oncology and skin beauty, participated in the DeepBlue Cup International A.I. Science and Innovation Competition on August 30 and 31 during the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) 2019. Matt Morawski, BDO and Co-Founder of Deep Cube, represented the Swiss AI startup at the competition.
DeepBlue Technology, the host of the competition, is a fast-growing company in the artificial intelligence industry focusing on the fundamental research and practical development of AIs. The DeepBlue Cup was a part of the World Artificial Intelligence Conference that is happening in Shanghai. It is thus meant to explore and connect startups that could utilize the potential of AI in unique ways. Indeed, with 40 AI startups, each covering a different and niche field such as precise farming, road disease Inspection, and power generation, the DeepBlue Cup is an intense, competitive, and simultaneously rewarding experience to all the people involved.
The first day of the competition had ups and downs. Matt Morawski, the speaker of DeepCube, was met with technical issues during the presentation: the slides displayed garbled characters. Despite the difficulty, Matt calmly explained the situation and continued his pitch. His eloquence, combined with his winning smile, charisma, and determination on stage, helped deliver a clear vision to the judges. As a result, DeepCube advanced to the final round and eventually won the second place out of 40 startups at the main event and out of 600 startups that applied to the competition. Matt and his team received 10,000 RMB as well as direct meetings with potential investors — an amazing feat indeed.
We would like to congratulate DeepCube for its impressive journey this weekend! We would also like to thank both DeepBlue and DeepCube for this unique experience with various interesting AI startups. Living in this period of rapid change, most of us are certain that the AI paradigm shift will transform almost all aspects of ordinary lives and even the fundamental fabric of society. How much can we push the technology? And how much more will we see in the next decade is a sight to behold.