CB INSIGHTS | The world's 100 most promising private #AI companies
The AI 100 is CB Insights' annual list of the 100 most promising private AI companies in the world. This year’s winners are working on solutions including AI transparency, climate risk, virus modeling, and more.
Ransomware attacks are on the rise and evolving into the prevalent threat of 2021. Organisations are running to stay ahead of the tools and techniques, but its often more difficult to identify where any exfiltrated data may be stored and disclosed further.Expect to see more funding and innovation flow to cyber startups that close this gap and have a robust R&D roadmap to evolve their platforms and tooling.Recent Y combinator cyber startup - cyble.io is the latest with seed funding (backed by Innov8 and Angel investors as well). https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210405005474/en/https://cyble.io/about-us.html
In Australia, we're still largely trying to make PPPs work (hint: it takes more than 1 year funding and partnership to build & execute value). However it has been proven successful elsewhere in leading to substantial economic development, significant operational capability uplift and more.Project IKE was a prototyping exercise funded by DARPA (US) back in 2013. The Contractor (Two Six Labs) has since scaled, commercialising the product in collaboration with US Defence Agencies (Navy etc). The product is now transitioning to US Cyber Command as a key cyber readiness and analysis platform.Commercialising R&D is not impossible.https://www.c4isrnet.com/cyber/2021/04/20/a-cyber-tool-that-started-at-darpa-moves-to-cyber-command/
We are racing to learn about ourselves, our heritage and predict our likelihood/ predisposition to disease/ allergies or food choices (yes, Australian do love vegemite!). Who should we trust with our data? How will our data be used to identify and target us?There's lots of genomic testing services/ platforms, DNA registries and testing kits. Which privacy innovators are working with them?An emerging example - DNAsafe.io - run the computations required over encrypted data so its not fully visible. Next: we keep the data of ourselves and share/ run encrypted data with partners/ providers (Digi.me/ IDXchange)photo credit: dnasafe