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Tyto.AI [SMART 100, 2018]

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1. THE BEGINNING

This innovation initially came to life when…

I was running an A.I and Machine Learning team at the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Center. I was the only person on the team not to have a PhD. We were doing complex natural language processing tasks. Sometimes, we would introduce a new A.I module and it would perform better than things we had spent months building by hand.

After a while I realised that the A.I. systems weren’t just replacing the hand-written systems, they were replacing the whole way we do software development.

2. WHAT & HOW

The purpose of this innovation is to…

Let anyone build an mobile data collection app in under 2 minutes without touching their computer.

It does this by…

Using A.I systems to allow the user to draw (on paper, a whiteboard or the screen) what they want it to look like, to speak to the app to say what fields they want, and to generate an attractive colour scheme to match their logo or branding.

3. PURPOSE & BENEFITS

This innovation improves on what came before because…

Currently, many small businesses or small teams within large businesses have processes where they take photos in the field, collect data in Excel spread sheets and manually combine it all into some kind of database. This product allows them to build apps to do that for them in minutes.

Its various benefits to the customer/end-user include

This speeds up business, reduces errors and improves quality.

4. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

In the past, this problem was solved by…

Currently, most companies either hire an agency to build an app (for thousands of dollars) or rely on manual processes.

There are numerous “app builder” tools, but all either require the user to think like a programmer, or have fundamental limitations in their goals. Tyto.AI aims to let anyone build the kinds of apps that you need a programmer for at the moment.

5. TARGET MARKET

It is made for…

Anyone who has a need for a custom mobile app. We are starting with those who need data collection in the field. Some examples of these are: health and safety compliance data collection, engineering maintenance data collection, citizen science apps, event data collection etc,.

It is available for sale through…

A mobile app available for both iOS and Android. It is sold as a software-as-a-service application for a monthly fee.

Our marketing strategy is to…

Online marketing. Additionally, the low-end app plans have a viral component where the person using the app has a tool to build their own.

We are considering a program aimed at getting school STEM programs to do citizen science apps in school: imagine 1 million science apps built by school students.

 

FINE PRINT: This SMART 100 profile and the information it contains is a duplication of content submitted by the applicant during the entry process. As a function of entry, applicants were required to declare that all details are factually correct, do not infringe on another’s intellectual property and are not unlawful, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, obscene, or otherwise objectionable. Some profiles have been edited for reasons of space and clarity.

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