techspert.io – an AI-driven expert network connecting businesses with precision-matched expert insight to help them make more informed decisions – is the latest organisation to join Digital Catapult’s Machine Intelligence Garage, an initiative designed to help businesses specialising in machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions. As a member of the programme, the company has been awarded a grant of £100,000 Amazon Web Services (AWS) credits.
Members of the techspert.io tech team
Leveraging the power of machine learning, techspert.io has developed an AI-driven technology to search trillions of publicly available online data points to understand the world’s knowledge, employing this to identify and qualify the world’s leading experts for any given topic. The technology then matches organisations seeking expertise with these experts who possess it. Receipt of this grant will enable them to improve the performance of their technology by increasing the speed in which these expert matches occur while delivering even greater precision. As the AI improves, techspert.io can massively expand their global coverage, supporting an ever-increasing portfolio of customers with unparalleled access to insight. Being part of the Machine Intelligence Garage also unlocks collaboration opportunities and resources that'll enable techspert.io’s team of machine learning engineers to continue their own development. Partners and collaborators of the programme include Google Cloud, Graphcore and AWS Activate.
techspert.io progressed through the application process and were assessed on the strength of their idea, the technical implementation, the availability of data, and the immediacy of need for computational resources. Finally, they were assessed on their ethical use of data before being announced as winners of the £100,000 AWS grant.
“The capabilities of our technology have now far outstripped that of any other company operating in the expert network space. With millions of expert profiles already indexed, this grant enables us to even further increase the speed and quality of expert insights that we deliver to our clients. The process of generating profiles is relatively data-intensive, so the computational resources that this grant enables us to employ are extremely useful.” – Hari Jackson, techspert.io CTO
techspert.io is an AI-driven expert network connecting organisations with precision-matched expert insight to help them make more informed decisions. They’ve developed an AI technology that trawls trillions of publicly available online data points to map the world’s expertise and deliver primary insight more precisely than traditional expert networks.
About Machine Intelligence Garage
Machine Intelligence Garage is a programme created by Digital Catapult as part of a CAP-AI project and is part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund. The programme helps businesses access the computation power and expertise they need to develop and build machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions.
Sam Mabaso is Associate Director of Marketing at techspert.io and leads the company’s marketing function. Sam holds a Master’s degree in Media Studies from the University of Cape Town and has more than 8 years of experience in marketing.