Meet the 8 finalists of the 2020 MINDS International News Agency Challenge
This challenge was all about automation of workflows and content production. News agencies are looking for ways to streamline their processes and tools to optimize the use of scarce resources such as journalists. This should lead to improvement of the quality of their services, better journalism and new sources of revenue. The 8 finalists were selected from 78 applications from all over the world.
Automated text to speech
BotTalk (Germany) is a text-to-speech software platform that allows you to convert any web content into the most humanlike sounding audio. Automatically. Within seconds. Sounds too good to be true?
AI powered fact checking
Buster.AI (France) helps news organizations to combat misinformation. They help understand what the content is made of – through content auditing and analytics – and provide all the actionable recommendations to improve content production and business strategies.
Automated data visuals
Datamatic (Czech Republic) wants to make publishing of data visualizations as automated as possible. Datamatic offers the next generation data visualization that are adaptive and always up to date.
NLP text analytics
Geneea (Czech Republic) is an AI startup based in Prague. Geneea develops advanced solutions for media companies and analysis of news in general. Their NLP API can also be used to analyze customer feedback, support tickets, and other texts.
News gathering engine
Krzana (UK) is the newsgathering engine for digital-first journalists. It provides the tools to surface pre-news and uncover the narrative behind events, before they become news. Krzana's deep linguistic analysis supports fast, trustworthy journalism.
AI empowered content
LabSense (France) develops multilingual AI solutions to ease communication, content mining and production. We serve businesses and organizations in multiple industries: media, brands, digital agencies, e-commerce and content publishers.
Personal AI assistant
Loomi(UK) is a virtual personal assistant that lets you be the boss. It's all about making you more effective than ever by simplifyng the noisy and crowded digital experience. It's about going from information overload to having one assistant that knows you and works just for you.
Actionable data insights
smartocto(The Netherlands) sees storytelling and data differently: it not only measures story impact in real-time or in great reports but it is able to predict where effort should be and gives the recipe to do it. In this way it takes communication between news agencies and their customers to a new level.
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High end AI solutions
The technology of 3D Universum powered by artificial intelligence makes computers and mobile devices see real-life images and analyze the retrieved data to create solutions for the needs of enterprises. Simple. Accurate. Mobile.
Interactive multiscreen solutions
Ex Machina develops innovative, interactive, multiscreen solutions for brands and media around the world. Their solutions, concepts and designs support the world’s most versatile, proven platforms for live interactivity.
Next-level interactive UX
GoSpooky is a social first marketing agency. We capture attention at the speed of culture and advance the way social content is created and consumed through innovative strategies, content and distribution.
AI that understands video
Media Distillery provides unique AI technology to understand what’s inside video. Their 'Deep Content Understanding' platform provides next-generation metadata in real-time and at an unparalleled scale.
World class creative production
MediaMonks is a global creative production company that partners with clients across industries and markets to craft amazing work for leading businesses and brands. Its integrated production capabilities span the entire creative spectrum.
Innovative broadcast services
NEP's broadcast services and media solutions enable the largest live, broadcast events and corporate event productions in the world. NEP provides the most innovative solutions for video content, from creation to management and distribution.
Prepr is a data-driven content management platform that helps create more impact. Simplify omnichannel content management and personalize content with notifications and recommendations in one platform. Powered with advanced graph technology.
Actionable data insights
smartoctois tool that sees storytelling and data differently: real-time, across all channels, story driven and in good design. smartocto gives tips to content makers on a story level in real time, to get the maximum impact.
Make content relevant
Studio Automated delivers state-of-the art AI computer vision software in several markets. Their software is based on research from TNO, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research. Studio Automated is transforming AI Computer Vision technology into operational software for customers.
Next-level interactive UX
Sudox designs and develops engaging user interfaces, stunning data visualizations and tailor-made software applications.