Local AI firm Sonrai selected for competitive Tech Nation AI programme

  • Queen's University spin-out firm Sonrai Analytics has been selected to participate in Tech Nation's Applied AI growth programme for the UK's top AI companies

    There's no shortage of companies exploring the potential of artificial intelligence today, but many aren't applying the technology yet to solve practical problems in the real world. Tech Nation's Applied AI programme has been designed to help boost the most promising tech companies in the UK that are applying AI practically to create a tangible real-world impact.

    Queen's University Belfast spin-out firm Sonrai Analytics has just been accepted onto the porogramme, which will run for six months and focuses on giving company founders the skills they'll need to take their business to the next level. The scheme also helps founders build a network with other companies, clients, and investors in the scene.

    Sonrai uses AI to analyse data from drug trials and other healthcare data, and aims to help healthcare providers develop faster and more effecive treatments for diseases such as cancer. The company uses deep learning to develop custom applications for exploring datasets in realtime, producing data visualisations and predictive processes.

    Harry Rhys Davies, AI Programme Lead for Tech Nation commented: "Sonrai stood out for us given the strength of the team and their cutting-edge technology that has been applied to a meaningful, impactful use case in healthcare. These elements convinced judges that Sonrai has real potential for scale and Tech Nation is thus delighted to be supporting their growth."

    Sonrai's Dr McArt commented on the scheme: "It is an honour to be considered as a game-changing company in AI by the renowned panel of Tech Nation Judges. It's not the easiest time to be a start-up, but knowing that we will have the opportunity to meet investors and share our journey with other AI founders going through similar challenges is exciting."

    Source: Written based on press release

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