SXSW Startup: WRNCH Is Teaching Cameras To Read Body Language
Imagine if Alexa or another smart assistant was able to use a camera within your network, your car or on your smartphone and ascertain that you were feeling sad, happy or mad. Imagine if your son or daughter had a rash on their hand and you didn’t have to compare it to pictures you found on Google, but rather Alexa could do it for you. Imagine if you were letting Alexa tell you jokes and she actually knew if you thought they were funny by the smirk on your face. All these things are quickly becoming a reality thanks to a startup called wrnchAI
wrnchAI is an artificial intelligence, computer vision, deep learning startup based in Montreal. The company has already attracted the attention of super investors like Mark Cuban because they are the first AI software platform to digitize human motion and behavior. They’re doing this, not with expensive cameras and hardware, but rather from standard video.
wrnchAI was founded by successful AI serial entrepreneur Dr. Paul Kruszewski who’s already had two exits in the field. Kuszweski has also served as the Entrepreneur In Residence at the deep tech incubator TandemLaunch which is where wrnchAI incubated.
The applications for wrnchAI are just about limitless but some places where the technology is a natural fit include:
- Augmented Reality
- Virtual Reality
- Human Robot Interaction
- Human Virtual Assistant Interaction
- Markerless Motion Capture
This is by far one of the most innovative companies in the artificial intelligence space. Down the road wrnchAI could be used in surveillance cameras to spot when people are acting suspicious or in a rehabilitation or hospital setting to identify when people are in distress. wrnchAI is the next natural step in the right direction for artificial intelligence.
You can see them pitch at the SXSW Accelerator on March 10th and 11th in Austin Texas. You can also meet them at SXSW Accelerator Demo Day on March 12th and find out more online at wrnch.ai