PLATO Intelligence had the opportunity last year in July to be a part of one of the biggest AI & ML events of the year; CognitionX in London.
When we entered the event you could feel a slight prickle in the air, (that hair raising sort of electric feeling). All were there because they were interested and excited about the technology, and the direction it was moving in. You could sense everybody wanted to absorb the combined knowledge of all the brilliant minds at the event.
There were plenty of talks over the three day event which you could take in: covering topics from Robotics, Healthcare and Ethics (and how we all, as a group of pioneers, have to take responsibility).
We had a showcase stand in the StartUp room where we showcased PLATO’s technology and fielded questions from a range of passers by, and interested people who found us through the event prospectus. We met all sorts of brilliant people; it was great to be able to talk to them about PLATO and seeing their excitement. Since then so many of the people we first met at CogX have approached us for follow up conversations, meetings and even a few product demos!
We also met some other great startups in the London AI scene. We were as enthusiastic about showcasing as we were about learning about all these other brilliant companies; solving problems in such a huge variety of life-changing ways. If you ever want to get excited about AI, events like these will not fail to inspire.
CogX 2017 was such an incredible way to really kick start PLATO Intelligence. Taking it from an MVP and Business Plan, to getting it out there, in the real world; demonstrating to investors, prospective clients and advisors. It was so beneficial to have this opportunity, and helped us, as a StartUp to ride the wave of the second half of 2017 on a real high.
About the Author: Aron Brar is PLATO Intelligence's COO. Aron loves strategy, film and business. He is also fascinated with how AI can be applied to every industry and almost every problem