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Open call

Machine Intelligence Garage Cohort 12 – AI for visual art and media

Open date: Wednesday 7 October 2020   Close date: Wednesday 11 November 2020 Register your interest

Digital Catapult’s flagship AI acceleration programme, Machine Intelligence Garage, addresses the challenges today’s UK-based artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) startups face.

Designed for early-stage companies with well defined business models and technical capability, Machine Intelligence Garage exists to provides the opportunity to:

  • Accelerate market growth and positioning
  • Access computation power
  • Receive responsible ethical development
  • Develop new products and services
  • Increase revenue
  • Grow the team
  • Receive investment

AI is set to drastically change the visual arts and media industries within the next 10 years, with computer vision startups, in particular, having high technological requirements in order to compete in these markets.

The Machine Intelligence Garage has launched an open call for its next cohort, tailored to supporting AI-first visual arts and media startups that are focused on content creation, production, design, consumption and diffusion. This encompasses startups active in the following creative sub-sectors:

  • Film, online streaming and television
  • Virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR)
  • Video content for corporate or general education
  • Content curation and archive mining
  • Visual concept or performance art using AI
  • Content in games, movies, engineering and design

Due to the focus on visual arts & media, we expect that most startups will be using computer vision techniques to some extent.

Participating startups will gain access to best in class cloud and hosted hardware compute from the programmes partners and collaborators, including AWS, Google Cloud and NVIDIA. Cohort members will also have an opportunity to access relevant expertise and a range of technical, ethics, business and investment support tailored to visual arts and media.

To find out more and to apply, please read the open call brief here