SA company global winner in Talent Unleashed Awards

SA company global winner in Talent Unleashed Awards

Artificial Intelligence fertility startup Life Whisperer has been crowned APAC Global Winner of the ‘Best Idea – One to Watch’ category in the 2017 Talent Unleashed Awards. Life Whisperer was recognised as a high-caliber, high-potential early-stage business by the Awards Program’s Regional and Global Judging Panel – including tech superstars Sir Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak.

Life Whisperer’s co-founder and inventor Dr Jonathan Hall pitched at the APAC Grand Final event in Melbourne on 7th December 2017, where Steve Wozniak was one of the judges.

The prize for winning the award included a trip to Silicon Valley for Dr Hall to visit tech giants like Google, Facebook, Tesla, Airbnb, and Linkedin, as well as attend a private lunch with Steve Wozniak.

“We are honored to have been awarded the Global Winner, particularly being recognized by world leading entrepreneurs like Sir Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak,” said Dr Hall.

Life Whisperer applies non-invasive AI-driven image analysis, including deep learning and computer vision, to conduct morphological assessment of embryos to assist in the selection of viable embryos for IVF implantation. The technology aims to improve successful outcomes for IVF couples, which currently have low success rates. The scalable web-based tool can be utilized by IVF clinics globally.

Retrospective trials conducted with Life Whisperer’s commercial partner, Monash IVF, have already shown a high level of accuracy in identifying viable embryos, which is critical for a successful IVF outcome for patients.

Life Whisperer will be launching its product to market in the first half of 2018, with the aim of helping improve IVF success rates around the world, and making IVF more affordable and accessible for infertile couples wanting to have children.

For more information email or contact Dr Michelle Perugini on +61 412 396 960.

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