CAPE TOWN – Dimension Data and NTT Data, which form part of NTT Corporation’s operating companies, in conjunction with Silicon Cape on Tuesday announced that Number Boost had won the South African leg of the NTT Open Innovation Contest.
This contest recognises start-ups that work on solutions linked to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Number Boost is a start-up that builds custom artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions. The company applies cutting-edge deep learning to solve real-world problems with a focus on computer vision and real-time machine learning.
Alex Conway, founder of Number Boost, said: “We are very proud to have won such a prestigious contest and look forward to the opportunity that this will present to develop the business further.”
The NTT Open Innovation contest is run across 20 cities, around the world through January and February 2019, with start-ups presenting pitches to challenges presented from the various regions.