Wild Lens uses state of the art image and audio recognition to build a digital picture of ecosystem change and impact. Inventors Robert Ball and Kieran Wright believe the support from the Engineers in Business Fellowship is crucial for their next steps as a company.
Robert explained, "We plan to spend the money on purchasing server components for our artificial intelligence server ‘Anton’. Anton will be responsible for processing our images and audio collected by Wild Lens devices, identifying the species and quantity present in each sample. Some of the money will also be used to purchase the necessary parts to build more Wild Lens prototypes."
Kieran said, "By providing us with enough money to build more devices, construct a server, and business support to build our brand and growth strategy, we will be in a position where we can begin to trial the system with real-world customers in a pilot scheme."
Engineers are responsible for some of the greatest innovations that sustain us in every way. Our engineering students need to know-how to make key decisions, spot opportunities and solve complex problems to meet demanding global challenges - by supporting them in the development of their business and entrepreneurial skills we are helping them to reach their fullest potential.
Lynda Povey, Enterprise Adviser, University of Portsmouth