AI tool that analyses microscope images won startup competition
An AI tool that improves the opportunities for analysing images taken with a microscope. This is the project that won the pitching competition Chalmers Ventures Startup Camp 2022!
The project is called DeepTrack and the focus is deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning that can be used to solve problems that are difficult to tackle with traditional, algorithmic methods. Behind the project are Henrik Klein Moberg, doctoral student at the Department of Physics at Chalmers and Jesus Pineda, Benjamin Midtvedt, and Giovanni Volpe, the first two doctoral students and the third professor at the Department of Physics at the University of Gothenburg.
Startup Camp is a seven-week program for new companies organised by Chalmers Ventures. During the program, ten teams have developed their business idea and practiced how it should be presented. At the event which took place on March 15, 2022, the competing teams had to present their company ideas to an entrepreneur expert jury and to business coaches from Chalmers Ventures.
The winning team's business concept DeepTrack focuses on analysing images taken with a microscope. Neural networks learn to retrieve exactly the information that a researcher wants from an image, using single-shot self-supervised learning. The tool simplifies the analysis process and makes it possible to quickly retrieve a lot of detailed information from the data-packed images.