NEWS: FaceMe wins Excellence in Innovation Award

FaceMe win Export NZ Excellence in Innovation Award 2019

Last week, a few of the FaceMe team donned their Sunday best to attend the Air New Zealand Cargo Export NZ Awards in Auckland, as finalists under the Excellence in Innovation Award, sponsored by Baldwins Intellectual Property.

It’s with great pleasure that we can say we scooped up that award, in the face of fantastic competition.

FaceMe CEO, Danny Tomsett, reiterates what he said on stage when accepting the honour—that it’s the result of a true team effort.

“Winning the Excellence in Innovation Award is a real honour, and I’d like to say a special thank you to the entire FaceMe team, who make it exciting to come into the office every day,” Danny says

“That absolutely includes the families behind our staff members. With digital humans, we’re working hard every day to put something unique into market that changes people’s lives. We couldn’t do that without the support we have from the people around us, so I want to say a special thank you to them.

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About the award

As the sponsors Baldwins Intellectual Property put it, “the Excellence in Innovation award recognises excellence in using innovation as a key driver of overall business strategy”.

In this respect, the judges praised our digital human interface platform, which takes highly technical AI and machine learning technologies and makes the end-user experience completely non-technical, through emotional connection and natural conversation.

Judges also noted how innovation is embedded into the core of our business, with several company-wide hackathons and development projects encouraging everyone in the company to get hands-on in digital human development, as well as our commitment to continuously helping nurture and develop our people.

AI for good

On stage and after the award ceremony, Danny added that wide involvement in AI and digital humans is necessary when it comes to creating the best results for the world.

“People can often forget that AI can be a real force for good,” Danny continues. 

“We’re seeing digital humans used to improve lives in areas like cardiovascular disease, education and mental healthcare.

“They’re huge issues, but we can only get the best outcomes for the most people when we have people coming together to work on big problems together.”

We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in what was a great night.

Lastly, we would like to extend our congratulations to all the winners and finalists at the Air New Zealand Cargo Export NZ Awards. It was a great reminder of the fantastic, innovative things Kiwi companies can do—and are doing—to make a global difference.