It´s our job to ensure that we, through knowledge-building efforts and in parallel with the new data protection regulation, support innovators' opportunity and ambition to already from the beginning incorporate the law in the technology. Smart privacy innovations can in the future be an important competitive advantage for both Sweden and the EU, said Lena Lindgren Schelin, Director General of the Swedish Data Protection Authority, at Vinnova's breakfast meeting on Wednesday morning.
Indivd, which has developed a unique AI technology for facial anonymization (anonymized facial recognition), has now secured funding to cope with the coming year and to prepare for an international upscaling. Behind venture capital is an investor group led by the Stockholm-based investor Martin Roos.
Indivd expands the patent portfolio with a new patent application which includes the analysis of the anonymous data. Indivd has previously filed a patent for the gathering and anonymization of image data from cameras in stores.
Fredrik Hammargården from Indivd spoke at the large seminar on Techtrends for 2020, hosted by Breakit and Kindred. He participated in a panel debate together with the Camilla Björkman, CEO at Breakit, the digitization expert Paulina Modlitba, Carolin Solskär, IT-woman of the Year, and Sören Thörnlund from Kindred.
Indivd was invited to speak at AI Summit 2019, which was organized by IT & Telekomföretagen, Teknikföretagen and AI Hub together with two other AI startups and many other prominent speakers like Ibrahim Baylan, Swedens Minister for Enterprise.
Indivds AI guru and co-founder Leonard Johard won the regional final of SKAPA-priset for Dalarna and Gävleborg County this Tuesday. The awards was a spot in the national Final and SEK 20,000 from Almi GävleDala, Movexum and Dalarnas Science Park.