Technology Pioneers 2019

The Technology Pioneers of 2019 bring together 56 early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are pioneering new technologies and innovations ranging from the use of artificial intelligence to fight human trafficking, driverless trucks, quantum computing systems, compostable packaging, and blockchain solutions to tackle disinformation.

By joining this community, Technology Pioneers begin a two-year journey where they are part of the World Economic Forum’s initiatives, activities and events, bringing cutting-edge insights and fresh thinking to critical global discussions.

Mobility & Supply Chain

Perceptive Automata

Human intuition for machines

Today's autonomous systems are really good at knowing the physics of the world around them but they're not good at the psychology of the world around them.

Perceptive Automata is bridging the gap between humans and robotic systems. Its software gives autonomous systems, such as self-driving cars, the ability to understand human state of mind and predict human behaviour. The company uses an interdisciplinary approach bringing together behavioural science, neuroscience and computer vision to characterize the way humans see other humans in the world and then trains them with deep learning models to acquire that human ability.