Munich. Breaking news from Deep-Tech: Susanne and Felix Porsche invest in Emotion AI startup TAWNY.
TAWNY is an AI-based technology that allows machines, robots and digital systems to read people's emotions. In today’s world, almost all things lack emotional intelligence. In the future, products, services and environments will be empathic and thus more efficient, comfortable, healthy and safe. Video, audio and physiological data such as heart rate variability or skin conductivity are the basis of emotion recognition and classification like stress, flow or other states of well-being. It’s here where TAWNY technology can be used, for example, in cars that react to the condition of drivers, in a working environment that adapts to the condition of employees, in smart networked consumer products, in emotion-driven media and recommendation systems, or in completely new forms of market research.
The Emotion AI Startup, founded in 2017, focuses on the B2B sector and has already used the technology with well-known customers. TAWNY has developed from the incubation environment of the innovation company HYVE, whose innovative strength reaches to 70% of DAX companies.
Dr. Marco Maier, Managing Director of TAWNY says: "As one of the few startups in Germany with an explicit focus on deep learning, we have always been able to arouse the interest of talents in the AI sector. All the more reason for us to expand this team even further and to consolidate our position as one of the leading companies in the field of affective computing".
Dr. Michael Bartl, Managing Director of TAWNY mentions: "We are delighted to be taking the next step with the Angel duo Susanne and Felix Porsche. Our goal is to be the most successful Emotion AI Company in Europe in 2019".
Prof. Susanne Porsche has been awarded the "Golden Aurora" as Europe's female business angel of the year 2018: She states "We are very impressed by the team that brings together outstanding experts in the field of artificial intelligence with the experience of anchoring innovations in companies.
Felix Porsche: "I find it exciting to accompany a business idea that represents the beginning of a new era of coexistence between human and machine".