Dr. Umar Saif’s Startup Receives Investment from Bill And Malinda Gates Foundation

First Pakistani Startup has received an investment directly from the Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation to develop Artificial Intelligence models.

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has decided to invest in SurveyAuto, a data collection startup founded by former PITB chairman Dr. Umar Saif. This is the first ever direct investment made by the renowned philanthropic foundation in a Pakistani startup.

The startup is aiming to disrupt $75 Billion market research industry using recent advances in Artificial Intelligence. The company would be using an application for crowd-sourcing the data gathered by applying the recent breakthroughs in the artificial intelligence and machine learning domains of computer science. The start-up would be depending on the local users in a respective area for reporting the data using their smartphones.

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“SurveyAuto uses a crowd sourcing model and relies on machine learning to decide who reports data, where it is collected, and when and how often it is reported. This reduces cost and minimizes human errors,” said Dr. Umar Saif, founder and CEO of SurveyAuto

SurveyAuto utilizes machine learning on satellite symbolism and open road maps to precisely distinguish overview targets, tracks and screens enumerators continuously utilizing cell phone applications, and uses speech and picture investigation to naturally break down the nature of gathered information.

The investments denotes the most recent in a progression of huge scale commitment for SurveyAuto. SurveyAuto is chipping away at a few worldwide undertakings with the World Bank, Innovations in Poverty Action (IPA), ITA, UNESCO and other development associations. SurveyAuto is headquartered in Lahore, Pakistan with workplaces in Amsterdam and Boston, MA.

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