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Machine Learning Company Agxio Wins AI Welsh Enterprise Award 2021


Agxio, the revolutionary data science and machine learning specialists in the biotech, life sciences and agricultural sciences industries, has won the Leading Innovator in Applied AI & Machine Learning category in the Welsh Enterprise Awards 2021.

The Awards programme celebrates Welsh businesses that have played a role in driving the country’s economy and have pushed the envelope to reach new heights of success within their respective industries.

Founded in 2018 by a world-class team of award-wining technologists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and practitioners, fast-growing Agxio has developed a variety of expert AI applications that deliver advanced, beyond-human-scale solutions to solve complex, real-world business problems. Agxio has developed several products that integrate into its single platform.

Apollo, Agxio’s AI automated machine learning technologies, can operate across a range of use cases in any industry vertical with the ability to reduce development times from months and years to days and weeks. It enables practitioners to focus on their business problems without the need to become specialists in data science or machine learning. The GALEN microbiome sequencing analytics engines identifies potential disease factors and indicates preventative or corrective measures within days and hours to improve animal health and performance.

Mercury’s sensor network analytics utilises applied machine-learning to ingest real-time sensor data. The platform uses monitoring and analytics to create intelligent solutions to challenging problems within a matter of minutes. In-season command centre, Centaur, empowers agricultural producers to make real-time decisions and take effective, sustainable action. This single touch point for all information and decisioning analytics also interprets and recommends actions, realising the benefits of edge technologies, sensors, big data, and machine learning.

With a development centre at the Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus, (AIEC), and a research centre at the Cambridge Science Park, the company has already recruited additional technologists, data scientists and researchers in the Aberystwyth area and is currently looking to further expand its Welsh and international teams. At the recent official opening of the AIEC, Agxio CEO and Co-founder, Dr Stephen Christie, discussed with Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford the company’s plans at the AIEC.

The formidable experience of Agxio’s senior management, technologists, and advisors is complemented by some of the brightest and best young talent in the UK technology sector. Hiring policies support the company’s vision to nurture the technologists of the future and promote the reputations of Wales and the United Kingdom as leaders in Applied AI.

Agxio CEO and co-founder, Dr Stephen Christie said

“We are delighted to receive this recognition for our work in Applied AI & Machine Learning. Our growing team continues to develop Agxio’s cutting-edge technologies to provide highly effective solutions to some of the most complex challenges facing the biotech, life sciences and agricultural sciences industries. We look forward to innovating further from our development centre in Wales, increasing access to faster development times and improved outcomes.”