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EDP Business Awards 2017: Innovations of leading artificial intelligence company bring award success

PUBLISHED: 11:17 03 November 2017 | UPDATED: 18:05 03 November 2017

EDP Business Awards 2017. Rainbird Technologies chairman James Duez collects the Tech Innovator award. Picture: Simon Finlay Photography.

EDP Business Awards 2017. Rainbird Technologies chairman James Duez collects the Tech Innovator award. Picture: Simon Finlay Photography.

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The winner of the EDP Business Awards 2017 Tech Innovator category helps businesses to improve efficiency, accuracy and consistency through its own artificial intelligence (AI) engine.

Rainbird Technologies, which is based in Muspole Street Norwich, was chosen by judges for its software which helps to automate business processes.

The tech firm beat virtual reality agency Immersive VR and collaboration app Assemble to win the category, which is sponsored by Computer Service Centre.

Rainbird is spreading its wings as its cognitive reasoning engine works to solve problems for a range of international clients.

Co-founder and chairman James Duez said: “If people recognise anything about Rainbird they will recognise the pure innovation, the willingness to try to do something that not only is no one else doing in East Anglia, but no one is nationally either.

“We have made an absolute decision that Norfolk is our home and we have brought some of the best talent that is around to the county and we have been able to export what we do both nationally and now internationally.

“We choose to have a fast-growing software company in Norfolk because of the collaboration which Norfolk and particularly Norwich provides. It has a balance of culture, innovation and quality of life that gets the best out of creative people.”

The judges said: “Rainbird promotes the future of artificial intelligence and the benefits the technology can offer across a wide spectrum of businesses.

“The array of commercial applications for AI is growing rapidly and Rainbird’s unique cognitive reasoning engine can automate extremely complex tasks allowing businesses to improve upon the efficiency, accuracy and consistency of services they offer.”

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