Aira at SXSW

March 8th, 2019

3D Printer printing a 3D display of “SXSW”. Photo title: 2018 SXSW Conference & Festivals l Photo by Cal Holman

3D Printer printing a 3D display of “SXSW”. Photo title: 2018 SXSW Conference & Festivals l Photo by Cal Holman

Today, Aira is headed to Austin for one of the biggest interactive technology shows in the world, South by Southwest (SXSW), where we are honored to be named a finalist for the SXSW Interactive Innovation Award in the category of Social & Cultural Impact.

Aira is one of 65 companies selected from a large pool of applicants from across the world hoping to showcase their technology in 13 competitive categories. Five applicants in each category were chosen, and we’re excited for the chance to demo Aira’s technology at the Interactive Innovation Awards Showcase. SXSW alumni have included Hulu, Airbnb, Getty Images, Groupon, Soundcloud, Pinterest, and more.

“…innovators and creators from around the world entered their new projects to vie for top honors and the opportunity to showcase their work in front of SXSW attendees and Innovation Awards judges. Five finalists in each of the 13 categories have been selected to come to Austin this March and demonstrate their work at the Interactive Innovation Awards Showcase on Saturday, March 9 and to attend the Awards Ceremony on Monday, March 11.sxsw.com

Being nominated and presenting at one of the largest gatherings of innovators is a big deal for the Aira Team. Moments like these are ones in which we appreciate our Explorers, partners, colleagues, and everyone else in our community. As a community, we continue to push our mission of providing instant access to visual information for anyone, anytime, anywhere forward. Sharing a stage with the world’s most creative people allows us to do that.

Let’s Meet in Person

If you or someone you know will be in town for the event, please pay us a visit or send people our way. Find us at the Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 1 from 12 – 6 PM Central Time. Aira’s Head of AI and Research, Anirudh Koul, and Director of Product, Greg Stilson, will be at the booth giving demos.

We’re also looking forward to unveiling a brand new demo of audio-AR technology on Sunday, March 10. Find us on the Bose stage at 4:30 PM Central Time.

About SXSW Interactive

The 22nd annual Interactive Innovation Awards presented by KPMG brings together the most innovative and forward thinking advancements from the digital space. Open to all SXSW Interactive, Film, Music, and Platinum badge holders, the Interactive Innovation Awards will display the most impressive projects in the fields of AI & Machine Learning, Health, Med, & BioTech, Music & Audio Innovation, Robotics and Hardware, Speculative Design, VR, AR & MR, and more.