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Kooaba | Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

What began as an academic abstract at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich quickly became a marketable integration of physical and digital. Herbert Bay, Till Quack, and Luc Van Gool started Kooaba, a company that creates image recognition technology intended to unlock information through photos. A snapshot of a glass of wine will reveal details on the vineyard, year, and profile--all in less than a second.