At the heart of Sortal is a passion for people and their stories, told through the emotional connection to images. It has always been our intention to use our technology to improve the lives of others through social enterprise.
Sortal’s powerful AI technology is put to good use to support individuals, families and carers touched by dementia. This combined with an interactive and engaging interface specifically designed for therapeutic outcomes and memory enhancement provides a tool for clinical application for health professionals working in dementia care.
Dementia is now considered a global pandemic. Every 3 seconds a new case is diagnosed. In Australia, dementia is the second leading cause of death. The challenge of an ageing population where people live longer means more people will be touched by dementia. Read More
In this blog post Ashley Davis, CTO of Sortal, talks about how AI is changing the world, how we got to this point in time and interesting developments to look out for in the future.
Over the past decade time, resources, energy and investment has been poured into AI by the world’s largest companies and institutions. In case you hadn’t noticed AI is already here. There’s more breakthroughs to come, but we already see the fruits of the revolution before us. Read More
Creative is not a word that I generally use to describe myself. Yet, one of the most interesting parts of photography to me is the subjectivity. I love that the same photograph can leave two people with completely different impressions and it seems that this subjectivity forces me to get more creative. Creativity is an area that I've always struggled with, not because I don't want it, but because it doesn't seem to come to me as freely as I’d like. As someone who spends their day in a technical profession where every problem has a correct solution, it can be a challenge to produce something that isn't tied to a predefined outcome. Thus my photography forces me to explore the world in a different way. Read More
For as long as I can remember I have had a camera. My grandmother gave me a 110-film camera when I was very young and I was hooked immediately. I could never snap enough pics of my family and cats and friends.
I often went on weekend kids camps with my church and my mum would buy me a 12 exposure roll of film for the occasion. I loved the anticipation as I waited for her to take them to the chemist for processing, the excitement when she finally collected them, the disappointment when half of them were underexposed or blurry or covered by a finger - and finally the satisfaction when I managed to get a good one.
But why so much emotion over a picture? Why does taking photos still get me excited all these years later? I think it’s a combination of a few things – sometimes familiarity, sometimes the need to document the details and mostly the chase to capture what I like to call the ‘money shot’. Read More
Here are some of our favourite tips on how to get the best out of your smartphone camera when you are on the go, out and about. Read More
Photography is very different from how it was 20 years ago. In an age where photography is free, accessible and unlimited, there is a looming problem - the sheer volume of our personal collections are overwhelming. In a life where photography is endless, where is the meaning amongst the digital junk? Read More
At Sortal, because we are building something so new from the ground up, there is a lot to test! We will be launching a pretty big beta user testing program that will span a few months in late 2017. There are lots of ways to get involved with the beta testing program. You could join in with our focus groups that we will be hosting from time to time. Alternatively, there will be lots of remote testing that beta testers can do at their own place. Read More