Last time AI-driven market researcher Quid published a list of the 50 most promising start-ups, its roster would have comprised the second best performing VC portfolio of all time. Hence on the announcement of a new list, investors are understandably paying attention. The top property picks include: Geoblink (location intelligence), Paracosm (3D mapping for construction) and Notion (smart home sensors). In the wider list, augmented reality, AI, smart sensors and online security dominate, with a head of steam also developing around the digitisation of education. Say goodbye to textbooks and lecture halls?