50 Companies Leading the Artificial Intelligence Revolution

Here are 50 companies leading the AI revolution

  • We know that artificial intelligence will soon reshape our world.
  • But which companies will lead the way?
  • To help ­answer that question, research firm CB Insights recently selected the “AI 100,” a list of the 100 most promising artificial intelligence startups ­globally.
  • The private companies were chosen (from a pool of over 1,650 candidates) by CB Insights’ Mosaic algorithm, based on factors like financing history, investor quality, business category, and momentum.
  • A look at the 50 largest startups on the list, ranked by total funds raised, shows that investment in AI is surging worldwide.

A look at the most promising global startups working with artificial intelligence.
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Using Artificial Intelligence To Make Beer Better

Using Artificial Intelligence To Make Beer Better

  • Rob McInerney, the founder & CEO of Intelligent Layer and co-founder of IntelligentX Brewing Company, explains the use of artificial intelligence in improving everyday products.
  • “We wanted to see if in the future the most effective brands are the ones that talk to their customers not to make better advertising but to share ideas.
  • We thought that they’d use artificial intelligence to help real people and brands talk to each other and we wanted to prove this in an industry which people have very strong views on and that which we had a pretty significant interest in as well… Beer… So we created intelligent X the world’s first beer brewed by artificial intelligence.”

Rob McInerney, the founder & CEO of Intelligent Layer and co-founder of IntelligentX Brewing Company, explains the use of artificial intelligence in improving everyday products.
“We wanted to see if in the future the most effective brands are the ones that talk to their customers not to make better advertising but to share ideas. We thought that they’d use artificial intelligence to help real people and brands talk to each other and we wanted to prove this in an industry which people have very strong views on and that which we had a pretty significant interest in as well… Beer… So we created intelligent X the world’s first beer brewed by artificial intelligence.”
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Artificial Intelligence

Forms of creativity will be unleashed that we can not even imagine.

  • In the latest installment of Singularity University’s web series, Future of Everything With Jason Silva, Silva takes a look at artificial intelligence.
  • Surely to transform the world and the human race in ways that we can barely wrap our heads around,” Silva says.
  • Forms of creativity will be unleashed that we can not even imagine, and we’re going to transcend what it means to be human.

In this episode of “Future of Everything With Jason Silva,” Silva takes a look at the transformational potential of artificial intelligence.
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Facebook is now exclusively using AI to translate posts and comments

RT @mark_torr: Facebook is now exclusively using #AI to translate posts and comments

  • Today marks the end of Facebook’s transition period between their former phrase-based translation system and their new AI-driven neural machine translation (NMT) system.
  • While Facebook is a bit behind the curve with this move (tech companies like Google and Microsoft have been using NMT since last year) this technology should result in a significant boost to translation accuracy for the social media giant.
  • The issue with Facebook’s previous phrase-based translation system (and phrase-based systems on a whole) is that it wasn’t really capable of looking at entire sentences.
  • However, AI translation technology is still far from perfect, and Facebook faces a unique set of problems when it comes to translating content on their site.
  • For example, Facebook engineering manager Necip Fazil Ayan pointed out in an interview with TechCrunch that Facebook is a platform that sees a lot of slang, acronyms and other informal language, which would likely make it more difficult for an NMT system to automatically translate text across the entire platform.

Facebook translations haven't exactly been spot-on in the past, but that might change from here on out. Today marks the end of Facebook's transition period between their former phrase-based translation system and their new AI-driven neural machine translation (NMT) system.

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We want to democratise artificial intelligence: Google

  • As Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) get set to take a giant leap in improving day-to-day life, the key is to democratise these new-age tools for all and benefit the communities of developers, users and enterprise customers, a top Google executive said here on Wednesday.
  • Google, a pioneer in AI, has been focusing on four key components – computing, algorithms, data and expertise — to organise all the data and make it accessible.
  • Google as a company has always been at the forefront of computing AI,” Fei-Fei Li, Chief Scientist of Google Cloud AI and ML, told reporters during a media interaction here.
  • Earlier this year, Google announced the second-generation Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) (now called the Cloud TPU) at the annual Google I/O event in the US.
  • “We announced the Cloud TPU — the second-generation of our processing unit and our intention is to make it available via Google Cloud,” the top executive added.

Google, a pioneer in AI, has been focussing on computing, algorithms, data and expertise, to organise all the data and make it accessible.
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Coursera co-founder, Andrew Ng, sets out to raise $150M for AI Fund

  • Andrew Ng, one of the founders of Coursera, has set out to raise a $150 million fund – dubbed AI Fund – in order to invest in artificial intelligence startups.
  • At the end of June, we reported that Ng had left the Chinese company, Baidu, where he was in charge of the AI team to form his new startup, deeplearning.ai.
  • At the time that we reported on that news, it wasn’t clear what Ng had in mind; in the time since, deeplearning.ai has started offering courses on Coursera which Ng himself is a co-founder of.
  • According to the course description on Coursera, those who complete the course should leave with the following skills:

    The year has been busy for AI funds, Google has rolled out Gradient Ventures, Basis Set Ventured drew in $136 million to their fund, Element.AI raised $102 million, Microsoft Ventures started an AI fund and Toyota gathered $100 million to spend on AI investment.

  • Ng’s recognition in the field should help him put together a decent fund to aid AI startups going forward.

Andrew Ng, formerly of Baidu and co-founder of Coursera, has filed with the SEC to set up ‘AI Fund’. He hopes that the fund will raise $150 million in order to help AI startups get off the ground.
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Being human in the age of artificial intelligence

  • Calling itself The Future of Life Institute, its founders included Jaan Tallinn – who helped create Skype – and a physicist from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • That physicist was Professor Max Tegmark.
  • With a mission to help safeguard life and develop optimistic visions of the future, the Institute has focused largely on Artificial Intelligence (AI).
  • Of particular concern is the potential for AI to leapfrog humans and achieve so-called “superintelligence” – something discussed in depth in Tegmark’s latest book Life 3.0.
  • This week Ian Sample asks the physicist and author what would happen if we did manage to create superintelligent AI?

Ian Sample speaks with Prof Max Tegmark about the advance of AI, the future of life on Earth, and what happens if and when a ‘superintelligence’ arrives
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