World Economic Forum today announced its list of 56 companies selected as technology pioneers, and this year's class demonstrates the growing embrace of artificial intelligence and machine learning across a wide range of sectors.
Of the select, at least 20 companies, say they use AI or machine learning in some way to tackle challenges in areas such as adtech, smart cities, cleantech, supply chain, manufacturing, cyber security, autonomous vehicles, and drones.
While there is still great skepticism about how much influence these technologies have, Technology pioneers give some indication of how progress is being made to find practical applications for these tools.
"Our new technological pioneers are at the forefront of many industries, using their innovations to solve serious problems around the world," said Fulvia Montresor, leader of technology pioneers on the forum, in a statement. "This year's pioneers know the technology is about more than innovation ̵
As members of the pioneer programs, startups are invited to participate in various WEF events that allow them access to international policy makers and larger companies representing potential partners or investors, and for many, it represents an important validation of their product or service.
From the 56 list, here are the 20 who use any kind of AI or ML along with their WEF summary descriptions:
1. 7 cups: Offers web-based and smartphone-based emotional support for free, anonymously , anywhere, anytime 7 cups are an accessible and comprehensive approach to the mental health epidemic, using gold standard therapeutic protocols, adaptive machine learning, trained volunteers, and credentialed professionals, with 340,000 trained volunteers in 189 countries and 140 languages has 7 cups a unique range in the behavioral health area.
2. Airobotics: Partners with leading companies and governments worldwide to digitize their business. As the world's first and only regulatory compatible commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solution, Airobotics automated system is designed to simplify drone operations. The company's robot base, multi-sensor drone and artificial intelligence (AI) driven analytics automate the digitization of websites and cities through high frequency data collection, processing, visualization and analysis.
3. BigID: Create software that redefines how businesses find, map, and cancel personal information for today's privacy, protection and management issues. It can help organizations measure and manage personal identifiable information (PII) data risk while enhancing the protection and acceleration of break identification and response.
4. Bright Machines: Artificial intelligence goes into production, puts eyes and brains to the factory floor through machine learning and data vision. This intelligent software layer continuously improves the accuracy, quality and performance of the production line. By building this software layer to manage all the machines and tasks required to produce a modern product, it allows full automation, flexibility and intelligence on the factory floor.
5. CyberCube: Equip the insurance industry with superior analysis and unmatched data. This insight enables the insurance sector to share greater risk with businesses and give the economy the opportunity to grow with confidence in the digital age. CyberCube combines uniquely large data artificial intelligence with actuarial science in a software platform that helps insurers to make better decisions when guaranteeing cyber risk and managing risk mitigation and catastrophic cyber incidents.
6. DabaDoc: Connects millions of patients with thousands of doctors across Africa. It radically improves the doctoral process and breaks down geographical barriers. DabaDoc improves care access, productivity and results. Using telehealth, machine learning for health education, and partnerships with key private and public stakeholders, it helps redistribute limited human and capital resources. By streamlining the care cycle, DabaDoc helps doctors focus on what they do best: care for patients.
7. DataProphet: Is a leading global artificial intelligence (AI) provider for Industry 4.0, which improves the quality and yield of production. Through advanced machine learning, the AI solution kit has been proven to reduce errors and scrap by at least 50% and improve plant efficiency. DataProphet's technology actively prescribes optimal control parameter settings to fine-tune production performance. Its team of 40 engineers, mathematicians, and data and computer scientists are committed to delivering measurable and measurable actions.
8. Descartes Labs: Descartes Labs has built a cloud-based platform to digitize the physical world. It provides enterprise-grade computing and management to enable the next generation of machine analysis of machine analysis. Custom machine learning models melt business data sets with the data directory to deliver financial, operational, and competitive benefits to customers. Headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico, it has offices in New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Denver, Minneapolis, and Los Alamos.
9. Drishti: Despite robot technology, humans are producing greatest value creation. But methods of measuring human activity have not changed since Henry Ford. Manufacturers struggle to optimize human tasks on a scale. Some believe that human efficiency has peaked. Drishti's groundbreaking data vision uses artificial intelligence (AI) to digitize human activities at the factory and allows manufacturers to benefit from human analysis for the first time. Drishti's dataset drives a future where technology does not interfere with people; It makes them more valuable.
10. Eureka: Is a platform for artificial intelligence (AI) that cooperates partnerships between mobile operators and businesses in the industry, including banking, insurance, transportation and market research. This applies to AI in order to unlock the unique data that the telecom companies hold and activate revenue generation through products that provide insight, risk scores and customer engagement. The platform is currently in use with leading mobile operators across ASEAN, India, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, with 850 million subscribers
11. Holmusk: Is a computer science and digital health service dedicated to dealing with how the world confronts mental health. The goal is to build the world's largest real-time certificate (RWE) platform and establish data as a key tool for treating mental health. Holmus's RWE platform allows for major changes in care and research into new treatments through machine learning, deep learning and digital tools.
12. Homoola: Is a technological startup that will revolutionize the truck industry and increase efficiency and sustainability. The company connects "shippers" who want to ship with "carriers" that deliver via a smart AI engine that uses empty cargo space, saving time, money and energy. Inland transport industry suffers from too much inefficiency: 40% of the trucks in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries return empty. Every year, truck carriers run millions of miles, waste countless liters of gasoline, damage the environment, and cost money, time and energy. Homoola is a solution that will cut costs, increase transparency, and make money while helping to reduce the logistics industry's footprint footprint.
13. I mpactVision: Is a machine learning company that uses hyperspectral imaging technology for food supply chains to improve food quality, generate consistent high quality products and reduce waste. The software provides real-time insight into the quality of foods and targets food manufacturers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers. For example, the system is capable of determining the freshness of fish, the maturity of avocados, or the presence of foreign bodies rapidly, non-invasively.
14. Luminans Technologies: Is a leading artificial intelligence platform for the law firm. The technology is based on groundbreaking machine learning and pattern recognition techniques developed at the University of Cambridge to read and understand legal language, just like the human brain. Law firms and internal teams in over 40 countries around the world use luminance to improve many practice areas. Luminans has offices in London, Cambridge, New York, Chicago and Singapore.
15. Marinus Analytics : Is social entrepreneurship in action. It delivers solutions globally that utilize machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to provide law enforcement and governmental protection to best serve and serve the most vulnerable community members. It has revolutionized the law enforcement ability to identify and stop human trafficking. Now it is to seek AI solutions for further needs, such as challenges in social services and the opioid epidemic.
16. One concern: Is a benevolent artificial intelligence firm with the mission to save lives and livelihoods before, during and after disasters. Founded at Stanford University, A concern allows cities, businesses, and citizens to embrace a disastrous future through artificial intelligence (AI) connected technology, politics, and economics. Combining computer science and science research, it pursues a vision of the planetary resilience where everyone lives in a safe, fair and sustainable world.
17. Quantela: Is a Silicon Valley startup with offices in the US, Europe, India, Singapore and Canada. Atlantis Artificial Intelligence Skiing Platform simplifies data collection and helps streamline urban infrastructure activities to enhance the experience and city governance. It has more than 40 Atlantis distributions. The goal is to have urban infrastructure that thinks of the needs of the societies through better use, better operational insight and utilization of various assets.
18. Form Security: Criminals steal over 10 million credentials every day, then use these credentials to attack web and mobile applications. Form Security aims to stop these attacks, eliminate fraud and restore confidence on the web. Today, Shape defends 1.7 billion user accounts. Shape tells the difference between real and fake users online. Shape stands between the world's consumers and the major network brands, and protects against bots that mimic real customers. Form then takes the friction out of e-commerce, eliminates the need for usernames and passwords by helping the brands recognize their customers without visible security.
19. Tookitaki: Is a regulatory technology company that has developed machine-learning-enabled enterprise software solutions in anti-money laundering and reconciliation rooms. The software solutions are designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of compliance programs in financial institutions and ensure sustainability. Incorporated in 2014, Tookitaki has offices in Singapore, India and the United States.
20. Truepic: Is a leading platform for image and video verification. The goal is to accelerate business, promote a healthy civil society and fight disinformation. It does this by enhancing the value of authentic images and videos while fighting the misleading. Truepic pioneered controlled capture technology for a new series of visual media: images and videos that have verifiable origins, content, and metadata.