The Global Annual Achievement Awards

for Artificial Intelligence

 

the 4th Annual Award Winners

The Global Annual Achievement Awards for Artificial Intelligence is now in its third year, and has significantly grown this year, both in terms of the number of categories of award and the number of votes received. These annual awards are to celebrate the various achievements of the AI community in developing new algorithms, products and services across a number of different categories and industries. We also acknowledged the work of startups and individuals who’s focus on AI is advancing the field. This year we have 51 awards across 7 categories covering a range of topics and sectors that shows how diverse the field of AI is and specifically how its application is spreading across many industries.

We are now pleased to announce the Winners of the 4th AI Achievement Awards

AI RESEARCH AWARDS

Best Research Paper
Best New Algorithm for AI
Best Research Company for AI
Best Artificial General Intelligence Research Work
Best Neuroscience / Biology Inspired Research

the Award Winner for

Best Research Paper

Stephen Redmond

Stephen Redmond is an Associate Faculty Member at the National College of Ireland, and a Senior Manager in Accenture’s CIO organisation.

the Award Winner for

Best New Algorithm for AI

Brodmann17 provides software-only deep learning perception technology for ADAS and automated driving. The company’s patented software architecture delivers state-of-the-art accuracy while consuming only a fraction of compute power, bringing automated driving from the premium to the mass market

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Best Research Company for AI

Applied Brain Research Inc. (ABR) is the maker of Nengo, the leading neuromorphic compiler & runtime for the new generation of neuromorphic AI chips, such as Intel’s Loihi.

the Award Winner for

Best Artificial General Intelligence Research Work

Applied Brain Research Inc. (ABR) is the maker of Nengo, the leading neuromorphic compiler & runtime for the new generation of neuromorphic AI chips, such as Intel’s Loihi.

the Award Winner for

Best Neuroscience / Biology Inspired Research

Applied Brain Research Inc. (ABR) is the maker of Nengo, the leading neuromorphic compiler & runtime for the new generation of neuromorphic AI chips, such as Intel’s Loihi.

AI INDUSTRY AWARDS

Best AI Startup
Best use of AI in the Enterprise
Best AI for Social Good or Charity Work
Best Incubator or Accelerator for AI
Best Venture Capital Firm for AI
Best AI Consultancy
Best AI Community
Best AI Conference or Event

the Award Winner for

Best AI Startup Pitch

Best Startup Pitch presented at the AI & Robotics Conference on the 31st October 2019

Refineryy offers a platform to manage the full life- cycle of collateralized loans. It is a Plug & play service that enables effective collaboration for lenders, borrowers and other parties across the full lending life-cycle, from origination to redemption.

the Award Winner for

Best AI Startup

Coral Manta 3000 is the world’s first computer vision-based drowning detection system for residential pools.

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI in the Enterprise

Sidetrade provides a unique intelligent assistant, Aimie, to accelerate business growth for Marketing, Sales and Finance

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Best AI for Social Good or Charity Work

Gramener partnered with Microsoft AI for Earth to help Nisqually River Foundation automate the identification of fish species using AI-driven deep learning models which help their conservation methodology.

the Award Winner for

Best Incubator or Accelerator for AI

Analytics Ventures is a global venture studio providing end-to-end infrastructure to ideate, plan, form, launch, fund and validate brand new ventures in artificial intelligence.

the Award Winner for

Best Venture Capital Firm for AI

Analytics Ventures is a global venture studio providing end-to-end infrastructure to ideate, plan, form, launch, fund and validate brand new ventures in artificial intelligence.

the Award Winner for

Best AI Consultancy

Ovation Consult has developed a new methodology called Enterprise AI Transformation Blueprint which allows organizations to analyze their current Enterprise Architecture, business processes, tasks, operational decisioning, and knowledge assets to develop insight into AI-based solutions.

the Award Winner for

Best AI Community

SwissCognitive is an on- and offline platform to share knowledge and experiences, and to debate about the development, outcome and impacts of cognitive technologies.

the Award Winner for

Best AI Conference or Event

Muhimbili University Student’s Symposium for debate (MUSSD)-MUHAS

AI TECHNICAL AWARDS

Best Technical Implementation for AI
Best Technical Tool or Framework for AI
Best Cloud Platform for AI
Best Hardware for AI / Best Hardware Startup for AI
Best Integration of Human Intelligence into the AI Lifecycle

the Award Winner for

Best Technical Implementation for AI

Pat Inc is company founded on a unique engineered solution to our new science for Natural Language Understanding (NLU). Founder, Inventor and cognitive scientist John Ball has built a language independent NLU based on the integration of his brain based Patom Theory and contemporary Linguistics framework, Role and Reference Grammar (RRG).

the Award Winner for

Best Technical Tool or Framework for AI

QuantumBlack is a specialized analytics company that uses data, analytics and design to deliver competitive advantage, enabling our clients to achieve transformative, sustainable performance improvements. Kedro, developed by QuantumBlack Labs in 2018, is an open-source product used to deliver production-ready Machine Learning and AI code. The development workflow tool gives data scientists and data engineers an ability to build data pipelines that are deployable, versioned, scalable and reproducible. Kedro is setting the standard for how data pipelines should be built.

the Award Winner for

Best Cloud Platform for AI

Smart Energy water (SEW) is the #1 global energy and water cloud platform for customer engagement, workforce engagement, and, big data and analytics to the energy and utility sector. We continue to lead the industry with innovative solutions that are easy to use, integrate seamlessly with existing back-end systems, increase operational efficiency, reduce IT costs and maximize returns on infrastructure investment by leveraging Cloud, Mobility, Analytics, AI and IoT as building components.

the Award Winner for

Best Hardware for AI / Best Hardware Startup for AI

Hailo, an AI-focused Israel-based chipmaker, has developed a specialized deep learning processor that delivers the performance of a data center-class computer to edge devices. Hailo’s AI processor is the product of a rethinking of traditional computer architecture, enabling smart devices to perform sophisticated deep learning tasks such as object detection and segmentation in real time, with minimal power consumption, size, and cost.

the Award Winner for

Best Integration of Human Intelligence into the AI Lifecycle

Librimind created an AI-knowledge solution, which helps industrial companies optimise production process while meeting dynamic operational targets..

AI BUSINESS APPLICATIONS AWARDS

Best use of AI in Robotics
Best use of AI in Education
Best use of AI in Banking or FinTech
Best use of AI in Health and Medicine
Best use of AI in Public Safety
Best use of AI for Automation
Best use of AI for NLP, NLU or NLG
Best use of AI for the Senses
Best use of AI in the Arts & Entertainment
Best use of AI in Insurance
Best use of AI in Retail
Best use of AI in Fashion
Best use of AI in Security and CyberCrime Protection
Best use of AI in Government and Politics
Best use of AI in Marketing and Advertising
Best use of AI in Human Resources
Best use of AI in Climate Change, Farming and Agriculture
Best use of AI for IoT
Best use of AI for Self Driving Vehicles
Best use of AI in Management Consultancy
Best use of AI in Research & Development

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI in Robotics

Bossa Nova’s fully autonomous robots are designed to navigate the store environment during peak shopping hours, collecting a wealth of data that’s turned into actionable information for store associates to restock, remerchandise, and reprioritize products and product facings.

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI in Education

Flexudy Education is a brand new startup that leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence to help people learn more efficiently. In particular, its mobile application, Flexudy uses Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning to create quizzes from text.

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI in FinTech or Financial Applications

Anodot is pioneering Autonomous Analytics, an entirely new approach to analytics that uses AI to replace manual data monitoring. It independently detects and correlates anomalies and forecasts business performance in real time. No data science background needed. By helping customers find and fix issues faster, Anodot is empowering businesses to become proactive.

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI in Food, Health and Medicine

Healx is an AI-powered biotech from Cambridge (UK), focused on accelerating the development of treatments for rare diseases.

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI in Public Safety

Snaptic has developed RealEyes, an AI platform that stops fake news by identifying digitally manipulated images, both pictures and videos.

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI for Automation

Conversica is the leader in conversational AI Assistants for business. By automating routine business conversations and actions, and personalizing interactions at scale, Conversica augments a company’s workforce allowing humans and AI Assistants to work harmoniously together.

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI for NLP or NLG

The flagship ConversicaAI Sales Assistant helps companies find and secure customers more quickly and efficiently by automatically contacting, engaging, qualifying, and following up with leads via natural, two-way conversations that take place in multiple languages and through multiple channels.

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI for the Senses (Vision, Sound, Smell, Touch)

RIAforce just launched an Arrow Certified product on Indiegogo, a facial expression to audio assistive technology that utilizes AI to convert video data of facial expressions to audio tones in real-time. interactions.

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI in the Arts & Entertainment

Audiogum is an artificial intelligence company based in Bristol, UK. Officially founded in 2016, Audiogum draws together a well-oiled team with over 10 years of tech brotherhood, delivering a string of top-rated apps and outstanding user experiences for Nokia, Microsoft, Oracle, Ministry of Sound, and Universal Music. Channelling their AI experience and 10-year data library into a purpose-built, secure, scalable and modular platform, Audiogum have gained a reputation for intelligence that creates exceptional experiences.

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI in Insurance

Springbuk is a Health Intelligence platform empowering everyone in an employers‚Äô health ecosystem through actionable insights to improve their population’s well-being and contain health costs.

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI in Retail

Eversight is the recognized leader in AI-powered pricing and promotions. Global brands and retailers rely on the Eversight platform to optimize pricing and respond to market conditions, deliver higher ROI on promotional spend, and enable data-driven collaboration on investments.

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI in Fashion

Bigthinx is a deep-tech startup specializing in Artificial Intelligence for fashion and retail. Bigthinx’s Lyflike software uses AI to create personalized virtual avatars of anyone from just three photos – a selfie, a frontal shot and a side shot.

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI in Security and CyberCrime Protection

Deep Instinct is the first and only company to apply end-to-end deep learning to cybersecurity. Founded in 2015, the company provides comprehensive protection against the most evasive known and unknown malware in real-time, across an organization’s endpoints, servers and mobile devices.

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI in Government and Politics

Agent Kay is the official chatbot of the State of Kansas. Incorporating chatbots into government technology provides exciting new avenues for modernizing the delivery of digital services to the citizens of Kansas.

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI in Marketing and Advertising

Marchex is a leading provider of call analytics that drive, measure, and convert callers into customers.

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI in Human Resources

Saberr have created a reliable way to improve the performance and productivity of teams, at scale and for less cost (by an order of magnitude) than traditional methods.

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI in Climate Change, Farming and Agriculture

Czech company FlowerChecker, founded in 2014 by three doctoral students for the purpose of providing plant identification service using the same mobile application for Android and iOS platforms.

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI for IoT

Temboo released the Kosmos IoT System to empower everyone to build their own interoperable, intelligent, industrial IoT systems.

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI for Self Driving Vehicles

Arbe is the world’s first company to demonstrate ultra-high-resolution 4D imaging radar along with an intelligent autonomous driving solution that senses the environment, digests the massive amounts of data in real time, and outputs a comprehensive image of the world.

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI in Management Consultancy

Factcere is a technology and management consultancy start-up, that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver project, programme and portfolio (PPM) management consultancy services.

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI in Research & Development

Citrine Informatics has launched the first materials development AI platform and the industry leader. Our mission is to foster a materials data ecosystem that accelerates breakthroughs in development and manufacturing, enabling a more efficient, sustainable world.

AI CUSTOMER APPLICATIONS AWARDS

Best use of AI in Customer Service
Best Consumer Application of AI
Best use of AI for Personal assistant
Best use of AI in a Financial Application
Best AI for Gaming and Virtual Reality

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI in Customer Service

Interactions builds omnichannel Intelligent Virtual Assistants (IVAs) that manage customer engagement for some of the most impactful brands in the world, including MetLife and Hyatt. Powered by the company’s unique blend of artificial intelligence (AI) and real-time human understanding, customers can engage in natural, open-ended conversations on any channel.

the Award Winner for

Best Consumer Application of AI

Mobvoi is an innovative AI tech company with in-house core technologies in the areas including speech recognition, natural language understanding, dialog management, vertical search, speech synthesis.

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI for Personal Assistant

Having AI technology with rich web experiences that conducts text conversations with consumers at scale, serving as a powerful digital assistant in real estate.

the Award Winner for

Best use of AI in a Financial Application

Sidetrade provides a unique intelligent assistant, Aimie, to accelerate business growth for Marketing, Sales and Finance.

the Award Winner for

Best AI for Gaming and Virtual Reality

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) Interactive Experience (IX) Sports and Entertainment is part of the IBM Global Services division and is responsible for the intersection strategy, creativity, and technology to help our clients digitally reinvent their businesses.

AI JUNIOR AWARDS

AI Young Role Model of the Year

the Award Winner for

AI Young Role Model of the Year

Hala Buckhalt

Hala Buckhalt is the COO of RIAforce, a computer vision and AI consulting firm. Despite her young age Hala serves as a leader and role model for junior consultants and subcontractors. Her excellence is in encouraging young women to enter technology and artificial intelligence careers. She has lead numerous programs at NYU to encourage girls to code, learn tensorflow, and network with others. Her passion in this area is unmatched

AI SPECIAL AWARDS

Award for Journalism and Analysis
Award for Responsible AI and Ethics
AI Application of the Year
AI Company of the Year
AI Person of the Year
Special Achievement Award

the Award Winner for

Award for Journalism and Analysis

Amy Webb

We like to think that we are in control of the future of “artificial” intelligence. The reality, though, is that we–the everyday people whose data powers AI–aren’t actually in control of anything

the Award Winner for

Award for Responsible AI and Ethics

Cortex Certifai is the world’s first AI Risk Scanner application that automatically detects and scores vulnerabilities in any black-box AI model.

the Award Winner for

AI Application / Product of the Year

Conversica is the leader in conversational AI Assistants for business. By automating routine business conversations and actions, and personalizing interactions at scale, Conversica augments a company’s workforce allowing humans and AI Assistants to work harmoniously together.

the Award Winner for

AI Company of the Year

Applied Brain Research Inc. (ABR) is the maker of Nengo, the leading neuromorphic compiler & runtime for the new generation of neuromorphic AI chips, such as Intel’s Loihi.

the Award Winner for

AI Person of the Year

Paul Coyne

Dr. Coyne’s expertise in both clinical practice and technology has allowed for the creation of iN, an award winning device.

the Award Winner for

Our Special Achievement Award

Neuralink is developing ultra-high bandwidith brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WINNERS

We wish to say a big congratulations to all of our Awards Winners this year. We are so very pleased to have given awards to so many amazing organisations all of whom are advancing the field of Artificial Intelligence.

We hope these Awards are a small but welcomed acknowledgement of the great work that is being done across the world by so many people and companies. There are over 4,000 companies working on Artificial Intelligence with several billion dollars of venture capital invested to help develop the field. It is our aim that these Awards in some small way also help to support the AI Community by sharing the great work being done with those interested in the field of AI.

THANKS

A BIG THANKS to our Volunteer Judges, our Partners and to Everyone who submitted Nominations.

Firstly a big thanks to our team of volunteer judges, this year has been our first year with a team of judges and it have been a very positive experience, and given the number of awards and nominations, they provided some very much needed support.

A huge thanks to our events partner, AI & Robotics Events air.events and our sponsor IMC

We would also like to thank everyone that took the time to register their nominations for companies and individuals across the different categories and awards. Without your support, these awards would not be possible, so thank you all very much for voting.

We had so many worthy nominations this year, which meant it was very difficult for our judges to decide on the winners. 

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