Rose Velazquez | Jun 06, 2022

From Google and Amazon to Apple and Microsoft, every major tech company is dedicating resources to breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. Personal assistants like Siri and Alexa have made AI a part of our daily lives. Meanwhile, revolutionary breakthroughs like self-driving cars may not be the norm, but are certainly within reach.

Top AI Companies To Know

  • People.ai
  • DataRobot
  • H20.ai
  • Sift
  • Vicarious


AI Companies to Know

As the big guys scramble to infuse their products with AI, other companies are hard at work developing their own intelligent technology and services.

The industry broke records during the global uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, as AI funding doubled in 2021 compared to 2020, according to CB Insights. With investors clamoring and the technology cross-pollinating countless industries, we’ve rounded up 54 AI companies and startups worth keeping an eye on.


Location: San Francisco, California 

AKASA aims to reduce unnecessary expenses for patients through healthcare revenue cycle management. A combination of automation and machine learning, AKASA’s platform collaborates with electronic health records to analyze data and develop automated, efficient processes. It helps healthcare teams reduce their workloads while supporting the needs of patients with accurate billing and less confusing workflows.


Location: New York, New York 

Pymetrics crafts assessments to determine which candidates best fit available opportunities, putting an emphasis on soft skills. If an individual doesn’t match with the job they applied for, pymetrics can redirect them to other roles that may better support their skill set.


Location: San Francisco, California

Viz.ai connects individuals with life-saving care through an AI-powered mobile app. Not only does AI technology alert patients of health issues, but it also categorizes each alert by CTA scans, X-Rays and other image-viewing services. As a result, patients can monitor their health and provide healthcare professionals with the details they need to perform specialized treatments.


Location: Fully Remote 

Inefficient customer service can lead to escalations and churn. SupportLogic’s AI-based service experience platform allows companies to analyze tickets to locate high-risk conversations and organize caseloads accordingly. This way, customer experience teams can snuff out escalations before they occur and build trust with their customers.


Location: Fully Remote 

As businesses embrace hybrid and remote environments, DNSFilter works to protect distributed workforces and devices. DNSFilter offers a security system that adapts to a company’s preferences with 36 threat categories. Whether teams want to avoid suspicious sites or block out social media distractions, DNSFilter’s technology quickly snuffs out malware, botnet and phishing attacks.


Location: Fully Remote 

To save marketing and sales teams time and money, LivePerson simplifies interactions with conversational AI. Businesses can engage potential customers in real time on company websites and in a range of third-party spaces. Connecting with consumers through conversational AI creates intimate experiences without driving up call volumes and demanding more energy from company personnel.


Location: Fully Remote 

AI has become a powerful tool, but few businesses have access to its capabilities. With Plainsight’s low-code platform, organizations can activate camera systems, predictive labeling features and machine learning automation processes. These resources help to collect visual data and enhance training models.

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Location: Franklin, Massachusetts

Customers expect fast yet personable service, so Interactions’ AI technology enhances their experience. Intelligent Virtual Assistants sift through background noise while picking up on jargon to sustain conversations with customers. If companies want to take their chats to social media, Interactions also offers tools to prioritize messages and suggest responses.


Location: Fully Remote

Changing a customer’s mind during a heated discussion is not an ideal situation, but involve.ai provides the tools to avoid such a scenario. The company’s customer intelligence platform unifies business data, crafts detailed customer profiles and alerts teams of customers at risk of leaving. This way, organizations can reduce churn with a data-centered approach to customer service.


Location: Madison, Wisconsin 

With many inefficiencies in the healthcare industry, veda brings NASA-backed intelligence and AI technology to patient experiences. Providers can automate data-related tasks, removing human errors and organizing information quickly. Resolving administrative issues enables healthcare experts to spend less time tracking down records and more time caring for patients.


Location: Fully Remote

Urbint brings the power of AI and cloud-based technology to various infrastructure projects, allowing companies to anticipate potential dangers and issues that could arise down the road. Urbint maps out vulnerable and high-risk areas to keep workers and communities safe.


Location: New York, New York

Ocrolus’ document automation platform is used to analyze financial data. It can “sort documents with precision using Human-in-the-Loop automation and machine learning,” as well as “extract and structure data using computer vision and human validation.” The company's services can be useful for the small business lending, mortgage and banking industries.


Location: Columbus, Ohio

Simplifying the healthcare system for Medicaid patients has become more imperative than ever, but delivering personalized care is still in the back of providers’ minds. That’s why Circulo Health teamed up with Olive.ai to provide high-tech, humane healthcare experiences. Doctors can offer various ways for patients to communicate with them, making regular updates, health tracking and virtual visits more convenient for all parties involved.


Location: Chicago, Illinois

CCC uses cloud technology to create innovative AI, IoT and workflow solutions for the automotive and insurance industries. By utilizing AI and IoT to power better decision making at scale through collecting car data, claims, photos, videos and more from hundreds of actionable data points per day, CCC’s technology helps accelerate innovation and deliver better customer experiences.


Location: Costa Mesa, California

Veritone’s goal is to allow organizations to discover more clarity and bring deeper insights into their decision making process. The company’s proprietary operating system designed for AI, Veritone aiWARE, makes sifting through massive quantities of data both scalable and actionable — useful for industries as wide-ranging as energy and entertainment.


Location: Santa Barbara, California

LogicMonitor operates a fully automated, cloud-based infrastructure monitoring platform that provides enterprise IT and managed service providers with full-stack visibility into networks, clouds, servers and more within a single, unified dashboard. The monitoring platform is designed to add next-to-no lift to existing IT infrastructure with third-party security protocols to support seamless scalability. LogicMonitor can be used by enterprises of various sizes.


Location: New York, New York

Nate operates an AI-powered app that incorporates products from websites across the internet and makes them available for purchase in one convenient location. The nate app allows users to consolidate their favorite items into lists on their nate dashboard and click a button to purchase while the AI handles all checkout and shipping steps on its own. Users can also split payments on items purchased through nate into four installments.

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Location: San Francisco, California

People.ai provides enterprises with a revenue operations and intelligence platform that transforms business activity data into crucial insights for sales, marketing and operations teams. Powered by AI-based automation and user-friendly workflows, People.ai’s platform helps facilitate decision making across the enterprise without weighing teams down with extraneous processes.


Location: New York, New York

Riskified is an AI-powered platform that allows e-commerce sites to better identify legitimate shoppers and reduce friction in the purchasing process. The company’s scalable solution adapts to meet evolving needs as e-commerce shops release new products and enter new markets. Riskified’s machine learning models pull from more than 1 billion past transactions to make instant decisions that stop e-commerce fraud attacks before they occur.


Location: Mountain View, California

Moveworks offers a customer service interface that utilizes AI and deep learning systems to help resolve customer IT support issues. Built on a framework of NLU and collective learning capabilities, Moveworks’ cloud-based platform allows organizations from startups to Fortune 500 companies to meet employee needs in real time and reduce the strain on IT professionals.


Location: New York, New York

AlphaSense is an AI-powered search engine designed to help investment firms, banks and Fortune 500 companies find important information within transcripts, filings, news and research. The technology uses AI to expand keyword searches for relevant content.


Location: Chicago, Illinois

Tempus uses AI to gather and analyze massive pools of medical and clinical data at scale. The company, with the assistance of AI, provides precision medicine that personalizes and optimizes treatments to each individual’s specific health needs, relying on everything from genetic makeup to past medical history to diagnose and treat.


Location: Chicago, Illinois

Ascent is an AI-powered regulatory platform that identifies the regulations a company must comply with and keeps them updated as the rules change in the financial sector. Ascent’s platform uses AI to constantly monitor for rule changes and quickly alert the proper people to any compliance issues.


Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Clarifai is a deep learning AI platform that helps users organize, curate, filter and search their media. Within the platform, images and videos are tagged, teaching the intelligent technology to learn which objects are displayed in a piece of media.


Location: Boston, Massachusetts

DataRobot provides data scientists with a platform for building and deploying machine learning models. The software helps companies solve challenges by finding the best predictive model for their data. DataRobot's tech is used in healthcare, fintech, insurance, manufacturing and sports analytics.


Location: San Francisco, California

Freenome uses AI to conduct cancer screenings and diagnostic tests. Using non-invasive blood tests, the company’s AI technology recognizes disease-associated patterns, providing earlier cancer detection and better treatment options.


Location: Santa Clara, California

NVIDIA builds graphics processing units and hardware to power various types of AI-enabled devices. The company's technology is used for everything from robots and self-driving vehicles to intelligent video analytics and smart factories.


Location: Foster City, California

Zoox creates advanced mobility solutions to support the needs of urban areas. Building their vehicles from the ground up rather than fitting technology to existing cars, the company tests its self-driving cars in San Francisco, Las Vegas and Foster City.


Location: San Francisco, California

Osaro creates AI technology that allows companies with industrial production lines to access high-performance robotic devices. The company’s software includes integrated perception and control capabilities that accomplish daily tasks within industrial e-commerce and fulfillment facilities.


Location: Boston, Massachusetts

The “Neurala Brain," a deep learning neural network software, makes devices like cameras, phones and drones smarter and easier to use. Neurala’s solutions are currently used on more than a million devices. Additionally, companies and organizations like NASA, Huawei, Motorola and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency also use the technology.

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Location: San Diego, California

Shield AI’s “Hivemind,” an AI pilot for drones and other aircraft, has been deployed since 2018. GPS and communications aren’t necessary as the technology’s sensors map the battlefield so that it can react in real time to accomplish various missions.


Location: New York, New York

Persado is a marketing language cloud that uses AI-generated language to craft advertising for targeted audiences. With functionality across all channels, Persado helps businesses increase acquisitions, boost retention and build better relationships with their customers.


Location: Austin, Texas

CognitiveScale builds augmented intelligence for the healthcare, insurance, financial services and digital commerce industries. Its technology helps businesses increase customer acquisition and engagement, while improving processes like billing and claims. Companies like P&G, ExxonMobil, JPMorgan Chase, Macy’s and NBC use Cognitive Scale’s products.


Location: Dublin, California

AEye builds the vision algorithms, software and hardware that ultimately become the eyes of autonomous vehicles. Its LiDAR technology focuses on the most important information in a vehicle’s sightline such as people, other cars and animals, while putting less emphasis on things like the sky, buildings and surrounding vegetation.


Location: Menlo Park, California

AIBrain works to create fully autonomous AI. By fusing problem solving, learning and memory technologies together, the company builds systems that learn and adapt without human assistance.


Location: Sunnyvale, California

Blue River Technology combines AI and computer vision to build smarter farm tech. The company’s See & Spray machine learning technology, for example, detects individual plants and applies herbicide to the weeds only. The solution not only prevents herbicide-resistant weeds, but also reduces 90 percent of the chemicals currently sprayed.


Location: Oakland, California

Vidado pulls data from virtually any channel, including handwritten documents. It supports paper to digital workflow speeds and accuracy for insurance, pharmaceutical and financial services companies. Organizations and companies like New York Life, the FDA, Metlife and MassMutual use the cloud-based platform.


Location: San Francisco, California

Casetext is an AI-powered legal search engine with a database of more than 10 million statutes, cases and regulations. Called CARA A.I., the company's tech can search within the language, jurisdiction and citations of a user's uploaded documents and return relevant searches from the database.


Location: Irvine, California

CloudMinds provides cloud robot services for the finance, healthcare, manufacturing, power utilities, public sector and enterprise mobility industries. Its cloud-based AI uses advanced algorithms, large-scale neural networks and training data to make smarter robots for image and object recognition, natural language processing, speech recognition and more.


Location: Mountain View, California

H2O.ai is the creator of H2O, an open source platform for data science and machine learning utilized by thousands of organizations worldwide. H2O.ai supplies companies in a variety of industries with predictive analytics and ML tools that aid in solving business challenges.


Location: Hong Kong

Insilico Medicine uses AI for anti-aging and drug discovery research. The company's drug discovery engine contains millions of samples for finding disease identifiers. Academic institutions, pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies use Insilico.


Location: Palo Alto, California

Nauto builds autonomous mobility software to create smarter commercial fleets and safer drivers. The smart technology detects distracted driving, coaches drivers on safety and alerts them to risks ahead.


Location: Spokane Valley, Washington

Next IT, a Verint company, develops conversational AI that answers complex questions for businesses and enhances customer experiences. From financial and insurance needs to travel and healthcare, the intelligent products perform duties and answer questions for tech support, billing, scheduling, purchases and policy information.


Location: Palo Alto, California

Orbital Insight uses geospatial imagery and AI to answer questions and gain insights invisible to the naked eye. Using data from satellites, drones, balloons and other aircrafts, the company provides insights and forecasts to the agriculture and energy industries.


Location: San Francisco, California

OpenAI is a nonprofit research company with a mission to create artificial general intelligence, similar to human beings. With a focus on long-term research and transparency, OpenAI aims to advance AGI safely and responsibly. The company’s sponsors include Amazon, Microsoft, Elon Musk and Reid Hoffman.


Location: Redwood City, California

Sherpa.ai focuses on AI that protects data privacy. The company’s platform trains machine learning algorithms locally so that personal data remains decentralized and is never exchanged when updates are aggregated. Sherpa.ai helps companies adapt and apply AI to individual business needs like improved diagnoses in healthcare and mitigating the risk of potential insurance fraud.


Location: San Francisco, California

Sift provides multiple fraud management services in one platform. Sift uses thousands of data points from around the web to train in detecting fraud patterns. The technology helps payment processors, marketplaces, e-commerce stores and  social networks prevent fraud. Companies like Zillow, Wayfair, Twitter, Airbnb and Shutterstock use Sift.


Location: Santa Clara, California

SoundHound is all about audio, providing multiple solutions using voice and conversational intelligence. The company’s namesake product lets users identify songs and answer music-based queries in addition to searching and playing music.


Location: Union City, California

Vicarious makes artificial general intelligence robots modeled on the computational concepts of the human brain. The company, which boasts a mission to eventually create machines that surpass human intelligence, has backing from tech titans like Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk.


Location: Berkeley, California

Zebra Medical Vision develops technology for radiology and medical imaging, enhancing the diagnostic abilities of radiologists while maximizing focus on patient care. Zebra works with millions of clinical records and images to create condition-detecting algorithms. These algorithms help medical professionals detect high-risk patients earlier and manage growing workloads with more accurate outcomes.


Location: Emeryville, California

Zymergen uses machine learning, automation and genomics to accelerate the advancement of science. Spanning the agriculture, pharmaceutical and chemical industry, the company enables faster cultivation of microbes through automation software and a huge catalog of physical and digital DNA data.

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Location: New York, New York

Powered by machine learning, Hyperscience’s platform makes document processing customizable. Companies can use it to automate processes, as the AI-based software classifies and extracts information from documents and allows for tailored workflows.


Location: Mountain View, California

BigPanda uses AI to help organizations detect and respond to potential IT outages before they happen. The platform sorts through IT alerts and data to identify individual incidents, providing analysis that gets to the root of the problem. The appropriate personnel can then tackle the incident before it becomes a full-blown outage.


Location: Boston, Massachusetts

PathAI puts AI technology to work aiding pathologists in accurately diagnosing and treating patients. PathAI focuses on cutting out the subjectivity that can lead to errors and negative outcomes for patients. The company’s investors include Kaiser Permanente and Merck.

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