A list of artificial intelligence tools you can use today — for industry specific (3/3)

Liam Hänel ♛
Sep 12, 2017 · 11 min read
Credit: Marc Edwards

The final piece of the puzzle — Part 3. Here’s a look at industry specific companies that utilise various forms of artificial intelligence to solve some really interesting and particular problems for different markets.

The other parts to this series:

Part 1 AI tools for Personal use
Part 2
AI tools for Business use — Enterprise Intelligence
Part 2 AI tools for Business use (cont’d) — Enterprise Functions
Part 3
AI tools for Industry specific businesses

Artificial Intelligence — industry specific:

🛌 Accomodation & Hotel

Exa — helps engage and delight guests with voice automated solutions

💱 Advertisement

Datacratic — helps you focus your digital ad on people you want to target
— a way to show personalised and engaging advertisement

🐮 Agriculture

Abundant Robotics — robotic solutions for difficult jobs in agriculture
AgriData — mapping software specifically for agriculture
Blue River Technology — acquired by John Deere
Descartes Labs — collects satellite imagery and makes ready for use+analysis
Grojo — grow room controller and monitoring system
Mavrx — aerial imaging that provides deep understanding of crop
Peat — automatic image recognition for plant damage
Pivot Bio — crop soil and microbial health management
Prospera Technologies — monitor and analyse plant health
TerrAvion — aerial imagery to learn about crop health and more
Trace Genomics — help measure soil health and nutritional status
Tule — remote crop water monitoring and irrigation control
UDIO — helps manage water usage

🔬 Biological

Atomwise — for novel small molecule discovery
Citrine — better material information
Color — helps you understand genetic risk for common hereditary cancers
Deep Genomics — predict what will happen within a cell when DNA is altered
Embryonic by BioTime — identify embryonic score of a sample online
Ginkgo Bioworks — we design custom microbes for a range markets
Grail — detect cancer early, when it can be cured
iCarbonX — a personal health data collection and organising platform
Mims — helps scientists with bioinformatics
Nanotronics — highly advanced microscope
Numerate — revolutionise small molecule drug design
Recursion Pharmaceuticals — drug discovery
SciAi — write biomedical papers in semantic format
Verily — developing tools to collect and organise health data
Whole Biome — a platform to develop microbiome interventions
Zymergen — engineer better microbes

💻 Cyber Security

Cybel Angel — prevention and real-time detection cyber incidents
— cybersecurity that predicts, prevents and protects from threats
Darktrace — spots patterns and prevent cyber crimes before they occur
Deep Instinct — zero day attacked protection for endpoints and mobile
Delphi — security against malware and malicious internet activity
Demisto — combines security orchestration and incident management
Drawbridge Networks — security-as-a-service
Emergent — helps predict where hackers will attack
Graphistry — helps teams investigate cyber threats quickly and easily
LeapYear — extracts threat insights from sensitive data
Pelican — a more intelligent and secure payment, compliance and banking
SentinelOne — predicts, prevents, detects and responds to threats
Shift Technology — helps reduce insurance fraud
SignalSense — evaluates traffic for threats occurring inside your network
Sift Science — helps prevent fraud and abuse for your web-scale business
SparkCognition — helps businesses predict a data breach
Versive — automates threat hunting supporting cybersecurity teams
Zimperium — real-time threat protection mobile and apps

🛒 Ecommerce

Basket — e-commerce shopping cart chatbot
Choice.ai — create and deploy stunning UI elements and widgets in seconds
Cody.ai — intelligent agent geared for ecommerce
Contented — dynamic page/website/email layouts optimised to your content
Firedrop — websites designed automatically, just add content and publish Millions.ai — throw content at it and it builds you a website
Prix — helps to optimise pricing
Oly — selects and helps you publish content to your social media
Sentient — automatically makes website design changes to improve ROI
Signature — build elegant landing pages using your social media content
TheGrid — building websites automatically just by adding content

🎓 Education

AltSchool — a platform made to improve learning capabailities
Content Technologies (CTI) — research and development company
Coursera — online courses from top universities
Gradescope — streamlines the tedious parts of grading
Hugh — helps library users find any book quickly
Ivy.ai — customer service chatbot for higher education
Knewton — personalised learning for high and primary schools
Volley — makes training and development more engaging and effective

💵 Fintech

AlphaSense — highly intelligent search functionality
Alta5 — scriptable trading automation for your online brokerage account
— hedging and arbitrageur protection
AppZen — audit your T&E expenses in real-time and cut your expenses
Cerebellum Capital — investment management firm driven by statistical ML
Darwinian Capital — uses AI to build investment products
iSentium — quantify unstructured social content into sentiment indicators
Kasisto — manage your banking via chat
Numerai — a new kind of hedge fund
Kensho — scalable ML for government and commercial (backed by CIA)
Origin — trades stocks and predicts prices
Pit.ai — mining trading strategies and management
Pitchbot.vc — learn if you’re investor ready or not through conversation
PrecisionLender — offers actionable financial insights to bankers
Quandl — delivers alternative datasets atop core financial and economic data
Sentient — helps with financial strategy and investment choices

👾 Gaming

Kythera — in-game AI to help game studios with development

🏥 ️ Healthcare

Atomwise — for novel small molecule discovery
Babylon — online doctor consultations using AI
BuddiHealth — helps improve process, payment systems and costs with RCM
Behold.ai — medical billing, coding and claims software
BenevolnentAI — helps with the discovery of new medicines
Calico Labs — trying to solve the problem of aging and diseases
CareSkore — patient profile software for predicting outcomes and trends
CloudMedx — a platform to help with clinical treatment and financial savings
CUDL — share clinical data securely and simplify ultrasound understanding
Deep6 Analytics — helps find better patients for clinical trials much faster
— make medical diagnosis tests accurate and safer
DreamUp Vision — helps ophthamologists with screening of retinal diseases
Emr.ai — transform medical reports into international standard code
Embryonic by BioTime — identify embryonic score of a sample online
Enlitic — makes doctors faster and more accurate
Freenome — non-invasive medical screening to treat cancer and other disease
Healthcare.ai — open source tools to help increase ML in healthcare
IBM Watson Health — advanced capabilities for healthcare institutions
Lunit Inc. — medical data analysis and interpretation
Lytics — medical insights tools
MD.ai — collaborative medical research
Numerate Medical — revolutionise small molecule drug design
Oncora — precision radiation oncology for personalised treatment
Pharma AI — support pharmaceutical research and development
pulseData — predicts bad, expensive health outcomes before they happen
Qure — diagnosis for MRI, CT Scans and X-Rays
Sentrian — detects patient deterioration earlier with chronic diseases
twoXAR — accelerates drug discovery
Umps Health — helps detect elderly people emergency requirements
Viz — helps doctors treat patients faster with medical imaging
Zebra Medical Vision — medical imaging to help physicians and practitioners
Zephyr Health — helps life sciences companies connect the right people

📹 Image

3Scan — improving the accuracy and efficiency of anatomic pathology
Arterys — platform to help manage medical imaging
Bay Labs — developing cardiovascular imaging tools
Butterfly Network — medical imaging accessible to everyone in the world
Cortexica — a range of different advanced imagining products
Google DeepMind — does this really need a description?
Imagia — helps detect changes in cancer early
Kuznech — computer vision products range
Lunit Inc. — a range of medical imaging software
Zebra Medical Vision — medical imaging to help physicians and practitioners

🏗️ Infrastructure

Doxel — visual artificial intelligence for job sites
Flywheel — building performance platform
OJO Home — helps real estate agents turn prospects into clients for life

🏢 Insurance

Cape Analytics — identify property attributes at scale for underwriting
Underwrite.ai — dynamic modelling of credit risk
ZestFinance — improved underwriting for insurance companies

🏛 Legal

Beagle — helps law firms find deep hidden insights in legal text
Blue J Legal — enables tax professionals to strengthen their tax position
Equivant — helps decision making on convictions (not a fan of this!)
Kira — speeds the identification and analysis of contracts
Legal Robot — helps make sense of legal language and find errors
Premonition — helps you find lawyers based on their statistics
Peter — helps with legal contracts and timestamping
Ravel Law — enhances lawyers legal capabilities with deep insights
ROSS Intelligence — enhances lawyers legal capabilities with deep insights
Seal — contract discovery and analytics

💡 Manufacturing

Eigen Innovations — help manufacturers optimise productivity
— interprets shop floor data and provides actions to operators

🗞️ News & Media

Dataminr — discovers high-impact events and news instantly

🐨 Other

Maxima — claim to be working on artificial general intelligence
makeAvatar.ai — create 3d avatars from selfies, instantly
Harmony.ai — an IIoT ecosystem leveraging leading devices and platforms
Hugh — helps library users find any book quickly
PETRL — promotes moral consideration for algorithms
Purple — learn more about your customers through their Wifi usage
Personalised Privacy Assistant Project — learns about privacy preferences of users to give them control of what information about themselves others see
TARA — helps you manage projects
Ulzard — transform a UI screenshot into working code
Vue — fashion trend

👜 Retail Finance

Betterment — personalised retirement planning
Earnest — alternative loan financing using prediction of your income in future
Lendo — a new way of credit scoring aimed at people without credit access
Mirador — improved and quicker decision making for lending as a borrower
Tala (a InVenture) — a new way of credit scoring using smart phone data
Playment — training data, image annotation and more for enterprise
Prix — helps to optimise pricing

🔒 Security & Safety

Alive.ai — drones for agriculture, public emergency and more
Irvine Sensors
— detects foreign and intentionally placed objects for security

🏅 Sports

Arena — sport performance prediction and analysis

📦 Transportation and Logistics

Acerta — helps better understand their vehicle data to find root faults causes
Aerea — supply chain management, manufacturing and prediction
Alloy — analytics and supply chain management software
Armada — helps to track and improve supply chain costs and efficiencies
Captain — smart delivery software for restaurants
ClearMetal — helps predict logistics issues and reduce costs
Marble — creating a fleet of intelligent courier robots
PitStop — the fastest way to detect and correct errors in PDF files
Preteckt — be informed in advance before your truck experiences a problem
Routific — improve and plan local logistics routes in real-time
Preteckt — helps diagnose and predict truck faults
Seldin — AI powered supply chains
SupplyAI — helps predict if customers are likely to return a purchase

🚗 Travel

Mezi — helps with booking flights, hotels, restaurant reservations and more
— help booking and managing business travels

📺 VR & AR

Drop — I was just intrigued by their website…

Autonomous Systems & Robotics:

✈️ Aerial

Achron — automated UAV operations
— drones for industrial purposes
Alive.ai — drones for agriculture, public emergency and more
DJI — everyone has this drone
DroneDeploy — the software platform for drone mapping
Fathom — enables rapid prototyping, validation of DNN and CV drones
Lily — drones that follow you
Mavrx — aerial imaging that provides deep understanding of crop
Shield — autonomous unmanned systems for civil and defence
Skycatch — turn drone photos into 3D models
Skydio — building a new generation of AI powered drones

🚘 Autonomous Vehicles

Aeye — safe and reliable vehicle autonomy
— autonomous vehicle hardware and software
Area17 — autonomous navigation
Autonomic — building self-driving car capabilities
Auro Robotics
— self driving shuttle for campuses and corporate parks
Comm.ai — helps make your car self driving compatible
Dispatch — creating a fleet of autonomous vehicles for pedestrian spaces
Drive.ai — building the brain of self-driving vehicles
Dryvless.ai — peer-to-peer fully autonomous transportation logistics network
Five AI — autonomous vehicles systems that can work anywhere
Mobileye — self-driving vehicles for industry
Nauto — give your fleet self-driving capabilities
nuTonomy — software for driverless fleets
PlusAI — working toward Level 4/5 self-driving car (semi-fully autonomous)
Shield — autonomous unmanned systems for civil and defence
Tesla — auto pilot and self-driving capability by the one and only..
Uber — autonomous vehicle program by Uber
Waymo — Google’s self-driving vehicle project

🤖 Industrial Autonomy & Robotics

Airware — drones for industrial purposes
— dedicated to bringing consumer robotics into everyday life
Clearpath Robotics
— develop autonomous robots for different purposes
Corva — provides drilling analytics and other insights for gas and oil
Dispatch — creating a fleet of autonomous vehicles for pedestrian spaces
Fetch Robotics — optimising warehouse and logistics operations
Graphcore — IPU that is 10x to 100x times more efficient and cost effective
Harvest Automation — robots for a range of industrial environments
Jaybridge Robotics — develops vehicle automation for heavy equipment
Kindred AI — exploring systems to enable robots to participate in our world
Mov.ai — industrial automous robots
Ortelio — the software to help robots do what they do
Osaro — a range of autonomous vehicles and robots
Rethink Robotics — the people behind Baxter + Sawyer collaborative robots
Roboy — a humanoid robot aimed to be as capable as a human
Spoon — a robot (I couldn’t work out its purpose, but it sounded cool!)
SoftBank — robotics and other advanced technology company
Tend — monitor and control your production line from anywhere
Yandex Data Factory — provides AI-based solutions that directly increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve energy efficiency

Academic & Research:

🏫 Research

Cogitai — developing continual shared learning artificial intelligence
IBM Q — building universal quantum computers for business and science
Isris — AI for scientific documentation to help find solutions
Kimera — developing AGI to help cure cancer and solve other problems
Meta — helps researchers understand what is happening globally in science and shows them where science is headed
NNAISENSE — building large-scale neural network solutions
Numenta — reverse engineering the neocortex
OpenAI — discovering and enacting the path to safe AGI
Swarm Insight — better, real-time feedback from groups

⌨️ Developers, Studios and Consultants (only a few listed)


Applied AI
Blindspot Solutions
Crossing Minds
Expert Systems

📚 Open Source Libraries

Apache Spark
Azure ML
Caffe Chainer
Microsoft CNTK
Microsoft DMTK
Nervana Neon
OpenAI Gym

🛠 Hardware

1026 Labs
Google TPU
Qualcomm Tenstorrent

🎓 Institutions & Universities

Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Association for the Advanced of Artificial Intelligence
AION — Artificial Intelligence Open Network
AI Impacts
EXI — Exropy Institute
Future of Life Institute
Institute for Artificial Intelligence — Franklin College of Arts & Sciences
Partnership on AI — to benefit people and society
Singularity Institute
Stanford — One Hundred Year Study of Artificial Intelligence
UC Berkeley — Center for Human-Capital AI
Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence
PETRL — promotes moral consideration for algorithms
Facebook AI Research

Alternative (interesting projects worth a mention):

❤️ Privacy and Social Impact

AI Now Initiative — research initiative working across disciplines to understand the social and economic implications of artificial intelligence to ensure a more equitable future.

PETRL — People for the Ethical Treatment of Reinforcement Learns — promotes moral consideration for algorithms, with the idea “you are just an algorithm implemented on biological hardware”

Personalised Privacy Assistant Project — learns about privacy preferences of users to give them control of what information about themselves others see.


Anguilla — top level domain list (my primary source)
Asgard.vc — The German Artificial Intelligence Landscape
AI 100 — CB Insights (helped also form part of my structure)
AI X Prize
CIO Applications (helped form part of my structure)
Sam DeBrule — The Non-Technical Guide to Machine Learning
O’Reilly — The Current State of Machine Learning 3.0

Plus random discoveries that I came across the last couple months

And of course, the countless suggestions from the community — thank you all very much (if I’ve missed any still just let me know)!

Next, check out the other parts of this series:

Part 1 AI tools for Personal use
Part 2
AI tools for Business use — Enterprise Intelligence
Part 2 AI tools for Business use (cont’d) — Enterprise Functions
Part 3
AI tools for Industry specific businesses

Liam Hänel ♛

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Founder of Carbon.so 🌱 — carbon offset subscription + liamiscool.com (I’m not that cool)

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