New AI startups to watch in 2018

How ‘boring AI’ will change your life

Your CPU might not be a neural-net processor, like the Terminator, but we’ve got plenty of learning computers, and learning algorithms that are changing the way we do things.

Time travelling hitmen robots are cool, they’re exciting. And when we’re looking for technology to get excited about, we tend to look for those technologies that look like they leapt right out of a Hollywood blockbuster. AI is not (quite) there yet, for the most part. But, the really exciting aspect of AI is how ‘boring’ it can be.

The Strength of AI

Computers have always been at their best when doing boring, repetitive tasks.

AI supercharges that ability, allowing computers to do more complex, repetitive tasks, freeing humans to focus on the more interesting, and the more stimulating (like time-travelling to save a child who will save the world).

Having AI file your receipts may not make a great script to pitch to a director, but for business owners it can be life-saving, or rather, business-saving endeavor. These are some of the top AI startups with a focus on complex and repetitive tasks.

  • agentIQ — an AI that handles customer service discussion, seamlessly handing off the interaction when things get too complex.
  • ActiveAI — helps customers manage their bank accounts and other financial accounts.
  • Dhatim — AI that takes care of invoicing, payroll, and deductions.
  • ElementAI — creates custom, AI solutions to help businesses operate smoothly.

Few people are super excited about the tasks described, which is why it’s so exciting that we can hand them off to AI.

Flying Robots, Man

The less glamorous aspects of AI are changing the way we live and work, which is cool, but you know what’s really cool? Artificially Intelligent Flying Robots. And yes, those exist. Exyn has created AI-piloted drones which are able to navigate indoors without a pilot. There are a lot of good, business reasons this technology exists, but we’re just excited for flying robots.

The Legacy of AI

AI will change the way we work, play, and and live, whether that’s by taking over tedious, uninteresting tasks, or by transporting us everywhere in flying taxis.

If you thought the internet was revolutionary, wait until AI really hits its stride.

Some of the most exciting AI startups in 2018 include:

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Article written by the Team — Flying Saucer Studio