05. September 2018
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by Dr. Alexander Lorz and Ann Sophie Löhde

Ever wanted to dance like Michael Jackson or a prima ballerina, but you have two left feet? Thanks to a new AI algorithm, you can now get closer to this dream – at least on video!

See yourself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCBTZh41Ris

This video shows the AI algorithm developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley in action. Their approach is described in the paper "Everybody Dance Now".

In this source video, the posture is detected and presented as a so-called "pose stick figure". This posture is then transferred to the person in the target video.

For this process to be temporally coherent, a unique Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) is used. Also, another GAN is used to make a face as detailed and realistic as possible.

This AI algorithm opens up new possibilities for video editing. In the future, anyone can use AI algorithms to perform movements and actions on video that they are not able to do. This advancement in AI makes it almost impossible to distinguish between real and animated video. Except for the many advantages, this new technology also presents some threats. So, for example, you cannot know any more if a person on tape was doing the movement him-/herself.

If you have any questions about image processing using AI, or if you would like to know how to generate more value with your images or videos, feel free to contact us at info@aiso-lab.com.

30. July 2018
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The tech giant complements its existing offer with Edge TPU and offers world's first fully-integrated ecosystem to create AI applications

By Dr. Alexander Lorz and Ann Sophie Löhde

Two years ago, Google introduced its Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) – specialised chips for AI tasks in their data centres. Now, Google offers its cloud expertise as a new Edge TPU. The small AI chip can perform complex Machine Learning (ML) tasks on IoT devices.

The Edge TPU was developed for "inference", the part of machine learning where an algorithm performs the task it was trained to do, such as detecting a defect on a product in a production line. In contrast to that, Google's server-based TPUs are optimized for training machine-learning algorithms.

These new chips are designed to help companies automate tasks such as quality control in factories. For this type of application, an edge device has some advantages over using hardware that has to send data for analysis – requiring a high-speed and stable internet connection. Inference on an edge device is generally safer, more reliable, and delivers faster results. That’s the sales letter, at least.

Of course, Google is not the only company that develops chips for this type of edge application. However, unlike its competitors, Google offers the entire AI stack. Customers can save their data in the Google Cloud, train AI algorithms on TPUs; and then run the trained AI algorithms on the new Edge TPUs. And most likely, customers will also create their machine learning software with TensorFlow - the coding framework developed and operated by Google.

This kind of vertical integration provides tremendous benefits for Google and its customers. On the one hand, Google ensures a perfect connection between the different systems, on the other hand, the customer can program his AI in the most efficient way – using only one platform.

Google Cloud’s Vice President for IoT, Injong Rhee, said: „Edge TPUs are an addition to our cloud TPUs to accelerate the training of ML algorithms in the cloud and then run inference on edge. Sensors are becoming more than just pure data collectors – they can locally take smart decisions in real-time.

Interestingly enough, Google is offering these Edge TPUs as a development kit, which enables the customer to test the devices in their environment. This contradicts Google’s current policy to keep their AI hardware a secret. However, if Google wants to convince customers all over the world to apply only their integrated AI tools, they first need to allow them to test their effectiveness. Hence, offering this development kit is not just a strategy to win new customers, but also shows Google’s efforts to become the leading partner for the company’s AI development efforts.

As soon as this announced development kit is available, our experts will run some tests and provide you with feedback. For further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aiso-lab.com.

Source: Google Blogs.

13. July 2018
Posted by aisolab
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Your child’s first steps, your daughters dancing performance or your son’s fantastic skateboard tricks. These are the moments you will never forget and still, the pass in the blink of an eye. Do you ever wish you would have captured these moments not only on video but in slow motion to enjoy every moment even more?

Nowadays, videos with 240fps (frame-per-second) can be recorded from a mobile phone, while videos with higher frame rates still require a high-speed camera. Also, these high frame rates need an enormous storage capacity and are not feasible in a small mobile device due to their high energy consumption. So how can you ensure to capture and relive these incredible moments often in slow motion – unpredictable and unplanned – without carrying around a sizeable high-speed camera all the time?

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, NVIDIA and the University of California have just found the perfect solution. They successfully conducted a research project in which they used Artificial Intelligence to convert videos with standard frame rates to super slow motion videos. To achieve this, they propose an end-to-end CNN (Convolutional Neural Network) model for frame interpolation that has an explicit sub-network for motion estimation. At first, they used a flow computation CNN to estimate the bidirectional optical flow between the two input frames. In a next step, then two flow fields are linearly fused to refine the approximated flow fields and predict soft visibility maps for interpolation.

Their scientific research has been recently published with the title "Super SloMo: High-Quality Estimation of Multiple Intermediate Frames for Video Interpolation" where they introduce all the necessary steps and experimental results.

Last but not least, speaking about videos, to gain a broader idea about this exceptional achievement, we would recommend you to watch the highly informative video that was recently presented at the renowned CVPR 2018: Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition.

Source: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1712.00080v1.pdf

26. April 2018
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On July 4 and 5, 2018, the conference "Artificial Intelligence" will take place in Berlin. In addition to significant contributions from AI managers of Siemens, Trumpf, SAP, Bosch, Continental, Otto and many others, I will give a presentation on the introduction to Deep Learning.

I look forward to an exciting exchange of experiences.

For subscribers to our Newsletter, we have a special offer for you. Don't miss it!

Kind Regards,

Jörg Bienert

18. April 2018
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Is Artificial Intelligence as dangerous as it is discussed today? While the adverse effects of AI are still openly discussed, the focus of the German AI Association is about to change this.

To clarify these points, our CEO, Jörg Bienert, board member and president of the AI Association in Germany, gave an interview with Futurezone.de and discussed in detail the role of the association and its goal but also many other aspects that play a crucial role in obtaining the benefits Artificial Intelligence has to offer. (read the interview)

 

26. March 2018
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On March 15, 2018, we - 24 companies and start-ups - founded the German AI Association. In the constituent meeting of the German AI Association, the members advocated the following core demands:

  1. to create innovation-friendly legal security in the areas of civil, tax and data law to establish Germany as an attractive Business location for the AI ecosystem and to strengthen its competitiveness in international comparison.
  2. to promote the human-centered and secure use of AI technologies and lead a society shaped by the social market economy into the digital age.
  3. to foster research, development and practical implementation of AI technologies through funding programmes, pilot projects, start-up financing and support for cooperation between start-ups, science and established companies.
  4. to stimulate education and science on the subject of Artificial Intelligence and awareness of society and economy about opportunities and risks.
  5. formation of an AI expert commission with representatives from politics, business (established companies and start-ups) and science to actively advise the Federal Government.

 

 

Details can be found in the press release at www.ki-verband.de.

We look forward to working with the (now 34) members and I am personally looking forward to working with board colleagues Rasmus Rothe (Merantix) and Fabian Behringer (ebot7) and the political advisory board under the leadership of Marcus Ewald (Thomas Jarzombek (CDU), Jens Zimmermann (SPD), Manuel Höferlin (Die Grünen) and Petra Sitte (Die Linke)).

Kind Regards,

Jörg Bienert

20. March 2018
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Two days after a great event! The first Handelsblatt KI conference - which we participated in - offered us two days of an exclusive AI experience exchange in Munich.
These days were full of excellent ideas, insightful and valuable information as well as profound insights into the world of Artificial Intelligence!

During this event, we had many interesting discussions at our booth, where we showed our current use cases for Visual Computing with AI. We were pleased with many new contacts and the meeting with some friends from our network.

Our special thanks go to the Handelsblatt, the Euroforum, the speakers, experts, colleagues and all participants.
It was a great pleasure to take part in such a successful and unique event!

 

 

08. March 2018
Posted by aisolab
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Only one week to go until the Handelsblatt AI Conference in Munich on 15 and 16 March.

Join us for a two-day exclusive exchange of AI experience with Fei Yu Xu, Jürgen Schmidhuber, Frank Ruff, Bernd Heinrichs, Reiner Kraft, Norbert Gaus, Martin Hoffmann and Annika Schröder and many other top speakers.

Read the interview I gave to the Handelsblatt in advance and find here more information regarding the event.

Looking forward to seeing you in Munich!

Joerg Bienert

 

05. March 2018
Posted by aisolab
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Europe has a growing and thriving Artificial Intelligence industry. Germany comes second as one of the most robust AI ecosystems in Europe with Berlin as the central AI hub supporting 30 AI companies and following the leading country the United Kingdom.

In this article, we are presenting you all the AI Start-ups in Germany based on their expertise and including a short introduction to each company. Moreover, since one picture is worth a thousand words, we have collected all the companies logo in one image available for you to download. Enjoy!

 

 

Audio & Voice

  1. Aaron AI

Aaron.ai uses Artificial Intelligence to help companies understand customer requests in natural language and handle them as desired.

  1. Precire

PRECIRE Technologies has been developing the PRECIRE technology, which decodes written a speech and provides fascinating insights into the interaction of personality, expression, and behaviour.

  1. Semvox

SemVox offers efficient and secure solutions and technologies for voice control, multimodal human-machine interaction and intelligent virtual personal assistance systems, based on the latest AI technology and the outstandingly efficient ODP S3 software (Ontology-based Dialog Platform).

Automotive & Localisation

  1. Aindex.ruhr

Aindex has built a location search engine to make it easy for you to find the apartment that suits you in the Ruhr area.

  1. Artisense

Artisense is a frontier-tech company that provides globally leading computer vision and artificial intelligence technology and data, which enable highly-scalable cost-effective Dynamic Global Mapping for GPS-independent autonomous navigation.

  1. AVA

AVA combines big data, distributed computing, pattern recognition, and artificial intelligence to take the safety of individuals, organisations, businesses, cities, and countries to a whole new level.

  1. e-4 Qualification GmbH

The e4 qualification GmbH stands for comprehensive qualification and advice on the entire automotive process, from the first development steps to customer contact at the local dealer. e4 qualification GmbH offers a comprehensive portfolio for the expansion of competence of specialists and executives from the engineering and automotive sectors.

  1. Naventik

NAVENTIK was founded as a spin-off from University of Technologies Chemnitz. Naventik's mission is to provide high-performance vehicle localisation technology to mass market applications.

  1. Terraloupe

Terraloupe works at the innovative edge of technology together with its partners, to combine current research with real business applications.

Chatbot and Customer Interaction

  1. Chatshopper

Powered by natural language understanding and image recognition Chatshopper want to make fashion search conversational, easy and delightful by introducing the bot Emma which can send you product suggestions based on your shopping requests.

  1. Cognigy

Cognigy provides enterprise-grade Natural Language Conversation technology, which is scalable, testable and highly customizable.

  1. Ebot

E-bot7 brings Artificial Intelligence to customer service and helps companies achieve higher customer service efficiency. The system analyses inbound messages and provides agents with accurate response suggestions.

  1. Fredknows

Solvemate - Fredknows is a technology platform that automates leading companies’ customer support. Its virtual agents enable self-service support with near instantaneous solutions.

  1. Parlamind

Parlamind is an Artificial Intelligence service company. Based on latest research in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning and will analyse, route, and autonomously answer incoming customer communication, and thus works seamlessly together with its human counterparts as a member in the customer service team.

  1. Rasa

The open source Rasa Stack consists of machine learning libraries for language understanding (Rasa NLU) and dialogue management (Rasa Core). These are used by thousands of developers worldwide to build intelligent bots and assistants

  1. RYTER

Ryter is a no-code, AI-powered SaaS building platform to automate expert knowledge and to build interactive, scalable modules.

  1. Semantell

Semantelli's compliance sensitive, healthcare-specific social media and big data solutions help companies listen and engage in social media compliantly. Semantell solutions are also used by healthcare companies to manage adverse drug events reported by patients in social media, mobile apps and apps store comments.

  1. Twylahelps

Twyla helps you to automate your customer support conversations through chatbots that learn from the conversations between your agents and your customers.

Cross-Industry & Consulting

  1. 5Analytics

5Analytics is a start-up from the Stuttgart area. Founded in 2016, it helps innovative companies dealing with topics such as digitization or industry 4.0.

  1. aiso-lab

aiso-lab builds Artificial Intelligence solutions for enterprises. The available services range from introductory presentations and training courses to complete products.

  1. Birdsonmars

Birds on mars ambition is the ability to execute, between tradition and transformation so it can bridge these gaps by connecting companies, teams and individuals with the growing opportunities of Artificial Intelligence and related technologies.

  1. Boot.AI

Boot. AI is a data science company specialised in Artificial Intelligence. By analysing large amounts of data, the aim is to help their customers make better decisions and streamline their internal processes.

  1. City.AI

City.AI goal is to make AI better by proactively tackling the issue of application of AI with the right people in cities across the globe. Local ambassadors are the backbone of CITY.AI and are in the lead of growing and advancing this vibrant community.

  1. Develandoo

Develandoo is a software accelerator specialized in building early-stage ventures based on AI technology.

  1. Explosion.AI

Explosion AI is a digital studio specialising in Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing. It designs custom algorithms, applications and data assets.

  1. Ewald & Rössing

Ewald and Rössing is a well-attuned, highly specialised company that supports and consults enterprises in and before acute crisis situations. Their aim is to protect the perception of the firms with political, societal, media and economic stakeholders.

  1. Hyve

Hyve’s aim is to design and develop ground-breaking product innovations, services and business models within an end-to-end process starting with customer insight generation in the fuzzy front end of innovation and ending with series production and market entry.

  1. Liquidnewsroom

LIQUID NEWSROOM is a technology company with a strong consulting arm. Their focus is on artificial intelligence in consulting and in order to achieve that the company builds its own platform to analyse markets to decode market's DNA.

  1. Luminovo.AI

Luminovo is a deep learning company helping corporations develop tailored applications. It was founded by a team of AI experts from Stanford University with experience applying AI in the wild, having worked at Google, Amazon, Intel and McKinsey.

  1. Merantix

Merantix is a research lab and venture builder in the space of Artificial Intelligence. The unparalleled team of AI researchers and cross-project technology stack allows Merantix to test and incubate projects much faster.

  1. Project A

Project A is the operational VC that provides its ventures with capital, an extensive network and exclusive access to a wide range of operational expertise.

  1. Solandeo

Solandeo has been operating as a competitive metering point operator since 2013.S olandeo has a Germany-wide network of installation partners. This allows fast and flexible installation planning for meters, control systems or battery storage systems.

  1. Soundreply

Soundreply was founded to train & coach humans on-the-job — working with complex machines & vehicles in mission-critical environments, both on the ground and in the air.

  1. Thed.io

The D. is a full-service power-force company providing deep technological expertise for different industries within API development, strategic consultancy, and software development. It specialises in cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence.

  1. Unternehmertum

Unternehmertum offers founders and start-ups a complete service, from the initial idea all the way to IPO. A team of experienced entrepreneurs, scientists and managers support founders with the development of their products, services and business models.

  1. Valculus

Valculus supports the digital transformation of commercial processes, and provide tailored data solutions – based on advanced AI technology and Analytics

  1. VUI.Agency

Headquartered in Munich, VUI.Agency provides companies in all industries with Voice User Interface Technology. VUI.Agency specialises both in development and strategy consulting for voice interaction design covering multiple platforms

Data Analytics

  1. 12k Research

12k Research is a tech-driven research company which combines smart algorithms with a deep understanding of the tech landscape to help companies stay ahead.

  1. Alexander Thamm

Alexander Thamm founden in Munich in 2012, is the first company to specialize in analytics, data science and big data exclusively. The goal is to help clients with generating competitive advantages and added value by using big data.

  1. Digital Helix

Digital Helix develops a portfolio of start-up businesses in the digital health industry. They also consult the big players in the market who implement digital innovations.

  1. Heurolabs

Heurolabs focus is on Artificial Intelligence and machine learning. It makes these technologies available and accessible through a highly abstracted set of APIs, available for both private and public clouds.

  1. Inspirient

Inspirient simplifies data analysis with Artificial Intelligence by automatically searching for insights into your business data. Data-driven decisions are now at everybody's fingertips.

  1. mapegy

mapegy is building the Innovation Graph powering smarter, faster, better R&D. The Big Data and Visual Analytics company provide a unique SaaS that helps innovators to map global innovation to connect the dots leading from technology to product.

  1. Quantco

QuantCo leverages expertise in data science, engineering, and economics to help organizations turn data into decisions. Headquartered in Boston, QuantCo has offices in Berlin, Tokyo, and Zurich.

  1. Statice

With the current abundance of information and increasing data privacy concerns and regulations, the main goal of Statice is to facilitate complex and professional data analysis using privacy-preserving technologies.

Fintech

  1. Collect.ai

collectAI provides AI-based collection services to help its clients manage account receivables. Its sophisticated technology increases returns and improves the consumer experience by balancing between collection rates, costs and customer retention.

  1. Fraugster

Fraugster is a German-Israeli anti-fraud company with the goal of eliminating fraud and increasing customers’ profits. To achieve this, they have invented an Artificial Intelligence technology that combines human-like accuracy with machine scalability.

  1. Motionscloud

MotionsCloud provides an intelligent claims solution for P&C insurers to streamline and automate claims processes. The solution reduces claims cycle time from days to hours, reduces claims expenses up to 75%, and improves the customer claims experience with mobile, artificial intelligence (AI image recognition), and video-enabled technologies which can integrate with legacy systems.

  1. Risk Ident

Risk Ident is a software development company based in Germany and the US that offers anti-fraud solutions to companies within the e-commerce, telecommunication and financial sector. Its key products are FRIDA Fraud Manager, DEVICE IDENT Device Fingerprinting and EVE Evaluation Engine. Uses cases include payment fraud, account takeovers, fraud within account and loan applications.

Health

  1. CellmatiQ

With a passion for technology and expertise in healthcare, Cellmatiq creates artificial intelligence products that will benefit patients and medical professionals alike. Their mission is to support medical professionals in complex image analysis and apply artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically detect filigree anatomical structures

  1. Gohidoc

Cara by HiDoc Technologies empowers patients suffering from chronic digestive diseases to live a better life. Gohidoc takes digestive health beyond the pill, bringing together behavioural, microbial and nutritional data.

  1. Healthcare.AI

The healthcare.ai packages are designed to streamline healthcare machine learning. They do this by including functionality specific to healthcare, as well as simplifying the workflow of creating and deploying models.

  1. Kaia health

Kaia health is a software-based healthcare platform. The company offers an app-based digital therapy focused on chronic pain that transforms the most effective offline treatments into digital therapies and connects these therapies to technologies that enhance the therapeutic effect.

  1. Xbird

xbird is a medical AI company dedicated to saving lives by disrupting the way we think about prevention and early detection of diseases. It is developing sophisticated machine learning algorithms that analyse sensor data from smartphones and wearables to predict and prevent critical health risks.

Human Resources

  1. Bunch

Bunch maps a team’s culture baseline, allowing companies to screen all candidates for team fit and predict their impact on culture and performance. The platform enables companies to create highly-aligned teams and shapes their culture to boost business growth.

  1. Jobpal

Jobpal builds AI-powered chatbots that automate the communication between employers and candidates. For job seekers and candidates, chatbots offer a fundamentally new way to apply for a job — through their interface of choice, more intuitive and more engaging.

  1. Jobbot

JobBot brings smart technology to hourly worker recruitment. They use automated bi-lingual chatbots and phone calls to engage job candidates fast, any time of day or night, then qualify them and book interviews.

  1. Moberries

MoBerries combines all hiring power of over 250+ companies and VCs to find the right candidate at the right time.

Image and Video

  1. BrighterAi

Brighter AI offers Visual Reconstruction as a service - based on state of the art deep learning - Brighter AI enhances images like removing fog and rain or unpixelating license plates and faces.

  1. DeepVA

Based on the latest research approaches of Deep-Learning, DeepVA enables you to perform a profoundly and full examination of your company’s data by extracting hidden meta-information from videos & images and making it accessible to your company.

  1. EyeEm

EyeEm is a photography company that builds computer vision technology to connect its global creative community with iconic brands. EyeEm’s collection features more than 90 million images from more than 20 million photographers around the globe.

  1. Moonvision

Moonvision empowers customers with object tracking solutions within various industries using machine learning. Their solutions can be used in different environments to analyse video footage and trigger events.

  1. Nyris.io

Nyris finds products and objects in images and videos in less than a second. Its visual search engine aggregates best in class algorithms for an unparalleled matching speed and quality.

  1. Peat Technology

Working with artificial intelligence and image recognition Peat Technology helps farmers worldwide to protect their plants. With cutting-edge technologies, they support to secure any harvest as well as safe food production.

  1. Picalike

The product portfolio of Picalike fuelled by Artificial Intelligence boosts the performance of online shops and marketplaces. Displaying personalised, visually similar items in product recommendations improves relevance and increases conversion rates, especially in fashion and furniture related e-commerce.

  1. Pikd

pikd is an artificial intelligence company with a deep background in machine learning and video technology. It combines research with years of hands-on experience in developing automation solutions and state-of-the-art computing infrastructure.

  1. Planet AI

Planet-AI is a science and R&D driven software company with deep roots in Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and neural networks. Planet-AI brings to market software toolkits (SDK) that are easily integrated into end-to-end partner applications or operating systems.

  1. RAYPACK.Ai

RAYPACK.Ai builds AI-based solutions for visual computing and offers products for face recognition, video analysis, object detection and pose recognition.

  1. TwentyBn

TwentyBN is a computer vision company that builds advanced machine learning systems that understand the video. They work with clients in industries like smart home or automotive to enhance the performance of video applications for activity recognition and human-machine interaction.

Industry 4.0

  1. Actyx

Actyx solves hard technical problems, constantly working toward a vision of smart, adaptive, sustainable and efficient manufacturing.

  1. Arago

Arago’s solutions are built to automate enterprise IT and business operations. With their approach to intelligent IT and business operations automation, a machine with human problem-solving skills is taught by the experts.

  1. Anacode

Anacode is driven by a team of professionals in the fields of Deep Learning, NLP and international business. They develop analytics solutions which help companies to get an independent and unbiased understanding of their target markets.

  1. Connective Elements

Connective Elements is Robotic Process Automation company for innovation management, strategic business development. They offer improved cost efficiency through the more efficient use of resources (server, storage, network, etc.) and reduced license costs.

  1. Cogista

Cogista provides solutions for operations strategy & configuration, production, supply chain management, predictive maintenance and production/quality control. Cogista solutions cover strategic, tactical and execution operations challenges while their solutions enable a jump start and an industrial standardization.

  1. Evertracker

Evertracker is a platform technology that gathers gapless real-time positioning data through connected devices, such as GPS, Bluetooth, RFID, or else. It analyses them in real-time, compares them to historical information and correlates them to existing sources, such as traffic or weather.

  1. Innoplexus

INNOPLEXUS is helping organisations move to continuous decision-making by generating broader, deeper and faster insights from structured and unstructured private and public data leveraging cutting-edge, patented Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and advanced analytics technologies.

  1. Integrana.AI

Integrana GmbH develops AI solutions and products on behalf of the customer. It advises the customer comprehensively on Machine Learning, AI, Data Science and Business Intelligence as well as supports the implementation.

  1. Kahaura

Kahaura enables businesses to develop and implement AI solutions according to their requirements. They specialise in AI, IT-Consulting and Software-Development

  1. KI-Group

KI-Group helps enterprises to build the business of future. KI group believes in cutting-edge technologies, and trusts in the power of motivated open-minded individuals with tech- and entrepreneurial mindsets

  1. Konux

The KONUX technology uses Artificial Intelligence to help clients to monitor their infrastructure continuously and to improve their operations. The end-to-end sensor data solution empowers industrial and rail companies to reach a new level of asset performance.

  1. Micropsi

micropsi industries use reinforcement learning to generate dynamic, sensor-driven behaviour for industrial robots. micropsi sectors add a third option for behaviour that needs to adapt dynamically to the environment, driven by camera images or force sensors.

  1. Neokami

Neokami's core platform has been optimised to solve a focused set of today’s pressing data security problems. The product enables companies to discover, classify and help secure sensitive data in the cloud, on-premise, or across their physical assets.

  1. Njoin

The n-join system immediately begins listening to all of a factory's machine-to-machine communications, analysing that data in real time, and providing robust, customised tools and insights to plant engineers and managers alike.

  1. Renumics

At Renumics the proprietary machine learning techniques enable their customers to automate their CAE workflows easily and to access them from simple, easy-to-use interfaces.

  1. Sota Solutions

Sota solutions let visions and technological lead become true. It uses the company’s flood of data to simulate, shape and improve their most important processes.

  1. Tngtech

Tngtech supports its customers with state-of-the-art tools and innovative ideas. Their mission is to analyze and solve the strategic or routine IT problems which customers face.

  1. True physics

True physics aim is to support processes which are highly dependent on data generated at runtime or which have a high proportion of mechanical interaction between workpieces, tools and robots.

  1. Thingsthinking

ThingsTHINKING differs from known approaches in NLP/NLU since it analyzes the meaning of concepts (aka semantics) of natural language. Therefore thingsTHINKING runs comprehensive and precise analyses, not unlike a human agent.

  1. Theum

Theum synthesises complex pools of documents into powerful, virtual subject-matter experts that use AI to deliver clear, complete, ready-to-use answers to every question.

  1. Unifiedinbox

Unified Inbox Pte Ltd. develops and operates an intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) messaging platform called Unification Engine (UE). UE is a messaging platform that enables products and software to communicate with people and things and delivers solutions for smart homes, cities, and enterprises.

  1. Xamla

Xamla focuses on adaptive robotics using AI processes. The goal is - together with the worldwide robotics community - to ring in the era of Personal-Robots. Robots are taught to see, feel, and understand the composition of a scene, and enable the programming of intelligent robot behaviour

Infotainment

  1. 149 Technologies

149 Technologies focus is to combine the proprietary context engine with machine learning technology, so it makes your calendar a bit more helpful every day - allowing to accomplish tasks faster and to access information relevant to different events quickly, all in a single place.

  1. Aivy

Aivy aim is to gain a deeper understanding of the intrinsic motivation behind the user’s actions by finding patterns in factors that influence our everyday lives and determine actions.

  1. Gigaaa

gigaaa is a personal assistant as well as a chat messenger. The mission of gigaaa is to make organising your free time and related activities as easy as possible.

  1. Sensape

Sensape develops an artificial perception of infotainment systems. They offer the technology to interact with shopping windows or shop applications.

  1. Tawny

Tawny is a dedicated company to the fascinating breakthrough-technology of Emotion AI. Because today, machines, robots and intelligent agents have an emotional quotient (EQ) of zero. The company aims to change this shortly in a world where smart things are adapting to human emotions to be more efficient, comfortable, healthy and safe.

Infrastructure

  1. Rise.ML

RiseML adds support for Machine Learning workloads and frameworks like TensorFlow. With RiseML, you can easily track experiments, run distributed learning experiments across multiple nodes, and perform hyperparameter optimization.

  1. Understand.ai

Understand.ai provides high-quality image annotation for autonomous driving, satellite imagery and medicine.

Retail and e-commerce

  1. Blue Yonder

Blue Yonder combines brilliant software engineering with world-class data science and a unique cloud-based platform for predictive applications. With its numerous projects, they offer customers predictive analytics solutions for optimal decision-making – automated and in real time.

  1. Cartwatch

Cartwatch is a start-up company which develops solutions for article surveillance and anti-theft protection based on the latest technology in Computer Vision and Deep-Learning.

  1. Eyequant

EyeQuant’s mission is simple: they help companies design websites that stand the test of attention and help users find what they are looking for immediately. EyeQuant-optimised websites evidently communicate benefits quicker, provide a much better user experience and yield significantly higher conversion rates.

  1. Fedger.io

Fedger uses advanced algorithms and machine intelligence to collect, structure, enrich and contextualise web data on demand and make it accessible via a simple to use micro apis in near-time.

  1. SO1

Experts of SO1 have built a cross-retailer promotion platform based on cutting-edge algorithms and seamless (offline) retail integration. On this platform, both brands and retailers can target consumers indeed individually and in real-time.

  1. Wunderai

Wunderai is building real-time cognitive AI applications to help brands to get nearer to the customers and grow through higher marketing effectiveness.

Sales and Marketing

  1. Alexjacobi

Alexjacobi is an AI company which builds algorithms to use data as the centrepiece of creative ideas, not to justify them. And it uses them to create audiovisual communication that is relevant, respectful and authentic to every human.

  1. Adtelligence

The Adtelligence Personalization Cloud, a SaaS solution, optimizes the user experience of e-commerce shops, mobile sites and online portals by leveraging big data and machine learning.

  1. Goedle.io

Based on Machine Learning, goedle.io's B2B service predicts user churn in freemium apps and utilizes this information to retain users by means of re-targeting

  1. Inbot Ambassador

Inbot helps innovative B2B businesses to get warm introductions to potential customers globally. It supports to build trust, provide social proof, and rapidly grow businesses B2B sales globally.

  1. Neuroflash

Rapid Market-Research based on Neuro-Science and Big-Data. Neuroflash focus is on testing visual and verbal marketing material in the target audience and provide reliable results within days.

  1. Qymantix

Qymatix Solutions specialises in the field of predictive sales analytics for B2B using Artificial Intelligence. Qymatix develops and commercialises a SaaS Solution that enables sales leaders in medium-sized business-to-business enterprises to achieve a much higher business success rate through better marketing decisions.

  1. The SAAS Co

The Saas.co mission is to make sales easy with LISA, an Artificial Intelligence assistant for sales and customer care that reads, understands, categorises and drafts emails.

 

Software Development

  1. Acellere

Acellere has developed an intelligent software analytics platform called Gamma, as a part of their mission to start a global movement for clean code.

  1. Deckard

Deckard Intelligence is the AI engine that learns about the structure and performance of a software development team and substitutes hundreds of hours of imprecise human work with reliable and objective: estimations, alerts and benchmarks.

  1. Lateral

Lateral uses machine learning to solve the discoverability problem, and it helps companies leverage their internal knowledge, as well as high-value external sources so that employees can easily find the relevant expertise and documents they require to complete their work.

 

Text & Document

 

  1. Ambiverse

Ambiverse develops technologies to understand, analyse, and manage Big Text collections automatically. Ambiverse is built on years of state-of-the-art research in text analytics.

  1. Leverton

Leverton develops and applies disruptive deep learning technologies to extract, structure and manage data from corporate documents in more than 20 languages. Their platform empowers corporations and investors to be more efficient and effective with their data and document management.

  1. SearchInk

SearchInk is a machine intelligence company that unlocks knowledge and unleashes human resources. Based in Berlin, it serves enterprise customers to extract structured data from arbitrary documents.

  1. Smacc

Smacc is software that digitises and automates accounting and associated financial processes. It provides companies with constant, up-to-date access to business management data and analyses. Searching for receipts is also a thing of the past. Open interfaces allow integration into existing ERP and accounting systems such as SAP or Xero.

  1. Synergist

synergist.io is used by procurement departments, commercial teams and alternative legal service providers to execute high-volumes of recurring contracts with minimal effort.

16. February 2018
Posted by aisolab
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Artificial Intelligence is about to find its way into all areas of modern society. Up to now, however, the focus has been on areas of application that are less common, such as medicine, research and high technology. A short time later, the world of private entertainment and mobility followed: intelligent assistants in smartphones and cars as well as in consumer electronics and the web. Now AI is also penetrating into an area that is an integral part of everyday life outside the home: daily shopping.

The Amazon company, known primarily as an online wholesaler, is launching the concept of an intelligent supermarket. The company opened its first Amazon Go Supermarket in Seattle, Washington, in January 2018. The aim here is to offer customers everyday shopping, especially of foodstuffs, in a new, simplified form: no queuing at the checkout, no scanning of barcodes, no employees. The customer enters the shop, takes goods from the shelves, inserts them and leaves the store, ready. The amount due is debited from the customer's Amazon account, and the products withdrawn are deducted from stock in inventory accounting.

What sounds so simple, requires some intelligent technology in the background and shopping doesn't work without any prerequisites: Customers need the (free) Amazon Go-App and log in when entering the shop by having the system scan a QR-Code from their smartphone. After that, however, the phone can be plugged in safely, because from that point and on the Artificial Intelligence of charging with its learning algorithm takes over the process. While the system continuously monitors them via camera and personal identification, customers take the goods from the shelves, which in turn act as scales. The withdrawn number of pieces of a product is credited to the customer in the virtual shopping cart; goods are deleted. When the purchase is finished, the AI registers it when the customer leaves the shop and debits his Amazon account shortly after that with the amount due.

The decisive technological progress in this respect is undoubtedly the naturalness with which the transfer of goods and money takes place. Customers do not have to scan in commodities, and the purchase is made under constant visual and sensory control of the AI, without trust in the honesty of the customers. But Amazon's intelligent supermarket cannot do without personnel: Employees provide support for the supply of goods on the shelves, prepare ready-to-eat food and supervise the sale of alcohol to comply with legal requirements. Amazon's statements on the question of whether the new concept is a feasibility study or the prototype of an entire chain of stores is also unclear. Generally speaking, Amazon's advance may be seen as part of a development that is increasingly changing the way the food and retail trade functions and looks: Gradually, cash registers and staff disappear from the shops, and the supermarket becomes - according to the vision - an intelligent autonomous system.