As technology continues to move at breakneck speed, we today have more power in our pockets than we had in our homes in the 1990s. However, in the last few years, scientists have commenced major breakthroughs in a fascinating concept of science fiction—Artificial Intelligence—by learning and exploiting the principles of human neural networks. And today, AI is astonishingly transforming industries from entertainment and retail to human resources and healthcare alike.
Naturally, 81 percent of today’s IT leaders are hugely investing or planning to invest in AI, with Digital Marketing Automation, Salesforce Automation, and Data Analytics being the three major areas ripe for AI adoption. On the contrary, from the consumers’ perspective, 63 percent contemplates AI, not as a corporate tool to increase automation, but as an emerging technology disruption that can be leveraged to tackle global challenges. Perceiving this phenomenal advancement drift, AI is sternly positioned to democratize the ability for people across the globe to have equal access to services, ultimately, pushing the world and life of its eight billion people closer towards an era of abundance.
In this scenario, recent reports have mentioned that among more than 2,200 AI start-ups spread across the global map, well over 50 percent of them have emerged in the last couple of years. As CIOs continue to mandatorily integrate AI into their IT stacks, the editorial panel at APAC CIO Outlook has funnelled down the top-notch AI solution providers who are at the vanguard, in terms of innovation and services expertise.
In the following list, we bring to you this year’s "25 Most Recommended Artificial Intelligence Companies 2017".