Don’t fear smart computers—these companies are using AI to prevent disease, predict food shortages, and more.
While artificial intelligence isn’t likely to come for your job anytime soon (no matter how many dystopian movies say otherwise), AI and machine learning are already automating and improving many everyday tasks, like mobile search or the organization of your family photos. AI is also helping a new breed of companies disrupt industries from medical research to agriculture. Computers can’t yet replace humans, but they can do a great job handling the mundane clutter of our lives. And that’s why every major tech company is eager to hop on board.
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For developing a photographic memory
For embedding Watson where it’s needed most
For accelerating mobile search with artificial intelligence
For giving digital services the power of human speech
05. ZEBRA MEDICAL VISION
For using deep learning to predict and prevent disease
For making masterpieces out of snapshots
07. IRIS AI
For speeding up scientific research by surfacing relevant data
For serving up a universe of relevant pins to each and every user
For helping startups make their mark without any legal confusion
10. DESCARTES LABS
For preventing food shortages by predicting crop yields
This article is part of our coverage of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2017.