Inc. Magazine – We’re in the Wild West of artificial intelligence development and it is indeed an exciting time. Whether you fear AI or are part of the revolution, the rapid pace of development is showing no signs of slowing down.
With advanced AI solutions popping up from every corner of the United States, AI is an equal-opportunist: a national landscape for developers across the country to shine. Tech giants like IBM and Microsoft are constantly iterating artificial intelligence engines to perform tasks from object recognition to transcription, and Watson is a household name-the AI landscape leaders are set, right?
The limitation of AI tech coming out of these mega-companies is usability-applying the tech to extract meaningful, actionable data. It works, but does it matter?
Startups and scale-ups around the country are applying AI across various industries to give everyone from marketers to police the time-saving computing power of artificial intelligence.
Below, we rounded up five startups and scale-ups outside of Silicon Valley who are making waves in AI technology:
Veritone, Inc., AI operating system
The AI market lies in the current state of artificial narrow intelligence-with many single cognitive engines performing one task well. A company from a small beach town is taking us a step closer towards artificial general intelligence, wherein such a system could theoretically perform any task of which a human is capable.
Veritone has developed the Veritone Platform, an open-developer ecosystem that combines the power of third-party cognitive engines and unlocks data from linear files like radio and TV broadcasts, police bodycam footage and call-center conversations.
The “orchestration layer” of the platform selects the best engines for the task (some from the giants listed above), which are put together to reveal real-time, multivariate insights from users’ data.
For one of its most powerful applications, Veritone partnered with VIEVU to apply AI analysis to police body and dash-cam footage. Law enforcement can search thousands of hours of footage and recognize voices, faces, objects and keywords, with the click of a mouse, saving hours of time and solving crimes faster.