5 Coolest Artificial Intelligence Companies in India that are on Everyone’s Dream List
By Aditi Bhat
Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning are two buzzwords that have got the opinions of business leaders and tech entrepreneur as divided as chalk and cheese. As Elon Musk puts it, “AI will be the best or worst thing ever for humanity”.
There has been a lot of cutting-edge work going on in the fields of AI and DL, especially by Indian companies. Here’s our watch list of 5 coolest AI and DL companies in India.
1. Braina AI
Founded in 2013 by Akash Shastri, Braina AI provides a single window environment to control your computer and perform wide range of tasks using voice commands. It can take a dictation (speech to text), search information on the Internet, it can play the songs you want to hear, it can open or search files on your computer, and it can set alarms and reminders
Braina is not a Siri or Cortana replica but rather a powerful personal and office productivity software. It isn't just like a chat-bot; its priority is to be super functional and to assist in doing tasks.
So what can you expect to do at Braina? Well, the aim of the company is to make Braina a digital assistant that can understand, think and even learn from experience like a human brain. So, if you’re looking to develop the next generation of AI-based interaction software, Braina is your best bet.
Niki.AI is India’s indigenous AI powered chat-bot that intends to make your online ordering process more convenient. What started as just an Android app is now available as a chat-bot on Facebook. The future versions of Niki will see an integration with Slack and Whatsapp.
Backed by bigwigs like Ratan Tata and Ronnie Screwwala, this Natural Language Processing based chat-bot understands your words and provides recommendations for shopping. It eases your online payments by offering utility payments across industries like recharge, bill payments, hotel and travel bookings etc.
In a nutshell, Niki leverages natural language processing and machine learning, and presents a chat-based natural language user interface where users can interact with Niki in their language of choice.
At Niki. AI, expect to develop cutting edge chat-bot related technologies, which can make business-customer interactions smoother – by integrating local language support as well as voice-integration into the chat-bots.
3. Absentia VR
A couple of years ago, Samsung and Google took us by storm by introducing Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard. However, we haven’t heard much about VR ever since. Absentia VR, a start-up founded by three BITS Pilani dropouts, aims to bring back VR by bridging the gap between the potential of VR and the immersive experience it was designed to offer. It is currently also working on Norah.ai, a breakthrough AI system that can help in generating games on the fly! You can use 3D models and animations to create highly interactive games.
At Absentia VR, you can help the indie-gaming industry speed up its process game production by developing and enhancing Norah – which will allow game developers to create game assets, animations, and stories in a jiffy!
4. Sig Tuple
Since decades, one of the biggest hopes that evolving technology has brought for humanity is that of improved healthcare. Sig Tuple is a start-up that has developed a system to diagnose and screen medical conditions more accurately and faster by using AI-powered visual data solutions. Sig Tuple bagged the highest amount of funding among all healthcare based AI start-ups, with a Series A funding of $5.8 million.
Here you can help develop an artificial intelligence platform called Manthana (मंथन), which helps analyse visual medical data efficiently. Manthana can help healthcare professionals work on five major high-volume, screening processes of the healthcare industry – analysis of peripheral blood smears, OCT scans and chest x-rays.
How often do you talk to a chat-bot and get an impersonal feeling? Supertext.ai is a start-up that aims to make chat-bots more conversational, personal, and fun. The company provides solutions to clients in businesses like e-commerce, media, fin-tech, and travel, and boasts of clients like Flipkart and ESPN to name a few. By using natural language processing, it is able to make sense of unstructured data and give relevant replies to the users.
USP’s of Supertext include automatic collection of user data, usage of Natural Language Processing (NLP) algorithms to make sense of unstructured text, and run context sensitive applications within chat to help users during sales process.
What you can look forward to at Supertext?
Develop cutting-edge chat-bot technology that helps businesses create powerful applications and entire business processes through chat.
These are just 5 of the many cool start-ups that are doing impressive work in the field of AI and DL. The demand for skilled techies who can work on Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning is increasing by the day.