AIconics Awards San Francisco 2019: Shortlist announced

These are the brightest minds and the most innovative companies in AI

by Max Smolaks 16 September 2019

Every year, the AI Summit highlights businesses and individuals that are reshaping the emerging AI market.

In 2019, 13 awards celebrating the rebels and the visionaries will find their owners in a prestigious ceremony, to be held on September 24 at the Golden Ballroom of the Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco.

More than 300 entries from all over the world have been evaluated by our esteemed panel of 13 independent judges, and the best have been identified below.

New categories for 2019 include Corporate Innovation In AI, AI For Good, and AI Innovator Of The Year.

And now, the shortlist (in no particular order):

Best Application of AI in Healthcare

  • Lenovo
  • John Snow Labs
  • Medial EarlySign
  • Clinithink
  • NetApp

Best Application of AI in The Enterprise

  • JDA Software
  • Stratifyd 4.0
  • Darktrace
  • Interactions
  • LiveTiles
  • Baidu
  • Digitate

AI For Good

  • Noodle.ai
  • Sana Labs
  • Baidu
  • Genpact
  • Giant Oak

Best AI Start-up

  • MEDO.ai
  • SparkBeyond
  • Contextere
  • Noodle.ai
  • UIB

Best Application of AI in Customer Service

  • Clarabridge
  • Bank of America
  • Valyant AI
  • CSS Corp
  • Artificial Solutions
  • Guavas

Best Innovation in NLP

  • Cognizant
  • Interactions
  • Clinithink
  • Weave
  • Publicis Sapient
  • John Snow Labs

Best Application of AI in Financial Services

  • BioCatch
  • Nuance Communications
  • SparkBeyond
  • WorkFusion
  • Hexaware Technologies

Best Innovation in Intelligent Automation

  • IBM
  • Paychex
  • M-Files Corporation
  • American Express
  • ABBYY
  • Dynatrace
  • Darktrace
  • Conga

Best Innovation in AI Hardware

  • Run:AI
  • WekaIO
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Samsung Electronics
  • NURO

Corporate Innovation in AI

  • Lenovo
  • Autodesk
  • Functionize
  • Realogy
  • American Express
  • Paychex

Best Innovation in Deep Learning

  • Cognizant
  • Deep Instinct
  • Cambridge Consultants
  • Pure Storage
  • QiO Technologies

Best Application of AI for Sales and Marketing

  • Cognizant
  • Conga
  • GumGum
  • Ignite Sales Inc
  • Conversica
  • Artificial Solutions

AI Innovator of The Year (popular vote)

  • Beena Ammanath, CTO for AI at Deloitte
  • Ajay Bhalla, President of Cyber & Intelligence Solutions at Mastercard
  • Alan Boehme, Global CTO at Procter & Gamble
  • Sandy Carter, Vice President at Amazon Web Services
  • Steve Chien, Senior Research Scientist, Autonomous Systems at NASA
  • Nicole Eagan, CEO at Darktrace
  • Zoubin Ghahramani, Chief Scientist at Uber
  • Jeanine Heck, VP of AI Product at Comcast
  • Keoki Jackson, CTO at Lockheed Martin
  • Allie Miller, US Head of Artificial Intelligence, Growth for Startups & Venture Capital at Amazon / AWS
  • Tess Posner, CEO at AI4all
  • Thomas Stubbs, Vice President, Engineering and Innovation at The Coca-Cola Company