I think most of the you who is reading this knows what artificial intelligence is, and some of you might also know how it works. The Artificial Intelligence, which is also called as AI, has been undeniably and successfully grown over the past few years. A lot of companies has been working on this technology, even big companies like Facebook and Google are adapting AI.
If you know what an artificial intelligence is, then skip this part and just proceed to the next part. However, to those who doesn’t know what and how Artificial Intelligence works, let me help you by giving you different kinds of meaning from the internet “AI the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.”
“Artificial intelligence (AI), the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings. The term is frequently applied to the project of developing systems endowed with the intellectual processes characteristic of humans, such as the ability to reason, discover meaning, generalize, or learn from past experience. Since the development of the digital computer in the 1940s, it has been demonstrated that computers can be programmed to carry out very complex tasks—as, for example, discovering proofs for mathematical theorems or playing chess—with great proficiency.”
“Artificial intelligence (AI) is an area of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans. Some of the activities computers with artificial intelligence are designed for include: Speech recognition, Learning, Planning, Problem solving”
These are the top 5 Artificial Intelligence companies
Deepmind is not a product company, that is why Deepmind may sound new to your ears if you are not really into technology. However, Deepmind is considered on top when you are talking about AI research. Topics like Deep Reinforcement Learning, Bayesian Neural Nets, Robotics, and transfer learning are some of their known and well-respected publications by the research and tech community. Whenever Deepmind published their research papers, people immediately read it. As soon as Deepmind put out their research papers, it is expected that it is on top of Reddit’s Machine Learning page and sometimes on Hacker News. Even the famous Google acquired Deepmind.
The people they hire are mostly from Oxford and Cambridge, which are known as the major leader in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning research in Europe.
Google has this team called Google brain. It has a lot of sub-teams wherein the major software project in one of the Brain’s team is TensorFlow, as well as its own Tensor AI chip project. Before, their projects were focused on engineering-heavy. However, through the capabilities and possibilities of what AI can do, Google has invested so much in advancing artificial intelligence. For the past four years, Google was able to develop 12 AI startups. The same with Deepmind and FAIR, Brain also has a lot of employees which concentrates on long-term AI research. In fact, last year, 20 papers from Brain were accepted in ICLR 2017 and four were selected for orals.
Nevertheless, they use their products to improve their services instead of selling it in the market.
Facebook AI Research or also known as FAIR is a branch of the social media platform Facebook. It also has a good reputation when talking about AI. The company has already made four AI-related acquisitions, one of them is Ozlo. Ozlo was designed as a virtual assistant and help users in using messenger. Language-domain problem is one of the FAIR’s papers big focus. They have a total of four artificial intelligence laboratories all around the world.
FAIR also only hire people with PhDs.
A non-profit company that aims to develop AI and helps people. The company collaborates with other institutions and researchers freely by allowing their research and patents open to the public. The company offers open source tools. Despite having a small crew of about 50 people, the company has a top-notch employee. Ilya Sutskever, John Schulman, Pieter Abbeel, Andrej Karpathy, Durk Kingma, and Ian Goodfellow were some of their top-notch employees. Some of their famous research is Gym and Universe. Their research papers are also widely-read.
They are known to be the greatest AI group in China. They are working on projects like home assistants, aids for the blind, and self-driving cars. Baidu SVAIL and Baidu Institute of Deep Learning are also one of the best places to go to do research. However, they have some issues with their reputation. They have scandals and were also called as a copycat tech company.
So these are the top 5 AI companies, if you think we have missed out something, please comment them down below. Also, don’t forget to share this to your tech friends!