Artificial intelligence is clearly on the mind of the biggest companies in tech. Of note, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently called the development of artificial intelligence one of his top three key goals over the next 10 years. IBM launched a $100M Watson venture fund in January. And Google has already acquired a handful of AI startups including DeepMind Technologies of the UK for $500M.
With big moves taking place in the space, we took a look in the CB Insights database to pick a few up-and-coming startups that might be worth keeping an eye on in machine learning, natural language processing and who are working in the area of AI
These startups are seed or Series A companies that have received funding since the start of 2013.
|Early-Stage Artificial Intelligence Startups to Watch|
|Name||Logo||Description||Disclosed VC Funding||Select Investors|
|Wit.ai||API for Siri-like voice interfaces||$3M||Andreessen Horowitz, NEA, Ignition Partners|
|Idibon||Natural language processing to structure data from different languages||$6.9M||Khosla Ventures, Morningside Group, Samsung Ventures|
|Alchemy API||Deep learning for NLP and image recognition capabilities via API||$2M||Access Venture Partners|
|Expect Labs||Developer platform for powering voice interfaces across devices and apps||$2.4M||Google Ventures, Greylock Partners, Liberty Global Ventures, Intel Capital|
|Enlitic||Deep learning for medical imaging||$2M||Data Collective, Amplify Partners|
|Wise.io||Machine learning as a service||$2.6M||Voyager Capital|
|Nervana Systems||Hardware for deep learning applications||$3.9M||Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Allen & Company, AME Cloud Ventures|
|PredictionIO||Open source machine learning server||$2.5M||Azure Capital Partners, QuestVP, CrunchFund|
|Scaled Inference||Stealth company developing general AI cloud services||$4M||Tencent, Felicis Ventures, Khosla Ventures|
|Kasisto||Conversational AI platform for enterprise mobile apps||$2.25M||New York Angels, Two Sigma Ventures, SRI International, BBVA|
|x.ai||AI-powered personal assistant||$2.1M||Softbank Capital, IA Ventures, Lerer-Hippeau Ventures|
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