There is normally a lot of hype around any new tech that comes into the horizon. Specially those VC’s think will deliver the next bunch of Unicorns. Last year it was Blockchain (and the mad rush of ICO’s when unthinkable amounts of money was raised on the back of white papers). This year it is AI/ML. There is hardly a product that does not have a customer slide on AI. And how their cutting edge disruption will be driven by AI. A lot are deep fakes. Some are onto something. A lot simple decision tree based outputs.
CB Insights listed the most promising 100 AI startups beginning of this year. Here are a sample. There are all of 5 companies listed in Ad, Sales and Marketing (Gong, Unbabel, Gamalon, Fullstory and Bounce). Other top sectors include Auto, Healthcare, Semiconductor, Data Management, Cybersecurity and Fintech.
It would be worthwhile looking at each sector and then at each company to see how they are approaching their respective industries. The top funded companies list is also eyeopening. Hint: They do not necessarily belong to US. Take a look. Link in the first comment.
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