Artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing, for all their sometimes-minute differences, are all the rage right now in the Silicon Valley tech bubble and beyond. Dozens of new AI and cognitive startups are cropping up, using talent snapped up from both established companies and straight out of Computer Science departments at the most prestigious universities around the globe. The startup world is littered with failed companies that tried to pitch their new product to every business under the sun. Instead of specializing and focusing down on their expertise, they tried to appeal to everyone. Not so for the most successful AI/cognitive startups these days. They’re either building their businesses with a niche in mind, or pivoting in that way as soon as they realize their generalist business model will get crushed by likes of Google and Facebook.
When AI/cognitive startups applications help enterprises discover and take advantage of their dark data, this new information can be used to create better personalization experiences for customers. Considering how Amazon and Netflix have proved the value of personalization a dozen times over, more enterprises are scrambling to figure out how they can offer the same type of “concierge” service that Mezi’s CEO sought in a highly automated way.
Similar to targeting certain specific verticals, many startups instead seem to be looking at the tech giants they love, finding out where AI and ognitive startups applications might be able to help them the most, and building just that. The idea seems foolproof: Create something you know a tech giant needs, and wait for them to throw a healthy stack of cash at you.
In this special edition on Cognitive Startups, we have featured PinkLion.AI on the cover page of the magazine as it is one of the first companies in the market to offer an AI-first approach for game testing. PinkLion offers AI-powered testing tools that help testers, developers, DevOps engineers, and product managers release remarkable games faster than ever. The company offers AI-powered software tools that help enterprise software and gaming application testers, developers, DevOps engineers, and product managers release remarkable apps faster. PinkLion supports clients with strategy, test automation, and data analytics through its partnership with test.ai—the world's first truly AI-powered test automation solution. PinkLion acts as the integration layer between people, processes, and AI. The company’s AI-first approach has helped its client ditch the traditional test pyramid, and its clients can automate UI tests at the beginning of the development process instead of at the end.
We also have selected Cleareye.ai to be on the list of 15 Most Promising Cognitive Startups for 2019 due to the platform that the company provides to enable Banks to offer its customers the service innovation and quality offered by cutting edge Fintechs without disrupting their processes
We present to you, “15 Most Promising Cognitive Startups - 2019.”