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Fourth Annual AI Breakthrough Awards Program Honors "Breakthrough" Artificial Intelligence Technologies
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International Awards Program Recognizes Standout AI and Machine Learning Solutions and Companies

AI Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Artificial Intelligence (AI) market, today announced the results of its fourth annual AI Breakthrough Awards program, showcasing technologies and companies that drive innovation and exemplify the best in artificial intelligence related technology solutions across the globe.

The AI Breakthrough Awards program is the premier awards and recognition platform founded to recognize artificial intelligence related technology innovators, leaders and visionaries from around the world.

The annual awards program honors AI excellence, innovation and success in a range of AI and machine learning related categories, including AI and Machine Learning Platforms, Smart Robotics, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Natural Language Processing, industry specific AI applications and many more. This year's program attracted more than 2,850 nominations from over 17 different countries throughout the world.

"While this past year was profoundly challenging, the maturing AI industry had a breakout year by substantially increasing its impact on the world with compelling artificial intelligence applications that played a crucial role in saving lives and driving economic resilience," said James Johnson, managing director, AI Breakthrough. "As spending on research, development and deployment of AI technologies continues to rise, and AI technologies increasingly find their way into our everyday personal and business lives, we are proud to recognize the breakthrough solutions and companies addressing the world's most complex issues with artificial intelligence technology. We extend our sincerest congratulations to the 2021 AI Breakthrough Award winners."

All award nominations were evaluated by an independent panel of experts within the AI industry, with the winning products and companies selected based on a variety of considerations, including innovation, design and user-experience, as well as overall technological advancement for their respective categories.

The 2021 AI Breakthrough Award winners include:

Industry Leadership
Best AI Solution for Big Data: Pure Storage, AIRI®
AI Hardware Innovation Award: DDN A³I Storage Solutions
Best AI Startup: Logically
Best Artificial Intelligence Company CEO: Jennifer Bisceglie, Interos
Best Overall AI Solution: BMC Helix Operations Management with AIOps
Best Overall AI Company: Celonis

AI Platforms
Best Machine Learning Company: cnvrg.io
Best Deep Learning Platform: Q.ai
Best Overall AI Platform: WekaIO

Business Intelligence & Analytics
Best Predictive Analytics Platform: EcoEnergy Insights, CORTIX™ platform
Best Predictive Analytics Solution: Xactly Corporation, Xactly Forecasting
Best BI Visualization Solution: Pelican by Nabler
Best Overall AI-based Analytics Solution: Contentsquare
Best Overall AI-based Analytics Company: Skai

Natural Language Processing (NLP)
Best Natural Language Understanding (NLU) Solution: Infinia ML
Best NLP Platform: Sensory Inc.
Best Natural Language Generation Platform: Cognizant
Best Overall NLP Company: IBM

Virtual Agents & Bots
Best Informational Bot Solution: TELUS International, Agent Assist Chatbot
Best Virtual Agent Solution: Verint IVA Professional (Pro) Package

Computer Vision
Best Intelligent Word Recognition Solution: Capgemini, AnGee
Best Handwriting Recognition Solution: Hyperscience
Best Overall Computer Vision Solution: Grabango
Best Overall Computer Vision Company: Tractable

Decision Management
Best Decision Management Solution: Red Hat, Red Hat Decision Manager
Best Decision Management Company: Fundbox

Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
Best Robotic Process Automation Solution: Blue Yonder, Robotics Hub
Best Robotic Process Automation Company: HGS

Virtual Reality
Best Use of Virtual Reality for Retail Applications: Zensar Technologies
Best Overall Use of AI for Virtual Reality: Clay AIR

Vertical Industry Applications    
Best AI-based Solution for Cybersecurity: F5, F5 Shape Enterprise Defense
Best AI-based Solution for Financial Services: Moody's Analytics, Credit Sentiment Score™
Best AI-based Solution for Customer Service: Everise
Best AI-based Solution for Transportation: Halfspace.io
Best AI-based Solution for Advertising: AdTheorent
Best AI-based Solution for Marketing: Outlier
Best AI-based Solution for Workforce Management: eightfold
Best AI-based Solution for Sales: Marchex
Best AI-based Solution for Legal: BlackBoiler
Best AI-based Solution for Data Science: Austin Data Labs

About AI Breakthrough
Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the AI Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in Artificial Intelligence technologies, services, companies and products. The AI Breakthrough Awards provide public recognition for the achievements of AI companies and products in categories including AI Platforms, Robotics, Business Intelligence, AI Hardware, NLP, Vision, Biometrics and more. For more information visit AIBreakthroughAwards.com.