Thursday, June 7, 2018

"Top-10 Artificial Intelligence Startups in Germany"

From Nanalyze:
Ask any American to tell you three things about Germany and the first thing out of their mouth will be Oktoberfest, likely because they’ve “always wanted to go there”. Germany isn’t just about attractive buxom blondes serving beer though. That’s such a dated, narrow-minded stereotype. Germany doesn’t just have attractive blonds, they also have attractive brunettes. Yes, zee Germans are quite proud of their country’s natural beauty, but it’s not only skin deep. Germans have a strong work ethic, which is why they have the biggest economy in the EU (by  nominal GDP), and which also helps explain why many of them lack a sense of humor. That’s why when Mutti Merkel announced plans to build an artificial intelligence center with the French, we wanted to know more about the state of AI in Germany.

With the US, China, and Russia at the forefront of AI development, the EU has a lot of catching up to do. Both France and the UK have announced billion-dollar AI investments to boost their capabilities. Germany, the stable juggernaut of the EU, seems conspicuously absent from the frontlines. According to Georgia Tech professor and AI specialist Sebastian Pokuttathis, this can be put down to systemic issues, but that doesn’t mean nothing’s happening. Let’s take a look at the top AI players in this historically conservative economy.

Top-10 Artificial Intelligence Startups in Germany
 It’s Like Siri for Health
Most people may not know that Berlin is 9X the size of Paris, and it’s where 6 of our 10 startups hail from. Founded in 2016, Berlin-based Ada Health has raised $69 million to develop a virtual assistant, not unlike a Siri for health. Joining a slew of mobile health startups out there, Ada is an AI-powered “personal health companion” that looks at your symptoms through a conversational interface on your mobile and offers probable causes. Have you ever browsed WebMD because of a particularly resilient cough and found you might be terminally ill? This is what Ada helps you avoid....

That "9x the size" is area not population, it's sort of the Prussian Houston.

Previously from Nanalyze:
"The Top-10 French Artificial Intelligence Startups"
Top 10 British Artificial Intelligence Startups