Celebrating Innovation in the Artificial Intelligence for Business Community

The world-renowned, independently-judged awards celebrating the drive, innovation and hard work in the international Artificial Intelligence for Business Community.
The awards provide innovators from around the globe with the platform to showcase themselves to their peers as well as millions of enterprise end-users.


In 2017 the AIconics will hold two award ceremonies, covering both the EMEA and US markets. A highlight of The AI Summits in London and San Francisco, ceremonies attract an audience of 2000+ CxOs from the world’s leading organisations.
After receiving 300+ entries in 2016, this year the AIconics is expecting a record number of applications and thus fiercer competition for each award – covering Europe, the US and for the first time, Asia – featuring the most exciting start-ups to Silicon Valley giants.
This year’s awards will feature eight categories, recognising industry leaders across a broad spectrum of AI technologies, and will be judged by a panel of world-class AI experts, including senior leaders from VCs, academia and enterprise end-users.


Winning an award brings industry-wide recognition, raises your company’s profile and increases awareness of its brand and products. You would join an elite group of previous winners – including HCL Technologies, TCS, IAG, Artificial Solutions and x.ai to name just a few.


Reporting on the AIconics are mainstream international media, including Forbes, CNN, the Guardian, The Times and the Washington Post, showcasing innovators to millions of readers and viewers worldwide.

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Best Application of AI for Sales and Marketing

AI has the potential to comprehensively overhaul the relation between business and customer. Bespoke, personalised outreach and publicity will soon be the new norm in customer-focused sales & marketing operations. Service levels, CRM & CEM – often challenging areas on multiple fronts for large organisations – will see pivotal changes powered by AI solutions. This award celebrates the renaissance of the customer and business duality fuelled by the advent of intelligent solutions.


Best Innovation in AI Hardware

While the conversation around AI & ML solutions tends to focus on the software front, a comprehensive set of hardware support is essential in making the most of the AI revolution. With processing power a prerequisite of any AI advancement, it is imperative to recognise the framework on which nearly all AI functionality is conducted. If your company is involved with the production, supply or distribution of hardware which is enabling the advancement of AI then this award is to celebrate your achievement in making an AI-powered world possible.


Best Innovation in RPA

Is your company a global supplier of clerical process automation technology based on the notion of software robots? Are you the foremost supplier of AI workers out there? Is your software-robot solution sufficiently mature, resilient, scalable and reliable? With huge cost and efficiency savings arising from its adoption, RPA can radically improve the speed and effectiveness of business processes. This award will be presented to the most ‘talented’ software-worker out there!


Best Application of AI in Financial Services

Financial Services is wide open for AI adoption, and with investment levels to exceed $4.5 billion by 2025 (Tractica), competition is fierce to disrupt the sector and get ahead in the race for AI. Practical applications of AI have been most felt in transforming the customer experience and for the roboticization of regulatory tasks, but AI is fast on its way to augmenting and automating every corner of the industry. If you have a product or service that is set to transform the finance industry, than this award is for you.


Best Intelligent Assistant Innovation

Virtual assistants and advanced voice/text recognition capabilities are changing the enterprise landscape at an exponential rate. They can enable greater productivity, accuracy, and even a more personal ‘human’ touch to communications which otherwise would not get the desired attention. This award reveals the brilliance in the recent advancements in the space.


Best Innovation in Deep Learning

Is your business a pioneer in Deep Learning, helping to drive machine learning applications toward the true potential of AI? Deep Learning is recognised as one of the key pillars for advancing practical AI and is enabling exponential development of applications for real world businesses, in analysing data across image, text, and sound. This is your opportunity to highlight how and why you’re the driving force behind the opportunity it presents.


Best Innovation in NLP

As many businesses look toward productivity and automation of roles and tasks, Natural Language Processing sits at the heart of the opportunity. Whether specifically focused on ‘understanding’, ‘generating’, or the end-to-end process itself – there is a great amount of potential for enterprises to adopt NLP into their organization, and this award champions the providers at the head of the curve.


Best AI Start-Up

In such a fast-paced ecosystem, start-ups are emerging daily with fantastic innovations and technological breakthroughs across a range of AI technologies. The Best AI Start-Up award focuses on the business itself as well as the technology and is designed to raise the profile of those leading the field in both technology, product market fit, and scale-up potential.


Best Application of AI in the Enterprise

AI is revolutionising business productivity and efficiency across all industries. While only at the beginning of what is a wholly transformative journey, a significant number of practical AI applications are already available to enterprises across the globe. This flagship award category recognises the industry leaders putting forward the most comprehensive and effective solutions to the market – across any industry. Take the stage and show the world’s leading enterprises how AI will make them better in the future


Best AI Application in Healthcare

Artificial intelligence is transforming the healthcare industry by improving diagnostics, predicting outcomes, and changing the way doctors think about providing care. Major organisations such as IBM are focusing their efforts on this industry, while new start-ups are forming frequently with the purpose of solving complicated healthcare problems. If your company is developing AI that revolutionises the way in which humans can care for each other, this award is for you




2016 was a fantastic year for the AIconics, with some outstanding entries and winners across a broad range of categories – from the best start-ups to the best intelligent assistants, to the best innovations in specific technologies such as Deep Learning and NLP. Check our previous finalists and winners in our AIconics Hall of Fame


George Kipouros
Programme Curator
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Daniel Pitchford
Commercial Director
The AI Summit
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Edward Beecham
Commercial Manager
The AI Summit
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