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The AIconics 2020: Full List of this Year’s Award Winners

On Wednesday 9 December, a global selection of the most innovative AI companies came together to celebrate the many success of the industry this year.

Established in 2016 to recognize the outstanding achievements of individuals, projects, teams that are responsible for harnessing breakthrough innovations in artificial intelligence and transforming them into incredible products and services, The AIconics 2020 took place as part of the Virtual AI Summit New York.

With 10 judges, 14 categories and 340 entries, this year’s winners list is a smorgasbord of the best products and companies representing individual technologies, ecosystems and industry verticals.

Award Winners and Shortlisted Companies


Best Innovation in Intelligent Automation
Best Innovation in Intelligent Automation

Intelligent automation (IA) enables companies to achieve unparalleled productivity and efficiency by dissecting and synthesising vast swarms of data to automate entire workflows and processes. This category rewarded those developing IA solutions that can be used to streamline business and operational processes and enhance complex decision-making capabilities.

Winner: IBM
Highly Commended: TechSee

Best Innovation in NLP
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. This award champions the providers at the head of the curve, whether specifically focused on ‘understanding’, ‘generating’, or the end-to-end process itself.

Winner – Phoenix Marketing International & ValueLabs
Highly Commended – Darktrace & Genpact

Best Innovation in AI Hardware
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. For companies involved with the production, supply or distribution of hardware which is enabling the advancement of AI, this award celebrates their achievement in making an AI-powered world possible.

Winner – SambaNova Systems
Highly Commended – Gyrfalcon


Best Innovation in Deep Learning
Best Innovation in Deep Learning

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 category is your opportunity highlight those helping to drive machine learning applications toward the true potential of AI.

Winner – BCG
Highly Commended – Lirio

Best Enterprise AI Solution
Best Enterprise AI Solution

AI is revolutionising business productivity and efficiency across all industries and investment is at an all-time high. This award category recognises the leading companies building and applying the most innovative and effective AI solutions – in any industry.

Winner – Darktrace
Highly Commended – Tata Consultancy Services

Best AI Start-up
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 awards 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.

Winner – Lirio
Highly Commended – Aisera, C3 Fund, NATIX, AI.Reverie, UIB


AI for Good
AI for Good

Artificial Intelligence has the potential to help overcome humanity’s biggest challenges; this award applauds companies for utilising AI as a positive force for change; the innovations in research and product development that work to create a more sustainable and accessible world; and the AI pioneers that hold the values of leveraging AI for good at their core.

Winner – Baidu
Highly Commended – Arize, Notos Technologies

Best Application of AI for Sales and Marketing
Best Application of AI for Sales and Marketing

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

Winner – Boston Consulting Group
Highly Commended – Banorte, DEWA

Best Application of AI in Financial Services
Best Application of AI in Financial Services

With investment levels to exceed $4.5 billion by 2025 (Omdia), competition is fierce to disrupt the financial sector Recognising products or services that are set to transform the finance industry, this award is one of the most highly contested.

Winner – Capgemini
Highly Commended – HSBC


Best Application of AI in Telecommunications
Best Application of AI in Telecommunications

The scope of AI in telecommunications is quickly expanding – communication service providers (CSPs) are turning to ML, NLP, RPA and more to optimize across the product from customer service and network infrastructure to labour-intensive back-end processes. This award recognizes the leading projects that are driving telco innovation.

Winner – TechSee

Best Application of AI in Manufacturing
Best Application of AI in Manufacturing

The huge swathes of data owned by industrial organisations is providing AI and machine learning adopters with limitless opportunities to deliver new products, new business models, and greater insights into their business. This brand-new category celebrates manufacturers and solution providers setting the standard in predictive, efficient, and intelligent manufacturing.

Winner – LandingAI
Highly Commended – Cognizant, DataProphet, Landing AI, Zilliant

Best Application of AI in Healthcare
Best Application of AI in Healthcare

In what has been a tumultuous year for the healthcare industry, this award celebrates those who have focused their efforts to improve patient care, diagnostics and those intent on solving complicated healthcare problems with transformative AI products and services.

Winner – UiPath
Highly Commended – Temedica


Best Quantum Software Solution
Best Quantum Software Solution

From aerospace to telecommunications, quantum computing is set to address business and technical challenges across multiple industries. This award celebrates the pioneers that are developing the quantum software of the future.

Winner – Cambridge Consultants

AI Innovator of the Year

Winner: David Kuder

Described as’ trustworthy’ and ‘uniquely intelligent’, the AI Innovator of the Year title went to David Kuder, Principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP.

Demonstrating that he had dedicated his career to tackling the industry’s biggest challenges with heart, David’s nomination demonstrated many accomplishments over the span of his 20+ year career, from growing sales revenue, to empowering AI talent with curated learning/development curriculum.

David has incubated a Conversational AI business leveraging multiple platform providers, launched a new AI Foundry business and grown the AI Insights and Engagement market offering within Deloitte significantly.

AI Business Podcast


Welcome to the AI Business podcast, full of news, views and opinions about the state of artificial intelligence! 

Global Editor Max Smolaks, Producer Tien Fu and DCD’s deputy editor Sebastian Moss present an exciting selection of industry news from the past two weeks, discuss the stories we are working on, while always looking out for the strangest, most cutting-edge applications of artificial intelligence out there.

AI Infographics


No one size-fits-all Processor
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) for medical diagnostics
Artificial Intelligence (AI) for medical diagnostics

AI Summit Industry Partner Omdia have researched more than 288 vendors and 363 machines to provide a taxonomy of the ecosystem supporting machine learning with diagnostic applications.

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LATEST INTERVIEWS & ANALYSIS


Tencent plans $70bn investment in cloud, AI, blockchain, quantum computing, and more
Tencent plans $70bn investment in cloud, AI, blockchain, quantum computing, and more

Tencent SVP Dowson Tong told state media that the company planned to spend the money over five years on things like cloud, artificial intelligence, blockchain, huge million-server data centers, supercomputing centers, Internet of Things operating systems, 5G networks, and quantum computing.

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Quantum Advisory: An Interview with Alexi Kondratyev
Quantum Advisory: An Interview with Alexi Kondratyev

Standard Chartered Bank started on their quantum journey in 2017 and are now thoroughly committed to identifying the commercial use cases for the advanced capabilities of quantum computers; focusing on managing risk and speeding up the generation of data. We caught up with Managing Director, Alexi Kondratyev to find out more about the company’s increased investment in quantum computing.

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The AIConics Awards Ceremony
The AIConics Awards Ceremony

In collaboration with the AI Summit New York, AIconics will be virtual for 2020 taking place on the 8th of December. There over 8 categories looking to celebrate the ground breaking work and achievements of not only businesses leading the way in AI, but individuals who have been instrumental in it's development. 

Awards will open shortly so keep checking back for details. 

AI Market Maturity Report: An Enterprise View

Omdia is the new global technology research powerhouse, established in 2019 with the combination of the Informa Tech’s research brands (Ovum, Heavy Reading, and Tractica)
and the acquired IHS Markit technology research portfolio. 

Delivered by Omdia, download this free report to learn more about where the opportunities lie for enteprises. 

AI in Smart Buildings: Early phase but large promise

According to Omdia's Smart Buildings Intelligence Service, AI accounts for just 10% of the global $2.5 billion BMS platform market - just scratching the surface of what is possible.

The capability of AI, in terms of what systems can analyse, learn and re-apply, is likely more advanced that the average end user is ready to implement or invest in just yet…but investment is growing.

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AI Market Maturity - A Vendor Viewpoint


We've identified a real opportunity for vendors in the US where AI adoption is low but interest is high. As a result, we've put together with our Industry Partner Omdia this latest industry report; AI Market Maturity - The Vendor View.

The report looks specifically at the US market, where the opportunities lie and makes recommendations for vendor revenue expansion.

And the best bit? It's completely free to download!

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