CB Insights is still accepting applications from artificial intelligence (AI) startups for the 2018 edition of The AI 100, a ranking of the 100 most promising private AI companies in the world. Companies like Maluuba and Automat, which raised an $8.3 million Series A in June, made the 2017 list.
The selection process will be based on companies’ Mosaic scores, which measures the overall health and growth potential of private companies, and their responses to interviews/questions posed by CB Insights’ industry analysts. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world and it is free to apply.
The award winners will be announced this December 12-13 at the A-ha! Conference in San Francisco.
Montreal is emerging as a hotbed for artificial intelligence, as the home to Dr. Yoshua Bengio’s Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA) and with the historic $137.5 million round raised by ElementAI. Alongside strides being made in Vancouver and Toronto, Canada is set to make a strong showing on this year’s AI 100 list.
Also of note this year, Aerial Technologies raised $2.25 million to commercialize its Motion Intelligence Interface for the Wi-Fi home, Fluent.ai raised a $1.8 million seed round to develop their voice recognition software, and 3D sensor startup AIRY3D raised $4.8 million in seed financing.