20 Machine Learning and AI Startups in India Running the AI Race- 2017

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 AI is the future. AI is science fiction and it is already part of our everyday lives.
Suddenly AI is everywhere.

Big players like Google, Facebook, DeepmindApple, Microsoft, Baidu, Amazon are the leaders in AI research and winning the race for Artificial Intelligence.

Except those big player, there are few exciting start-ups that are using machine learning and AI techniques to transform various verticals like healthcare, education, auto and retail, Cyber-security, Internet of things, Vision, e-commerce etc.

In this post, I have listed few exciting Indian startups whose success might be afar from assured but they are holding out the promise of a significantly improved products or services.

Here is a list of Machine Learning (ML) and AI startups in India you may wish to work for! (in alphabetical order).

Note:This is not ranking of the companies. This is just a list of 25 Machine Learning and AI based startups  in India who are competing the AI race.

“By far the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.”

List of AI firms:

Active.ai (Active Intelligence PTE LTD)

Enterprise AI Platform for Financial Service

It is are a Singapore based fintech startup with an innovation lab in Bengaluru. They use AI to deliver Conversational banking services. They help banks to redefine their digital strategy for the future, bringing in automation and insightful customer engagement. The company’s built for banking technology uses advanced NLP and machine intelligence to enable customers to have natural dialogues over messaging, voice or IOT devices.

AIndra Systems

They have a product called Drishti which is based on Artificial Intelligence and provides handheld devices with inbuilt cameras like smartphones, tablets and laptops, the ability to detect and identify people.Images that are captured using these devices and sent to our cloud based server are then processed by our intelligent algorithms to detect and identify objects. Subsequently useful data visualizations are generated for relevant stakeholders in an organization, all in a matter of seconds. Based out of Bangalore, India’s Silicon Valley, they have been fascinated with the world of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision.


Modernizing Visual Commerce with AI

Artifacia | Visual Discovery Platform based in Bangalore and Silicon Valley is an AI startup working at the cutting-edge of AI. Their entire algorithms stack is built using Deep Learning which powers their product, and their research arm Artifacia Research remains very active in several deep learning projects across computer vision and natural langauge processing.

Artivatic Data Labs


They are  pioneering a new category of products, services and data systems based on ingestible computing. Their core technology – ‘connected-intelligence-data-genome’ – provides an unprecedented view into an individual’s personalized, interest, taste, health, lifestyle, fitness, eating, entertainment and physiologic response in real time. It has office in Bangalore.


Tools to simplify the process of building Intelligent Systems

Arya.ai was started in 2013 with a vision to build ‘intelligence’ that can help humans in solving complex problems at a much faster pace. It works as an “enabler”. For instance, if a consultancy firm is building AI for its investment banking client, Arya.ai will provide the firm with the tools to build it, creating the “neural network”—a vast computing system that mimics the human brain; it will create a cloud system which will allow the AI to evolve, learn from its earlier tasks and apply them to the next one.


Braina (Brain Artificial) is an intelligent personal assistant, human language interface, automation and voice recognition software for Windows PC that allows you to interact with your computer using voice commands in English language.
Braina makes it possible for you to control your computer using natural language commands and makes your life easier. It is not a Siri or Cortana clone for PC but rather a powerful personal and office productivity software. It isn’t just like a chat-bot; its priority is to be super functional and to help you in doing tasks.


Embibe, which runs a website and a mobile app, collects data from students, charging only for advanced analysis and personalized learning recommendations. Students can actually improve test scores by fixing basic mistakes using its AI platform. They have office in Bengaluru.

Fluid AI

Fluid AI beleives that the power of AI can be used across industiries, sectors and use cases. Our team is working hard to bring about a future where our solutions redefine the landscape of what is possible using AI. They provide solutions for Finance, Web, Government and Marketing. It has office in Mumbai.


Flutura Decision Sciences and Analytics is an IOT intelligence company that is powering new monetizable business models using machine signals in the Engineering and Energy Industry. It is funded by The Hive a pure play big data fund based out of Palo Alto. Fluturas main offices are located in Houston, USA, Palo Alto, USA and Bengaluru, India.


The intelligence behind your logistics! Optimize your logistics with Locus’ proprietary data driven algorithms

Locus is a platform for enterprises to manage intra-city logistics for Scheduled and On-Demand deliveries with data analytics tools utilizing automation and geolocation to optimize logistics systems. It has now become essential for the Logistics Service Providers to ensure maximum utilization of their assets with tight control on wastage.

Mad Street Den

Mad Street Den is a Computer Vision & Artificial Intelligence Company building the AI architecture of the future. Founded in 2013 by a Neuroscientist – Designer duo, the company’s mission is to build models of generalizable intelligence on scale, that can be deployed through meaningful applications across industries to billions of people across the globe.


Chatbots for Conversational Marketing

They help businesses transform into chat. Morph.ai is the most complete Bot suit for enterprises to build chatbots. Chatbots are automated bots that runs over messaging platforms like Facebook messenger, web chat etc and help enterprises automate customer support, sell products, generate leads and many more over chat.


They have a product called Alex. Using Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning, Alex accurately and efficiently manages your calendaring needs seamlessly.


Creating Solutions to real world problems using Computer Vision and Deep Learning Technologies

Netradyne was founded in 2015. It has forged ahead quickly and established technology innovation centers in both San Diego, Calif., and Bangalore, India. They are creating a groundbreaking artificial intelligence (A.I.) platform to disrupt commercial vehicle and driver analytics.  They first introduced the commercial vehicle technology provider to combine A.I. with video to detect, reason and determine causality of events. This allows the fleet to quickly apply resources; recognizing superior performance or addressing at-risk driving before it becomes a severe event.


Founded in 2015 by Sachin Jaiswal, Nitin Babel, Shishir Modi and Keshav Prawasi Niki.ai aims to be the one-stop solution for a customer’s order. The startup leverages natural language processing and machine learning technologies to converse with customers over a simple chat interface, and places their orders with their partner businesses within seconds.


SigTuple builds intelligent screening solutions to aid diagnosis through AI-powered analysis of visual medical data. “We’re building an artificial intelligence (AI) platform called Manthana (मंथन) which helps us analyse visual medical data efficiently. Manthana has enabled us to work on five major high-volume, screening processes of the healthcare industry – analysis of peripheral blood smears, urine microscopy, semen, fundus & OCT scans and chest x-rays.”

SP Robotic Works

SP Robotic Works is a provider of Maker-centric Online Education for a practical experience in the major fields of Engineering- Electronics, Mechanics, Programming and Algorithm. They provide AI assisted online learning through 3D, 2D animation videos, real-life examples and interactive activities.


Re-defining search through Artificial Intelligence

They utilize state-of-the-art deep learning technologies to provide precise reverse image search solutions. The search engine is designed in a way that it can retrieve exact matches from the indicated database for an input image.


Tricog was founded in 2011, the company spent close to four years putting the technology together and launched the product in February 2015. Their aim is changing the 80% chance that a heart attack will take your life to an 80% chance that you will survive. They use technology to help patients gain access to quick, accurate and affordable diagnosis, which can lead to significant mortality reduction. Tricog ECG devices, strategically located at local clinics help doctors detect heart complications within minutes of your arrival. These devices are cloud-connected and accessed only by trained expert doctors. Within minutes of collecting the ECG results, the diagnosis is shared with both the patient and the doctor in real-time. The system is designed to additionally enable continuity of care at a tertiary centre when required.


qure.ai started by folks from Fractal Analytics and IIT Bombay. They use cutting-edge deep learning technology to help diagnose disease and recommend personalized treatment plans from healthcare imaging data.


Zenatix is the leading provider of IoT based energy monitoring and control products. Energy consumption optimized to the last watt. It is a data-driven energy efficiency company using advanced machine learning based models to provide significant energy savings for large commercial consumers of electricity. The models are built by collecting and analyzing millions of previously unseen (“dark”) data points every day from electrical assets. They have office in Gurgaon.

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