According to IDC, 75% of commercial enterprise apps will use AI by 2021. Though the prevalence of AI in B2C apps is not as extended as B2B apps, there are still quirky examples.
Here are some mainstream AI-powered websites and mobile applications that are open to the public so you can interact with the AI system. If you think we are missing any examples, please add to comments:
- Text search:
- Google is one of the leading companies in AI, and it is impossible to have a competitive search solution today without Natural Language Processing, a subfield of AI. RankBrain is a machine-learning artificial intelligence system that helps Google process some of its search results, in particular, rare or one-of-a-kind queries. It was launched in early 2015 and is used globally by Google.
- Chinese search engine Baidu is also heavily investing in AI, employing more than 1300 employees on AI topics like deep learning.
- Image search: Whether it is tagging images or searching images by uploading images, machine vision is required in image search.
- ViSenze is a vendor providing image search technology. You can see more details here and try their image search here.
- Seeing AI is another product that searches images. What makes Seeing AI unique is it narrates the world around you from your camera. It is designed for the blind and low vision community.
- Voice search: We’ve all had that experience of having a melody stuck in our head but can’t quite remember anything but the melody. Thanks to AI, Google search now enables you to find the song’s title and lyrics by humming to the search engine.
Personal productivity tools
Google Translate was featured extensively by NYT as one of the leaders of the AI awakening.
Just open Skype and call a friend who speaks a foreign language. Skype provides real-time audio to audio translation which is not surprising since Microsoft achieved audio transcription results on par with professional transcriptionist, as explained here.
Google Docs and Grammarly use natural language processing (NLP) and natural language understanding (NLU) technology to check grammatical errors and suggest corrections. Grammarly can also perform sentiment analysis to identify the tone of your writing while Google Docs has Natural Language API to be integrated into Google Docs to recognize the sentiment of selected text.
Gmail’s Postmaster Tool uses machine learning algorithms to detect spam emails. The tool collects data about users’ historical clicks on “Report spam” and “Not spam” buttons and identifies spam emails.
Other productivity tools
- Crystalknows analyzes your emails and helps you adjust your email style to better communicate with your recipient.
- Gluru an intelligent todo list that listens to your emails and learns from your activity.
- Clarifai’s image tagging API does a good job, as explained here.
- Microsoft’s Captionbot.ai generates captions for your uploaded photos.
- Magisto is an effective AI-powered video editor that helps you create marketing videos and product videos. A.I. powered video maker analyze the video and gain insights about where and why viewers stop watching your videos.
- Lisa is an Instagram engagement predictor powered with machine learning algorithms. It helps brands engage their audience with the right photos and decrease their A/B testing costs.
- RunwayML is a storytelling machine that automatically generates synthetic images as you write new words and sentences.
- ELSA Speak is an AI-powered English pronunciation app where users speak English in short dialogues. Voice recognition technology detects your pronunciation and provides instant feedback.
Google Maps uses machine learning (ML) models to predict whether the traffic along your route is heavy or light, an estimated travel time, and an estimated time of arrival (ETA), reports IANS.
Uber uses machine learning algorithms to estimate the delivery time for meals (UberEats) or arrival times for rides.
Chatbots without a commercial focus
Replika is a personal AI chatbot that is offering users a helpful conversation to express and witness themselves. People who are feeling depressed, concerned, or lonely can chat with their AI friends to solve their problems.
Chatbots for healthcare
- Ada is a personal health companion developed by doctors and scientists that can help you analyze symptoms and receive personal health assessments by using machine learning algorithms.
- World Health Organization (WHO) launched chatbot services, is called WHO Health Alert, in Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to prevent information pollution about coronavirus.
- Youper is an AI-powered emotional health assistant app. It provides personalized mental therapy to improve users’ well-being.
Your personal shopping assistant Mona. Need a new pair of jeans? Send Mona on a mission! Mona works as detailed or as simple as you want & all the feedback you provide improves your future search results. It works based on your style, your size, your brands, and your budget!
For more successful chatbot applications, feel free to read our top 30 successful chatbots of 2020 articles.
- You already have one on your phone. Apple (Siri), Google (Allo or Google Now), and Microsoft (Cortana) all provide personal assistants.
- x.ai can set your meetings
- Hound can help you get the weather, make a call, send a text, find a hotel that matches your preferences, navigate to the address, or call an Uber.
- Tetra provides automatic notes for phone calls. Dial someone through the app, then focus fully on your conversation.
- Maya is a beauty assistant app where users interact with a chatbot to find the most suitable beauty products for themselves. Maya uses machine learning algorithms to provide personalized ratings for every beauty product and user can scan the product barcode through OCR to see ingredients.
- Olivia is a financial assistant that helps you spend smarter and save more. She applies artificial intelligence to learn your spending patterns, predict your purchases, and recommend ways to increase your savings.
Coming from a leading AI researcher at Facebook: “Facebook today cannot exist without AI. Every time you use Facebook or Instagram or Messenger, you may not realize it, but your experiences are being powered by AI”. For more details check out the post. You can also read this Fortune article for other AI use cases on Facebook.
Pinterest uses computer vision and machine learning algorithms to recommend visually similar pins to users. Other areas where Pinterest uses AI are spam prevention, search and discovery, ad performance and monetization, and email marketing.
Snapchat has made two AI acquisitions (Looksery and AI Factory) in the last decade. These acquisitions enable Snapchat to use machine learning in face filters to track facial movements and create video content.
- Improve your doodles with Autodraw
- Draw an object and let the neural network recognize the object you draw with Google’s Quick Draw game.
- 9 GANS uses Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) to create new AI-generated pieces of art every hour. We are not amazed by the results but original machine art is an emerging topic and could be a fundamental part of art in the future.
- Play a piano duet with A.I. DUET (Google)
- Have blobs sing opera (Google)
- Let AI decide how closely your singing matches the voice of Freddie Mercury with FreddieMeter
- Listen music to help you achieve desired mental states such as focus or sleep with Brain.fm
- Turn pictures into rather short and predictable songs with Giorgio Cam
- Let AI write poems about a word you provide and turn it into a portrait using Poem Portraits by Google.
- Translate pictures into words in another language with Thing Translator
- If you are a farmer and need to sort your different cucumbers, now there’s an intelligent system for that, as explained here.
- Take pictures of the problem that you stuck in homework, and AI will help you with concepts you need to learn with Socratic app.
Now that you have played with some B2C AI tools, you can check out business AI applications in marketing, sales, customer service, IT, data, or analytics. And If you have a business problem that can be solved with AI:
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