5 Companies Using Artificial Intelligence To Make A Difference

Artificial intelligence, or AI, has become increasingly accessible to businesses, and its potential is being utilized by those looking to make positive changes in many different areas of society. Whether it's for improving the quality of social work or for developing new medicines, here are some companies using AI in exciting ways, listed in no particular order.

First up, at #1, is Lumina, which was founded on the idea that technology is a force for good. The company has optimized its artificial intelligence capabilities to help keep people and places safe and secure. Lumina's proprietary, deep-web listening algorithms uncover risk, provide timely, actionable information, and help prevent catastrophic loss.

One such tool is Radiance, an enterprise search engine that uses artificial intelligence to assess and prioritize safety. Names entered into Radiance are correlated with content related to many different factors in order to assess the possibility of danger. Searches provide near-instant results, delivering meaningful, actionable intelligence to identify and prevent risk.

Next up, at #2, we have The Allen Institute for AI, or AI2, a nonprofit research institute founded with the mission of conducting high impact AI research and engineering in service of the common good. AI2 is the creation of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and is led by Dr. Oren Etzioni, a leading AI researcher.

AI2 employs some of the world's best scientific and engineering talent in the field of AI, attracting individuals of varied interests and backgrounds from across the globe. AI2 prides itself on taking on projects exploring future applications of artificial intelligence, and takes a results-oriented approach to the complex challenges encountered.

Coming in at #3 is G.N.S. Healthcare, a company that seeks to accelerate the discovery and development of drugs to improve patient care. Its causal AI technology integrates and transforms a wide variety of medical data types into in silico patients, which reveal the complex system of interactions underlying disease progression and drug response.

In silico medicine involves the use of computer simulation in the treatment of diseases. G.N.S. Healthcare's Reverse Engineering, Forward Simulation, or REFS, is a platform that goes beyond the data correlations of predictive analytics and deep learning to reveal the drivers of disease progression and individual patient response to drugs.

Arriving at #4, we have CLAIRE, or the Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe. CLAIRE seeks to strengthen European AI research and innovation. Its member groups are committed to working together towards realizing the organization's vision: excellence across all of AI, for all of Europe, with a human-centered focus.

CLAIRE believes that AI will fundamentally change the way humanity will engage with the world. It is also likely to become crucial in addressing society's grand challenges, such as climate change, alternative energy, and health. The group aims to establish a pan-European infrastructure, the CLAIRE Hub, which will promote new and existing researchers.

Finally, at #5 is Northwoods, makers of Traverse, an AI tool that mobilizes content to enable social work from anywhere. Traverse automatically analyzes information collected from the field, with no additional work required. This process empowers social workers, supervisors, and lawmakers to make informed decisions for the vulnerable populations they serve.

Traverse automatically analyzes case content to quickly understand critical information from the past and present. Social workers can collect data in the field and create an organized, easily accessible electronic case file. The automation of Traverse allows valuable time to be saved, freeing up social workers from administrative tasks to focus on serving the public.