Original post on venturebeat.com by Hardik Porwal

September 20, 2016
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Many of the big players in IT are taking an interest in artificial intelligence nowadays. A.I. has already become a part of our daily lives and has the potential to penetrate further to fulfill our day-to-day needs. It is apparent from the existing tools that A.I. has a significant role to play in the areas of business and marketing.

Here are some of the best A.I.-based tools that can benefit small and medium business.

  1. Gluru acts like a personal assistant that will keep a watch on your calendar, track meetings and events, and give you a daily digest of your deadlines, to-dos, and appointments. It will automatically bring up all the emails, files, and other information you need during those events.

  2. X.ai is a personal assistant for scheduling meetings. You just need to reply to mail with “cc: Amy” and the virtual personal assistant will take care of it. It is capable of scheduling meetings by type or buffer time. Users just simply state their status as available or busy, and Amy will schedule accordingly.

  3. Crystal is a platform that lets you see the personality profiles of people and gives advice on how you should communicate with them. It helps you build healthier and more productive relationships. It will tell you how to talk, email, or sell something to anyone who has a LinkedIn profile, working on the age-old principle of empathy.

  4. Intraspexion is a deep learning platform that acts like an early warning system to prevent potential litigation.

  5. Tamr is a data integration tool that saves over 20 percent of the usual manual effort. It uses machine learning to provide insights on how a business can optimize its expenditure and reduce risks. You can keep adding new data sources and get answers to questions even when the data has changed, as the tool employs a reusable data infrastructure.

  6. Legal Robot is capable of understanding complex language. With this tool, you don’t have to spend your time and money on legal matters, and you can focus on other important tasks. The tool keeps comparing thousands of legal documents to construct a legal language model that can analyze any contract.

  7. Recorded Future provides real-time threat intelligence to businesses so that they can proactively defend themselves against cyberattacks. Its Web Intelligence Engine makes use of billions of indexed facts to keep analyzing the web continuously and detect emerging threats.

  8. Siri. There are many ways you can use this popular personal assistant to have a more productive workday. You can perform various actions with your hands, like making a phone call, drafting and sending emails, and much more. You can also manipulate apps on your phone, like calendar or alarm clock, through voice command.

  9. Conversica is an assistant that reaches out to all of your sales leads so that your team can focus on selling rather than chasing down those prospects. Its automated sales assistant engages with your leads through automated two-way email conversations.

  10. Using DigitalGenius, you can establish computer-driven conversations with your customers. The tool uses A.I. and predictive automation to enhance your customer service operation. It outperforms existing bots because their functionality is limited to their planned actions, whereas DigitalGenius analyzes the customer service logs to learn about everyday transactions so it can decide the most appropriate response.

These are just some of the better known A.I. tools that businesses can use. Besides these, many other innovative tools can perform your business tasks smartly and efficiently.

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