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A list of artificial intelligence tools you can use today — for personal use (1/3)

Liam Hänel
May 1st, 2017 · 7 min read

Please note: I’m no longer taking requests to add to these lists

Artificial Intelligence and the fourth industrial revolution has made some considerable progress over the last couple of years. Most of this current progress that is usable has been developed for industry and business purposes, as you’ll see in coming posts. Research institutes and dedicated, specialised companies are working toward the ultimate goal of AI (cracking artificial general intelligence), developing open platforms and the looking into the ethics that follow suit. There are also a good handful of companies working on AI products for consumers, which is what we’ll be kicking this series of posts off with.

Artificial intelligence is like climbing a tree to try and reach the moon; one can report steady progress, all the way to the top of the tree.

This is a 3 Part series that looks into the landscape of the artificial intelligence industry and the companies and institutes developing products that are moving the needle of knowledge of machine intelligence and consciousness forward for humanity.

I’ve trawled through literally thousands of websites (6,000+ links) over a few of weeks to bring you a comprehensive list of the best AI products and most promising companies in the field.

PS. my Macbook track pad is now dying from too many clicks.

Other parts to this series

Part 1 — AI tools for Personal use
Part 2 — AI tools for Business use — Enterprise Intelligence
Part 2 — AI tools for Business use (cont’d) — Enterprise Functions
Part 3 — AI tools for Industry specific businesses

Artificial Intelligence for personal use:

🏠 Personal / In-Home

Ems — helps you find the perfect place to live
Bridge Kitchen — kitchen assistant for turn-by-turn directions in the kitchen
UnifyID — verify your identity by the way you walk, type and sit

👔 Work

Carly — helps you manage phone calls
ETCH — helps you manage your networks into a searchable database
Findo — Your smart search assistant across email, files &personal cloud
Leap — recommends companies to apply for based on your skills
Lomi — identifies sales leads
Mosaic — helps you write better resumes
Newton — helps you find a dream job
Notion — helps with email overload, organisation and communication
Robby — a better and smarter calendar
Stella — scans for jobs and helps manage your application process
Woo — helps you make smarter decision for your career, anonymously
Aloe — replaces your notes books, diary and meeting preparation material
Wade&Wendy — your career advisor — browser widget that helps you learn about people your emailing
Scribbl—record, transcribe, and search transcript text across your remote meetings

👯 Social

Brightcrowd — helps you find meaningful professional connections — recall the good times in life — dating app with Face Search
ETCH — helps you manage your networks into a searchable database
Eezy — let Eezy take care of your evening so you can take care of having fun
Hashley — ironic hashtag and comment generator for your photos — can tell you how hot you are — actionable insights and relationship intelligence
Rey — introduces you to people you should really meet (work and play)

🎓 Education

Thirdleap — helps children to learn maths
Woogie — the conversational AI robot that makes learning and discovery fun for children

🏥 Health / Medical

Abi —a health assistant which connects people to doctors for quick advice
Ada — can help if you’re feeling unwell
Airi — personal health coach — helps you care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s
Amélie — chatbot for mental health
Bitesnap — food recognition from meal photos to help count calories — makes lab results easy to understand
Gyan — helps you go from symptoms to likely conditions
Joy — helps you track and improve your mental health
Kiwi — helps you to reduce and quit smoking
Tess by X2AI— therapist in your pocket — diagnose snoring and tooth grinding

🕵️ Agents — Personal

Amazon Echo / Alexa — everyday personal assistant for in-home
Apple Siri — everyday personal assistant on iPhone and Mac
Cortana — everyday personal assistant on PC and Windows devices
Facebook M — competitors to Siri, Now and Cortana
Fin — a powerful personal assistant
Focus — helps you focus, get tasks done and prioritise your day
Gatebox — a holographic anime assistant in an espresso machine
Google Assistant — everyday personal assistant
Hound — everyday personal assistant
Ling — similar to Amazon Echo
Mycroft — is the world’s first open source voice assistant
Remi— like Siri with an interface
Spoken — virtual assistant with an interface
Viv — like Siri but 10x better

📅 Agents — Professional

Clara — meeting scheduling assistant
Julie Desk — meeting scheduling assistant (aimed at C-Suite)
Kono — meeting scheduling assistant
Mimetic — meeting scheduling assistant
My Ally — handles meeting scheduling and manages calendar
SkipFlag — automatically discover and organise your work
Vesper — virtual assistant aimed at C-Suite— meeting scheduling assistant — personal assistant to help you at work

🙍 Agent — Fun

Fembot— your AI girlfriend
Lifos — dynamic independent entities that interact with the web and social
Replika— your AI friend that you raise through text conversations

📝 Agents — Chatbot

Brin — helps you make smarter business decisions
Chatfuel — create a Facebook chatbot in 7 minutes
Luka — chatbot messenger for people and other chatbots
Lyra — monitor analyse your carbon emissions
myWave — chatbot to help you throughout your daily life

🗞️ Entertainment / News

Jottr — content and news app that learns what you like and don’t like
— learns what you enjoy and finds stories you’ll like

✈️ Travel

Ada — chatbot that helps you navigate and make decisions
Emma— automatically calculates and adds meeting travel time
ETA — helps you manage travel itineraries and meetings
HelloGbye — book complex trips with simple speech
Mezi —helps with booking flights, hotels, restaurant reservations and more
Nexar — dash cam app that helps you drive safer
Ready — traffic forecaster and travel time prediction
Spatial — reveal the social layer of cities

🚗 Vehicle

Vinli — turns any car into a smart car

🏃‍ Fitness

Mara — smarter running app

🎵 Music

Aiva — composes emotional soundtrack music
Pandora — finds music you might like

Docubot — can advise you on legal issues
Driveway — tracks and rewards safe drivers

🛒 Shopping

Butler — Order food with voice (Alexa / Google Home)
Entrupy — helps detect if high-end designer products are authentic
Fify — helps you shop for clothing
GoFind — helps you find clothing online by taking a photo — helps you find clothing online

💰 Finance

Abe — fast answers about your finances
Andy — a personal Tax Accountant
Ara — helps you budget
Bond — helps you achieve your financial goals
Mylo — rounds up your everyday purchases and invest the spare change
Olivia — helps you manage your finances
Responsive— institutional-grade active portfolio management
Roger — helps you pay bills easily
Wallet — AI for your daily finance decisions — AI lending chatbot

📱 Social media / Website management

Firedrop — websites designed automatically, just add content and publish
Hashley — ironic hashtag and comment generator for your photos — throw content at it and it builds you a website
Oly — selects and helps you publish content to your social media
Signature — build elegant landing pages using your social media content
TheGrid — building websites automatically just by adding content — personalised recommendations for your Shopify store

💡 IoT / IIoT

Aerial — home activity, movement and identity sensor — smart-home platform focused on speech and sound
Cubic — one place to connect your smart home devices
Grojo — grow room controller and monitoring system
Home — autonomous home operations with connected devices
Hello — helps you monitor and improve your sleep
Josh — whole house voice control
Mycroft — is the world’s first open source voice assistant
Nanit — baby monitor that measures sleep and caregiver interactions
Nest — a range of in-home devices such as Thermostat, security and alarms

⌚ Wearables

Eli — helps you learn a new language from conversations through your day
 — wearable for martial arts to help analyse kicks and fights

🌐 Language / Translation

Liv — transcribe conversations in English and Hindi
Microsoft Translator — language translator powered by neural networks — legal, academic and financial translations

🤖 Robots

Dispatch — delivery by robot
Jibo — an friendly interactive robot for the home
Roboy— a humanoid robot aimed to be as capable as a human
Rokid — a range of in-home robots and assistants
Spoon — a robot (I couldn’t work out its purpose, but it sounded cool!)
UBTECH — fun humanoid robots for the home (the popular Alpha and Cruz)

💌 Useful + Fun + Random

Botler — immigration process made simpler with a walk through
CaptionBot — Microsoft describes any photo — crowdfunding platform for AI projects
Elevator — helps you find and buy cannabis (with recommendations)
Fieldguide — universal field guide that suggests possible matches — is a collaborative storytelling experiment using AI, machine learning, robotics, bio-engineering and IoT
#Laugh — laughs visualised in a digital format, that may be sent to space
IntelligentX Brewing Co. — beer brewed by artificial intelligence
Readster — book recommendations from AI
Spark — order cannabis from directly text messages
Subutai — peer-to-peer social cloud computing
Token — helps you send the perfect gift
Wixi — helps you fix Wifi problems

📚 Research

Apollo — breaks down articles and PDF’s into quick, readable dot points — helps you research by summarising articles and search ability
Iris — helps you research and visualise concepts in research papers

🎫 Events, Conferences and Communities

The AI Conference — an annual event where leading AI researchers and top industry practitioners meet and collaborate
Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference
 — Bootstrap Labs Venture firm
 — the one stop shop for AI/ML/DL events and conferences — game AI conference and courses — strong name game!
The AI Forum — Montreal based AI conference

Amsterdam — applied AI community and events
Bangalore — applied AI community and events
Berlin — applied AI community and events
Bucharest — applied AI community and events
Budapest — applied AI community and events — applied AI communities and events
Hamburg — applied AI community and events
Hongkong — applied AI community and events
London — applied AI community and events
Madrid — applied AI community and events
Milan — applied AI community and events
New — applied AI community and events
Krakow — applied AI community and events
Oslo — applied AI community and events
Tallinn — applied AI community and events
Tirana — applied AI community and events
Seattle — applied AI community and events
Singapore — applied AI community and events
Sofia — applied AI community and events
Stockholm — applied AI community and events
Valletta — applied AI community and events

📰 News and blogs

AI Weekly — a weekly collection news and resources on AI and ML
Approximately Correct
 — AI and Machine Learning blog
Axiomzen — AI newsletter delivered every 2 weeks — AI commentators — dedicated to making the power of deep learning accessible to all — dedicated news and updates for ML and AI
Machine Learning Weekly — a hand-curated newsletter ML and DL
PRAI — f0rum for AI, ML and Robotics
Storyteller — the emergence of new narratives as intelligent algorithms

Recently added (Research) — discover startups, then evaluate and engage (Finance) — a simple tool to help you make smart stock decisions
Aging.AI (Health)— predicts your age and gender from a blood test
Neurons.a (News and blogs) — professional network for AI and ML discussion
Moon Wearables (Wearables) — wearable to monitor your body and health
Jarvis (Personal) — a novelty personal assistant for mobile
A16Z AI Playbook (Other) — Andreessen Horowitz take on the state of AI
Wealthfront (Finance)— helps you plan finances, save money and where to invest (Conversational) — learn if you’re investor ready or not through conversation

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