AI Companies and Long List of Generative AI Tools

My NightCafe images of “Generative AI”

If you’re like me you’re trying to keep track of what’s happening in the AI world. The who’s who and who to watch, type of keeping track. So I’ve done some poking around and here’s what I found.

Firstly, this is one of the best articles I’ve found so far. 100 Top Artificial Intelligence (AI) Companies in 2023, by Emma Crockett, February 2, 2023, posted on DataMation. I really like how she took into account what additional technologies the companies are leveraging and also how she categorized them. What I didn’t really like was the lack of identifying what else a company may be doing. For example, her #2 is IBM Cloud but IBM also has very deep tentacles in many of the other categories, like Medical, Security, and Decision making. I know this from first hand experience.

A list of 100 is rather hard to wrap your head around particularly when, as previously mentioned, so many of them branch out into so many different areas. Perhaps the best view comes from the financial industry. Which are the best ones for investments?

This U.S.News article, Artificial Intelligence Stocks: The 10 Best AI Companies. Bank of America analysts recommend these 10 best AI stocks to buy. By Wayne Duggan Edited by Aaron Davis April 3, 2023, at 2:18 p.m. claims the 10 best are:

  • Microsoft. Primarily due to their investment in OpenAI (ChatGPT)
  • Alphabet Inc. (Google and YouTube parent company) thanks to their incredible data sourcing and DeepMind Technology subsidiary.
  • Nvidia Corp… yeah, the chip maker. They make the processing power behind the AI apps.
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co Ltd (TSM) Nvidia is one of their customers.
  • Meta… I wouldn’t invest in anything Facebook but … whatever.
  • ASML Holding NV
  • SAP SE
  • RELX
  • BIDU
  • Arista

See the article for the details. Ignoring IBM is always a mistake imho.

This article (Insider Monkey) says the top five are: Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, NVIDIA, and Meta. hmmmmm. Nope. Or this one by Yahoo which has those as it’s top 5 and then adds: Oracle, Cisco, IBM, AMD (NASDAQ), Intel, GE, Micron Tech, Baidu, Rockwell Automation, and SAP SE.

This is okay if you want to invest but it still isn’t giving me what I wanted to know.

AI Magazine had two interesting articles from last year. The first was Top 10 artificial intelligence companies in 2022 By Marcus Law September 20, 2022. “Forecast to reach a value of US$62.5bn this year, the AI services market continues to expand. We look at 10 of the top companies making use of AI.

10. Cloudera, 9. Salesforce, 8. SenseTime, 7. Dataiku, 6., 5. Meta, 4. DeepMind (Google), 3., 2. IBM, and #1 Amazon Web Services. Look how Microsoft is missing…. hmmmm

The second was The top 10 companies unlocking the value of machine learning By Marcus Law March 29, 2023. “With growth in the machine learning market set to continue, AI Magazine looks at 10 of the top companies who are unlocking the potential of ML

No doubt ML is critical to AI development so what are the unranked top 10? Mathworks, Veritone, SAS Machine Learning, Soundhound, Databricks, Dataiku, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Vertex AI, IBM Watson Studio, and AWS SageMaker.

The deeper I dug the more I found that any tech company interested in technical diversity, growth, and staying alive is doing something AI based.

So that’s all great for investing and understanding the leading tech companies and what they’re doing but what about me? I suppose what I care about the most is Generative AI. These are tools that use algorithms for creating new content that can vary from images, video, text, audio, pieces of code, design, and even simulations. oooooh, simulations….. Check this out:

World’s First AI Universe Simulator Knows Things It Shouldn’t

“It’s like teaching image recognition software with lots of pictures of cats and dogs, but then it’s able to recognize elephants.” – Strange AI, 6. 28. 19 by Kristin Houser June 28, 2019

2019, folks!! I am so going to write fictional story about that!! And a whole separate post here about it as well.

Meanwhile, back to the images, video, text, audio, and pieces of code generative AI tools.

From a number of articles reviewed (see some of the sources below), here are the best of the moment (could change at any time):

Melobytes – AI int he service of Art… a motherlode of apps / links of al sorts!!

ChatGPT (OpenAI) – takes text and outputs text in any form including computer code.

Jasper – AI chatbot for businesses and marketers. Creates blog posts.

YouChat – best ChatGPT alternative

Chatsonic by Writesonic – writes News. Powered by GPT-4.

Google Bard – writing assistance. Join the waitlist!

Socratic (Google) chatbot for kids & students

ELSA – English Language Speech Assistant

NightCafe – (The one I use) Millions of people use NightCafe every month to create, share and discuss AI art. Explore More algorithms than anywhere else Stable Diffusion, DALL-E 2, CLIP-Guided Diffusion, VQGAN+CLIP and Neural Style Transfer are all available on NightCafe. Create Official daily AI Art challenges Put your prompting skills to the test. And earn credits to create for free.

starryai – text to art

Kapwing – cartoonify your photo.

Dall-E 2 (OpenAI) – takes text and outputs to images, photos, drawings, etc.

Hotpot – remove your background

Midjourney – image generator

Stable Diffusion 2 (– text to image (open source). AI by the people for the people. We are building the foundation to activate humanity’s potential

Deep Dream Generator – supposedly the ultimate

GoArtFoto – convert photos

Detect Fakes – Detect deep fakes

Lumen5 – video maker tool

Gen-1 / Gen-2 Runway Research– (Stable Diffusion) cloud based text to video

Synthesia – video maker. This is the one that uses Leta… and she was the 4th in our D&D / AI game. 🙂

Flexclip – video maker

Elai – video maker – video maker

Khroma – design color palettes

Uizard – design for mobile apps, websites, landing pages, wireframes, prototypes, mockups…

Colormind – color palettes based on a movie scene

Designs. ai – generative logos, banners,

Fronty AI – website design using image to HTML converter!

Looka – business brand tools

Soundraw – music generator

AIVA – music generator. Composing emotional soundtrack music.

amper ai – music generator (I use this one)

jukebox – (OpenAI) music with ai generated lyrics. “We’re introducing Jukebox, a neural net that generates music, including rudimentary singing, as raw audio in a variety of genres and artist styles. We’re releasing the model weights and code, along with a tool to explore the generated samples.”

evoke – AI hosting. Play with their rest API.

Podcastle – audio recording, editing tool – neural network system called Phoenix to automate audio source separation

Splitter AI – split music into separated parts

Music Analyzer – BPM, Key, Voice Gender, etc.

Deep Nostalgia – animates faces in photos

Murf – text to speech engine

Replica – voice generator. AI voice actors for games, film & the metaverse. Try today for free.

Replika – Personalized AI Friend

Emerson – AI computer you can talk to

Speechify – realistic ai generated voices. And you can select movie or music star sounding voices ie Snoop Dogg, G Paltrow. -= ai generated voices – text to speech

Legal Robot – translates complex legalese into straightforward language

Cleanup.Pictures – retouches images

Fireflies – plugin for Zoom, Teams, Webex that automates transcription

Krisp – conference call appl that removes noise

Tabnine – Text to code

K-Explorer – code completion and custom model

PyCharm – code, highlights errors

OpenAI Codex – natural language to code in 12+ languages

AI Dungeon – D&D !!!

Dungeon Alchemist – AI powered mapping (Steam) – AI Game tools used to create and market games.

Robin – AI Map assistance for Android. Robin is your in-car AI assistant driven to make your ride secure and satisfying.Unlike other AI Apps, this app is one the best ai apps when you are on the road.

Sooooooooooooooo many!!!!! I give up!

Some Sources

Beyond ChatGPT: 14 Mind-Blowing AI Tools Everyone Should Be Trying Out Now
Bernard Marr, 2/28/2023

The best AI chatbots: ChatGPT and other interesting alternatives to try. The best AI chatbots and writers can lighten your workload by writing emails and essays. ChatGPT is just one popular example out of other also noteworthy chatbots. by Sabrina Ortiz, Associate Editor on March 31, 2023

Top 8 Best Generative AI Tools Worth Checking Out In 2023 by Suresh Chaudhary, Feb 5, 2023.

ChatGPT vs. Google Bard vs. Bing Chat: Which generative AI solution is best? Which generative AI tool is the best? Here’s a comparison of ChatGPT, Bard, Bing Chat Balanced and Bing Chat Creative based on four metrics. Eric Enge on March 29, 2023

Top 35 Generative AI Tools by Category by Cem Dilmegan, Nov 5, 2022

Making Your Own AI Virtual Assistant With Python by Ramil Jiwani Jan 1, 2021

AI in gaming: A complete guide by Eray Eliaçık August 28, 2022

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