These 4 startups are changing the face of AI in 2016

According to researchers, 2016 will be the year of AI. Believed to be replacing the screen age as one of the “hot consumer trends,” the latest in AI allows for much more than robots, personal assistants, and self-driving cars.

Facebook recently announced that the company is open-sourcing its Big Sur servers designed for deep learning (i.e. voice, image, and language recognition). The move comes as no surprise. Google, IBM, and Microsoft already took decisive steps towards opening their AI technologies earlier this year.

And while tech giants in Silicon Valley are fighting over AI dominance, four startups from around the world are getting VC’s attention. As part of the Hacker Unit accelerator program — the first remote accelerator for disruptive startups — these four companies are on their way to shaping the future of AI.

Riminder is a service aiming to disrupt the HR industry and job seeking.

Using unique technology and tapping into deep learning, the application has a dual purpose: on one side, it helps individuals improve their career path thanks to the two million careers the company has analyzed. Simultaneously, Riminder allows talent managers and recruiters to leverage both internal and external data to attract relevant talent and pinpoint high potential candidates. Don’t miss the right candidate or the most fitting job again — use real data and make smart decisions.

Being part of the Hacker Unit accelerator is allowing these startups founded in different places around the world to connect and work with mentors and experts. The program is designed to be entirely online and this first batch is graduating in March. Follow their progress as they take AI one step further.

Hacker Unit was launched in November 2015 by BeMyApp and aims to solve the problem of successful business acceleration and fund-raising tied to geographic location.

(Read the article on VentureBeats)