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Artificial Intelligence Technology Stocks Update; Gartner (NYSE: $IT) - "AI Technologies Will Be in Almost Every New Software Product by 2020."

"Every decade there is a quantum leap in AI - Danny Rittman, CTO of Gopher (OTCQB: $GOPH)

 

Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - July 19, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a global news source covering leading sectors including technology releases its updated stock directory for Artificial Intelligence (AI) stocks as the sector gains momentum.

In a recent press release, Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) said, "AI Technologies Will Be in Almost Every New Software Product by 2020."

According to a recent report published by Progressive Markets titled "Global Artificial Intelligence Market - Size, Trend, Share, Opportunity Analysis & Forecast, 2014-2025, Artificial Intelligence Market Report Globally, Based on Technology (Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Image Processing, Speech Recognition) Industry Vertical and Geography" it is expected that the industry would register a CAGR of 46.5% for the period 2017-2025.

In a recent interview with Danny Rittman, CTO of Gopher Protocol Inc. (OTCQB: GOPH),

Danny told Investor Ideas, "Every decade there is a quantum leap in AI and now AI is playing a major role in our lives without us even being aware of it." 

When discussing how the AI technology has been deployed for the Company's pet tracker

(http://www.guardianpettracker.com/), Danny commented on how it makes their product different from other pet tracking products by adding a new layer of security for owners. "Our tracking devices include an artificial intelligence expert system that is supervising everything from power management to tracking patterns and perimeters. The system learns the daily activity of your walks with your pet and if, all of a sudden the signal is coming from a perimeter out of the typical range, it will alert the owner asking if everything is okay or is the pet lost."

Hear the Podcast Interview: 

http://www.investorideas.com/Audio/Podcasts/062217-GOPH.mp3

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics Stocks

Featured AI stock

Gopher Protocol Inc. (OTC:GOPH)

About Gopher Protocol Inc.

Gopher Protocol Inc. (OTCQB: GOPH) (http://gopherprotocol.com/) is a development-stage company which consider itself Native IoT creator, developing  Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence enabled mobile technology.  The Company has a portfolio of Intellectual Property that when commercialized will include smart microchips, mobile application software and supporting cloud software.  The system contemplates the creation of a global network.  Gopher believes this will be the first system that is developed using artificial intelligence based analysis engine.  The core of the system will be its advanced microchip technology that can be installed in any mobile device worldwide, Gopher envisions an internal, private network between all enabled mobile devices providing shared processing, advanced mobile database management/sharing and enhanced mobile features.

Corporate Site: http://gopherprotocol.com

Guardian Patch: http://www.guardianpatch.com/.

About Guardian Pet Tracker http://www.guardianpettracker.com/

The Guardian Pet Tracker system is a derivative technology of Gopher's Guardian Patch technology. The Sphere is designed to provide its users with local tracking capability using a re-chargeable/replaceable battery source. Not only does Guardian locate your pets on a wider radius than anyone else it does it without the need for Cellular Signal.  This way your pets always come home!

ABB Ltd. (NYSE:ABB) provides power and automation technologies for utility and industrial customers worldwide. The company's Discrete Automation and Motion segment provides motors, generators, variable speed drives, programmable logic controllers, robots and robotics, solar inverters, wind converters, rectifiers, and excitation systems, as well as power quality and protection solutions, electric vehicle fast charging infrastructure solutions, components and subsystems for railways, and related services for discrete automation, process industries, transportation, and utilities

Accuray Inc. (NasdaqGS:ARAY)  is a radiation oncology company that develops, manufactures and sells precise, innovative tumor treatment solutions that set the standard of care with the aim of helping patients live longer, better lives. The Company's leading-edge technologies deliver the full range of radiation therapy and radiosurgery treatments. Robotics: CyberKnife M6

Adgorithms (LSE:ADGO.L) are the creators of Albert, the world's first and only completely self-driven artificial intelligence marketing platform. Albert is the first-ever artificial intelligence marketing platform, driving fully autonomous digital marketing campaigns for some of the world's leading brands. Created by Adgorithms in 2010, Albert's mission is to liberate businesses from the complexities of digital marketing—not just by replicating their existing efforts, but by executing them at a pace and scale not previously possible. He serves as a highly intelligent and sophisticated member of brands' marketing teams, wading through mass amounts of data, converting this data into insights, and autonomously acting on these insights, across channels, devices and formats, in real time. This eliminates the manual and time-consuming tasks that currently limit the effectiveness and results of modern digital advertising and marketing. Brands such as Harley Davidson, EVISU, Planet Blue, and Made.com credit Albert with significantly increased sales, an accelerated path to revenue, the ability to make more informed investment decisions, and reduced operational costs.

Amazon.com, Inc. (NasdaqGS: AMZN) is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. AI: *Amazon leverages AI technology in a number of ways. On the consumer-facing side of its business, Amazon's machine algorithms power its website recommendations and Alexa personal assistant. However, in true Amazon fashion, the company has also created an entirely new source of revenue from its own internally developed AI capabilities. *Source: http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/12/02/how-top-artificial-intelligence-stocks-are-perform.aspx

Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL) designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. AI – Siri

Baidu, Inc. (NasdaqGS: BIDU) is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find what they're looking for. In addition to serving individual Internet search users, Baidu provides an effective platform for businesses to reach potential customers. *AI: investing heavily in areas like image recognition, speech recognition, natural language processing, robotics, and big data. This has led Baidu to gain a possible lead in emerging AI growth markets like self-driving cars *Source: http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/12/02/how-top-artificial-intelligence-stocks-are-perform.aspx

Black Knight Financial Services (NYSE:BKFS) is a leading provider of integrated technology, data and analytics solutions that facilitate and automate many of the business processes across the mortgage lifecycle. Black Knight is committed to being the premier business partner that lenders and servicers rely on to achieve their strategic goals, realize greater success and better serve their customers by delivering best-in-class technology, services and insight with a relentless commitment to excellence, innovation, integrity and leadership.

Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training. AI – Frontiers Magazine

Breaking Data Corp. (TSX:BKD.V; OTC:BKDCF) is a technology provider of a range of Artificial Intelligence services including; semantic search, machine learning and natural language processing ("NLP"). The Company's technology platform has many practical applications, in multiple business and consumer verticals that are immersed in massive media and data rich settings. The Company's showcase app, BreakingSports, utilizes semantic machine learning and NLP to track social media in a fully automated, real-time manner for significant sports information and events and distributes summarized information through real-time push notifications to consumers.

Cheetah Mobile Inc (NYSE:CMCM) is a leading mobile internet company that provides apps for mobile users worldwide and connects users with personalized content on the mobile platform. Cheetah Mobile's products, including its popular mission-critical utility applications Clean Master, CM Security and Battery Doctor, help make users' mobile internet experience smarter, speedier and safer. The Company has 612 million global Mobile MAUs (Sept 2016), of which approx. 80% are located outside of China. Leveraging the success of its mission-critical applications, Cheetah Mobile has launched a line of content-driven mobile apps, including News Republic and Live.me. Cheetah Mobile provides its advertising customers with direct access to highly targeted mobile users and global promotional channels capable of delivering targeted content to hundreds of millions of users.  AI: Cheetah Mobile has transformed its PhotoGrid app into a 15 million strong social photo community, with added features fuelled by AI and machine learning.

Cognex (NasdaqGS:CGNX) designs, develops, manufactures and markets a range of products that incorporate sophisticated machine vision technology that gives them the ability to "see." Cognex products include barcode readers, machine vision sensors and machine vision systems that are used in factories, warehouses and distribution centers around the world to guide, gauge, inspect, identify and assure the quality of items during the manufacturing and distribution process. Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry. Robotics

Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CVRS) is a global technology leader in robotic-assisted vascular interventions. The company's CorPath® System is the first FDA-cleared medical device to bring robotic precision to interventional procedures. During the procedure, the interventional cardiologist sits at a radiation-shielded workstation to advance guide catheters, stents, and guidewires with millimeter-by-millimeter precision. The workstation allows the physician greater control and the freedom from wearing heavy lead protective equipment that causes musculoskeletal injuries. With the CorPath System, Corindus Vascular Robotics brings robotic precision to interventional procedures to help optimize clinical outcomes and minimize the costs associated with complications of improper stent placement during manual procedures. Corindus stands behind its product with its unique $1,000 hospital credit "One Stent Program."

Critical Outcome Technologies Inc. COTI (TSX:COT.V; OTC:COTQF) is a clinical stage biotech company that uses proprietary artificial intelligence technologies to pursue a targeted and transformational approach to treating cancer and other unmet medical needs. COTI's CHEMSAS® technology accelerates the discovery and development of novel drug therapies, allowing the Company to build a pipeline of potential drug candidates faster and with a higher probability of success than traditional methods.

Cyberdyne Inc. (Tokyo:7779.T) is a venture firm which is established by Dr. Yoshiyuki Sankai, University of Tsukuba, Japan, in order to materialize his idea to utilize Robot Suit HAL® for the benefits of humankind in the field of medicine, caregiving, welfare, labor, heavy works, entertainment and so on. Robot Suit HAL® was developed with the technologies created in Sankai Laboratory of Tsukuba University as an application of "Cybernics*" advocated by Prof. Sankai. *Cybernics is a new domain of interdisciplinary research centered on cybernetics, mechatronics, and informatics, and integrates neuroscience, robotics, systems engineering, information technology, "kansei" engineering, ergonomics, physiology, social science, law, ethics, management, economics etc.

Delphi (NYSE:DLPH) is a high-technology company that integrates safer, greener and more connected solutions for the automotive sector. Headquartered in Gillingham, U.K., Delphi operates technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support services in 44 countries.  Self Driving Cars

Diagnos Inc (TSX:ADK.V) is a publicly traded Canadian corporation with a mission of early detection of critical health issues through the use of its Artificial Intelligence ("AI") tool CARA (Computer Assisted Retina Analysis). CARA is a tele-ophthalmology platform that integrates with existing equipment (hardware and software) and processes at the point of care (POC). CARA's Artificial Intelligence image enhancement algorithms make standard retinal images sharper, clearer, and easier to read. CARA is accessible securely over the internet, and is compatible with all recognized image formats and brands of fundus cameras, and is EMR compatible. CARA is a cost-effective tool for screening large numbers of patients, in real-time and has been approved by regulatory authorities including Health Canada, US Food and Drug Administration, the European Union and in Mexico.

Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) is a power management company. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. Robotics

Ekso Bionics Holdings (NasdaqCM:EKSO) is a leading developer of exoskeleton solutions that amplify human potential by supporting or enhancing strength, endurance and mobility across medical, industrial and defense applications. Founded in 2005, the company continues to build upon its unparalleled expertise to design some of the most cutting-edge, innovative wearable robots available on the market. Ekso Bionics is the only exoskeleton company to offer technologies that range from helping those with paralysis to stand up and walk, to enhancing human capabilities on job sites across the globe, to providing research for the advancement of R&D projects intended to benefit U.S. defense capabilities. The company is headquartered in the Bay Area.

Electronic Arts (NasdaqGS: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and social networks. EA has more than 220 million registered players and operates in 75 countries.  In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and Mass Effect™  *AI - Taking on an AT-ST in Electronic Arts Inc's (EAStar Wars Battlefront? You're going up against the game's AI. *Source: http://investorplace.com/2016/04/artificial-intelligence-ai/#.WFLgglMrL3g

Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR) is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The Company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The Company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Automation/Robotics

Facebook (NasdaqGS:FB) operates as a social networking company worldwide. FAIR- Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research

Fanuc Corporation (Tokyo: 6954.T)   is a Japan-based manufacturing company mainly engaged in the provision of factory automation (FA) machinery. The Company operates in three business divisions. The FA division is engaged in the development, manufacture, sale and maintenance of FA products, such as computer numeric control (CNC) systems and laser products. The Robot division is engaged in the development, manufacture, sale and maintenance of robotic products. The Robot Machine division is engaged in the development, manufacture, sale and maintenance of robodrill, roboshot, robocut and robonano products.

FARO Technologies (NasdaqGS:FARO) is the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology. The Company develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software. Technology from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and complex structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, rapid prototyping, documenting large volume spaces or structures in 3D, surveying and construction, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes. Robotics: Robot Calibration

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 201,000 employees and 62 plants worldwide, the company's core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. To expand its business model, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities with investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility. Ford provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. AI (Artificial Intelligence): Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) today announces it is investing $1 billion during the next five years in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence company, to develop a virtual driver system for the automaker's autonomous vehicle coming in 2021 - and for potential license to other companies.

FRONTEO (NasdaqGS: FTEO) is a data analysis company supporting big data and other information analysis using KIBIT, its independently developed artificial intelligence engine. The company was established in August 2003 as a company that supports eDiscovery (electronic evidence disclosure), a procedure for preserving, investigating and analyzing evidence materials for the purpose of using them in international litigation, and computer forensic investigations.

General Motors Corporation (NYSE:GM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM's brands include Chevrolet and Cadillac, as well as Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling. Robotics Artificial Intelligence

Google Inc. (NasdaqGS:GOOGL) is a global technology company. The Company's business is primarily focused around key areas, such as search, advertising, operating systems and platforms, enterprise and hardware products. *AI: aside from well-known areas like self-driving cars, Alphabet is already applying its AI and machine learning algorithms to its core operations to keep its profit-printing search engine at the head of the pack… Alphabet clearly understands that AI will matter immensely to the company over the long term. *SOURCE:  http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/12/02/how-top-artificial-intelligence-stocks-are-perform.aspx

Gopher Protocol Inc. (OTCQB:GOPH) is a development-stage company developing Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence enabled mobile technology.  The Company has a portfolio of Intellectual Property that when commercialized will include smart microchips, mobile application software and supporting cloud software.  The system contemplates the creation of a global network.  Gopher believes this will be the first system that is developed using artificial intelligence based analysis engine.  The core of the system will be its advanced microchip technology that can be installed in any mobile device worldwide, Gopher envisions an internal, private network between all enabled mobile devices providing shared processing, advanced mobile database management/sharing and enhanced mobile features.

Hiwin Technologies Corp (Taiwan:2049.TW) manufactures and sells a range of motion control products worldwide. The company offers ballscrews, linear guideways, bearings, robots, linear motor systems, linear actuators, and positioning measurement systems.

Honeywell International Inc (NYSE: HON) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Robotics: August 2016-Honeywell Acquires Intelligrated-Intelligrated's supply chain and logistics solutions include automated storage and retrieval systems, palletizers, robotics solutions, software and tote-handling systems. 

International Business Machines (IBM) (NYSE:IBM) engages in the development and manufacture of the advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, storage systems, and microelectronics. AI: IBM has been researching, developing and investing in AI technology for more than 50 years. Source: http://research.ibm.com/cognitive-computing/ostp/rfi-response.shtml

Intuitive Surgical (NasdaqGS:ISRG) headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, is the global technology leader in robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery. Intuitive Surgical develops, manufactures and markets robotic technologies designed to improve clinical outcomes and help patients return more quickly to active and productive lives. The Company's mission is to extend the benefits of minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible base of patients. Intuitive Surgical - Taking surgery beyond the limits of the human hand™

iRobot (NasdaqGS:IRBT)  designs and builds robots that empower people to do more. The company's home robots help people find smarter ways to clean and accomplish more in their daily lives. iRobot's portfolio of solutions features proprietary technologies for the connected home and advanced concepts in navigation, mobility and artificial intelligence.

Keyence (Tokyo:6861.T) is a Japan-based manufacturing company mainly engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of automatic controlling equipment, measuring instrument, information equipment and other electronic application equipment, as well as related systems. Its products include sensors, meters, projectors, image processing device, Programmable Logic Controllers, touch panels, among others.

Krones AG (Xetra:KRN.DE; Frankfurt:KRN.F)  plans, develops and manufactures machines and complete lines for the fields of process, filling and packaging technology. Its product portfolio is rounded off by information technology, factory planning and products from Krones' subsidiaries as intralogistics, valve production etc. *Robotics: Factory Automation Robots *Source: http://www.nanalyze.com/2016/03/a-list-of-20-publicly-traded-robotics-companies/

KUKA (Xetra:KU2.DE; Frankfurt: KU2.F)  is a Germany-based company focused on automating manufacturing process using robots, and holding company of the KUKA Group. Its business model comprises a Systems division and a Robotics division. The Robotics division supplies industrial robots including the lightweight robot (LWR) researched and developed by the independently operating KUKA Laboratories within the Advanced Robotics section. The Systems division plans, designs and builds automated manufacturing systems.

Lincoln Electric Holdings (NasdaqGS:LECO) is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.

Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. Robotics:

Magna International Inc (NYSE:MGA) is a leading global automotive supplier with 312 manufacturing operations and 98 product development, engineering and sales centres in 29 countries. We have over 155,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative products and processes, and World Class Manufacturing. We have complete vehicle engineering and contract manufacturing expertise, as well as product capabilities which include body, chassis, exterior, seating, powertrain, electronic, active driver assistance, vision, closure and roof systems. News Release December 2016: Magna Brings Innovative Car of the Future Experience to CES 2017

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world's fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. AI: July 17, 2-017: Mastercard (NYSE:MA) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Brighterion, Inc., a leading software company specializing in artificial intelligence. This acquisition will further expand its suite of capabilities that deliver an enhanced customer experience and security. Artificial intelligence plays a critical role in enabling consumer convenience, while delivering enhanced security. This advanced technology delivers greater insights from every transaction to assist in making even more accurate fraud decisions.

Microsoft Corp. (NasdaqGS:MSFT) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
AI: Microsoft AI and Research Group - is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Mobileye (NYSE:MBLY) is the global leader in the development of computer vision and machine learning, data analysis, localization and mapping for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and autonomous driving. The Company's technology keeps passengers safer on the roads, reduces the risks of traffic accidents, saves lives and has the potential to revolutionize the driving experience by enabling autonomous driving. The Company's proprietary software algorithms and EyeQ® chips perform detailed interpretations of the visual field in order to anticipate possible collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, animals, debris and other obstacles. The Company's products are also able to detect roadway markings such as lanes, road boundaries, barriers and similar items; identify and read traffic signs, directional signs and traffic lights; create a Roadbook™ of localized drivable paths and visual landmarks using REM™; and provide mapping for autonomous driving. The Company's products are or will be integrated into car models from 25 global automakers. The Company's products are also available in the aftermarket.  AI: Artificial Vision Technology Research

Nabtesco (Tokyo:6268.T) is a Japan-based industrial machinery manufacturer. The Company engaged in four business segments. The Precision Machinery segment designs, manufactures, sells, maintains and repairs industrial robot parts, semiconductor manufacturing equipment and liquid crystal board manufacturing equipment, among others. The Transportation Equipment segment offers break control systems, safety equipment and automatic door systems for automobiles and railroad vehicles, ship control equipment, fire extinguishing systems and others. The Aircraft and Hydraulic Equipment segment provides aircraft parts, construction machinery equipment, devices for wind generators, as well as components. The Industrial Equipment segment supplies automatic doors, smoke elimination equipment, platform safety equipment, welfare and nursing care equipment, food equipment, packing machinery, machine tools, textile machinery and others.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Robotics

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NasdaqGS:NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance's proven applications. AI-powered natural language understanding (NLU) technologies

Nvidia Corp (NasdaqGS:NVDA) awakened the world to computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Today, its processors power a broad range of products from smartphones to supercomputers. NVIDIA's mobile processors are used in cell phones, tablets and auto infotainment systems. PC gamers rely on GPUs to enjoy spectacularly immersive worlds. Professionals use them to create 3D graphics and visual effects in movies and to design everything from golf clubs to jumbo jets. And researchers utilize GPUs to advance the frontiers of science with high performance computing. The company has more than 5,000 patents issued, allowed or filed, including ones covering ideas essential to modern computing. Deep Learning & AI

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS:NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. Robotics Products

OMRON Corporation (Tokyo:6645.T) is engaged in the automation business. The Company is involved in businesses, including industrial automation, electronic components, automotive electronic components, social infrastructure systems, healthcare and environmental solutions.

PARC (NYSE: XRX ) a Xerox Corporation company, has been developing the science of AI for more than 40 years, and is now working with dozens of organizations to apply sophisticated AI systems to many industries, including transportation, healthcare, digital manufacturing, smart cities, self-driving cars, and others. PARC's work with global commercial clients, government, and academia in the field of AI has led to a variety of projects including systems supporting nurses in hospitals, detecting fraud in healthcare and financial transactions, spotting anomalies in network traffic and preventing cyber-attacks, helping traffic enforcement officers balance workloads, helping design components in manufacturing systems, and understanding when complex systems like trains are in need of repair.

Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH) is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 49 countries around the world.

Pegasystems Inc. (NasdaqGS: PEGA) develops strategic applications for marketing, sales, service, and operations. Pega's applications streamline critical business operations, connect enterprises to their customers seamlessly in real-time across channels, and adapt to meet rapidly changing requirements. Pega's Global 3000 customers include many of the world's most sophisticated and successful enterprises. Pega's applications, available in the cloud or on-premises, are built on its unified Pega® Platform, which uses visual tools to easily extend and change applications to meet clients' strategic business needs. Pega's clients report that Pega gives them the fastest time to value, extremely rapid deployment, efficient re-use, and global scale. Pega has announced new artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic automation capabilities in its customer relationship management (CRM) offerings that enable businesses to optimize their sales and customer service effectiveness with desktop analytics and machine learning.

Publicis Groupe (Paris:PUB.PA) is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. Publicis Groupe is organized across four Solutions hubs: Publicis Communications (Publicis Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett, BBH, Marcel, Fallon, MSL, Prodigious), Publicis Media (Starcom, Zenith, Mediavest | Spark, Blue 449, Performics), Publicis.Sapient (SapientRazorfish, DigitasLBi, Sapient Consulting) and Publicis Health. These 4 Solution hubs operate across principal markets, and are carried across all others by Publicis One, a fully integrated service offering bringing together the Groupe's expertise under one roof. Present in over 100 countries, Publicis Groupe employs nearly 80,000 professionals.

Rocket Fuel (NasdaqGS: FUEL) is a predictive marketing software company that uses artificial intelligence to empower agencies and marketers to anticipate people's need for products and services. Headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., Rocket Fuel has more than 20 offices worldwide.

Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people, serving customers in more than 80 countries.

Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) is the enterprise cloud computing leader. Using salesforce.com's social and mobile cloud technologies, companies can connect with customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways. Based on salesforce.com's real-time, multitenant architecture, the company's platform and apps give customers the tools to create a social front office and revolutionize the way they sell, service, market, collaborate, work, and innovate.  AI: Salesforce Einstein

SANUWAVE Health, Inc. (OTC:SNWV) is a shock wave technology company initially focused on the development and commercialization of patented noninvasive, biological response activating devices for the repair and regeneration of skin, musculoskeletal tissue and vascular structures. SANUWAVE's portfolio of regenerative medicine products and product candidates activate biologic signaling and angiogenic responses, producing new vascularization and microcirculatory improvement, which helps restore the body's normal healing processes and regeneration. SANUWAVE applies its patented PACE technology in wound healing, orthopedic/spine, plastic/cosmetic and cardiac conditions. Its lead product candidate for the global wound care market, dermaPACE®, is CE Marked throughout Europe and has device license approval for the treatment of the skin and subcutaneous soft tissue in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In the U.S., dermaPACE is currently under the FDA's Premarket Approval (PMA) review process for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. SANUWAVE researches, designs, manufactures, markets and services its products worldwide, and believes it has demonstrated that its technology is safe and effective in stimulating healing in chronic conditions of the foot (plantar fasciitis) and the elbow (lateral epicondylitis) through its U.S. Class III PMA approved OssaTron® device, as well as stimulating bone and chronic tendonitis regeneration in the musculoskeletal environment through the utilization of its OssaTron, Evotron® and orthoPACE® devices in Europe, Asia and Asia/Pacific. In addition, there are license/partnership opportunities for SANUWAVE's shock wave technology for non-medical uses, including energy, water, food and industrial markets. AI: Sanuawave & Ecare -  Linking SANUWAVE's dermaPACE® wound treatment device with eKare's inSight® 3D wound imaging and analytics system, the two companies will strive to produce the industry's most comprehensive wound management solution. inSight uses the latest computer vision and 3D sensing technology to quickly and accurately assess the healing progress of wounds and feed that data into its AI (Artificial Intelligence) analytics engine to drive actionable insights.

SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) is the largest global enterprise software company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information from the data center to the point of action. Robotics

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, (Tokyo: 4502.T) is a Japan-based company engaged in the pharmaceutical business. The Ethical Pharmaceutical segment is engaged in the manufacture and sale of pharmaceutical products, such as therapeutic substances for diabetes, circulatory drugs, anticancer drugs, drugs for central neurological diseases, digestive system drugs, hormonal agents, osteoporosis drugs, antibiotic agents, allergy medications, vitamin drops and vaccines, among others. The Healthcare segment manufactures and sells general drugs and medicines, as well as quasi drugs. The Others segment is involved in the manufacture and sale of reagents, clinical diagnostics and chemical products. Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited. Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. (TPUSA) is among the top 15 pharmaceutical companies in the United States. Takeda's U.S. clinical development activities are conducted via Takeda Development Center Americas, Inc., which has a robust pipeline of compounds in multiple therapeutic areas including metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, central nervous system, respiratory and immunology, oncology and general medicine. AI: (June 2017) Formation of a multi-year agreement with Numerate, Inc., a computational drug design company applying artificial intelligence (AI) at cloud scale to transform small molecule drug discovery.

Tencent Holding Ltd. (OTC: TCEHY) uses technology to enrich the lives of Internet users. Every day, hundreds of millions of people communicate, share experiences, consume information and seek entertainment through our integrated platforms. Tencent's diversified services include QQ, Weixin/WeChat for communications; Qzone for social networking; QQ Game Platform for online games; QQ.com and Tencent News for information and Tencent Video for video content. AI: Established in April 2016, Tencent AI Lab focuses on both fundamental research and practical application of artificial intelligence. It aims at continuous improvement of AI's capability in understanding, decision-making and creativity, while providing strong AI technical support to Tencent's businesses. AI Lab's vision is to "Make AI Everywhere" for the benefit of people in all aspects of life. Its research focuses on four key areas: machine learning, computer vision, speech recognition, and natural language processing. To serve the needs of Tencent's diversified businesses, it is looking at four areas for AI application: content, social, online games and cloud services. At present, more than one hundred Tencent products, including Weixin/WeChat, QQ and Tian Tian Kuai Bao, use AI Lab's technology. AI Lab has a research team of more than 50 world-class AI scientists and a team of over 200 engineers to convert research results into applications.

Teradyne Inc. (NYSE:TER) is a leading supplier of Automatic Test Equipment used to test semiconductors, wireless products, data storage and complex electronic systems which serve consumer, communications, industrial and government customers. Robotics: Our Industrial Automation products include Collaborative Robots used by global manufacturing and light industrial customers to improve quality and increase manufacturing efficiency. 

Tesla Motors, Inc. (NasdaqGS:TSLA) designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles, electric vehicle powertrain components, and stationary energy storage systems in the United States, China, Norway, and internationally. It also provides development services to develop electric vehicle powertrain components and systems for other automotive manufacturers. The company sells its products through a network of Tesla stores and galleries, as well as through Internet. AI – Self Driving Cars

TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE MKT:TRXC) is a medical device company that is pioneering the use of robotics to improve minimally invasive surgery by addressing the clinical and economic challenges associated with current laparoscopic and robotic options. The company is focused on the commercialization of the Senhance™ Surgical Robotic System, a multi-port robotic system that brings the advantages of robotic surgery to patients while enabling surgeons with innovative technology such as haptic feedback and eye sensing camera control. The Company also developed the SurgiBot™ System, a single-port, robotically enhanced laparoscopic surgical platform. The Senhance Surgical Robotic System has been granted a CE Mark but is not currently available for sale in the United States.

Veritone, Inc. (NasdaqGM:VERI) is a leading artificial intelligence company that has developed the Veritone Platform, which unlocks the power of AI-based cognitive computing to transform and analyze unstructured public and private audio and video data for clients in the media, politics, legal and law enforcement industries. The open platform integrates an ecosystem of best-of-breed cognitive engines and powerful applications, which are orchestrated together to reveal valuable, multivariate insights from users' data.

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) s a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,600 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 269,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 27 on Fortune's 2016 rankings of America's largest corporations. Wells Fargo's vision is to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially.  AI (Artificial Intelligence): Artificial Intelligence (AI): Wells Fargo sees an increasing number of opportunities to better leverage data to provide personalized customer service through our bankers and digital channels. To accelerate the company's efforts, a new Artificial Intelligence Enterprise Solutions team has been created, which will be led by Steve Ellis, head of Wells Fargo's Innovation Group. The group will be at the forefront of the company's enterprise efforts in this rapidly emerging area, and shape future services for customers.

WISeKey International Holding Ltd (Swiss: WIHN.SW) is a leading global cybersecurity currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems with a patented process. WISeKey's Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust ("RoT") provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of on-line transactions among objects and between objects and people.

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS) is a leading global business process management company. WNS offers business value to 300+ global clients by combining operational excellence with deep domain expertise in key industry verticals including Travel, Insurance, Banking and Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods, Shipping and Logistics, Healthcare and Utilities. WNS delivers an entire spectrum of business process management services such as finance and accounting, customer interaction services, technology solutions, research and analytics and industry specific back office and front office processes. As of March 31, 2017, WNS had 33,968 professionals across 48 delivery centers worldwide including China, Costa Rica, India, Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States AI: SocioSEER™ - a proprietary social media analytics platform that leverages machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create a true "brand equity index", enabling clients to drive competitive advantage.

Yaskawa Electric (OTC:YASKY) engages in the motion control, robotics, system engineering, and other businesses in the Americas, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and Africa.

Yushin Precision Equipment (Tokyo:6482.T) is principally engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of take-out robots and related equipment including laborsaving systems. The Company's products include servo traverse robots, optical disk-related equipment, air traverse robots, stock systems, swing robots, production management factory automation (FA) systems, side entry robots, take-out robots for vertical molding machines and downstream equipment.

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