9 U.S. Companies Developing Artificial Intelligence

February 25, 2022 • April Miller


Over 2,000 U.S. companies are working to develop AI, and there are no signs of development slowing down. If anything, more AI startups are emerging, and more research is needed to bring AI to its full potential. AI can innovate the industries that serve our economy and improve our lives in numerous ways. Below, we’ll provide a brief overview of AI and nine American companies developing artificial intelligence.

Brief Overview of Artificial Intelligence

According to Statista, AI refers to certain machines’ capabilities to replicate or simulate human, intelligent behaviors. This could mean analyzing data or even making decisions or judgments. 

The history of AI dates back to philosophers mulling over the idea that some form of automation or mechanical men have existed or could exist. Years ago, the concept of AI originated in computer science and has rapidly evolved in the last decades. As it has developed, more use cases have come about. AI use cases can be found in just about every corner of the world and across various industries. 

For example, consider digital voice assistants like Siri or Alexa. Much of their functionality design revolves around AI. When you ask Alexa a question, the technology synthesizes it, breaks it down and evaluates it to provide some meaningful, intelligent response.

Major tech companies like Microsoft, Google and IBM have issued thousands of AI patent applications. In addition, AI-related startups are earning dozens of billions of dollars each year. This figure highlights just how much is invested in AI research and development.

Examples of Key AI Players in the U.S.

Below, we’ll explore ten examples of American companies investing in, researching and developing AI so various institutions and industries in society can leverage it.

1. AlphaSense

AlphaSense launched in 2011 with a mission to organize business information and leverage technology to allow companies to make more informed, confident business decisions. Headquartered in New York City, AlphaSense is a leading market intelligence and search platform heavily relying on AI-based technology. 

The company focuses on AI and natural language processing (NLP) to help companies achieve higher productivity levels. AlphaSense’s search algorithms provide a relevance score, search by proximity feature and comprehensive synonym recognition. Over 2,000 leading organizations trust AlphaSense. 

2. DataRobot

Another company in the AI space is based in Boston. DataRobot is a data science company founded in 2012. Its AI Cloud platform is often used by data science experts and analysts, IT, DevOps teams, executives and information workers. Its platform has trusted AI, machine learning (ML), data engineering, MLOps, and data intelligence capabilities. 

Additionally, DataRobot offers various solutions depending on the role clients are in, the industry they serve or the outcome they want to achieve. Notable DataRobots partners include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Tableau, Cloudera and Alteryx. 

3. Clarifai

Clarifai is an AI company that specializes in computer vision, deep learning and deep neural networks. The company has multiple product offerings, including:

  • Scribe Label
  • Spacetime Search
  • Armada Predict
  • Emlight Training
  • Mesh Workflow

Additionally, Clarifai offers solutions for various industries, such as aviation, manufacturing, retail banking and media and entertainment. Clarifai’s technology partners include Qualcomm, Nvidia, SAP and Zudy.

4. Nvidia

Incorporated in Delaware and operating in Santa Clara, California, Nvidia is an AI-based company that designs graphic processing units (GPUs) for both the gaming industry and professional markets. Nvidia also creates system-on-a-chip (SoC) units for mobile computing and the automotive industry.

There are several types of Nvidia technologies that are leveraged by various industries. Deloitte, InstaDeep, Ciklum and DXC Technology are some of Nvidia’s notable partners that offer AI consulting services. 

5. AEye

Another company developing AI is AEye. The company is an AI firm dedicated to revolutionizing the future of the automotive industry. Additionally, AEye was founded in 2013 in California and has developed vision hardware and algorithms for autonomous vehicles (AVs).

AEye’s 4SightM, an intelligent and adaptive LiDAR platform, is a high-performance and software-configurable piece of technology that meets functional requirements for the industrial and mobility markets. One well-known company, Continental, has a product called HR121 built on AEye’s 4Sight intelligent sensing platform. 

6. Casetext

Established in San Francisco, California in 2013, CaseText is committed to serving the legal industry with modern research and writing solutions. Its main product offering, Compose, is a first-of-its-kind AI tool lawyers can use to intelligently and efficiently draft briefs. However, the law industry will likely need the human touch to be effective.

Law professionals using Compose can find updated arguments, legal standards and precedent that are most relevant to their cases and motion. Lawyers spent 76% less time researching and writing, according to its website. Therefore, AI can help reduce the work lawyers must perform daily.

7. Blue River Technology

Founded in 2010 by Jorge Heraud, Blue River Technology is a robotics and technology company with headquarters in California. Blue River’s agricultural, AI-based technology is used on John Deere’s R-Series sprayers. The company is focused on changing agriculture and finding solutions to common farming problems. 

Additionally, Blue River Technology commits to making farming processes more sustainable and reducing the usage of chemicals. The company’s intelligent machinery will likely revolutionize the agriculture industry. 

8. AIBrain

AIBrain, founded in 2021 and headquartered in Palo Alto, California. The company specializes in AI development. According to its website, Dr. Shinn’s goal is to build a true AI by combining cognitive, emotional, and social intelligence. 

AIBrain’s products include smartphone robot companions and social and emotional learning games. Here are more products and some descriptions:

  • Tyche: An AI robot companion for kids that creates an atmosphere that promotes learning and playing. 
  • SMILE: An acronym for “Social Mind for Intelligently Learning Emotions, SMILE is a neuroscientifically-verified AI training system that can help kids with social and emotional learning (SEL) skills.
  • Futurable: Every character in the AIBrain’s Futurable game is fully autonomous AI. Players can switch between playing autonomously or through their own Player Character (PC).

Problem-solving, memory and learning are the core of AIBrain’s product development. 

9. CloudMinds

Last but not least, CloudMinds is a software development company founded in 2015 and based in Irvine, California. According to the company’s LinkedIn profile, its central vision is that by 2025, helpful, humanoid robots will be made more affordable for the average consumer. CloudMinds also has offices in China and Japan.

Some of the primary technologies CloudMinds is developing are digital twins, robotic motion intelligence, robot metaverse and network security technology. Additionally, the company is creating advanced AI engines that operate in the cloud that will essentially be the brains of the intelligent robots they plan on implementing.

These companies specialize in AI, but each one has unique product offerings to benefit different industries within the U.S. Despite rapid growth in the industry, AI is still in its early stages, and more use cases will emerge as time passes.

Expect AI to Grow Exponentially

These organizations will innovate industrial processes and use AI to its fullest potential. Companies worldwide, not just in the U.S., are constantly innovating and creating advanced, AI-based solutions to help companies grow and introduce new tech to their customers. It’ll be fascinating to follow AI’s development in the coming years.