6 New AI Apps You Don’t Want to Miss

April 26, 2017 • Devin Partida


Despite this early stage of artificial intelligence, there are already loads of new AI apps.

There are new AI apps that perform relatively mundane tasks such as ordering you your favorite pizza — and there are new AI apps that can actually help boost your productivity and get things done.

Here are six you should take a look at today.

1. Statsbot Goals

With the Statsbot Goals app, you can bring your business plan to life. The app shows you real-time progress alongside your business plan, and it can predict outcomes over an amount of time that you set. Further, the app can let you know when you’re in danger of missing a goal.

One of the app’s main benefits is its ability to track progress in real time. This allows you and others on your team to visualize how the effort you put in translates to progress towards whatever goal you may have. In other words, you can make quick and easy decisions about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to realizing your business plan.

2. Boost

Those looking to advance their careers should give Boost a try. The app offers career advice from trained coaches and experts with the assistance of AI. Boost can help with many things, including landing you a job you actually like, negotiating a raise, keeping your skills up to date and pitching an idea to clients and/or co-workers.

The app is an AI-driven chat in which you can ask various career questions and receive an automated response. Users type in questions and the AI “learns” about your career history and goals. It then gives you suggestions, ideas and resources on how you can go about attaining your career goals.

3. Ada

It’s difficult to be productive if you’re not in the best health, which is where the Ada app comes in. In short, Ada is a personal healthcare companion app created by a team of doctors and computer scientists.

The app, available for iOS and Android devices, uses a chat-like interface to help you figure out what symptoms you have and what they might mean. If the situation is potentially serious, the app can hook you up with an online text consultation with a real doctor.

The app was designed to help you make more informed decisions about your health before even leaving your home. Learn which ailments might be causing your symptoms. Often, the app will tell you how you can treat them at home without visiting the clinic.

Ada is not meant to replace your doctor. It merely helps you get a head start in diagnosing yourself, which can save valuable time and resources for your doctor.

4. Buoy Health

The Buoy Health app is another that uses digital technology and AI to help you recognize your symptoms and select your best healthcare option.

Here’s how the app works. You enter your symptoms, how long you have had them and whether they are getting better or worse. The app asks you questions and uses its algorithm to analyze your answers to determine the most important questions to ask next.

After two or three minutes, the app gives you a personalized analysis, along with reasons why it came to that conclusion. It then lets you know if your ailment is something you can treat yourself at home or if you should visit your doctor.

The app has been around since 2014, and its creators say their goal is to make it better everyday. In the end, that means a more user-friendly experience that delivers accurate analysis and results.

5. Viv

Siri was a game-changer in the world of voice-enable AI, and its creators have applied their knowledge to a new platform called Viv.

The platform is meant to help developers distribute their products through a conversational interface, which its creators say is the easiest way to interact with devices and services. Samsung acquired the platform late last year, hoping it would emerge as a more powerful version of Siri.

One of the main things that differentiates Viv is its interconnectedness. It can be complicated to understand, but it essentially works across apps and services to create more complex and conversational results that more closely mimic the way people talk.

Further, the app is capable of writing its own code to “learn” take on new tasks.

6. Oval

Not everybody can afford a personal financial advisor. That is, not everybody used to be able to afford a personal financial advisor. That’s basically what the Oval app is. It helps you track, save and invest your money wisely and automatically. It tracks your spending by connecting to your bank accounts and credit cards, then teaches you how to become better at saving.

You can program the app to make automatic savings deposits, making “I forgot” an obsolete reason for not saving money.

It seems we’ve only touched the tip of the iceberg when it comes to AI-driven apps and services. There are already a good number of these, including those on this list, that can help you boost productivity immediately.