We’re proud to add yet another AI award to our awards display case at the Conversica HQ!

This time, our Conversica Conversational AI Assistant for Business was one of two technologies selected to win an AI award in the Self-Aware category of the 2019 Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards. The other winner was ignio – a cognitive automation platform. It’s flattering to keep company with other technologies pushing the boundaries of today’s artificial intelligence for business.

All in all, 20 other companies won awards in the 2019 Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards, including other business-focused AI companies, products and people who are bringing Artificial Intelligence (AI) to life and applying it to solve real problems. Winners were chosen in all four of the categories of AI including Reactive Machines, Limited Memory, Theory of Mind, and Self-Awareness.

“As evidenced by all of the nominations, Artificial Intelligence is set to transform nearly every aspect of our lives and culture,” said Maria Jimenez, chief nominations officer for Business Intelligence Group. “As more and more companies build new tools, launch new services or deploy the AI of strategic vendors, it is important to recognize the truly unique solutions and how they impact the market. We are so proud that such an incredible group of companies won this year’s program. Congratulations to all of them.”

Other AI Technologies

Capgemini was chosen as the overall winner for its “Cash Collections Assistant,” a human-like voice collector that responds quickly to customers in 24 languages. The AI speech generation engine is trained and backed by natural language processing (NLP) to fit finance models and semantic topic understanding. The solution is implemented using cognitive NLP, live voice transcription, autonomous micro-services, and modern web frameworks. All of its elements operate in the cloud, enabling key enterprise features such as scalability, multi-tenancy, leading market security compliance, and continuous deployment.

“Capgemini’s Perform AI portfolio of solutions moves organizations beyond a proof of concept to pragmatic delivery at scale for real business impact,” said Adam Bujak, global head of Intelligent Automation Practice, Capgemini’s Business Services. “Capgemini’s Business Services team delivers Intelligent Process Automation to transform our clients’ operations by assisting, augmenting, and automating them – with a human team member at the center executing higher value tasks. This award recognizes the passion and determination of our experts to support our clients’ transformation journeys.”

AI Awards Recognize Individuals, Products & Services

Within the four categories, the 2019 Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards winners for Limited Memory, Reactive Machines, Self-Aware AI, and Theory of Mind were:

Limited Memory

  • Brad Mascho, Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer, NCI Information Systems, Inc.
  • Oliver Tavakoli, Chief Technology Officer, Vectra AI
  • Liran Zvibel, Co-Founder and CEO, WekaIO
  • Cherre
  • Trax
  • BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe) for Boehringer Ingelheim – Think. Act. Breathe.
  • Cognito Platform
  • Exabeam Advanced Analytics
  • OrboGraph

Reactive Machines

  • OneConnect Financial Technology
  • Zebra Medical Vision
  • Algolux Eos Perception Software
  • Jumio
  • Invoca: Signal AI


  • Conversica – Conversational AI Assistant for Business
  • Digitate: ignio – cognitive automation platform

Theory of Mind

  • Marwan Salem bin Haidar, EVP Innovation and The Future Division, DEWA
  • Shaukat Shamim, Founder and CEO, Youplus
  • Hypergiant Industries
  • Capgemini: Cash Collections Assistant
  • Intuition Robotics: Platform Q
  • OJO Labs

This awards program also recognized several companies as finalists including:

  • AllyO
  • Wolters Kluwer
  • Darktrace
  • Chorus.ai
  • Response Path
  • SoundHound Inc.
  • TransPerfect
  • Visulytix
  • Zyprotect

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, these programs are judged by business executives having experience and knowledge. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

Read the press release about this award announcement.


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