Why AI Could Be The Next Indie Hotbed

To date, the most successful implementations of artificial intelligence in the consumer-facing space have been from the biggest players on the market. Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Echo have become near-household products, but that doesn’t mean there’s no more room for smaller players to shake up the future of AI. In interviews with The Verge, several startups working on AI-powered virtual assistants gave their reasons for why Amazon and Apple aren’t the only ones who can claim the mantle of data-powered personalized services. Dennis Mortensen, co-founder and CEO at X.ai, the maker of an automated personal assistant, explained that the AI market is particularly suited to disruption by smaller players – as long as the tech is up to snuff, anything is possible – even when smaller companies’ resources are dwarfed…


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