Interest in AI solutions has soared in the last two years. Traditional players in every industry, from healthcare to insurance to commerce and agriculture, want to know how this technology will impact their businesses.
CB Insights has a bird’s-eye view of the entire AI ecosystem. Its platform crunches public and private market data, tracks what corporations are discussing on earnings calls, and surfaces emerging patent topics, and the company currently tracks over 3,000 AI startups and 5,000+ deals across 25+ verticals. While every vertical has benefited from deep learning and better hardware processing, the bottlenecks and opportunities are unique to each sector. From pawnbrokers relying on AI to spot counterfeit luxury handbags to grocers partnering with robotic microfulfillment startups for last-mile logistics, business are experimenting with new ways of doing things.
Deepashri Varadharajan explores what’s driving AI applications in different verticals and analyzes emerging business models.
Deepashri Varadharajan is a lead analyst at CB Insights, researching the intersection of AI and different industries. She’s passionate about studying new business models and opportunities that AI is helping shape and how traditional corporations and governments are adapting to a rapidly changing landscape. Previously, she worked for media houses including Al Jazeera America. Deepashri holds an undergraduate degree in electronics and communications engineering from VIT University in India and an MS from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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