December 12, 2017

SPORTLOGiQ​ ​Named​ ​Amongst​ ​the​ ​World’s​ ​Most​ ​Innovative​ ​Companies​ ​in​ ​CB​ ​Insights 2018​ ​AI​ ​100

Montreal,​ ​QC​ ​​(December​ ​12,​ ​2017)​ ​​–​​ ​​CB​ ​Insights​ ​today​ ​named​ ​​SPORTLOGiQ​​ ​to​ ​the​ ​prestigious​​ ​​AI​ ​100​,​ ​a select​ ​group​ ​of​ ​promising​ ​private​ ​companies​ ​working​ ​on​ ​groundbreaking​ ​artificial​ ​intelligence technology.​ ​CB​ ​Insights​ ​CEO​ ​and​ ​co-founder​ ​Anand​ ​Sanwal​ ​will​ ​reveal​ ​the​ ​full​ ​list​ ​of​ ​the​ ​second​ ​annual​ ​AI 100​ ​companies​ ​at​ ​the​​ ​​A-ha!​​ ​conference​ ​in​ ​San​ ​Francisco.

​ ​”At​ ​SPORTLOGiQ,​ ​our​ ​mission​ ​is​ ​to​ ​revolutionize​ ​sports​ ​and​ ​transform​ ​every​ ​aspect​ ​of​ ​the​ ​game​ ​with machine​ ​intelligence.​ ​Our​ ​AI-powered​ ​sports​ ​analytics​ ​engine​ ​is​ ​able​ ​to​ ​extract​ ​meaningful​ ​insights​ ​from the​ ​data​ ​collected​ ​and​ ​it’s​ ​exciting​ ​to​ ​see​ ​the​ ​impact​ ​it’s​ ​having​ ​on​ ​teams,​ ​media,​ ​and​ ​fans​ ​alike,”​ ​said Craig​ ​Buntin​,​ ​co-founder​ ​and​ ​CEO​ ​of​ ​SPORTLOGiQ.​ ​”It’s​ ​an​ ​honour​ ​to​ ​be​ ​recognized​ ​by​ ​CB​ ​Insights​ ​and​ ​it validates​ ​our​ ​efforts​ ​to​ ​solve​ ​the​ ​challenges​ ​with​ ​collecting​ ​sports​ ​data​ ​and​ ​bringing​ ​AI​ ​to​ ​the​ ​sports industry.”

SPORTLOGiQ’s​ ​proprietary​ ​machine​ ​learning​ ​technologies​ ​tracks​ ​and​ ​analyzes​ ​in-game​ ​player​ ​movement using​ ​standard​ ​broadcast​ ​feeds.​ ​The​ ​company’s​ ​AI-powered​ ​advanced​ ​analytics​ ​engine​ ​transforms​ ​raw data​ ​streams​ ​into​ ​actionable​ ​insights​ ​for​ ​professional​ ​sports​ ​teams​ ​and​ ​automated​ ​stories​ ​for​ ​broadcast media​ ​partners.

“Last​ ​year’s​ ​AI​ ​100​ ​enjoyed​ ​amazing​ ​success​ ​in​ ​the​ ​year​ ​since​ ​earning​ ​this​ ​recognition.​ ​This​ ​year’s​ ​list​ ​was culled​ ​from​ ​1000+​ ​applications​ ​and​ ​looks​ ​even​ ​more​ ​impressive.​ ​These​ ​are​ ​companies​ ​using​ ​artificial intelligence​ ​in​ ​industries​ ​from​ ​drug​ ​discovery​ ​and​ ​cybersecurity​ ​to​ ​robotics​ ​and​ ​legal​ ​tech.​ ​I’m​ ​happy that​ ​CB​ ​Insights​ ​is​ ​able​ ​to​ ​shine​ ​a​ ​light​ ​on​ ​the​ ​founders​ ​and​ ​companies​ ​that​ ​will​ ​revolutionize​ ​these industries​ ​and​ ​look​ ​forward​ ​to​ ​seeing​ ​what​ ​they​ ​do​ ​in​ ​2018​ ​and​ ​beyond.”​ ​said​ ​CB​ ​Insights​ ​CEO​ ​​Anand Sanwal.

The​ ​CB​ ​Insights​ ​research​ ​team​ ​selected​ ​the​ ​AI​ ​100​ ​companies​ ​based​ ​on​ ​criteria,​ ​examining company-submitted​ ​data​ ​and​ ​the​ ​company’s​ ​Mosaic​ ​Score.​​ ​​The​ ​Mosaic​ ​Score​,​ ​based​ ​on​ ​CB​ ​Insights’ National​ ​Science​ ​Foundation-funded​ ​algorithm,​ ​measures​ ​the​ ​overall​ ​health​ ​and​ ​growth​ ​potential​ ​of private​ ​companies.​ ​Through​ ​this​ ​evidence-based,​ ​statistically-driven​ ​approach,​ ​the​ ​Mosaic​ ​Score​ ​can help​ ​predict​ ​a​ ​company’s​ ​momentum,​ ​market​ ​health​ ​and​ ​financial​ ​viability.

Companies​ ​such​ ​as​ ​Zoox,​ ​Shield​ ​AI,​ ​Zest​ ​Finance,​ ​Dynamic​ ​Yield,​ ​Appier,​ ​and​ ​CognitiveScale​ ​joined SPORTLOGiQ​ ​in​ ​being​ ​recognized​ ​for​ ​their​ ​innovative​ ​technology​ ​in​ ​front​ ​of​ ​an​ ​audience​ ​of​ ​400​ ​senior innovation​ ​executives​ ​from​ ​around​ ​the​ ​world​ ​and​ ​news​ ​outlets​ ​including​ ​The​ ​Financial​ ​Times,​ ​CNBC, Reuters,​ ​Bloomberg​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Washington​ ​Post.

 

About​ ​SPORTLOGiQ
SPORTLOGiQ​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Montreal-based​ ​AI​ ​startup​ ​comprised​ ​of​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​world’s​ ​leading​ ​researchers​ ​in computer​ ​vision​ ​and​ ​machine​ ​learning.​ ​The​ ​company’s​ ​advanced​ ​analytics​ ​engine​ ​tracks​ ​the​ ​location​ ​and actions​ ​of​ ​every​ ​player​ ​on​ ​the​ ​ice,​ ​court,​ ​or​ ​field,​ ​enabling​ ​teams​ ​and​ ​fans​ ​to​ ​see​ ​and​ ​understand​ ​the game​ ​in​ ​ways​ ​previously​ ​unimaginable.​ ​Since​ ​its​ ​inception​ ​in​ ​2015,​ ​SPORTLOGiQ​ ​has​ ​signed​ ​23​ ​NHL teams​ ​and​ ​five​ ​major​ ​broadcast​ ​networks,​ ​in​ ​addition​ ​to​ ​filing​ ​six​ ​patents​ ​around​ ​the​ ​technology.​ ​The team’s​ ​co-founders,​ ​Craig​ ​Buntin,​ ​an​ ​Olympic​ ​athlete​ ​and​ ​Mehrsan​ ​Javan,​ ​a​ ​PhD​ ​in​ ​computer​ ​vision,​ ​are joined​ ​by​ ​20​ ​PhDs,​ ​engineers​ ​and​ ​designers,​ ​and​ ​backed​ ​by​ ​Mark​ ​Cuban​ ​and​ ​a​ ​number​ ​of​ ​team​ ​owners and​ ​media​ ​executives.

Contact:
Cassandra​ ​Sera,​ ​Marketing​ ​Manager
[email protected]
514-941-8479

About​ ​CB​ ​Insights
Our​ ​team​ ​builds​ ​technology​ ​that​ ​helps​ ​corporations​ ​guess​ ​less​ ​and​ ​win​ ​more.​ ​We​ ​aggregate​ ​and​ ​analyze terabytes​ ​of​ ​data​ ​and​ ​use​ ​machine​ ​learning,​ ​algorithms​ ​and​ ​data​ ​visualization​ ​to​ ​help​ ​corporations replace​ ​the​ ​three​ ​Gs​ ​(Google​ ​searches,​ ​gut​ ​instinct​ ​and​ ​guys​ ​with​ ​MBAs*)​ ​so​ ​they​ ​can​ ​answer​ ​massive strategic​ ​questions​ ​using​ ​probability​ ​not​ ​punditry.

Contact:
Farrah​ ​Kim,​ ​Senior​ ​Public​ ​Relations​ ​&​ ​Communications​ ​Manager
[email protected]
212-292-3148

 

For​ ​more​ ​information​ ​about​ ​the​ ​AI​ ​100,​ ​visit:
https://www.cbinsights.com/research-ai-100

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