Top 10 AI Apps to Inspire You

Let’s take a look at the 10 most popular AI applications that manage to harness tons of data in today’s changing environment.

SIRI is one of the most famous artificial intelligence applications. It is personal assistant software for Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch, and AppleTV, that works as an intelligent knowledge guide to recommend, answer questions, and delegate requests to other connected web services. The software is voice controlled and therefore returns individualized responses by learning the user’s language. According to Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, Craig Federighi, Siri receives a billion requests a week. As of 2016, Siri is available in 20 languages.

Another smart personal assistant is Google Now developed by Google, which is part of the Google app available for Android and iOS. To enable Google Now, you need to launch the Google app and then allow Google to get all the synced information from all the Google services you use and your location history to make recommendations and alerts to you. By disabling all the necessary privacy and tracking settings in this probably the most practical AI application, a user can see different Google Now Cards: Activity Summary (steps you have taken to stay fit), Boarding Pass ( sent to Gmail account, shown later at the airport), Events (events scheduled on your Google Calendar), Flights (your flight status in real time), Location Reminders, Parking Location (helps you find your parked car), Translation (look up word translations), TV (a list of programs broadcast in real time), and many others. All commands in Google Now can be controlled by voice, however, they are limited. Google Now is currently available in English and is a major competitor to Siri.

Cortana is Microsoft’s intelligent personal assistant initially designed for Windows Phone, but is now available on Android, Windows 10, xBox One, and Apple’s iOS. Cortana’s software reacts to a user’s voice and executes limited commands, answers questions using information from the installed browser (Bing by default), acts as a secretary by scheduling events, locating necessary files, and opening necessary applications. The Cortana AI app can process voice commands in English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Chinese, Portuguese, and Japanese.

Alexa is the voice service created by Amazon for the Amazon Echo smart speaker, which was widely introduced in 2015. Alexa uses natural language processing algorithms to adapt to the user’s natural voice. Plus, because it’s built in the cloud, Alexa constantly learns by recognizing patterns of user interactions. The more a user interacts with Alexa, the more it evolves and becomes smarter, providing higher quality answers to a user’s questions. The Alexa AI app has a free SDK that developers can use to create new voice-based AI devices and software.

Kinect is an AI-based motion controller and motion sensing technology from Microsoft used in the Xbox One and Xbox 360 game consoles. Kinect analyzes the natural user interface and reacts to voice commands and gestures. Microsoft offers a free SDK for developers to create Kinect-enabled apps. This has already resulted in wider application of Kinect technology for non-gaming purposes, including healthcare, retail, the military, and robotics.

Braina is a free artificial intelligence app that works as a personal productivity software and virtual office assistant on Windows computers. The software reacts to a user’s voice commands and performs different tasks on their computer accordingly. Due to the built-in speech recognition technology, a user can interact with their computer remotely over Wi-Fi through the Braina Android app. Braina is currently available in English, free and paid versions.

VIV is more than just an AI app, it’s an AI platform from the creators of Siri. Unlike Siri, VIV has an open platform that allows developers to create external plugins to work with it. The creators of VIV aim to make the first omnipresent consumer-facing assistant. Work on it began in 2012. The demo version of the “intelligent interface to everything” was presented by VIV CEO Dag Kittlaus at TechCrunch Disrupt NY in May 2016.

PAN is free artificial intelligence software that analyzes virtually any type of textual data, such as poetry, fiction, history, newspapers, etc. The app first analyzes the text, recognizes its sentence structure, mood and tone of the given text. In general, PAN allows you to put any text under a microscope and eventually provide different variations of its understanding based on a comprehensive analysis performed.

Wipro HOLMES is a cognitive artificial intelligence platform used for the development of predictive systems, visual computing applications, digital virtual agents, cognitive process automation, knowledge visualization, drones and robotics. Wipro HOLMES learns from new information and can make recommendations as well as predict failures. The platform was designed and introduced in 2016 by the Indian company Wipro to streamline business processes in corporations.

Wolfram Alpha is a free intelligent response engine, which uses artificial intelligence to provide answers to a user’s questions based on a selected set of data, such as statistics, cross-source verification, expert reviews, etc. Wolfram Alpha differs from semantic search engines like Google in the way it provides specific answers from a structured set of information rather than matching the question to the best answer by indexing multiple answers to that question. Wolfram Alpha is being used to respond to some requests from Bing, DuckDuckGo, and even Apple’s Siri. The Wolfram Alpha app is available for iOS and Android, Kindle Fire, Nook.


Artificial intelligence is undoubtedly a very powerful tool to create experiences never before imagined. We hope that the artificial intelligence applications that enter our lives will continue to serve humanity in the most beneficial way.

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