• AI was coined by John McCarthy, an American computer scientist, in 1956 at The Dartmouth Conference where the discipline was born. Today, it is an umbrella term that encompasses everything from robotic process automa­tion to actual robotics. It has gained prominence recently due, in part, to big data, or the increase in speed, size and variety of data businesses are now collecting. AI can perform tasks such as identifying patterns in the data more efficiently than humans, enabling businesses to gain more insight out of their data. The global enterprise Artificial Intelligence (AI) market is to grow from USD 845.4 Million in 2017 to USD 6,141.5 Million by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 48.7 percent during the forecast period. The rising demand for AI-based solutions and platforms, and the need to analyze large and complex data sets are expected to drive the growth of the enterprise AI market. 2018 will be no different and will continue to witness the growing commercialization of Artificial Intelligence focused around robotics, cars, and other applications in enterprises as well. As AI and machine learning capabilities are being included in more and more platforms and software, they serve enter­prises in creating a competitive advantage within their respec­tive industries. AI and machine learning (including technologies such as deep learning, neural networks and NPL) encompass advanced systems that understand, learn, predict, adapt and potentially operate autonomously. The consolidation of parallel processing power, advanced algorithms and massive data sets to feed the algorithms has unleashed this new era. By the looks of it, we understand enterprises are on a con­stant lookout for AI solution vendors who can keep them in pace with the changing norms. CIOReview India presents a list of “20 Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Solution Providers”. Being closely scrutinized by a distinct panel of judges including CEOs, CIOs, CXO, analysts and CIOReview editorial board, we believe these solution vendors can help your organization de­mocratizing access to AI enabling smaller businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs to experiment with applied AI and design innovations.