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June 21, 2018

Narrative Science Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

  • World Economic Forum on Thursday announced its selection of the world’s 61 most promising Technology Pioneers 2018, the most diverse class of such pioneers ever
  • Companies were selected for their potential to “transform society and industry” and “shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” Fulvia Montresor of the World Economic Forum said
  • Narrative Science, which creates technology that transforms data into human-like language, was selected for its contributions in the field of artificial intelligence
  • The full list of recognized Technology Pioneers can be viewed here

 

CHICAGO, June 21, 2018Narrative Science, the leader in natural language generation (NLG) for the enterprise, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “technology pioneers”. Narrative Science’s NLG technology helps businesses tell stories from their data. By automatically transforming data into insightful language, it is helping organizations make better data-driven decisions and focus talent on higher-value opportunities.

The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers community are early-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.

This year’s cohort is the most diverse ever, both geographically and in terms of gender. 25% are female-led, and a majority (54%) come from regions outside the United States and Silicon Valley, with each continent represented, barring Antarctica. There is also a wide variety in the technologies the pioneers focus on: the focus technologies include artificial intelligence, big data and internet of things (IoT), biotechnology, blockchain, autonomous vehicles, cyber security, vertical farming and other agricultural advances, decentralised microgrids and robotics. The full list of technology pioneers can be found here.

“We welcome Narrative Science in this diverse group of technology pioneers,” says Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. “Narrative Science and its fellow pioneers are front and centre in shaping the ongoing Fourth Industrial Revolution and we believe they will be transforming society and industry in a positive way in the years to come.”

“It’s an honor to be acknowledged as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum,” said Narrative Science CEO, Stuart Frankel. “We have seen that our technology has the power to transform the way organizations understand and interact with their data. This recognition inspires us to fulfill our mission of empowering everyone to be data-driven without requiring them to have specialized skills in data analysis and interpretation.”

The Technology Pioneers were selected by a selection committee of more than 60 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. The committee based its decisions on criteria including innovation, potential impact and leadership. Past recipients include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Spotify, TransferWise, Twitter and Wikimedia.

All info on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here:

http://wef.ch/techpioneers18

More information on past winners can be found here.

About Narrative Science: Narrative Science helps people understand and communicate what is most important in their data. By transforming data into insightful, human-like language, its natural language generation (NLG) technology enables people to be data-driven without needing to be data literate. As the leader in NLG for the enterprise, Narrative Science works with customers including Credit Suisse, Deloitte, MasterCard, USAA, and members of the U.S. intelligence community, empowering them to make better decisions, focus talent on higher-value opportunities, and create differentiated products– all through the power of data storytelling.

About World Economic Forum: The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. (www.weforum.org).