Let’s take a look at some of the ways that AI is being used for important tasks like data-sifting and information management. Here are ten major enterprises that are breaking new ground in this vital area of e-commerce.

Lobster is an AI-powered platform that helps brands, advertisers, and media outlets find and license user-generated social media content by scanning major social networks and cloud storage providers for images and video, using AI-tagging and machine learning algorithms to identify the most relevant content. It then provides those images to clients for a fee.

Dataminr is a global real-time information discovery company that monitors news feeds for high impact events and critical breaking news far faster than your Google News feed. It cuts through the clutter of non-news or irrelevant news to specific industries and only gives them highly relevant news when it happens. The goal is to detect early risks from media coverage.

Iris AI helps researchers sort through scientific work and research to find the relevant information. As it is used, it learns how to make better searchers. Since its launch, countless people have tried the service, some becoming regular users. Its “Iris.ai” release includes the “Focus” tool, a mechanism that can be used to refine and collate a reading list of research literature, cutting out a huge amount of manual effort.

Banjo offers an AI-powered “event-detection engine” that draws on geo-located public posts made from mobile devices to tell you what is going on in your immediate area. It draws upon more than a dozen major social networks to give a live digital capture of everything that’s happening in the world–and near each user–in real-time.

Swim.ai finds innovative new ways to enable businesses to mine continuously streaming data, and harness it for whatever purpose they see fit. The name of the game is finding actionable information. Making use of the latest in machine-learning technology, the company’s “open core platform” (the SwimOS is open source) significantly enhances the decision-making process. How so? By automatically contextualizing data…thanks to the discernment of AI.

AlphaSense is an AI-powered search engine designed to help investment firms, banks, and Fortune 500 companies find important information within transcripts, filings, news and research. Its AI can be used to expand keyword searches for relevant content.

Ayasdi offers sophisticated software to its clients around the world for harvesting Big Data and solving highly complex data analytics problems. Its goal is to help customers automate what would otherwise be a tedious, manual processes, limited to using their own unique data.

Data manipulation also has to do with language-recognition (language-processing) and image-recognition applications.

Intel is making prodigious headway in AI technology. Its “Nervana” processor is capable of “deep learning”; and its “Movidius” works with neural networks and visual recognition to cull relevant information. Intel is using such hardware for natural language processing.

Running AI is exceptionally data-intensive and so today’s chipmakers (like Intel and Nvidia) are star players. HiSilicon fabricated the first AI chip for mobile units. The chip enables a system to accomplish monumental feats like high-speed language-translation and facial-recognition.

Clarifai has developed an image-recognition platform that uses AI to help users organize, filter, and search image databases.

These trailblazers have demonstrated how the private sector is using AI for data mining. With the latest technological breakthroughs in AI, we are capable of achieving things that were never before possible–streamlining e-commerce.