Everybody speaks about AI, but it is a difficult topic to grasp and understand. 42.cx has been formed to demystify Artificial Intelligence and bridge the gap between AI as one of the greatest growth opportunities and the technical complexity of AI in general. The global AI market is expected to grow from $8.1B (2018) to $105.8B (2025).
We track more than 110 million patents, 200 million scholarly articles and 110 million source code repositories worldwide to identify the greatest investment opportunities based on 42.cx research created by an international team of scientists and experts. The most promising public AI companies are being selected and form the AI-42 INDEX™, an index dedicated to express the growth of the AI sector.
We also believe that the ethical framework and principles upon which individuals, organizations, institutions and society itself embrace AI will define us. Consequently, we are equally committed to the ethics of AI as we are to the technology and its adoption.
The 42 Online Academy is the starting point to gain knowledge about AI and to understand the various aspects of AI, including definitions, neural networks, machine learning and societal implications. Dedicated blocks for finance are available, too, and provide everyone in finance the knowledge to understand how to identify AI investment opportunities or to distinguish between "managing assets with AI" and "managing AI assets". The 42 Online Academy is offering multiple online certificate programs for everyone who is interested in AI, starting from a general introduction of Artificial Intelligence over AI & Ethics to AI & Finance. 42 also provides individual research and advice in public and private AI companies across all industries to financial institutions, private equity funds, venture capital funds, investment managers, family offices and qualified investors.
Our name was inspired by the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, where the number 42 is “The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything”, calculated by an enormous supercomputer named Deep Thought over a period of 7.5 million years.
Our expert team has been selected to represent the various aspects required to be able to provide a holistic view on the AI market. It consists of AI scientists, innovation and industry experts, visionairies, thought leaders, international speakers and book authors and gives us the capabilities to tell the difference between a company who claims to do AI and a company that really has a technological breakthrough. Our expert team also gets together regularily to formulate the latest industry trends & developments and to review the AI-42 INDEX™ constitutients. These insights are shared within our community and provide a better understanding of the AI ecosystem, its opportunities, implications and future growth potential.
We are also regularily going on-site to visit and review some of the most exciting AI companies all around the world, to speak with their teams and to discuss their businesses in-depth. This gives us even more insight into their skills and helps us analyse their potential further. It also provides us with unparalleled access to AI investment opportunities.
Our market intelligence platform, which is based on years of data collection from a multitude of data sources, allows us to systematically scan the universe of AI opportunities for the best investment opportunities. It is an important information platform for us to screen AI opportunities.
We hand-picked a team of experts, each of them a renowned expert in his field. Each expert is contributing to our AI market intelligence platform by providing insight, analysis and scoring. Propiertary formulas are weighting these expert driven inputs and adds a layer of intelligence to the companies we are tracking. Here's a selection of some of our experts:
CEO & Co-Founder dataflag, Data Compliance & Univ. Lect. i.Economics Webster Univ. & Supervis.Board Memb Raiff. Bank Int.
SVP UniCredit, expert for strategic communication and digital readiness, speaker and moderator, initiator HVB Women´s Council
Accomplished international speaker on the subjects of sustainable management, social innovation and the future of work.
Chair for Information Management in Engineering at KIT, Director for Intelligent Systems at FZI.
Google Zurich, London, Moscow and Tel Aviv. Expert for innovation and user experience.
Key Researcher with the Fuzzy Logic Laboratorium. Author of 170+ publications
Technology entrepreneur. HF trading at UBS London, coFounder of last.FM, CTO of Jumio and CEO of Snapscreen.
Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Invented IBM Kaissa.
Strategic advisor for communications, leadership, innovation, and breakthrough change. Managing Partner at PTI Advisors.
Experienced deal-maker with more than 20 years working within the technology and financial services industry.
Expert for international corporate finance, mergers and acquisition and taxes.
Experienced international financial markets and banking expert: Merrill Lynch, ING, Banco Finantia.
Entrepreneur and experienced operations manager at international scale.
Marketing and PR Expert. Former Jajah, Jumio and founder of Creatix. Received multiple awards.
Art- and Creative Director, expert for global brand strategies and new business operations.
Creative expert and entrepreneur. Expert for graphic and design and Ui/Ux.
42.cx, March 4th 2020
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42.cx, February 18th 2020
Artificial Intelligence matters: Future of Machine Learning & AI. Our moderator Anne Gfrerer welcomed two top-class guests: Daniel Mattes, managing director of 42.cx, entrepreneur and business angel, and Andrea Martin, head of the IBM Watson IoT Center in Munich. The Bavarian Minister of Justice Georg Eisenreich was there and gave an introductory speech.
Together with the experts, we got to the bottom of the question of what opportunities...Read more...
42.cx, February 11th 2020
Goldenegg, a business proposal competition for budding and bootstrapped entrepreneurs, in association with Moti Lal Nehru Entrepreneurship Cell, University of Delhi, organised an amazing business plan competition at E-GNITE 2020. The competition saw participation of 15 budding entrepreneurs from various domains who presented their start-up ideas to the investors and mentors.
Around 500 students from different colleges...Read more...
42.cx Book Review, Kurt Hornburg, January 27th 2019
In the mid-1830’s Charles Baggage was credited with designing the first digital computer and his colleague Ada Lovelace, developing a prototype of a computer program. Since many of the pioneers of AI were not only mathematicians but also trained as neurologists, psychologists, philosophers, anthropologists, Margaret Boden, is well qualified to give insights into the beginnings of AI. She is a Professor at University of Sussex, UK, holding multiple degrees in the...Read more...
42.cx, December 23rd 2019
Dear Partners & Customers!
During this festive season of giving, let us take time to slow down and enjoy the simple things.
May this wonderful time of the year touch your heart in a special way.
Wishing you much happiness not just today, but throughout the New Year!Read more...
42.cx, November 15th 2019
Once again 350 renowned participants from the areas of business, science and politics are expected at the 2019 DIGICON and will hold visionary presentations and discussions. Accompanying the convention will be the pitch battle for the 4th Munich Digital Innovation Award as well as the Marketplace of Innovation, which will give successful start-ups, KMU’s and large companies the opportunity to present groundbreaking innovations. We are proud to speak about "IP Assets: An Awakening in the Market? How to use Artificial Intelligence....Read more...
42.cx, Kurt Hornburg, November 13th 2019
In Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller’s new book “Narrative Economics”, Shiller advocates ‘stories do still matter’ – that narratives based on fact or fiction can go viral and influence the actions of consumers and firms. Hence, economists should pay more attention to people’s narratives and be better story tellers themselves. Hannah Fry, a Professor in mathematics at University College London, uses stories effectively in her entertaining and accessible book about data.....Read more...
42.cx, November 13th 2019
During a global partner conference of an international M&A firm in Madrid, 42.CX presented the utilisation of IP and Intangible Asset analytics to enhance the process of M&A related short-list generation. Traditionally, when Company X wants to expand in a particular technology area and wants to prepare a list of potential acquisition candidates, questions around how to identify targets or how to rank them arise. A classical job for an M&A advisory firm. 42.cx presented a machine learning based approach, where an M&A target list was....Read more...
42.cx, October 28th 2019
42.CX, represented by Jivka Ovtcharova, presented at the ICMEE 2019 in China. The ‘2019 International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Education’, held by Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), is a high-level standard activity in the area of mechanical engineering education. This conference is co-operated by CMES, ASME and IMechE, National Mechanical Engineering Teaching Advisory Board under the Ministry of Education and MEUEE....Read more...
42.cx, Nicole Büttner-Thiel, September 30th 2019
AI, machine learning and robotics have become omnipresent in daily life and headlines. While innovators are ravishing that it can eradicate close to all of humanity’s problems and data and machines will in future take all the decision. At the same time, the public debate about the impact of these technologies is often fundamentally pessimistic painting a picture of superintelligent machines taking over the world to dominate and eventually eradicate the human race. The response to this is often defensive, trying to fend off disruptive forces to preserve a status quo and even idealize ....Read more...
42.cx, September 25th 2019
The global innovation race is heating up, with advances in artificial intelligence, blockchain, biotechnology, data storage and other cutting-edge technologies transforming sectors and global markets. This is also evidenced in the fact that the ratio of tangible to intangible assets of industry leaders around the world has been seeing ....Read more...
42.cx, Gabriele Zedlmayer & Martin Drexler, September 24th 2019
Many people keep asking about the connection between Yossi Vardi, the famous Israeli VC and Hubert Burda. It all started with a small conference in Beer Sheva almost 20 years ago called “Cool people in the hot desert”. This first major conference of the Hubert Burda Center in cooperation with Yossi Vardi was created to build a bridge between Germany and ....Read more...
42.cx, August 6th 2019
It is a man-made development that demands much from its habitual-loving creator: digitization. Your constant companion: the change. How is digital progress changing people? What role do our senses play in this? And to what extent must people rethink and reorganize companies in order to advance digitization in Germany? These and other questions are answered...Read more...
42.cx, July 29th 2019
KARLSRUHE, Germany, July 29, 2019 The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) announced the establishment of the Center for Artificial Intelligence Talents (CAIT) located at the university's campus. CAIT considers digital education and the use of AI for everyone as a core requirement for professional success and participation in social and professional life...Read more...
42.cx, July 9h 2019
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE puts the world in which we live and work in a fundamental upheaval. Like never before, whole industries and lifestyles change. A race for the future has begun at a moment when a great deal is at stake. "Any profound change also offers new opportunities for all who recognize the signs of the times." Under this motto, the Institute for Information Management in Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is...Read more...
42.cx, Giacomo Bonavera, June 14h 2019
42.cx is the leading research, advise and market intelligence provider for financial institutions in the area of Artificial Intelligence. As an independent authority, 42.cx classifies the AI market and constantly monitors 11.000+ companies in the field of Artificial Intelligence. 42.cx issues Market Intelligence Special Reports to different topics about the AI industry.
NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) share price slumped to half the value from its last year highs. While...Read more...
42.cx, PRESS RELEASE, May 10h 2019
The expert members of the 42.cx Index Rebalancing Committee Meeting got together and conducted the quarterly review of the AI-42 INDEX™ constituents, discussed the latest Artificial Intelligence trends and shared market insights from their delegation visit to China. The rise of AI companies globally is continuing, with the AI-42 INDEX™ Q1/2019 closing at 10.677,55 points, an increase of 2.465,24 points (+30,02%) since the beginning of this year. The index, which is expressing the global growth of the...Read more...
42.cx, Mike Halsall, May 7th 2019
In February 2018, the FT published an article outlining ‘Why we are in danger of overestimating AI’, arguing that ‘considerably more work is needed before we can reach the long-dreamt-of moment when machine intelligence matches the human variety’. By 2030, just 11 years from now, China has vehemently expressed its ambition to ‘lead the world in AI’. Is this a realistic ambition, or has China become entirely conceited in the midst of its new-found wealth and growing economic muscle?Read more...
42.cx, PRESS RELEASE, March 29th 2019
41.35% of so called AI companies do not use AI at all. 10,861 public and private companies have been analysed worldwide. New AI Market Intelligence Platform helps Venture Capital firms, Private Equity companies, asset managers, analysts, family offices and financial institutions to identify investment opportunities.
42.cx, Gabriele Zedlmayer, March 15th 2019
So there seems to be trouble in Paradise. The globe is facing massive challenges like climate change, cyber-crime, shortage of available resources, political instability and the potential of massive job loss because everything that can be automated will be. At the same time, we are seeing unprecedented opportunities like we have never before. Algorithms help us to better diagnose, predict and prevent diseases, they revolutionize the education sector by treating each student as an individual, and they free us from many repetitive and often cumbersome tasks.Read more...
42.cx, Anne Gfrerer, March 9th 2019
In the last years, technology has gradually become invisible and digital ubiquity is arising in our daily work and private lives. This is also true for artificial intelligence and its impact for companies to succeed in the digital age. Organizations must foster their digital readiness, which decides about their future business model and which encompasses a...Read more...
42.cx, Jivka Ovtcharova, February 21st 2019
We live in exciting times. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is fundamentally transforming the world with all its facets. Even if it has been around for a while in science and technology, aiming to create machines with some form of human intelligence, over time AI has become an inseparable part of our daily lives, personal as well as professional. Online searching engines, financial transactions, digital personal assistants, image and voice recognition are...Read more...
Our team members are regular speakers at international events and are part of delegation visits to AI companies around the world.