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Unanimous AI, Winner of a 2018 Chicago Innovation Award, Rings the…

“Their winning innovations are solving a range of unmet needs in the marketplace, and we’re proud to celebrate their successes on a global stage by ringing the Nasdaq Bell.” Tom Kuczmarski, co-founder Chicago Innovation Awards


Unanimous AI will join fellow winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards in New York City on Monday, March 25th to ring the Closing Bell of the Nasdaq Stock Market. The event will emphasize innovation and shine a spotlight on organizations that are adding to the vibrant economy of Chicago.

Unanimous was recognized for pioneering a new form of AI that amplifies the intelligence of business teams, enabling networked groups to make more accurate forecasts, assessments, predictions, and decisions. Unanimous has recently launched an online platform called “Swarm” that makes this powerful technology available to the Enterprise Collaboration market, enabling business teams of all sizes to quickly amplify their collective intelligence.

“Chicago Innovation Award winners cut across all industries and represent the best in new product and service development from large companies, startups and non-profits,” said Tom Kuczmarski, co-founder of the Chicago Innovation Awards. “Their winning innovations are solving a range of unmet needs in the marketplace, and we’re proud to celebrate their successes on a global stage by ringing the Nasdaq Bell.”

Joining Unanimous AI will be other winners including: Abbott, Above and Beyond, Adler Planetarium, Advanced Valve Technologies, Aspire, BallotReady, Cameo, Catalytic, Codeverse, Ensono, Esquify, ExerciseBuddy, Farmer’s Fridge, GuardianVets, Illinois Holocaust Museum, Jiobit, Lakeview Pantry, Molex, PanaceaNano, Parker Dewey, Sittercity, Sterling, The Bra Lab, Truss, and UPshow.

“The Chicago Innovation Awards challenge conventional thinking and celebrate the fact that good ideas can come from anywhere,” said Dr. Louis Rosenberg, CEO of Unanimous AI. “Our Swarm AI platform challenges the notion that AI technologies will replace human intelligence in the workplace. Instead we’ve found that AI is most effective in enterprise when used to amplify human insights, turning business teams into super-experts. We’re honored that the judges recognized the importance of our technology and excited to ring the NASDAQ bell alongside such great company.”

Swarm AI technology from Unanimous was developed by combining the biological phenomenon of Swarm Intelligence with high-speed networks and AI algorithms. The result is a hybrid approach to AI that enables distributed groups of users to amplify their combined intelligence and generate significantly more accurate predictions, decisions, estimations, and diagnoses.

Swarm Intelligence is the reason why birds flock, bees swarm, and fish school – they are smarter together than alone. By forming real-time systems, these organisms collectively make optimized decisions that greatly exceed the innate ability of any individual member. While humans have not evolved the ability swarm naturally, Swarm AI technology from Unanimous enables this artificially, allowing groups to quickly amplify their intelligence by forming real-time swarms.

To learn more about the Chicago Innovation Award winners, read their stories and watch their videos.

About Unanimous AI

Unanimous AI is the maker of Swarm®, the world’s first SaaS platform for amplifying the intelligence of business teams. The Swarm platform and Swarm AI technology from Unanimous was recognized as SXSW’s 2018 “Artificial Intelligence Innovation of the Year” and was recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (#nsffunded, #nsfstories) to further its groundbreaking research.

About Chicago Innovation

Chicago Innovation was established in 2002 as the Chicago Innovation Awards, an annual ceremony to celebrate the most innovative products and services in the Chicago region. The organization has evolved into a year-round series of events and activities designed to educate, connect and celebrate innovators in the Chicago region. The organization’s expansion includes the Chicago Student Invention Convention to empower Chicago’s youth to be innovators, the Chicago Innovation Women Mentoring Co-op to support female innovators, Corporate Start-up Match-Making to connect large corporations with emerging start-ups, an Innovation MBA in partnership with IIT that offers real-world experiential learning and $10,000 scholarships, the Chicago Neighborhood Awards to promote innovation in Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods, and Ageless Innovators to support older adult innovators and bridge generations in the workplace. For more info, visit To follow Chicago Innovation on social media, find it on Twitter (@Chi_Innovation) or Facebook (Chicago Innovation).

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