Artificial intelligence technology has become essential to nearly every industry, but it’s not easy to identify the companies that are using it in truly transformative ways from marketing hype. So Forbes compiles an annual list to spotlight the most promising startups that are emerging as leaders in this space. 

Is AI central to what your company does, not just a driver for an auxiliary business or a tool to improve an existing product? We want to hear from you.

Nominations are now open for the fourth annual Forbes AI 50 list, which highlights private companies using artificial intelligence to solve tough problems, create innovative services and effect positive change.

Read more: AI 50 2021: America’s Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies

Forbes, in partnership with Sequoia Capital, will evaluate hundreds of companies serving a range of industries and consider metrics including AI talent, revenue, growth and valuation. A panel of expert judges will also assess how innovative and essential AI is to each applicant company’s business.

We welcome any private North American-based company to apply by filling out the link below. Note: The AI 50 is an editorial list, and there is no fee to participate.

AI 50 Nomination Form

The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 21, 2022 at 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Any company information marked as not-for-publication will be treated as off the record. (The number of nominations doesn’t influence our selection, so stick to one submission per company, please.)

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