Infinia ML, a machine learning company founded by Lawrence Carin, vice provost for research and professor of electrical and computer engineering for Pratt, bumped elbows with the likes of Qualcomm and Google as the winner for the “Best Machine Learning” award from AI Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Artificial Intelligence (AI) market today.

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“We’re honored by this award, which affirms our focus on making real business impact with machine learning,” Robbie Allen, CEO at Infinia ML said to PRNewswire. “We’re especially grateful to our clients, whose data and domain expertise make our work possible. Their trust empowers us to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and achieve new breakthroughs.”

AI Breakthrough Awards was started in order to recognize the excellence in innovation for top companies and technologies within the AI industry. This year, over 2,500 nominations came in from 15+ different countries worldwide.

Machine learning is the science of teaching a computer to think as humans do while improving over time with the addition of more data and information. Machine learning algorithms have been around for a long time.  In fact, Arthur Samuel coined the phase in 1959.  However, the big leap forward is being able to quickly apply difficult mathematical calculations to big data.

AI Breakthrough Award for Best Machine Learning Company

About Infinia ML

Infinia ML is a team of advanced machine learning experts focused on making business impact. The company helps enterprise clients reduce costs, increase efficiency, and achieve breakthroughs with data science. Infinia ML serves industries from manufacturing and healthcare to marketing and human resources. The company’s capabilities include natural language processing, recommendation engines, object detection, 3D image modeling, and anomaly detection.

The Durham, North Carolina company is led by CEO Robbie Allen, an experienced AI entrepreneur, Chief Scientist Lawrence Carin, Ph.D., one of the world’s most published machine learning experts and Duke University’s Vice Provost for Research, and Executive Chairman and Carrick Capital Partners Managing Director Mike Salvino. Together, the Infinia ML team has produced 31 patents, 11 books, 7 Ph.D.s, and more than 575 published papers.

About AI Breakthrough

Part of the Tech Breakthrough Awards organization, the AI Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in Artificial Intelligence technologies, services, companies and products. The AI Breakthrough Awards provide public recognition for the achievements of AI companies and products in categories including AI Platforms, Robotics, Business Intelligence, AI Hardware, NLP, Vision, Biometrics, industry vertical AI applications and more. For more information visit