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MIT Technology Review Reveals 50 Smartest Companies List in Annual Business Issue

CAMBRIDGE, MA – June 27, 2017: Today, MIT Technology Review releases its 2017 list of 50 Smartest Companies. Over the last 12 months, the honorees have taken risks and demonstrated superior technological leadership and business acumen in their fields.

“The companies on the list combine a high level of technology innovation with a business model that will help them make the most of it,” states Nanette Byrnes, senior editor for business. “Public and private, large and small, based in countries around the globe, this group of companies is creating new opportunities and pouncing on them. These are the ones that competitors must follow.”

Artificial intelligence, a technology that MIT Technology Review believes will drive much of the economic growth over the next few years, is sprinkled throughout the list. The company at the top, Nvidia, has gained expertise in AI and used it to transform itself. Once known as a maker of chips for gaming, it is now a leading player in deep learning and autonomous vehicles.

50 Smartest Companies 2017
1. Nvidia
2. SpaceX
3. Amazon
4. 23andMe
5. Alphabet
6. iFlytek
7. Kite Pharma
8. Tencent
9. Regeneron
10. Spark Therapeutics
11. Face++
12. First Solar
13. Intel
14. Quanergy Systems
15. Vestas Wind Systems
16. Apple
17. Merck
18. Carbon
19. Desktop Metal
20. Ionis Pharmaceuticals
21. Gamalon
22. Illumina
23. Facebook
24. Udacity
25. DJI
26. MercadoLibre
27. Microsoft
28. Rigetti Computing
29. Kindred AI
30. Sophia Genetics
31. Tesla
32. Oxford Nanopore
33. Foxconn
34. M-KOPA
35. ForAllSecure
36. Flipkart
37. Bluebird Bio
38. Adidas
39. IBM
40. General Electric
41. Alibaba
42. HTC
43. Blue Prism
44. Jumia (Africa Internet Group)45 Veritas Genetics
46. Daimler
47. Salesforce
48. Snap
49. Ant Financial
50. Baidu

The list is included in MIT Technology Review’s annual business issue, which is available online now and on newsstands worldwide on July 4, 2017.

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