Arria NLG Wins Best Innovation in NLP award

Arria NLG won the Best Innovation in NLP category at the AIconics awards, the world’s only independently-judged awards celebrating Artificial Intelligence for Business, which were announced at The AI Summit London.

As many businesses look toward productivity and the automation of roles and tasks, Natural Language Processing sits at the heart of the opportunity, and as a result the Best Innovation NLP is a key AIconics award, championing the providers at the head of the curve. Staving off fierce competition for the award in London was Arria NLG, with their Recount solution. Recount is the first SME financial analysis and reporting system that uses a combination of AI and NLG to bring actionable financial narrative to SMEs and their accountants.

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Arria’s Jeff Zie (centre) and Lucy Richardson (right) accept their award from Libby Kinsey, cofounder of Project Juno and AIconics judge.

Jeff Zie, Interim Head of Recount commented: “We’re delighted to be recognized by the judges of the 2017 AIconics as the Best Innovation in Natural Language Processing – a genuine validation of how AI and Natural Language technologies can bring value to industry. Recount is a fantastic demonstration of what can be productized using Arria’s NLG platform and tools.”

With over 100 entries across eight award categories, the third edition of the AIconics awards set the bar at an unprecedented high. With a range of innovators from start-ups through to leading organisations competing against each other, the judges faced their toughest task to date. 

The world-class judging panel for the London 2017 awards included leaders from major global enterprises, venture capital firms, pioneering research bodies and academia.

Daniel Pitchford, Director for the AIconics stated: “The Best Innovation in NLP Award is always a very closely fought award category with a high standard of entry from innovators around the globe, and this edition was no different. However, Arria stood out to our judges for the ease of implementation and strong user experience of their Recount solution, as well as being most impressive in terms of ROI.”


About Recount
Recount is an Artificial Intelligence (AI), SaaS based solution developed by Arria NLG for use by small and medium sized businesses, to provide them with access to full time skills common to financial analysts, spotting trends, identifying problems, and forecasting what’s likely to happen next.  Using Arria NLG’ patented technology, Recount provides users with natural language narrative, interactive charts, detailed reports on sales, cash position, expenses and simple sales forecasts; all able to be exported to Microsoft Word and available for as little as the equivalent of £20+ VAT per month. For more information visit and follow Recount on Twitter.

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