Cortica is a visual search platform that revolutionizes how computers understand images by simulating the workings of the human brain. Its technology provides a new computational building block endowed with artificial-intelligence capabilities that interface with the real-world sensory environment to perform big-data predictive analytics in areas such as medical imaging, financial, and retail databases. Corticas engines crawl the web and index millions of new images every day in order to automatically learn new concepts and translate the visual inventory to text in the form of keywords and queries, enabling a new way to search and contextually target advertising for the visual world. Corticas Image2Text technology automatically extracts the core concepts in photographs, illustrations, and videos and then maps these concepts to keywords and textual taxonomies. Corticas technology reads and automatically associates images with relevant content in real time. This groundbreaking model provides a new way to engage highly targeted mass audiences.