Tag Archive for AI

Artificial Intelligence Enterprise Applications to Reach $11.1B Market Value by 2024

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of Tractica reports, “After 60 years of false starts, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) with probability and statistics has led to a marriage of machine learning, control theory, and neuroscience that is yielding practical benefits. This shared theoretical foundation, combined with the exponential growth of processing power…

Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat to Humanity?

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Anthony Wing Kosner recently asked, “Does artificial intelligence represent an ‘existential threat’ to humanity? Some very smart people think so: Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, Sam Altman and particularly Oxford Professor Nick Bostrom. He wrote the book, Superintelligence that got Musk so tweetably exercised. Technologists are supposed to be…

Why You Don’t Need to Fear Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Tim Oates recently wrote in Tech Crunch, “As yet another tech pioneer with no connection to artificial intelligence steps out to voice his fears about AI being catastrophic for the human race, I feel the need respond. While I respect Steve Wozniak’s technological contributions to our culture, I fear that he, like…

Is Your Business Ready to Incorporate AI?

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by Angela Guess Brennan White of the Young Entrepreneur Council recently wrote in Forbes, “Technology is finally catching up to science fiction — but business leaders who wait until humanoid robots are walking around to begin implementing AI in their business will have missed the boat and let their competitors eat their lunch. With so…

The Jobs Getting Replaced by Artificial Intelligence First

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by Angela Guess New Scientist contributor Hal Hodson recently wrote, “Forget Skynet. Hypothetical world-ending artificial intelligence makes headlines, but the hype ignores what’s happening right under our noses. Cheap, fast AI is already taking our jobs, we just haven’t noticed. This isn’t dumb automation that can rapidly repeat identical tasks. It’s software that can learn…

Facebook’s New Artificial Intelligence Software Can Read Text and Answer Questions About It

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by Angela Guess Rachel Metz recently wrote in the MIT Technology Review, “Facebook is working on artificial intelligence software that can process text and then answer questions about it. The effort could eventually lead to anything from better search on Facebook itself to more accurate and useful personal assistant software. The social network’s chief technology…

Is Artificial Intelligence Ready for Business Applications?

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by Angela Guess Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Brad Power recently commented, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an idea that has oscillated through many hype cycles over many years, as scientists and sci-fi visionaries have declared the imminent arrival of thinking machines. But it seems we’re now at an actual tipping point. AI, expert systems,…

Artificial Intelligence as Auto-Suggest for Your Life

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by Angela Guess Rafe Needleman, the Editorial Director of Yahoo Tech recently wrote, “‘The future of artificial intelligence is autocorrect,’ Ben Medlock, the co-founder at SwiftKey was saying. We were at a dinner during South by Southwest, hosted by SwiftKey and Evernote, and the discussion had turned to the standard nerd debate: When will we…

Artificial Intelligence Could Create a Tsunami in the Retail World

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by Angela Guess Matthew Chapman, writing for Retail Week, recently commented, “Speaking at a panel session at Retail Week Live 2015, Straw, Thomas Cook’s digital advisory board chairman, warned that retailers must start planning for the disruption that will caused by artificial intelligence. He said: ‘The next wave, a tsunami, is artificial intelligence and that…