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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

What AI can and Cannot Do Today

Useful thoughts by a practitioner.  Which gets you back to the term AI again.  It is still a considerable overreach.    Augmenting, improving, extending, replacing and assisting our work is still the best view today.  Which is still not universally easy.   And also, when is now and when is our dreamed of future?   Have been asked the question by many people already.

What Artificial Intelligence Can and Can’t Do Right Now   by Andrew Ngmate  

Many executives ask me what artificial intelligence can do. They want to know how it will disrupt their industry and how they can use it to reinvent their own companies. But lately the media has sometimes painted an unrealistic picture of the powers of AI. (Perhaps soon it will take over the world!) AI is already transforming web search, advertising, e-commerce, finance, logistics, media, and more. As the founding lead of the Google Brain team, former director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and now overall lead of Baidu’s AI team of some 1,200 people, I’ve been privileged to nurture many of the world’s leading AI groups and have built many AI products that are used by hundreds of millions of people. Having seen AI’s impact, I can say: AI will transform many industries. But it’s not magic. To understand the implications for your business, let’s cut through the hype and see what AI really is doing today. .... " 

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