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Thursday, January 16, 2020

On the Cusp of an AI Winter?

We have done lots of new things like better language skills and pattern recognition.  But we have fallen back on delivering real process intelligence.    Circa 1990, the last 'winter' created a stall that lasted some 20 years.   Hype over the meaning of the word 'intelligence '?   Expectation to readily clone the working of the brain?  Are we ready for the next winter? 

What might save us from that winter?  Better yet integration of RPA process intelligence with BPM? Deeper language understanding.  Deeper and better contextual intelligence?   We need something.

Researchers: Are We on the Cusp of an ‘AI Winter’   By BBC.com

Artificial intelligence researchers believe their industry is about to enter a new phase.

The last decade was a big one for artificial intelligence, but researchers in the field believe that the industry is about to enter a new phase.

Hype surrounding AI has peaked and troughed over the years as the abilities of the technology get overestimated and then re-evaluated.

The peaks are known as AI summers, and the troughs AI winters.   The 10s were arguably the hottest AI summer on record with tech giants repeatedly touting AI's abilities.

AI pioneer Yoshua Bengio, sometimes called one of the "godfathers of AI," told the BBC that AI's abilities were somewhat overhyped in the 10s by certain companies with an interest in doing so.

There are signs, however, that the hype might be about to start cooling off.

From BBC.com ... "

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